Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini chatted to presenter Ore Oduba about Cannes...
There was a pretty unexpected guest on This Morning today.
Cheryl’s ex-husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini appeared on the show via video link, all the way from sunny Cannes.
The news was announced before the programme aired, with a Tweet from TM‘s official page reading: ‘We’re chatting to Cheryl’s ex Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini TODAY to find out how the rich party in Cannes – tune in from 10:30!’
When the segment began, JB was joined by presenter Ore Oduba and his wife Portia. Ore had clearly enjoyed their chat, captioning an Instagram selfie of the trio: ‘A scholar and a gent… AND he makes a great cocktail 🍸 #versinimartini.’
So what did we learn from JB? Well, TBH, he wasn’t giving much away.
When Ore asked what would be going down at the film festival’s glamorous bashes, JB simply replied: ‘I can only tell you what’s official. I’m like a doctor, I cannot talk about my clients. Everything remains confidential.’ Intriguing.
JB owns a pop-up restaurant in Cannes called Versini, and is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of his second eatery Cosy Box.
Awkwardly, Cheryl – who split from the French businessman in 2015 – usually attends Cannes in her role as brand ambassador for L’Oréal. But luckily for her, there’s no chance of her bumping into her ex this year.
L’Oréal recently confirmed that the 33-year-old won’t be walking the red carpet, due to the fact that she’s busy looking after newborn son Bear.
In April, a spokesperson for the brand said: ‘Having only given birth less than one month ago, Cheryl will not be attending Cannes Film Festival 2017 with L’Oréal Paris.’
We bet Chezza (and BF Liam Payne) are pretty glad about that one.