She has the right body and also a passion for music – you either have that or you don’t.If you do, the music goes straight to your heart and with Flavia, she lives the song through her body.She’s so hot, even my wife fancies her,’ he declared on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show recently, during a chat with Russell Grant, Flavia’s celebrity partner in the current series. ’At just 5ft 2in, Flavia does indeed have the exquisitely honed physique of a woman who’s spent her whole life on a dance floor.‘She’s just got the whole damn package,’ extols Russell Grant.She had to organise absolutely everything to do with the renovation of the house herself: it had cracks in the roof, no electricity, no running water and was full of rats.My father thought she’d gone completely mad, but my mother was quite astute when it came to money and managed to obtain £250 from the Ministry of Works, which was enough to pay for a large portion of the renovation.
Menabilly was owned by the Rashleigh family and my mother obtained a lease from them, which I think was for 20 years.She’d get up about 10am and walk across the lawn to a little field where she had a garden hut.She wrote there until about one o’clock, when she’d come in for lunch and then usually take us for a walk before getting back to writing.Gosh, if we could bottle what she has and sell it, we could bail out the Eurozone.Mention her name – just Flavia will do – and grown men go weak, while women can’t decide whether they want to be her, or just be her best friend. In fact, she is, as broadcaster Chris Evans describes her, simply ‘Flav-ulous. And, of course, it’s got nothing to do with her thighs, or her taut stomach…nothing to do with that!