‘If we go into a ditch, we won’t walk out alive’ Chris Evans

‘Shall we take out the Testarossa?’ The offer was hard to refuse. The world’s most expensive Ferrari was away, but Chris Evans did have a white-and-blue 1957 250 GTO to play with. It’s a replica, ‘only’ worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, but it still felt like sitting on a rocket. We eased out onto theContinue reading “‘If we go into a ditch, we won’t walk out alive’ Chris Evans”

‘Yes, I have a young girlfriend. It seems perfectly natural to me’ Bryan Ferry

‘Well, I have a young girlfriend, yes,’ says Bryan Ferry. ‘I know it’s against the law.’ Not quite – she is a grown-up – but the age difference between them is a hefty 36 years. ‘I don’t like to talk about it. It just seems perfectly natural to me.’ Suave, elegant, composed: these are words thatContinue reading “‘Yes, I have a young girlfriend. It seems perfectly natural to me’ Bryan Ferry”

Rommel with ballet shoes: what it’s like to take tea with the man thrown out of the BNP

Richard Barnbrook, who won a seat on the Greater London Assembly for the BNP, is now being expelled from the party after an attempted coup, according to a report in today’s Guardian. I took tea with him at his home in Dagenham two years ago, for the Independent on Sunday, and it was a remarkableContinue reading “Rommel with ballet shoes: what it’s like to take tea with the man thrown out of the BNP”

‘There are important reasons for staying alive’ Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson leans back in the captain’s chair on board his £18 million racing yacht, as Formula One cars tear along the Monte Carlo quayside just a few yards away. He puts his shoeless feet up on the control panel and – would you believe it – yawns. ‘Sorry,’ he says, grinning. ‘I had aContinue reading “‘There are important reasons for staying alive’ Sir Richard Branson”

The intimate truth about Nick and Dave

I’ve been able to sit down with both Nick Clegg and David Cameron in the last year and ask awkward questions. They told me some fascinating things about themselves and their personal lives. What do you think Dave said when I asked if he had ever had an affair? What do you think he said heContinue reading “The intimate truth about Nick and Dave”

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