ISN’T payback wonderful?
Back in March, Gerry Butler and I made headlines around the world after he landed a haymaker on my chin during an interview.
It was all a bit of a laugh – so luckily most of my teeth survived.
I can’t say the same for Gerry, though, when I finally got my own back on the big Paisley beefcake.
We sat down for a chat for Lorraine and Good Morning Britain at the Toronto International Film Festival last week ahead of his new movie, The Headhunter’s Calling, a brilliant drama.
Our chat went really well but as it drew to a close I only had revenge on one of the Best Men at my wedding in my mind.
Instead of hitting him with a difficult question . . . I just hit him!
“You’re a lover, not a fighter, in this film, aren’t you?” I asked. “That’s good – do you know why? It’s my turn!”
Then Good Morning Britain viewers saw me give Gerry his teeth to play with.
It was all a good laugh – but I’m already worried what he has planned for our next interview. I’d better wear some body armour.
Gerry was on great form and the film is fantastic – I’ll bring you more from that and the rest of the trip to Toronto next week.
I mentioned last week that my old pal Michael Douglas came over to the house for a chat.
I made sure I had the good Tunnock’s Teacakes in for him.
It’s election year so talk turned to politics, and who better to talk about it than Michael?
He played the Commander-In-Chief in The American President – and Barack Obama even said he wished his presidency was more like the one in Michael’s movie!
But more importantly he’s friendly with both the Clintons and Donald Trump.
“I know the Clintons pretty well from when Bill was in office, and I know Hillary,” Michael told me between bites of Teacake.
“I think she’d be a spectacular president. I’m optimistic, I think this will be a catharsis and we’ll move progressively ahead.
“I know Donald personally. He’s a charming guy – I’ve played golf with him. He’s got a very good self-effacing sense of humour.
“I don’t agree with him politically, but anyone who takes on the public service responsibility, you have to respect. He’s a pretty understanding person. He’s set a tone that’s attracted a certain section of society.”