Tamara Ecclestone 'devastated' by Formula 1 ban

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 November 2011
Tamara Ecclestone

Tamara Ecclestone

Tamara Ecclestone is said to be ''devastated'' after her father, Bernie Ecclestone, banned her from using Formula One footage in her new reality TV show

Tamara Ecclestone is said to be "devastated" after her dad banned her from using Formula 1 footage in her new reality TV show.

The 27-year-old heiress - who shipped the crew of Channel 5's 'Billion $$ Girl' to Dubai to film her trackside at the Grand Prix hobnobbing with a number of stars - has been told by her father, Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, that the footage is unsuitable for association with the brand.

An insider revealed: "Tamara was totally devastated. There were clips of her with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button which will never see the light of day.

"Bernie was being very cautious and didn't want the F1 brand tarnished by being linked with a reality show."

With the brunette beauty bagging the show on the understanding that she would be showing off the most glamorous aspects of her lavish lifestyle, she is said to be "really upset" at the ban - which also rules out footage of her attending Formula 1 parties.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Bernie made it clear that the F1 name, branding and any events in conjunction with F1 could not be shown or referred to on the show.

"Tamara was really upset - as were the producers. So much footage ended up on the cutting-room floor.

"After all the years her father has spent building his empire, it would be inappropriate for the brand to be linked to a reality show - especially one which depicts her being quite frivolous given the financial climate."

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