Night Lady C threw a glass of wine in so­ci­ety spat

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LADY Colin Camp­bell’s out­ra­geous be­hav­iour on I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Met Out of here! has shocked view­ers and led to her be­ing branded a ‘rude, hor­ri­ble woman’ by one of her mild-man­nered fel­low con­tes­tants.

The royal bi­og­ra­pher’s ob­nox­ious­ness has, how­ever, come as lit­tle sur­prise to fel­low so­cialite Ba­sia Briggs, who was once in­volved in a pub­lic con­fronta­tion with the re­al­ity TV star that al­legedly in­volved an in­jured leg, a glass of wine thrown and the po­lice be­ing called.

‘That woman doesn’t scare me,’ says Ba­sia when I bump into her at a Lon­don party. ‘ I won’t tol­er­ate bul­lies. her char­ac­ter is re­ally com­ing through in the jun­gle.’

Ba­sia (pro­nounced Basher) has vivid mem­o­ries of the con­tretemps with deep-voiced Georgie, who still uses the ti­tle from her brief mar­riage to Lord Colin Camp­bell in the early Seven­ties.

She had just ar­rived at the 1999 party, to mark the launch of a May­fair hair sa­lon, as Lady Colin was leav­ing when the pair squared up to each other in the cramped door­way.

Ba­sia, a friend of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, tells me: ‘I re­mem­ber her say­ing, “Are you go­ing to move or am I go­ing to make you?”

‘I told her, “I don’t care for bul­lies,” and stood my ground.’

Ja­maica-born Georgie then threw a glass of white wine all over Ba­sia, who was ro­man­ti­cally linked to ‘Boat Race Bac­chus’ Dan Topol­ski, the late Ox­ford row­ing coach and BBC com­men­ta­tor.

‘I didn’t care if I got drenched,’ Ba­sia says. ‘It was im­por­tant to stand up to her.’ Lady Colin claimed that Ba­sia had kicked her and po­lice were called to in­ves­ti­gate the ‘as­sault’.

Both women were in­ter­viewed but nei­ther was charged. ‘The po­lice were ever so nice to me,’ Ba­sia says. ‘I kept my dig­nity. When I later men­tioned Georgie’s be­hav­iour to peo­ple they didn’t be­lieve me, but now they’ve seen her face con­torted with rage on TV they will un­der­stand.’

Ba­sia is not the only one for whom Georgie’s ap­pear­ance has brought back bad mem­o­ries. Lord Colin said: ‘I soon dis­cov­ered that she is trou­ble with a cap­i­tal T. If I could of­fer any ad­vice to the other con­tes­tants, it would be to avoid her at all costs.’

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