Gyles Brandreth

Diary – 5 May 2007

Today I saw Gordon Brown and Ian McKellen in the same room! True, they weren’t actually speaking to one another, let alone holding hands, but what do you think?

The telephone rang at 7.45 a.m. It was a journalist I know. She sounded tense. ‘Gyles,’ she said, ‘do you want to come out?’ ‘It’s a bit early, isn’t it, darling?’ I replied. ‘I mean, “come out”,’ she said with emphasis, adding, with a little laugh, ‘Everyone knows you’re gay.’

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