My therapy group for the summer stand-ins

I'll be inviting Anton Savage, Myles Dungan, Dave Fanning, Mary O'Rourke, Fionn Davenport, Claire Byrne and all the people who 'sit-in' for other people during the summer holidays to a lunch/group therapy session in September.

We may be second-tier choices in life but we are human beings with real feelings.

We shall drink and talk about how we are the media heroes keeping everything afloat while the pampered 'stars' swan off to Antibes and Roundstone. "Try filling a slot/column/telly show during the silly season," we'll scoff.

"I'd like to see them try." And then we'll go home and wait until next summer.