'Tony and I are living in Essex now and, unlike the centre of London or Manchester, there are not many gays in the village,' he said.In fact, the pair and their children live on an exclusive private road in Chelmsford, a large town beloved of the fake bake set, with its own thriving gay scene.Little was left to chance — even the sex of the twins was selected, with Barrie fathering Saffron, and Tony, Aspen.
The resulting embryos were implanted into the womb of a second woman, Rosalind Bellamy.
A third embryo, created when the egg fertilised by Tony split in two, was frozen.
A spot check of the Gaydar website revealed 500 men were advertising from around the immediate area.
Ironically, given the pair's weakness for uniforms, the Mail discovered their detached, rented £600,000 house belongs to senior police officer Ian Learmonth, formerly based at the nearby Essex Police HQ, but now promoted to Assistant Chief Constable of the Strathclyde force in Glasgow.
But while the public is invited to share the details of little Saffron's Chanel No 5 habit, there are other areas about which the couple are more reticent.