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Celebrity cook banned from the US

Nigella Lawson @Nigella_Lawson has been banned from the US because of her court confession that she took cocaine. Humiliatingly, the celebrity cook was stopped from boarding a flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles, the Daily Mail can reveal today.

  • U.S. authorities deny entry after TV chef’s admission about cocaine use
  • She was stopped from boarding and a witness says she ‘did not look happy’
  • Nigella was forced to confess taking class A drug under oath in trial last year
  • Her TV career in America now hangs in the balance as U.S. clamps down
  • U.S. can ban foreigners even if they haven’t been convicted of a drug offence

Her television career in the US – she is a judge on talent show The Taste – is now in peril. The 54-year-old ‘Domestic Goddess’ was forced to confess under oath during a trial last year that she had snorted cocaine seven times and smoked cannabis in front of her children. People normally in this situation have treatment for cocaine addiction, but we haven’t any confirmation of treatment at this stage.

Although Scotland Yard did not act over her confession, the US authorities are taking a tougher stance.

Miss Lawson arrived alone at Heathrow’s Terminal Five on Sunday morning to catch a direct British Airways flight to LA. She is thought to have checked in and passed security before being told she could not board her plane. She had to return to the first class check-in to arrange to collect her hold luggage.  ‘She didn’t seem to say much, but she did not look happy,’ said an onlooker. ‘She could not get on the flight so she had to turn around and leave.’