Last night Kay Burley apologised for having “popped in” to another restaurant after the 11pm curfew while “waiting for a taxi” on her way home from the Century Club, “to spend a penny”. Guido suspects spending a penny is the new ‘testing my eyesight’…
“I want to apologise to you all for an error of judgment. On Saturday night I was enjoying my 60th birthday at a Covid compliant restaurant. I am embarrassed to say that later in the evening I inadvertently broke the rules. I had been waiting for a taxi at 11pm to get home. Desperate for the loo I briefly popped into another restaurant to spend a penny. I can only apologise.”
The trouble for Kay is that this statement does not address the whole story, and contradicts what the owner of the restaurant told Guido about the event yesterday. Either the restaurant owner was not telling the truth to Guido, or Kay has been fibbing…
Whilst Kay’s statement tries to take all the blame, Guido has yet to hear what her Sky News colleagues and party guests Beth Rigby, Inzamam Rashid, and Sam Washington have to say. Taking the p*ss… in every sense…
Lots of fun was had in Soho’s swanky Century Club on Saturday night, where a star-studded group of ten gathered to celebrate glamorous Kay Burley’s upcoming sixtieth birthday. Guido refuses to believe she is a day over 49. The glitzy group – including on screen Sky talent Beth Rigby, Inzamam Rashid, and Sam Washington – spanned across two tables in the discreet club, one table of six and one of four.
When the curfew curtain fell on frivolities at the Century Club, a smaller group went on to the in-demand Soho restaurant Folie, whose fashionable and handsome owner Guillaume Depoix had appeared on Kay’s Sky show earlier in the week. Finally, four of the original party wound up at Kay’s West London home, including, a Guido understands, Sky reporter Inzamam Rashid and former Sky News employee Paul Harrison, now working for Huawei. Unfortunately for all the partygoers, the whole Rita Ora-style affair was illegal under London’s Tier 2 restrictions.
Kay Burley has declined to comment.
UPDATE: Kay apologises.
Evening everyone— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) December 7, 2020
I want to apologise to you all for an error of judgment. On Saturday night I was enjoying my 60th birthday at a Covid compliant restaurant. I am embarrassed to say that later in the evening I inadvertently broke the rules. 1/2
UPDATE II: Kay will no longer be presenting her show live from Coventry University Hospital tomorrow morning. Sky’s Sarah Hewson will be covering instead.