PETE DOHERTY is back with ex-girlfriend Irina Lazareanu - the girl Kate Moss chose to model her Top Shop collection. Talk about trying to rub your ex's nose in it!
Pete collected Irina - or Rini as he calls her - from posh hotel Claridge's in London's West End yesterday lunchtime.
The Babyshambles frontman, who was dumped by supermodel Kate earlier in the summer, arrived in the late morning and spent a couple of hours inside the five-star hotel.
Then Pete emerged with elegant Irina and the pair jumped into a blue people-carrier to head to the home of one of Pete's friends in Homerton, East London.
He was due on stage at the V Festival site in Chelmsford, Essex, at around 6pm and Irina was believed to be backstage with him. Until recently it was Kate who always used to watch Pete from the wings with that devoted look of hers. He and Irina, who fled Romania as a kid, were an item until two years ago. She joined him on tour in 2004 when they went on a chaotic jaunt around the UK packing in 10 shows in two weeks.
By the time Pete and Kate got together in 2005 he had split with her.
But Kate got to know the former ballet student and picked her to model her Top Shop collection - which has turned Irina into a successful model.
Ironically - or should that be Irinically - Claridge's is one of Kate's favourite hotels and it was where she threw her 30th birthday party.
Wonder if Pete found time when he called at the hotel to show Irina the bedrooms that Kate liked best of all?
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