Sophie Stanbury: I Honestly Believed #Humpgate Was a Joke
Sophie defends Caroline Stanbury's actions during the Humpgate debacle.
Bravotv.com: Tell us how to get a blow out that lasts all New Years Eve like your gorgeous hair!
Sophie Stanbury: Thank God for Michael Charalambous at Nyumba Salon for my blow dry on NYE – while everything else was falling apart my hair at least stayed together and the blow dry lasted all night!
Bravotv.com: Tell us about #Humpgate and Juliet’s reaction to the incident and the “winding up” later in the evening.
SS: As I had drunken way too much champagne I honestly believed that Humpgate was a joke and I hadn’t realized how seriously Juliet was taking it until the last part of the night when I was winding here up. If I had had less to drink and was more aware of her feelings then I would not have wound her up as much. I still believe it was all a joke as we were all drinking and dressed up but I would not ever intentionally go out to hurt or upset someone.
Bravotv.com: What did you think of the aftermath of it all the next day at brunch? Did you want to hide under your duvet?
SS: The next day was painful in everyway, I was feeling sheepish as I knew I’d drank too much and probably behaved fairly outrageously as well as having a terrible hangover – I would much rather not have gone to the brunch and taken a day of recovering quietly with the paper before my children were dropped back from my parents. Instead I had to face the music and go and sit round having a polite conversation which felt very fake… but of course I didn’t want to be rude or make an issue of anything by not turning up.
Bravotv.com: Any surprises in store for your upcoming birthday?
SS: My birthday was super fun, with NYE behind us I just wanted everyone to get on and have fun. I didn’t realize what some of the girls had in store for me and it did become a little like a hen night but it was a lot less high octane than NYE and thankfully I didn’t overdo it on the champagne this time. I have now discovered that I am a total lightweight when it comes to alcohol and the key is pacing yourself!