The judge in the trial of the Francesca and Elisabetha Grilla, former aides of Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi, has instructed the jury he will accept a majority verdict.
This means ten members of the jury must agree on whether the pair are guilty or innocent of one charge of fraud. The pair have denied the charge.
Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson said she was "disappointed but unsurprised" after her two former personal assistants were cleared of fraud.
The revelations that emerged in the fraud trial of two former aides to Nigella Lawson are unlikely to damage the TV chef's meteoric career.
Nigella "let the children smoke weed," an ex-PA has alleged, admitting she had wanted to drop drug claims out of sympathy for her ex-boss.