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Pedi­gree Tele­graph colum­nist, per­sonal shop­per and one of the Duke of Rutland’s three daugh­ters, nick­named the ‘bad-man­ners sis­ters’ for their late-night par­ty­ing and danc­ing on tables.

Previous form She adores horses. Spent her child­hood rid­ing bare­back around the grounds of fam­ily home Belvoir Cas­tle on a Shet­land called Lizzy. Un­til re­cently lived in ru­ral Shrop­shire with her boyfriend Otis Ferry, a hunts­man, and spent days gal­lop­ing over the coun­try and jump­ing gates.

Odds Dark horse of the com­pe­ti­tion. Says her swash­buck­ling Shrop­shire years made her fear­less ‘up to a point’. Other rid­ers should watch out for her naughty streak. As a child she often pushed her sis­ter El­iza off their Shet­land. ‘She went straight down Lizzy’s neck like a slide,’ she says, laugh­ing.

Re­marks ‘Ev­ery­one says be­cause I’m skinny and horsey I should race but I’m a com­plete rookie when it comes to fit­ness. I’ve never been healthy… So at least now I go to the gym!’

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