Heather mocked in awards bash asylum joke

Heather Mills McCartney was once again mocked at an awards ceremony today.

Heather Mills McCartney was once again mocked at an awards ceremony today.

Just weeks after being ridiculed by Jonathon Ross at the Q awards, broadcaster and theatre director Ned Sherrin poked fun at the expense of Paul McCartney’s estranged wife.

Sherrin made the joke while hosting the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at The Savoy hotel in London and outlining the nominees for Best Actress.

He said Frances O’Connor was nominated for her star role in the play Tom and Viv.

The play is about poet TS Eliot’s little-known first marriage to Vivienne Haigh-Wood, who was committed to a mental hospital.

Sherrin said the play was about a man “who has his unstable wife locked up in the asylum.”

He joked: “Paul McCartney is said to have seen it 10 times.”

Last month BBC presenter Ross launched a scathing public attack on the land mines and animal rights campaigner.

The star mocked the sensational claims she made against her estranged husband in their bitter divorce battle.

Ross was hosting the Q Awards in London and opened by saying: “Heather Mills McCartney – what a f****** liar.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we found out she’s actually got two legs.”

His remarks were cheered by a celebrity-packed audience of musicians which included Oasis front man Noel Gallagher, U2, The Who and Boy George.

Today’s audience included Kristin Scott Thomas, Stephen Daldry, Jeremy Irons and Kathy Burke.

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