Londoner’s Diary: ‘Adrenaline junkie’ Boris Johnson can’t resist the spotlight

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 (Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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ACTOR Simon Callow thinks Boris Johnson is an adrenaline junkie: “The worst possible thing you can ever be as an actor or a performer.” Fresh off the stage from his press night performance of Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre this week, Callow, right, expressed fears the PM would be a hazard on the boards. “It destroys the whole performance, everybody else’s performance and you don’t do yourself much favour.” Johnson’s need for drama defined his time in office and is the cause of his public downfall, the Four Weddings and a Funeral star said. “When they sacked him it’s kind of thrilling for him, somehow a triumph in a way because he can make a speech about it.” A case of politician spotlight fever, maybe?

Yung in it for the long haul

 (Dave Benett)
(Dave Benett)

SELF-CONFESSED ‘crazy’ alt-rock singer Yungblud told us his genre is “f****** pretentious”. “I think people are latching onto an idea that happened 30 years ago.” He turned heads putting “some black hearts on my fingernails” and wearing “pink socks,” but is now doubling down on longevity. “It’s not even about music,” he said, “I am interested in a culture and long career.

Miles Nazaire lays bare heatwave tricks

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A TOTTENHAM warehouse was revved up by Dazed Magazine’s 1980s motor bash with Italian gin brand Engine last night. Musician MNEK sampled the drinks with activist Shahmir Sanni, singer Daisy Maybe and TikTok sensation Callum Mullin. Vroom! Made in Chelsea heartthrob Miles Nazaire sheltered from the heat at a charity do in Restaurant Ours, Kensington. His tips for keeping cool? “Sleeping naked,” he told us.

Kukua Williams attends the Harpers Bazaar x Tower of London Superbloom celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Fou)
Kukua Williams attends the Harpers Bazaar x Tower of London Superbloom celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Fou)

Strictly’s Kelvin Fletcher joined cast-mate Kerry Howard and actress Amber Anderson after his National Theatre performance of Jack Absolute Flies Again. Model Kukua Williams was at the Tower of London for a Harper’s Bazaar event, pop star Ellie Goulding visited KISS FM, Tigerlily Taylor attended the opening of gastro-gaming spot Oche, The Strand, and presenter Amal Fashanu was at the London Lifestyle Awards at The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone.

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