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Rolling Stone’s Bill Wyman Says Two-Year Marriage to Second Wife Mandy Smith Was a ‘Total Disaster’

Rolling Stone’s Bill Wyman Says Two-Year Marriage to Second Wife Mandy Smith Was a ‘Total Disaster’

By Ephraim Hardcastle for Daily Mail

01:57 11 Jul 2024, updated 02:00 11 Jul 2024


Reflecting on his two-year marriage to second wife Mandy Smith, former Rolling Stone contributor Bill Wyman says, “A total disaster… I wanted it to be as good as it was before, but it wasn’t.”

Aged 52 at the time – he married Mandy when she was 18, “fell in love” with her when she was just 13 – he has been married to Suzanne Acosta for more than 30 years.

In 2016, he revealed: “I went to the police and the prosecutor and asked if they wanted to talk to me (about his relationship with Mandy). They said no. I was completely open about it.”

In this day and age, wouldn’t it be wiser not to mention Mandy anymore?

Then 52, Bill Wyman married Mandy Smith when she was 18, having “fallen in love” with her when she was just 13. Pictured: The couple at their wedding in 1989.
Bill Wyman and his fiancée Mandy Smith in May 1989.
Bill Wyman has been married to Suzanne Acosta (pictured together) for over 30 years

In February, the BBC announced that Martha Kearney would leave Radio 4’s Today show after the election, and would be replaced by Emma Barnett in mid-May.

So why did Ms Kearney, who refused to leave, give her speech again yesterday morning?

And why has Ms Barnett, a former Woman’s Hour journalist, appeared so infrequently on the programme since she started two months ago?

The combination of the often irritatingly aggressive Emma with the cool Mishal Husain gives the impression that the student wants to outshine the school principal.

In February, the BBC announced that Martha Kearney (pictured) would leave Radio 4’s Today show after the election, and would be replaced by Emma Barnett in mid-May
And why has Emma Barnett (pictured), a former Woman’s Hour contestant, been making so few appearances on the programme since it started two months ago?

Folk singer Ralph McTell, 79, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his 1974 classic Streets Of London, said the song was originally titled The Streets Of Paris, where he wrote it.

I thought, “There’s already a piano piece called The Poor People of Paris” – Winifred Atwell’s 1956 No. 1 hit – “So why not mention London?” He likes to hear buskers sing it.

“I was a busker. They wouldn’t be playing it if they weren’t making money off of it, so I’m really happy. Bob Dylan loved the song and he was really complimentary about my writing. That’s my knighthood, man – that’s enough for me.”

Folk singer Ralph McTell (pictured), 79, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his 1974 classic Streets Of London, said the song was originally titled The Streets Of Paris, where he wrote it

Matt Hancock’s unforgettable appearance on I’m A Celebrity put actor Danny Dyer off the show.

He fears he will be ousted from power by a candidate “hated by most of the country”, such as former Conservative MP Hancock.

Others who have been affected by the Hancock curse include ITV news presenter Charlene White, former rugby player Mike Tindall and Boy George.

Dyer tells How To Fail podcast: “Where’s your PR after all this? Boy George isn’t as well-liked as Matt Hancock!”

The outcome of Matt Hancock’s memorable I’m A Celebrity appearance puts actor Danny Dyer off the show

Eric Idle, former Monty Python star, on his 81st birthday: “Quite enjoyable, to be honest, no one expects too much from you.

“Nobody listens to you (laughs). I mean, you’re basically out of touch with how people in life think about you – but you actually have a lot of time to read and write and think about things.

“This is so much more fun than you expected – and of course you’re no longer at the mercy of your dick.”

Of course.

Former Monty Python star Eric Idle on his 81st birthday: ‘Quite enjoyable, to be honest, no one expects too much from you’