Friday, September 25
Rupert Everett and I have never seen eye to eye since we were pitched together on the same team for a Comic Relief celebrity version of The Apprentice in 2007, and the movie star was so horrified by my burning desire to win that he literally ran away after one day’s filming, never to return.
In an interview with The Guardian a few years later, he branded me a ‘killer’ and ‘pathological’, said I was ‘slobby and elephantine’, and expressed deeply offensive sympathy for my wife Celia: ‘She’s gorgeous and very funny. I mean, she deserves to be ****** by a god. I’ve always imagined him to be hung like a budgie underneath it all.’
So, as you can imagine, there was a fair amount of tension in the air…