Shoppers were said to be shocked by the conventional appearance of actress Helena Bonham Carter and her film director partner Tim Burton in an Oxfordshire branch of Waitrose.
‘I was stunned,’ said store manager Matthew Priddy. ‘They looked so normal, I hardly recognised them. Mr Burton’s hair and beard were trimmed and he was wearing, if I’m not mistaken, a Blue Harbour jumper. Ms Bonham Carter was in stretch jeans and a waterfall cardigan. Her hair was scraped back in an alice band.’
Store staff, more used to seeing the celebrity bohemian couple looking as if they’ve been dragged through a hedge, put the transformation down to them ‘deciding to look as boring as everyone else in Waitrose.’