Police have said they plan to review Nigella Lawson’s recent evidence during the Grillo sisters trial, in which she admitted taking drugs.

Scotland Yard had initially said it would not take further action over the TV chef’s admissions unless further evidence came to light.

However they have since confirmed in a statement that ‘a specialist team will examine the evidence emerging as part of an ongoing review into this matter.”

Commander Stephen Watson of the Metropolitan Police told the Sunday Telegraph: “Part and parcel of that review we will undertake will be to look at all aspects of the testimony that was given in the trial, which is now public knowledge, and will reveal itself in the transcripts of the trial.

“There are implications in terms of what has been said during the course of that trial and all those implications will be taken into account in determining an appropriate way forward.”

Nigella confessed at the trial that she had taken cocaine twice but was not a ‘habitual’ user.

She said she had used the drug with her late husband John Diamond upon learning he had terminal cancer, and again in 2010 when she was ‘subject to intimate terrorism’ by second husband Charles Saatchi.

The trial ended with the defendants, Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo – former personal assistants to Nigella – cleared of defrauding her and Saatchi.