Larry Lamb dated Lady Colin Campbell
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 November 2016
Larry Lamb pursued Lady Colin Campbell for six months before she dumped him
Larry Lamb dated Lady Colin Campbell for six months.
The 67-year-old socialite has revealed she enjoyed a brief romance with the 'Gavin & Stacey' star in 1978 after they locked eyes at the opening of a casino in London.
Speaking on 'Loose Women' on Thursday (17.11.16), she said: "Larry and I had a small romance in 1978 and I was about 28 and he was about 30 or 29. I think he's a year or two older than me so he was at the peak of his masculinity. He is gorgeous. I can't sing his praises highly enough.
"We met at the opening of the Ritz casino and he saw me across the room ... As soon as I caught his eye, he caught mine more accurately, he came over and didn't let go."
However, the blonde star wasn't prepared to jump into bed with him straight away and made him wait until she returned from her trip to Jamaica before they did the deed.
She explained: "I absolutely [went home with him that night]. I believe in letting a man wait. I was going to Jamaica the following morning so he came and picked me up and took me to the airport and when I came back there was a good sign because it meant he was invested.
"Larry is lovely and he's very intelligent and very focused so any way I came back from Jamaica we went to dinner. We dated for about six months."
Although she was enjoying the passionate romance, Lady C decided to call time on their relationship shortly afterwards because she realised Larry wanted to get married.
She said: "I realised Larry wanted to get married and you know what men are like when they want to get married, they want to get married. I realised that wonderful as Larry was, I didn't think we were going to make it in the long haul."
But the pair have remained friends and the former 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' star - who took part in the show last year - even dished out a few tips to the 69-year-old actor ahead of his current stint in the jungle, although he failed to reply to her email and text message.
She explained: "I converted him - and he was a willing convert - into a great, great, friend. And we were great, great, friends for years after."