Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

I write a weekly celebrity interview column for the Scottish Sunday Post, and this week I chatted to

Gary Hollywood, the actor who plays Dino in Mrs Brown’s Boys. The show is expected to be the most watched programme of the Christmas season, so I thought I’d share the column as it will appear.

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Money's Too Tight To Mention

What a difference a week makes.

Last Friday I had to get up early to present the Breakfast show on BBC Radio London with Penny Smith, so at 6am we were ready to go with stories of the latest political posturings, terrorism threats and advice for staying out of trouble at Christmas (photo below). But by 6pm, I was in another country doing something completely different.

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A Charming Man

I write a monthly column for a magazine looking back at behind the scenes stories from interviews I have done and inspired by autographed records in my collection. I thought I'd share them here after publication, so this week it's Morrisey. The signed album cover is below.

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I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker

My inbox has been swamped over the last couple of days with friends in the music business sending me links to what looked like a breakdown, a complete despair filled rant at camera from a Scottish singer named Sandi Thom.

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Treat Me Like Somebody

A couple of weeks ago I went along to a glitzy showbiz party in a posh London hotel where the reception area resembled Buckingham Palace after a refurb by Croesus and Donald Trump  – gold ornaments everywhere and rugs thicker than Trump’s hairdresser is used to. It was classy beyond belief, the kind of place where you don’t just steal the toiletries but the loo paper too.

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Sunday Girl

I write a monthly column for a magazine looking back at behind the scenes stories from interviews I have done, and inspired by autographed records in my collection. I thought I'd share them here after publication, so this week it's Debbie Harry and Blondie. The signed album cover is below.

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