Mingling with the stars...
It was quite fun, entertaining an audience of guests of the FA’s corporate sponsors alongside a few footy loving celebs – namely Ben Shepard, Jonathan Wilkes, Paddy McGuinness and one Declan Donnelly, otherwise known to ITV peaktime audiences as the smaller one out of Ant & Dec. Well, I was doing a few interviews with fans, and a couple of them ended up on the celebs’ table, which – if the celebs are a bit snooty - can sometimes be a bit toe curling. But Paddy, Jonathan, Ben and Dec are genuinely nice guys, and the fans left that table feeling like they’d gained four new mates.
But it was an especially good night for me, because while having a chinwag with the aforementioned Dec he announced that he always watches Late Kick Off. “Not the London one, mind, I don’t watch that one,” he said. “No, I watch yours, I record it on me box.” And then again, just before I left for the night, he said AGAIN that he was looking forward to watching Monday’s show. Well, you can imagine how totally star struck I was.
In fact, I almost asked him if he could sign my cleavage.