I went to interview Norman Tebbit as part of my research for a new book I’m planning. I visited him at his home in Suffolk. He was charming, erudite and fascinating company. But he didn’t stick to the subjects I was there to talk to him about. He went off piste quite a lot, ranting about UKIP, Europe, gay marriage, the uselessness of the coalition government and loads of other stuff. It was stuff that would be of no use to my book but I thought was very newsworthy so I wrote it up and offered it to the very brilliant Big Issue, who I write a TV column for. They published it today and it got picked up by numerous nationals such as The Times, The Mail, The Guardian and even my favourite, the Daily Mash
I repeat, there is a CRISIS IN MASCULINITY! Wrap your penis in tin foil and hide under your snooker table. Dianne Abbott MP says we’re doomed. Channel 4 News asked me to tak her on in a HEATED DEBATE on the matter last Wednesday. I did. It was great. I can’t find a link for you to watch it so you’ll just have to trust me. The best part of the experience? Off air Jon Snow complemented me on my nice tweed jacket. He;s dreamy. The next day, I recorded a thing for the BBC World Service’s Weekend show on the same subject. You can listen here. It starts towards the end of the programme, at about 17:33
“Sam Delaney’s got a fookin opinion has he? Tell im he can say it to my face…”
I like watch West Ham do football. When sabotage Times ask me what I see this year, I write for them THIS
Barry From Watford is the brilliant creation of Alex Lowe, a brilliant comedy actor. Last night I appeared as a guest on his live chat show at the Soho theatre. He was funny, I just answered questions about sport mostly. The other guest was Guy Pratt from Pink Floyd. It was being filmed as a TV pilot for Baby Cow productions. I enjoyed it. My brother was in the audience. We got drunk after.