RTE's Dave Fanning in conversation with former Labour Party spin doctor Peter Mandleson?
We kid you not. The bizarre meeting happened at a recent function for Dave's publishers, HarperCollins (who are gearing up to publish the DJ's memoir, The Thing Is, in late September) at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
Dave told The Diary: "There were three type of people there: authors: agents and publishers. I was walking around with this green badge on me that said 'Author' when Peter Mandleson, also wearing an author badge, walked up and said 'So you're an author, then?', and began chatting to me. He was hilarious. Telling me about his advance "
More bizarre was that Dave (pictured here in a photo from 1979) made a great pal of another attendee: Pauline Prescott, the wife of former deputy prime minister John Prescott.