Already hit by a multi-million-pound divorce from his third wife, John Cleese was forced to squirm in silence when his new girlfriend revealed ever more embarrassing intimacies about their relationship.
It was certainly toe-curling stuff as Barbie Orr let slip details about his not-so-subtle chat-up line, her opinion of his ageing physique and how she felt about sleeping with a man of pensionable age.
So no wonder - and to the relief of his supporters in Britain - the 69-year-old Monty Python star is telling friends he has dumped her.
Barbie, who claims to be 27 but as the Mail revealed is actually 45, breathlessly disclosed how Cleese fell in love with her after seeing a photo of her in a bikini on her website.
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