09/06/2015 10:02 BST | Updated 09/06/2015 11:59 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."


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.


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.