GLOBAL pop megastar Madonna and her movie director husband Guy Ritchie have provided a Ray of Light for residents in the upmarket London district of Mayfair by buying up a local boozer.
The Like a Virgin singer and the Snatch director have reportedly snapped up the Punch Bowl on Farm Street for around £2.5million in what is expected to be the first of a series of acquisitions by the celebrity couple.
The couple have bought the 18th century pub in partnership with nightclub magnate Piers Adam - the man behind toff hangout Mahiki on nearby Dover Street.
According to property agents Davis Coffer Lyons - who advised the group on the purchase - the couple have a vision to create a fresh twist on the classic British pub concept aimed at attracting a trendy, fashion-conscious clientele. With Madge`s reputation as the original Material Girl, I shouldn`t imagine they`ll have many problems there.
But will the couple just end up getting Deeper and Deeper into a mess which will see them waving Bye Bye Baby to their publican dreams, or will they get Into The Groove and Keep It Together?
NB - BigH makes no apologies for the shameless use of puns in this article.