Pe­tra’s wip­ing James right out of her lair!

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THEY are al­ready at the cen­tre of a bit­ter di­vorce bat­tle but is Pe­tra Ec­cle­stone also de­ter­mined to erase all mem­o­ries of hus­band James Stunt?

The cou­ple bought their his­toric 300-year-old home in Chelsea for £56mil­lion in 2011 and set about putting their own stamp on the man­sion.

But in the wake of their sep­a­ra­tion, the daugh­ter of bil­lion­aire For­mula 1 ty­coon Bernie Ec­cle­stone is re­fur­bish­ing the Grade II listed house once again. Ac­cord­ing to one source, Pe­tra, 28, is de­ter­mined to rip out all traces of James, in­set right, and his ques­tion­able taste in decor.

Last week builders were seen work­ing at the prop­erty late into the night, and neigh­bours re­port that the win­dows have been pro­tected with mask­ing tape and newspaper.

I can re­port that Pe­tra is cur­rently liv­ing with her three chil­dren in a ser­viced apart­ment build­ing where prop­er­ties in the block start at £5,500 a week to rent but per­haps she con­sid­ers it a small price to pay to wash James, 35, out of her blonde hair.

The Chelsea home has not al­ways been a happy one for Pe­tra, right. Re­fur­bish­ment work took longer than ex­pected, an­ger­ing neigh­bours in the process. And last year, some­one threw a petrol bomb over the wall, re­port­edly in protest at their life­style.

A spokesman for Pe­tra said the work­men’s pres­ence was due to ‘house­hold re­pairs’.

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