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09/06/2015 14:02 BST | Updated 09/06/2015 15:59 BST

Annabel Giles Tears Apart The Daily Mail Over Charles Kennedy Article

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Annabel Giles attends an after party following the Gala Night performance of 'Jersey Boys', celebrating a new venue at the Piccadilly Theatre, a new cast, and the show's 6th birthday in the West End, at MASH London on March 27, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

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Annabel Giles has torn into the Daily Mail for using a comment she made in the wake of the death of Charles Kennedy as the basis for a diary story about a 'tryst' between the pair.

After the former Liberal Democrat leader died last week, the Welsh actress and presenter paid tribute to Kennedy on Twitter, claiming the two once went on a date together.

Writing a week later in the Mail, the paper's diarist Sebastian Shakespeare published an article based on the tweet titled: "Annabel - my tryst with sad Charles Kennedy."

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In the piece he re-produced Giles' tweet: "‘I once went on a date with Charles Kennedy,’ she says. ‘He was the youngest ever MP at the time.’ Annabel adds coyly: ‘And no, we didn’t.’"

Giles was quick to react, presumably upset that she felt Mail's article implied more had gone on between her and Scots politician.

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The word tryst is often used to to describe an appointment to meet at a certain time and place, especially one made somewhat secretly by lovers, but can also mean a meeting or place of meeting.

The Daily Mail's deputy diary editor tweeted the story, referencing her ex-husband.

Which just seemed to make Giles angrier.

Many people came out in support of Giles expressing their feelings over the article.