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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.

Tom Odell rains on John Lewis’s Christmas cheer

Although Thanksgiving is yet to pass, revellers didn’t let this get in the way of their Christmas cheer on Tuesday…

Princess Michael of Kent talks orgies at the palace

For those wondering what conversations take place behind closed doors at Kensington Palace, Princess Michael of Kent shed some light…

Andrew Marr on his ‘riff-raff’ Primrose Hill neighbours

Since moving to Primrose Hill last year, Andrew Marr has become a key campaigner in the quest to protect the…

Barry Humphries cast as Patsy’s ‘sleazy old boyfriend’ in new Ab Fab film

After Miss Steerpike revealed that casting directors were on the hunt for nearly 100 drag queens to be a part…

David Tang celebrates 20 years at the Royal Academy

As work begins on the Royal Academy’s £50million redevelopment project, it seemed an opportune time for the RA to hold a party…

Wanted: 96 drag queens for Ab Fab film

Pass the Bolly darling, Absolutely Fabulous is making a comeback. The BBC series is being made into a film, with the champagne-fuelled antics…

Spectator conference party: white wine Tories, selfies, Santa and Sol

On the final night of Tory conference, Cabinet ministers, spads and hacks gathered in Charter One for the Spectator’s drinks…

Jeremy Corbyn at London Fashion Week

With London Fashion Week drawing to a close, clothes horses and socialites gathered at Loulou’s for Love Magazine’s fashion week…

Jeffrey Archer: How Everest stole my film title

Although Everest has received mediocre reviews, the mountain epic has still managed to climb to the top of the UK…