Tabloid photographers rushed to a Chelsea health spa amid reports the LibDem ex-cabinet minister's somewhat hirsute girlfriend was having the latest top-to-toe beauty treatments.
Paparazzi pointed their lenses at the beauty salon's glass-windowed conservatory where the 40-something PR woman was 'being done'.
'Psst, is that Carina Trimingham?' the Daily Tosspot's top pap asked a fellow snapper.
"No mate, better get the zoom lens out, she's having a brazilian.'