Lionel Richie is an unusual ‘Face in the Crowd’ on Parliament visit

Lionel Richie is an unusual 'Face in the Crowd' on Parliament visit
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You might expect to see Lionel Richie pass outside your door, if you were in the Ivy last night, or in the VIP yurt of this month's Glastonbury Festival. But hello, which peer was he looking for this afternoon?

The global superstar and former Commodores front man was accompanied by Lord Levy, after the two hit it off last week at an anniversary dinner for Jewish Care. Lord Levy appeared to be giving him a tour almost up there on the ceiling:

Lionel Ritchie has just arrived in the peers gallery

— PARLY (@ParlyApp) June 15, 2015

Just bumped into Lionel Ritchie in the members' lobby of the House of Commons. As you do. And yes, I did say hallo to him...

— James Landale (@BBCJLandale) June 15, 2015

Lionel now signing autographs for school kids

— PARLY (@ParlyApp) June 15, 2015

Richie was not up there all night long though, however, and was spotted heading off in the direction of the Speaker's Office. Mr S understands that he did not meet the Speaker himself, which must be the first recorded incident of John Bercow turning down a photo op with a famous visitor to the Palace of Westminster.