“One of my bridesmaids took me into a bridalwear shop, just so I knew what I would be rejecting, and I stomped along thinking: 'This is ridiculous, I’ll look stupid’,” she chuckles.
There’s a new power couple on the block and it’s not the Beckhams, although one of them is very sporting – if poker counts as a sport – and the other possesses a rapier wit sharper than a pair of pinking shears.
And not just because, in its controversial Society Breasts issue, Tatler gave her the Bluestocking Tits award.
They wouldn’t dream of appearing in fake tan and prosthetic nails, although I obviously insist on them.” To present the programme, she must presumably be a-brim with esoterica; apparently not.
“It’s easy for me to appear terribly knowledgeable when I roll my eyes and say: 'No, no, you fool, it was 12th-century Venice!
It might be just the ticket for the forthcoming European Poker Tour (EPT) taking place in London early next month, at which Coren – who was the first woman to win an EPT event in 2006 for £500,000 prize money – will be playing.
But not such a good look in her role as presenter of the unapologetically erudite, lateral-thinking quiz show Only Connect, which begins its eighth series tonight on BBC Four.
“But I’m very much enjoying being a newlywed and I don’t think I’m capable of any more decisions right now.
At the moment, I can’t even choose between planting blue or yellow iris bulbs for the spring.” But imagine, Victoria, how terrifyingly clever your children would be?
Victoria’s tournament results, some tournament footage and strategy advice, appear on the POKER page.