Russell Brand and Johann Hari were once the revolutionary dream team, working side-by-side to produce the comedian's YouTube series The Trews.
Brand hired the self-confessed plagiarist last year to help with his videos. Now, alas, Mr S hears it is the end of the road for the like-minded pair, with Hari quitting. The writer apparently wants to focus on his next book. Hari had previously worked with Brand while also working on his most recent release Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.
Their working relationship had been an amiable one, with Brand even acknowledging the discredited journalist in the credits for his book Revolution, calling him a ‘tireless, brilliant, adrenalised busybody’.
Mr S will look out to see if Hari returns the favour.