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Banker's 41,000 champagne spree
The Monaco-based financier spent more than 26,000 on champagne
An investment banker has been landed a 41,000 bill after ordering more than 70 bottles of champagne and spraying it around the VIP room of a nightclub.

The financier spent more than 26,000 on the champagne at the members-only Mo*vida Club in Argyll Street, Soho and was given a 15,000 cleaning-up bill.

He ordered 49 bottles and six magnums of Cristal champagne and 13 bottles and two magnums of Dom Perignon.

The man is from Monaco where "champagne spraying" is said to be more common.

He also paid an optional 12.5% service charge of almost 3,000 as well as buying a range of soft drinks.

The club spokesman said: "It might seem a tremendous waste but if someone is willing to pay the bill for any damage they are free to do what they want, as long as it's legal."

He said the damage was confined to the private VIP room of the club so other guests were not affected.

The spokesman said he had not heard of a similar instance in a London club.

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