Nigella's ex-assistants: TV cook 'will always be loved'

Nigella Lawson's former personal assistants have told ITV's This Morning that although they may have won the court case, the celebrity chef has won the hearts of the British public.

Grillo Sisters: 'We don't feel guilty about Nigella cocaine admission'

The Grillo sisters have said that they do not feel guilty that celebrity chef Nigella Lawson had to reveal in court that she had taken cocaine.

Elisabetta Grillo, who prefers to be referred to as Lisa, said: "I feel sorry that we ended up in that situation, that she had to admit that, but no, not guilty because her life [has nothing] to do with me."

Fransesca Grillo added: "We were in court, not to do with her drug use, [or] because we wanted her to be punished in any kind of way. And in her admitting - I think she was very brave to do so. But I didn't feel guilty."

The sisters were interviewed exclusively on This Morning - check the website for more on this story.

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Grillo: 'We won in court but Nigella got public support'

Nigella Lawson's former personal assistants have said they may have won their legal battle but the celebrity chef has won the hearts of the British public.

Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo spoke to ITV This Morning following their acquittal last month on charges of fraudulently using company credit cards, spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on designer goods for themselves.

Francesca Grillo. Credit: ITV News.

"We have won the court case but definitely she had the most support from the public. She is well loved and she will always be loved and I am sure she will be fine," Francesca Grillo, 35, told the programme.

"She is great at what she is doing and I wish her all the best."

They worked as personal assistants to Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi.

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Nigella's ex-PAs feel no guilt over her drugs admission

The former personal assistants of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi have said they do not feel guilty the TV chef had to admit her drug use in public at their trial.

In their first television interview after being cleared of defrauding the former couple, Lisa Grillo told ITV's This Morning: "I feel sorry that we ended up in that situation, that she did admit to that. But no, not guilty, because it was nothing to do with me, it's her life."

Sisters Elisabetta, known as Lisa (left) and Francesca Grillo. Credit: Press Association

Her sister Francesca added: "It was our freedom. We were in court not because of her drug use or because we wanted her to be punished. In admitting it I think she was very brave to do so, good for her for doing so. But I didn't feel guilty."

Francesca spoke of the potential impact of the trial on Nigella. She said: "I think maybe we won the case but definitely she had the most support from the public.

"She is well loved and she will always be loved. I'm sure she will be fine. She's great at what she's doing and I wish her all the best."

The interview will shown on This Morning at 10.50am tomorrow on ITV.