Miss Steerpike is Spectator Life’s gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

Football pundits flip flop on whether to wear BLM badges

Players and commentators are conflicted about the political direction of the BLM organisation.

2 Jul 2020

Does Meghan have her eye on the White House?

The Duchess of Sussex wouldn’t be the first to swap the silver screen for politics.

24 Jun 2020

Five times Beyoncé gets political in new song Black Parade

Queen Bey has laced her new lyrics with multiple political references – from protests to the pandemic.

20 Jun 2020

First statues, now food stuffs: how Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben got cancelled

The list of problematic products on our shelves continues to grow.

18 Jun 2020

Russell Brand’s brain fog over Edward Colston

The comedian speaks his mind on the events in Bristol and why he thinks Churchill is just as bad as Hitler.

17 Jun 2020

Gallery: The Spectator summer party

Another magnificent bash in Old Queen Street

14 Jul 2017

CNN presenter calls on women around the world to ‘step up’

Christiane Amanpour was speaking at an International Women’s Day event in London

10 Mar 2017

A Strictly spectacular night at Banqueting House

Darcey Bussell hosted a fundraising event in aid of Borne, the premature birth charity

3 Mar 2017

Eddie Redmayne gets a royal welcome at the Hennessy Gold Cup

There was a star-studded turnout for the 60th anniversary of the famous horse race

28 Nov 2016

Sir David Attenborough is dreaming of a green Christmas

Sir David was on hand at the Aqua Shard to unveil a 3D-printed Christmas ‘tree’

17 Nov 2016

Emma Watson and Keira Knightley rule at Women of the Year awards

Laura Trott and Olivia Colman also picked up prizes at the awards hosted by Harper’s Bazaar at Claridge’s

1 Nov 2016

Ewan McGregor shows off his American debut

Danny Boyle, Cressida Bonas and Alexandra Shulman were in the audience for a special screening of American Pastoral

10 Oct 2016

So foul and fair a day for luvvies at Mark’s Club

It was a day of Shakespearean drama and theatrical scope as Theresa May became Prime Minister and embarked on a…

14 Jul 2016

Apollo summer party, in pictures

‘I imagine you’re all expecting someone to resign,’ said editor Thomas Marks, addressing his guests at the Apollo summer party.…

5 Jul 2016

Finding beauty in a battlesite

Talk turned – briefly – from Brexit to another battle last night at the unveiling of Jolyon Fenwick’s ‘Zero Hour’…

1 Jul 2016

Charlotte Colbert turns to the dark side

Photographer Charlotte Colbert is known for being one half of London’s quirkiest, chirpiest couple. Along with her husband, artist Philip…

1 Jul 2016