Andrew Marr has just gone into Number Ten. Adam Boulton describes him as a "sympathetic interviewer". That would be why Marr is doing it, rather than the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson, who would be far more aggressive. Robinson will be fuming. This is not just an important interview for Gordon Brown, it's high noon for Andrew Marr. Anything less than a searching, robust line of questioning and he will look like a patsy.
Of course, far be it from me to allege that on the day England beat Australia it is a good day to bury bad news, but it's probably better to get it over with on a weekend than leave it until Monday.
God how I'm looking forward to PMQs on Wednesday.
Adam Boulton is now saying that the spin they're putting on it is that it really wasn't anything to do with Gordon, it's all these wicked advisers around him who have been pumping it up. The latter is certainly true, but what kind of leader do we have if he fails to tell them to stop it, and calm down.