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Monday 21 August 2017

Victoria just needs to phone a friend

Victoria Smurfit
Victoria Smurfit

In announcing her separation from husband Doug Baxter a week ago, Victoria Smurfit stated that "our children are our highest priority, so to protect them, we will not be discussing it further".

In fairness to Victoria, she held out for a full five days.

"You're not going to find me down on the Santa Monica boardwalk," she joked in an interview over the weekend, "in a pair of hot pants and rollerblades, looking for a 70-year-old with a bad cough! That, I will not be doing."

As if this slightly lurid vision wasn't enough, Vicky herself teased that she might well be tempted to expand further on the matter, provided you're a concerned friend.

"I probably won't ever talk about this [the divorce] ever again," she says.

"Unless you're my friend and you've got a bottle of Chablis, I'm not going to talk about this again! It's very important for me and the kids that this doesn't turn into a soap ­opera." Before babbling on about her new single life.

All this must leave the bean-counters at RTE feeling green with envy.

They'd have loved to have got the scoop on Victoria's break-up.

But even worse, given that the station has, in the past, spent thousands of euro flying lesser celebrities into town in order to get them to appear, that bottle of Chablis must sound very reasonable indeed.

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