I was in the middle of chatting to Hazel Blears and, glancing at my mobile had to utter the immortal words, "I'm sorry Hazel, I've got to take this, it's Bruce Forsyth". Little did I know at the time but Hazel is a massive fan of 'Strictly' and a rather good tap dancer. In fact, we ended up going to one of the recent shows with her and her husband and she nearly got up to join Bruce in the warm-up.
That wasn't the most incongruous mobile interruption I've ever had, though. I was once waiting to interview Jade Goody about her emotional struggles for Now magazine, and while waiting was on the phone to Harriet Harman. When Jade arrived I had to say to that great feminist standard bearer, "Sorry Harriet, I'll have to call you back, Jade Goody's here".
Namedropping: the sine qua non of tiresome, worthless and insecure fucktards everywhere.
Look at him, everybody! He's special!