He replied when asked about the most luxurious item he has ever bought: “My car — a Porsche Panamera.
“I bought it 15 months ago, brand new, on a lease-purchase basis, which costs me £800 a month. If I bought the car outright it would cost £92,000.”
Simon added to The Times: “It’s the most extravagant thing I’ve ever owned but I use it loads —I take it on the school run.
“I had just signed a two-year contract for Sunday Brunch and I had been thinking about a new car…”