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TALK OF THE TOWN: George Osborne's £1,200-a-week bachelor's pad may need a touch of babyproofing

Quick George – time to get babyproofing! 

By the looks of the inside of George Osborne's rented £1,200-a-week West London bachelor pad, our former Chancellor may need to get a baby gate ready before he welcomes a new-born this summer.

George's pad is very masculine with its eclectic mix of dark grey bathrooms steep wooden and glass stairs, sharp-looking lamps and grey furry bedspreads. 

I do hope his stylish fiancee, Thea Rogers, has added a feminine touch here and there by now, though neighbours tell me she is rarely seen at the mews property.

George, 49, recently bought a much more child-friendly home in Bruton, Somerset, but surprisingly Thea, 39, is not on the deeds…

By the looks of the inside of George Osborne's rented £1,200-a-week West London bachelor pad, our former Chancellor may need to get a baby gate ready before he welcomes a new-born this summer

George's pad (above) is very masculine with its eclectic mix of dark grey bathrooms steep wooden and glass stairs, sharp-looking lamps and grey furry bedspreads

High-end hoteliers might be used to rowdy rock stars trashing their rooms… but it's their dogs you really have to watch out for. 

As London's Chiltern Firehouse gets ready to reopen tomorrow, cleaners have been hard at work sprucing up the A-listers' favourite after Courtney Love's Pomeranians wreaked havoc with the carpets. 

The widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was its sole resident in lockdown with her pooch Bell and two others belonging to her staff. 

Courtney tells me her 'terror Poms' are 'the best band in England'. Rock 'n' roll! 

As London's Chiltern Firehouse gets ready to reopen tomorrow, cleaners have been hard at work sprucing up the A-listers' favourite after Courtney Love's Pomeranians wreaked havoc with the carpets

The widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was its sole resident in lockdown with her pooch Bell and two others belonging to her staff

I once revealed how Russell Brand's 'hooligan' dog Bear was nearly shot by his farmer neighbour after he mauled sheep in Henley – but now look at him, all cuddled up with a lamb! 

Comedian Russell sent his beloved alsatian away to be 'reprogrammed' after a sheep was put down following an encounter with Bear, fearing next time he would be toast. 

Now, Russell says, he can walk off the lead, 'without even looking at the sheep'. 

Like his former drug addict owner, Bear is fully rehabilitated! 

I once revealed how Russell Brand's 'hooligan' dog Bear was nearly shot by his farmer neighbour after he mauled sheep in Henley – but now look at him, all cuddled up with a lamb!

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