"I was soaking wet and my £900 Prada shoes were completely wrecked.
"When the emergency services arrived they couldn't do anything for health and safety reasons, so we had to wait for an hour before the Southend coastguard came, and the police helicopter, to save us."
Speaking at the offices of his cosmetic research company and surrogacy centre in Chandlers Quay, Maldon, Barrie added: "We'd just dropped my daughter Saffron at a friend's so I'm so pleased she wasn't with us, or any of the other kids, that would have been awful if someone had been hurt.
"The flooding caused about £50,000 damage and the car, which was only two months old, has been written off.
"Tony said I did it on purpose because I want a Bentley."
Okay, are we thinking there's a 50/50 chance that these two are NOT super obnoxious, they are just choosing to live their lives as an elaborate performance art salute to AbFab?