Tuesday, July 04, 2006
An Evening with Cliff & Cilla
I've spent a wonderful evening at Spencer House in London at a fundraising bash for the Cliff Richard Tennis Foundation. NAMEDROP ALERT. Earl Spencer and his wife were the hosts for the evening. I even had my photo taken with them and Sir Cliff. No doubt I might feel obliged to
inflict this photo onshare this photo with you at a later date. NAMEDROP ALERT. Elaine Paige, Ainsley Harriott, Jasper Carrott and Virginia Wade were all there and Jimmy Tarbuck conducted an auction which raised in excess of £25,000 for Cliff's Foundation. Cherie Blair turned up too, looking strangely fetching in a cerise outfit (OK, I might have had one too many Pims by that stage - is it really alchoholic? Hic...). She left before the auction began - insert your own comment in this space. But the highlight of my evening was that I got to exchange a few words with Cilla Black! I borrowed a pen from Gavin Barwell and got her to sign the auction programme and write a get well wish to my partner who couldn't make the event. I apologised to her for being so tacky in asking her to sign something at such an event but she winked and said "of course I will, chuck!" I've been called 'chuck' by Cilla. I can die happy. Meanwhile Gavin Barwell will be auctioning the pen touched by Cilla's fair hand at a fundraiser for which ever constituency has the good sense to select him!