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Etiquette expert Liz Brewer is never one to miss a party – even when she has broken her leg reports JANE SLADE

Liz Brewer, who starred as the fearsome teacher in the TV series Ladette to Lady, decided to make The Chelsea Flower Show, her first outing after fracturing her tibia two weeks ago – arriving on a mobility scooter.

“I fell over while wearing my six-inch high, green patent Jimmy Choo boots,” the 69 year old told me, “I was coming out of the after show party in Mayfair after seeing my brother John Brewer’s film ‘Beside Bowie – The Mick Ronson Story’.

“It couldn’t have happened at a worse time,” she wailed whizzing round the show gardens.

Despite her injury she still managed to look cheerful and stylish –  she even found a place to hang her gold handbag on the scooter.

“I am having such fun driving my scooter,” she said. “I don’t need a licence and I can drink and drive!”

She borrowed it from her chum Terence Cole, the CEO of Marcol Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. “He’s in New York at the moment and got one there he can use,” she trilled.

“My leg’s going to take three months to heel and I may need an operation – but I am still hosting three parties during Royal Ascot…” Let’s hope she is allowed to drive it there.