Baroness Floella Benjamin recalls the night she was seduced by the late David Bowie

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‘I never forgot the way he moved’: Baroness Floella Benjamin, 72, recalls the surreal night she was seduced by David Bowie before his wife Angie set her sights on the movie star television

Baroness Floella Benjamin has described the surreal night she was seduced by the late David Bowie when he offered her ‘the world’ at a party before his wife Angie proposed to her.

The former Play School presenter, 72, claims she was swept away by David ‘at the height of his fame’ at a Christmas party in 1973 before coming to the attention of Angie who had a open marriage with David, according to the Mirror.

Writing in her new autobiography What Are You Doing Here?, she claimed the Starman singer said to her, “Do you want to ride with me?” I want to give you the world. You can have anything you want.

Floella added that she had been “joking since about the night I turned down David Bowie.”

The star was starring in Jesus Christ Superstar at the time and another cast member who had worked as David’s backing vocalist invited her to the party.

It was in the Chelsea home that David shared with his wife Angie, now 72, and their son Duncan, now 51.

Magical moment: Former Play School presenter, 72, claims she was swept away by David

Magical moment: The former Play School presenter, 72, claims she was swept away by David ‘at the height of his fame’ at a Christmas party in 1973 (David pictured in 2010)

Other guests at the star-studded celebration where Floella said she felt like “Alice in Wonderland” included Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens and Marc Bolan.

Floella added in her book: “When David Bowie walked into the room, lean and charismatic, all eyes were on him. He came straight to me and bowed. “Will you grant me this dance?” he said.’

She wrote that she was amazed to be led onto the dance floor by David, admitting that although she doesn’t remember the song, she knows it was a slow number and he was holding her against him, adding: “I never forgot the way he moved.”

Open marriage: Former children's TV host Floella went on to explain how her evening took an unexpected turn when David's wife Angie loved him (Angie and David pictured in 1974)

Open marriage: Former children’s TV host Floella went on to explain how her evening took an unexpected turn when David’s wife Angie loved him (Angie and David pictured in 1974)

Former children’s TV host Floella went on to explain how her night took an unexpected turn when David’s wife Angie took a liking to her.

Floella wrote how Angie watched her “float around the room” before announcing, “Well I saw my New Years present! »

David and Angie had an open marriage before their divorce in 1980.

TUSEN has contacted Angie for a comment.

Floella is now married to her husband Keith Taylor, with the couple saying “I do” in 1980.

David died on January 10, 2016 at his home in New York. having suffered from liver cancer for 18 months.

Happy couple: Floella is now married to her husband Keith Taylor, the couple say

Happy couple: Floella is now married to husband Keith Taylor, with the couple saying ‘yes’ in 1980 (pictured in 2019)

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