Tim Willcox was a suave journalist who left behind his first wife when he began an affair with Sophie Long, his married BBC newsreader.

Now, he is getting his comeuppance.

After only two years, I heard that his second wife has decided to divorce him.

Willcox, aged 58, was married to Najah al Otaibi in 2019, who is only 18 years older than him. She is a Saudi Arabian analyst and often appears in BBC news programs.

A source close to Willcox stated that Tim was very content and had been talking about Najah with his coworkers.

The hard part is over.

Najah’s friend tells me that Najah is divorcing him. According to a friend, it’s very bitter.

I hear that Tim Willcox's second wife is divorcing him after scarcely two years of marriage. Willcox, 58, married Najah al-Otaibi, who is 18 years his junior, in 2019. She's a Saudi Arabian political analyst who often appears on BBC news programmes. (They are pictured at Royal Ascot)

After barely two years, Tim Willcox is divorcing his second wife. Willcox was 58 when he married Najah AL-Otaibi in 2019. She is only 18 years older than him. Her role as a Saudi Arabian analyst and political commentator often features on BBC news programs. They are seen at Royal Ascot.

Two years ago, Rumours began to circulate that the marriage was in serious trouble. This is two years after their photos were taken at Royal Ascot with them cuddling just months prior.

Willcox made headlines when he was involved with Sophie Long (now 45).

In 2010, he attended Will Green’s wedding in Cornwall to Will Green (46), a yacht sales director.

Willcox, a member of British Youth Orchestra in the past, even entertained the happy couple by playing his trumpet.

Suave newsreader Willcox left his first wife devastated when he embarked on a passionate affair with his fellow married BBC presenter Sophie Long (right)

Willcox, a suave newsreader left his first wife in a terrible marriage when he began a passionate affair (right) with Sophie Long, a married BBC journalist.

Willcox left his wife of 17 years, Sarah, with whom he has four children. And Long left her husband, but her relationship with Willcox came to an end in 2014

Willcox married Sarah for 17 years and had four children. Long divorced her husband but their relationship ended with Willcox in 2014.

According to reports, the pair were banned from sharing the screen.

Willcox married Sarah for 17 years and had four children. Long divorced her husband but their marriage ended in 2014.

Later, Willcox fell in love with Tessa Hardy (60), who he had met while he was still living with Long.

Warren Hardy (multi-millionaire telecoms mogul) said that he was shocked to learn Willcox had tried to seduce his wife. The couple had been married 24 years and were going through a “trial separation”.

A friend claimed that Willcox was taking advantage of the fact that the Hardys were facing recent business difficulties.

Al-Otaibi and Willcox declined to comment.

Laurence Fox could be encouraged to create sweet music by his engagement to Arabella Fleetwood, a 28-year old prep school teacher. For I hear the music label he set up is now more than £100,000 in the red.

Fox is 43 and has two children from Billie Piper. Fox Cub Records was where he released his album, “A Grief Observed” two years back.

He has yet to make record sales despite being a star on ITV’s detective drama Lewis and a outspoken candidate for London mayor.

The company has just filed new accounts that explain how it is financially supported.

Bridgerton does a Paris dash

Jonathan Bailey, who is dressed in a sombre costume as Anthony Bridgerton on Netflix’s provocative movie about sex and costumes, prefers to be more colorful off-screen.

Oxfordshire-born Star, 33, wore an eye-catching pink suit to the Ami Paris Fashion Week show.

Jonathan Bailey, 33, donned an eye-catching pink suit at the Ami show for Paris Fashion Week

Jonathan Bailey (33), wore a striking pink suit to the Ami Paris Fashion Week show.

Next series: Ladyising Lord Bridgerton will target debutante Kate Sharma played by Simone Ashley of Sex Education.

It’s not surprising that he was happy to get the chance to display his French style. 

Bridgerton was his favorite place to perform sex scenes. He penned: “Everything that I did involved me getting my bum out.”

In the next series, womanising Lord Bridgerton will be seen targeting debutante Kate Sharma, played by Sex Education star Simone Ashley (above)

Next series: Ladyising Lord Bridgerton will target debutante Kate Sharma played by Simone Ashley of Sex Education (above).

The Quote of the Week

“I couldn’t take his aftershave off me for 48 hours”

Frank Skinner interviewed Anton du Beke, a star of Strictly. 

Gizzi: How I drove men mad …’

Gizzi Erskine, aristocratic and renowned chef, is one the most prominent online advocates of kindness. It’s no surprise that she admits to being a bully in her time working as a professional cook.

Commenting on new film Boiling Point, which shows the drug-fuelled pressures in a kitchen, she says: ‘I’ve seen pans of hot oil fly through the room, someone stuffed in a bin to pick out potato peelings and I’m absolutely not remotely proud, quite the contrary — I’m revolted at myself, but I’ve personally made grown men cry.’

Gizzi (42), recently opened Margate’s cafe with ex-Libertines Hellraiser Carl Barat.

She refers to the movie and says, “My life at the cafe is much more thrilling than this.”

Aristocratic chef Gizzi Erskine is one of the most outspoken advocates of kindness and sympathy online, so I'm shocked to hear her admit she was a bully during her work in professional kitchens

Gizzi Erskine, aristocratic chef and author of Kindness and Sympathy Online is a prominent advocate of kindness. I was shocked when she admitted that she had been bullied in her professional cooking kitchens.

