15 JULY 1995, Page 26

Sir: My 86-year-old aunt (who doesn't read The Spectator) said

to me yesterday, 'How disgusting this business is about Hugh Grant. Men have always popped out for a bit of sex. Why can't the press behave prop- erly and leave him alone?'

Her 87-year-old husband is still alive. The thought of him 'popping out' in Chel- tenham where they live is awe-inspiring. Peter Burnham

Estate Farmhouse, Pitney, Langport, Somerset