Gyles Brandreth reveals he accidentally BROKE his wife Michele's wrist

Gyles Brandreth, 72, reveals he accidentally BROKE his wife Michele’s wrist after he tripped over a tree root and fell into her while stargazing

  • The writer said he collided into his other half when he tripped over, and she then fell onto the pavement and injured herself 
  • After a visit to Chelsea & Westminster A&E, Michele is now on the mend
  • Gyles shared a picture of Michele with her arm in a cast after the accident 
  • Following his first post, Gyles posted Michele’s message of thanks to his fans for their well wishes
  • Gyles and Michele married in secret at a Marylebone register Office in 1973, and they share three children together

Gyles Brandreth has revealed he accidentally broke his wife Michele’s wrist while they went stargazing on Monday.

The writer, 72, informed his followers on Twitter about the unfortunate accident, which saw him trip over a tree root and collide into his other half, who then fell onto the pavement and broke her wrist.

Sharing a picture of Michele with her arm in a cast, Gyles said that after a visit to Chelsea & Westminster A&E she is now on the mend, and he will not be doing all the cooking over the festive period.

Accident: Gyles Brandreth, 72, revealed to fans on Monday that he accidentally BROKE his wife Michele’s wrist after he tripped over a tree root and fell into her while stargazing

In his post, Gyles wrote: ‘This is the festive plaster cast the ace people at Chelsea & Westminster A&E gave my wife when she broke her wrist. 

‘Looking in the air I tripped on a tree root & toppled onto my wife who hit the pavement! Aaargh! She’s on the mend happily & I’m doing all the cooking. Result.’

Following his first post, which featured an image of Michele’s arm in a cast decorated with snowflakes, he then shared a message from his wife who wanted to thank Gyles’ fans for their well wishes following her injury.

Ouch: The writer, 72, informed his followers on Twitter about the unfortunate accident, which saw him trip over a tree root and collide into his other half, who then fell onto the pavement

Grateful: Following his first post, Gyles then shared a message from his wife who wanted to thank his fans for their well wishes following her injury

Getting better: Sharing a picture of Michele with her arm in a cast, Gyles said that after a visit to Chelsea & Westminster A&E she is now on the mend

The post read: ‘Message from Michele: “Huge thanks for all your lovely messages – really appreciated. 

‘Here I am resting my arm on a box of tissues while waiting for Gyles to arrive with the next gourmet meal! Sending sympathy to anyone in similar circs. Thank you & Merry Christmas to you all!”‘

Gyles joked that his idea of a ‘gourmet meal’ was baked beans on toast as he took a picture of the dish and said: ‘Well, she enjoyed them for supper. I’m sure she’ll enjoy them for breakfast, too. You can’t beat baked beans on toast, can you?’

Gyles and Michelle have been married for 47 years and share three children together, son Benet and daughters Saethryd and Aphra. 

Injury: Gyles also shared an image of Michele’s arm in a cast decorated with snowflakes

Yum: Gyles revealed he is now in charge of the cooking during the festive period following Michele’s injury, and he joked that his idea of a ‘gourmet meal’ was baked beans

Gyles and Michele married in secret at a Marylebone register Office in 1973 in the presence of just two witnesses, one of whom was the late Hi-De-Hi star Simon Cadell, who was Brandreth’s best friend.

In 2011, Gyles revealed he kept his marriage a secret from his parents for two years because he regarded it as a purely private matter between him and his wife. 

He explained: ‘He did marry in secret and it was several years before we even told our parents that we were married.

‘It was a private thing. If you are getting married it’s about the person you are marrying, it’s about the relationship. For me it’s not about the party.

‘Our parents knew we were a couple because we were living together in a flat in Baker Street. But we agreed we wanted the wedding to be a private matter.

‘We broke the news two years later when we were expecting our first son. the biggest and loudest weddings don’t always produce the happiest marriages. Look at Charles and Di.’

He explained he felt no qualms about his wedding because his parents Charles, a lawyer, and Alice, a teacher, eloped weeks after they met playing a game of Monopoly in Christmas 1936.

Gyles’ parents were married in secret, also at Marylebone, with a local flower seller and a cleaner as witness. 

Happy family: Gyles and Michele married in secret at a Marylebone register office in 1973, and share three children together, son Benet and daughters Saethryd and Aphra (pictured in 1969)

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