Ian O'Doherty: Are you right there Michael?
Let me be clear on one issue -- I bloody love George Michael. I've been a fan of his for years -- Listen Without Prejudice is one of my favourite albums of the 1990s.
And I've always admired the unapologetic, uncompromising and invariably witty and intelligent ways he deals with whatever life throws at him -- and whatever he throws at it.
Let's put it this way, when you've suffered the humiliation of being busted trying to roger a stranger in a public jacks and then make a video ('Outside') completely taking the piss out of yourself then we have to love the guy.