Sex And The City star and published sexpert, Kim Cattrall is heading to Melbourne for this year’s Spring Racing Carnival as a guest of Swisse to take part in Oaks Day, making the second consecutive year that a glamorous graduate from HBO’s comedy about aging sex enthusiasts has been turf-side at Oaks (last year’s special guest was Sarah Jessica Parker).

Kim Cattrall confirmed her attendance saying, “I have been talking about coming to Melbourne for many, many years and everyone tells me there is no better time to be enjoying the city than during the Cup carnival.” – which is absolutely true, providing she can avoid awful general public punters wearing hokey red suits and novelty-sized sunglasses.

The 2012 Spring Racing Carnival (refer to our definitive guide here) might be the celebrity-est one yet, with former famous person Mischa Barton confirmed to attend the Melbourne Cup, insurance-shilling fictional couple Rhonda and Ketut, the Prince Charles and Camilla, and lone legitimate A-List star Nicole Kidman locked in for Derby Day.

No doubt they will all be kept out of the shame cauldron patronised by the public and safely enclosed within the walls of an invitation-only corporate marquee. Thank god.

Via Take 40
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