Londoner’s Diary: Tom Holland’s dad Dom was offered ‘untold riches’ for TV show

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SPIDER-MAN actor Tom Holland’s dad Dom has revealed how he turned down several offers to do a Keeping Up with the Kardashians-esque show.

Holland senior told The Londoner that big companies told him “we can offer you untold riches” but he declined, saying: “I couldn’t imagine anything worse”. Comedian Dom, pictured left with Tom, said being the parent of a successful child can lead some parents to have the “green-eyed monster”, but he is “cock-a-hoop” for his son. Dom’s memoir, Eclipsed, is on audiobook.

Until recently, the actor regularly stayed in his family’s Kingston home.

Fear stalks the very best

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(Dave Benett)

ACTOR Daisy Edgar-Jones has a serious case of imposter syndrome. On the day the Normal People star was nominated for a Golden Globe, she fluffed her lines while filming a new project. She feared it would be the “end of my career” telling GQ, “I’m still young, I could retrain”. In the same interview, Edgar-Jones also ran away from a goose. Relatable.

Diary 22nd

Forget Stonehenge, The Londoner joined models Lila Moss and Stella Jones for a summer solstice party at Mayfair club Annabel’s last night, which went on late into the night. In among the wild thorn decorations and fairy-like dancers, one of Moss’s guests told us he felt a little underdressed in white linen.

In Marylebone, Bridgerton’s Charithra Chandran looked angelic as she joined fellow actor Ellie Bamber and presenter Claudia Winkleman at Chiltern Firehouse for the launch of Paramount+. in Southern France, former footballer Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy attended an exhibition launch in Cap Ferrat.

PM speaks in riddles

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(Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Ex-No 10 comms chief Allegra Stratton, who resigned over Partygate, launched a new newsletter for Bloomberg this week. In the latest, she says strike-induced WFH will “really worry” Boris Johnson, who often uses the odd phrase “nothing propinks like propinquity” to argue that workers should be in offices. The saying emphasises the importance of proximity to power. “I had to look it up too,” Stratton admits.

Immersive exhibition misses the mark

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(Getty Images)

The new Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera immersive exhibition in Canada Water didn’t impress peer Shami Chakrabarti. In a review for The House magazine, Chakrabarti says the surrealists would have baulked at the corporate atmosphere, and questioned the “sub-Broadway” loud music. “I left the experience with a headache” she says. Tickets cost £20, and £45 for ‘special VIP’ Sunday access.

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