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Nigella's 'quickie' divorce

The 10-year marriage of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi is a step closer after being granted a "quickie divorce" at the High Court.

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Saatchi and Lawson did not attend divorce hearing

Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson did not attend the hearing at the High Court.

A district judge listened as an assistant read out Lawson and Saatchi's names together with those of 14 other divorcing couples.

The judge asked: "Does any party or person wish to show cause against decrees being made or in the question of costs?"

A decree nisi is a statement saying the court sees no reason why a divorce cannot be granted.It is thought the divorce will be rubber-stamped some time in September.

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