Can love conquer the class divide? Yes, says a Sloane Ranger with a hard-drinking, hard-living builder for a lover

Can love conquer the class divide? Yes, says a Sloane Ranger with a hard-drinking, hard-living builder for a lover

Can love conquer the class divide Yes, says a Sloane Ranger with a hard-drinking, hard-living builder for a lover

1:33 AM on 18th August 2011

Me and my (very handy) man: Julia Stephenson and builder Al

Me and my (very handy) man: Julia Stephenson and builder Al

Contrast: Julia says her idea of heaven is an early night and a good book, but she was attracted by Al

Contrast: Julia says her idea of heaven is an early night and a good book, but she was attracted by Al”s hard-drinking, hard-living lifestyle

Approval: According to Julia, Joanna Lumley thought Al was marvelous

Approval: According to Julia, Joanna Lumley thought Al was marvelous

Another job done: Julia relaxes while boyfriend Al puts his skills to use

Another job done: Julia relaxes while boyfriend Al puts his skills to use

Joan Collins

Joan Collins”s daughter Tara Newley (pictured) had a love affair with a roofer