Comedian loves the Spice Girl because she's a lot of fun
Russell, who recently got divorced from Katy Perry, was dropped off in Highgate by a chauffeur-driven Mercedes at 7.45pm.
The funnyman then emerged 3 hours later at 11pm clutching a bag of books and wearing dark sunglasses.
Geri, 40, and Russell, who share an enthusiasm for yoga, were also spotted holding hands during a day out at Hampton Court Palace with the Spice Girl‘s daughter Bluebell at the weekend.
Russell was mesmerised by Geri at the Olympic Closing Ceremony earlier this month and admitted to having a crush on the mum-of-one.
‘I’ve got Spice Girls mania all over again now,’ Russell, 37, told the Daily Mirror.
‘It’s like going back to 1996. I’ve got a massive crush on Geri Halliwell too, so everything in the world was as it should be.’