Carrie Symonds 'picks friend and GB News producer Emma Barr as her bridesmaid' ahead of her wedding


Boris Johnson’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds, can’t wait to be married.

Although a wedding date has yet to be announced, I hear she’s already started choosing her bridesmaids.

And the first in line is said to be Emma Barr, a former government special adviser who was signed up this week as a producer for the soon-to-launch television channel GB News.

‘Emma will be a bridesmaid,’ claims a Downing Street source. ‘She’s a great friend of Carrie and, most importantly, super-loyal.’

Barr, who would often be seen carrying the Prime Minister’s dog, Dilyn, on the campaign trail at the last general election, is keen to play down suggestions that she’s already been chosen. 

She worked as a Tory press officer under Carrie and has publicly accused her critics of ‘jealousy’, gushing: ‘She was a wonderful boss and has always gone out of her way to support me.’

Emma Barr, a former government special adviser who was signed up this week as a producer for the soon-to-launch television channel GB News, pictured with Carrie Symonds

Emma Barr, a former government special adviser who was signed up this week as a producer for the soon-to-launch television channel GB News, pictured with Carrie Symonds

Carrie pictured with Boris Johnson and his dog, Dilyn. Although a wedding date has yet to be announced, I hear Carrie’s already started choosing her bridesmaids, writes Richard Eden

Carrie pictured with Boris Johnson and his dog, Dilyn. Although a wedding date has yet to be announced, I hear Carrie’s already started choosing her bridesmaids, writes Richard Eden

Criticised by Remainers for applying for French residency after campaigning for Brexit, former Chancellor Nigel Lawson has come home. 

I hear the father of domestic goddess Nigella Lawson and Daily Mail columnist Dominic has moved to Eastbourne on the South Coast. Lord Lawson sold his six-bedroom home in Gascony, France, for £774,000 in 2019. 

One of his new neighbours in East Sussex tells me: ‘It’s handy for him as his younger son, Tom, is headmaster of Eastbourne College. All we need is for Nigella to open a takeaway…’

Billionaire so close to Ross’ heart

Aristocratic model Liberty Ross, whose first husband betrayed her with Twilight star Kristen Stewart, is keen to show her devotion to spouse No 2.

Liberty, 42, who married U.S. music producer Jimmy Iovine, 68, in 2016, has shared this photo of her wearing a Baywatch-style swimsuit emblazoned with the word ‘Jimmy’.

The granddaughter of Lord Killearn divorced Hollywood director Rupert Sanders, 50, after he enjoyed a ‘momentary indiscretion’ with Stewart, 30, who plays Princess Diana in forthcoming film Spencer.

Iovine has a billion-dollar fortune after he founded trendy headphones company Beats Electronics with rapper Dr Dre.

Liberty Ross, 42, who married U.S. music producer Jimmy Iovine, 68, in 2016, has shared this photo of her wearing a Baywatch-style swimsuit emblazoned with the word ‘Jimmy’

Liberty Ross, 42, who married U.S. music producer Jimmy Iovine, 68, in 2016, has shared this photo of her wearing a Baywatch-style swimsuit emblazoned with the word ‘Jimmy’

Liberty at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at Kensington Gardens, London, in June 2019

Liberty at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at Kensington Gardens, London, in June 2019

After the tragic death of celebrated stylist Isabella Blow in 2007, Daphne Guinness set up a foundation in her friend’s name to preserve her memory and support emerging talent in art and fashion. 

Sadly, I hear the heiress’s charitable endeavour has come to an end. ‘I am winding it down out of respect to her family, which is sad,’ Guinness confirms. ‘I am continuing the scholarships at Central Saint Martins and doubling them in my own name.’ 

She claims the decision was mutual, but adds: ‘Let other people fight over the Isabella legacy. I have made my peace.’ Her friend’s widower, architect Detmar Blow, could not be reached for comment.

Ab Fab star’s young one Freya has sparkling news 

Jennifer Saunders has received some absolutely fabulous news this Easter. The comic and her husband, The Young Ones star Adrian Edmondson, are celebrating after their daughter Freya got engaged.

Yoga instructor Freya, 30, is to wed artist Ryan Macphail, in a pagan ceremony. He proposed with an ‘elf queen ring’.

Freya says: ‘Always knew we were in it for the long haul but it’s nice to have a wee party, too. Cue the pagan wedding.’

Freya Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders pictured attending the Anya Hindmarch AW16 show in February 2016 in London

Freya Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders pictured attending the Anya Hindmarch AW16 show in February 2016 in London

Yoga instructor Freya, 30, is to wed artist Ryan Macphail, in a pagan ceremony. He proposed with an ‘elf queen ring’

Yoga instructor Freya, 30, is to wed artist Ryan Macphail, in a pagan ceremony. He proposed with an ‘elf queen ring’

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