Wolseley, celebrity favourite: Cash crisis 

London’s mover and shakers should be concerned.

I can reveal that Corbin & King, which owns some of the capital’s most fashionable restaurants, has filed for insolvency. 

The group is the owner of London’s haunts such as The Wolseley. Kate Moss and The Beckhams frequent there.

Chris Corbin, Jeremy King and the owner of the company declined to comment last night. However, this dramatic action comes before a High Court hearing next week, in which the firm takes on insurers for compensation for lockdown loss.

You may have heard about the comic strip that MP wrote about his girlfriend.

The Tory MP laughed with delight when Bob Seely was able to find a lovely, wispy girl half his age. But he isn’t laughing right now.

For I can reveal his girlfriend, Iona Stewart Richardson, has become a stand-up comedian — and the 55-year-old is the butt of most of her jokes.

Iona, 28, claims that she is distantly related to Scottish nobility. She interviewed him at a South London station. He moved her to his Isle of Wight district around three years back.

When Bob Seely managed to bag a beautiful, willowy girlfriend half his age, the Tory MP was laughing with joy. Well, he's not laughing now. For I can reveal his girlfriend, Iona Stewart Richardson (above), has become a stand-up comedian ¿ and the 55-year-old is the butt of most of her jokes

The Tory MP laughed with delight when Bob Seely was able to find a lovely, wispy girl half his age. He’s definitely not smiling now. For I can reveal his girlfriend, Iona Stewart Richardson (above), has become a stand-up comedian — and the 55-year-old is the butt of most of her jokes

Iona, 28, who claims to be distantly related to Scottish nobility, caught Seely's fancy after interviewing him for a South London radio station. She moved to his Isle of Wight constituency around three years ago. (The pair are pictured above)

Iona, 28, claims that she is distantly related to Scottish nobles. Seely first met her when she interviewed him on a South London station. About three years ago she relocated to the Isle of Wight constituent. (The two of them are seen above.

It was a great place to settle in, and she soon became a local reporter. She also managed to obtain exclusive interviews from the MP.

However, the Old Harrovian won’t be applauding Seely’s latest wheeze. She refers in her stand-up to Seely to as her old man friend’ and confides: ‘I had to go at one of these chambers of commerce events.

‘On my way in, an old man immediately smacked me on the a**e.

The second thing that happened was that a woman came up to me and said: ‘Oh! It’s amazing what you do for the community.’ She looked at me one more time and then exclaimed, You must feel so proud of him. ‘

Seely asserts that “Iona” is one of the funniest women she knows, along with the smartest and best-looking.

Sam Cam praises Dave for calling him a fool.

Samantha Cameron doesn’t hold grudges.

Philip Pullman was the best-selling author for children while her husband David was prime minister. 

Samantha, fashion designer has chosen Pullman to be one of her favourite novels.

Samantha Cameron has just named Philip Pullman as one of her favourite novelists

Samantha Cameron recently named Philip Pullman among her top novelists

The first part of Dark Materials’ trilogy Northern Lights was described by her as “utterly fascinating” and “sheer imaginative storytelling at it’s best”. She also gushing, “This book is the only one I’ve read more than once.”

She might think Pullman was ruder than he is. After all, he has once tweeted an insulting reference to Boris Johnson’s execution.

It’s good to see Lady Antonia Fraser, historian, still loves a good party and is looking forward to celebrating her 90th anniversary this summer.

‘I know my family are planning something special which will hopefully involve my 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren,’ the widow of playwright Sir Harold Pinter tells me. 

She adds with a chuckle: ‘There’s one wonderful thing about being nearly 90 — nobody ever says, ‘You look older’.’

Modern ways are very common

Second-hand clothes are increasingly trendy — but now one label has come up with the perfect shoes for fashionistas who wouldn’t dream of setting foot in an Oxfam shop. 

Balenciaga introduces a distressed pair of trainers below. They have nicks, scuffs and patches that have faded to the colour, giving the wearer the appearance they are running a marathon. 

And at £850 a pair, they are definitely not Oxfam prices. 

Diana film dilemma for Baftas

Prince William loves to attend the Bafta Awards, where he meets Hollywood stars, and his wife the Duchess, who can be seen in one of her most stunning frocks,

William, the President of Bafta this year could find it awkward to attend.

He might have to honor American actress Kristen Stewart’s performance as Spencer’s mother (right). Critics criticized her over-the-top portrayal of Princess Diana. 

Prince William might well have to honour American star Kristen Stewart for her performance as his mother in the film Spencer (above). Many critics said her portrayal of Princess Diana was over-the-top and offensive

Prince William may have to pay tribute to American actress Kristen Stewart, who played his mother in Spencer (above). Her portrayal as Princess Diana was criticized by many for being too offensive and overdone.

However, it was nominated in the Outstanding British Film category and Stewart as Leading Actress. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has a history of hating films depicting his mother. He is also known to be unhappy with the Netflix version of The Crown. 

Publicly, he appealed for the BBC to not repeat Martin Bashir’s famous interview with Diana.

If Kristen steps on the stage, I wonder if Kristen will be able to excuse the Duke?