Rob Beckett has revealed his bizarre and hilarious exchange with Cara Delevingne – after the supermodel demanded he was moved from his seat.
The funnyman, 37, spoke on his hit Parenting Hell podcast on Tuesday to his co-host Josh Widdicombe, 40, about attending a Shania Twain gig earlier this month, after he was personally invited by the iconic songstress.
Having met Shania through his Sky show Rob And Romesh, he was contacted by her son to come to her show at the O2, where he was in a box with his wife Lou, their two friends, Cara, three of her friends, Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo.
He explained that once his group arrived they ignored their seat numbers and sat wherever – as is ‘the etiquette in a box’ – however once the supermodel arrived, she insisted Rob was moved as she wanted to sit in the front.
Rob then claimed Cara had brought her own bottle of Angostura Aromatic Bitters – a cocktail ingredient, before stating: ‘I looked into her eyes and I just thought, “you’re not okay, are you?” This isn’t about me or the seat, is it? This isn’t.’
That don’t impress him much: Rob Beckett has claimed Cara Delevingne demanded he was MOVED at a Shania Twain gig and brought her own booze to the O2 (pictured: Rob at the gig)
Regaling the story, Rob explained from the start – although started with an apology for sounding ‘unrelatable’ with his showbiz story.
He said: ‘Could I run this past you as well? Josh right? We went to see Shania Twain last week. And let me explain Shania Twain… it’s quite name dropping this…
‘So I met her when we did Rob and Romesh, right? and her son, she DM me saying, do you want to come to my show in London next week. I was like you can’t not. It’s a direct message from Shay, Shay, yeah…
‘So my friend’s husband is obsessed with Shania Twain. They’re gay. Just to make it clear, couple of gay guys, absolutely obsessed with Shania Twain.
‘So I said to the should I get 4 tickets? And we take them as a surprise. So anyway, we turn up and well, we got put in a box, right, Which was very swanky. So thank you very much Shania Twain to go in a box. So it’s all in a box.’
He then detailed how boxes work, where despite having allocated seating guests tend to sit wherever they like based on a first come first serve system.
He went on: ‘Anyway, we just can I ask you about the box? Well, I’lI talk you through who was in the box in a minute. However, what would you say the etiquette is, is in a box?…
‘Because I’ve been in a box at the 02 a few times now in the past, there’s like 10 seats out the front of the box. Apologies for not being relatable…
‘There’s ten seats out the front. So like 3 rows of seats at the front and then there’s like some stalls and a little table above that and there’s a big room with some seats for people because they won’t oversell the box.
‘There’s a source seat for everyone. I’d say it’s first come, first served… And because when I got my tickets, there’s like 15 seats, so I’d like to seat 6, seat 8, do they have 12? And my tickets were literally all over the place.
‘So I just wanted to because it was seat 6, seat eight, six. But I didn’t even look at the numbers because the rule is everyone just gets in that you sit down.
‘It’s like someone sitting room 100% just right. The only numbers on the seat is that you for that legal reasons of health and safety, OK? And it’s always been the way.
‘It’s a free for all anyway. So we’re in there, sat down. Jamie Lang was in there. With his partner Sophie. Beverly Knight was there, and then Cara Delevingne was there, all right. Anyway, so we just sat in the front four seats.’
The best seats in the house: Rob claimed that once the supermodel arrived at the gig she insisted Rob was moved as she wanted to sit in the front of the box (pictured at Wimbledon)
Rob explained what happened when Cara then arrived.
He went on: ‘Cara Delevingne wants to sit at the front, doesn’t she? And I was just like, we’re sat there and I was like, oh, and then she was like, talking to the PR. I was like, oh, I just thought we just all sit wherever I was like, you know…
‘We didn’t want to be split up because my seats were all over the place. And the the lady who booked the PR woman was like, oh, yeah, it’s just sort of sit wherever you want. It’s like. Sit wherever you want, try and sit with your group of friends.
‘It’s like and everyone’s on board with that. I would have sit in the front actually and was like, well, I did have an argument then my mate was like, she was like, I went, I’m sorry, we didn’t know. But then we didn’t know.
Revealing the model showed her tickets were in the front row, he explained she said: ‘She was like, actually made my tickets to the front…
‘I was like, I didn’t ask to see a ticket. I’m not doing that. And then she was like, I was actually. And then my mate was like, oh, would you like to sit in the front?
‘And she was like, well, yeah, I was like, okay. And then we just sort of moved at the back. But I was like, everyone’s looking around and going, that’s not what you do in a box. But I think she had to just sit in the front because it was like “a thing”.
‘And I looked into her eyes and I just thought, you’re not okay, are you? So like, anything, this isn’t about me or the seat, is it? This isn’t.
‘This isn’t about you right. I’ll be honest with you. I’m in a suite in a box. You can see from anywhere. Yeah, it literally doesn’t matter. I just want to sit next to the people I know in a row. So we got moved out of our seats by Cara Delevingne.’
Man! I feel like a photo opportunity: Also at the gig was Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo who got a snap with Shania Twain herself at the gig
He then spoke about the fact that Cara had brought a bottle of Angostura bitters to the event with her three friends.
When asked who she was with, he said: ‘Just sort of three mates. They also brought their own little bottle of you know…
‘What’s that thing people have that, like, it’s like they have in in a spirit that’s like a bottle, looks like a bottle of soy sauce – she brought her own bitters.
‘She had in a little cup holder. Well, in my cup holder, it was Well, in my cup holder, it was actually my seat because I had one seat at the front when Lou was behind me. I was like, I’m not sitting next to Cara Delevingne with [my wife] behind me and my mates apart.’