Sadly, after his “Non-aggravated Nano surgery”, Hugh said that he didn’t feel quite well enough to take the Birmingham night airs with Nigel. Sunglasses and a Mr Bump plaster on each side of his temples was not a good look for the theatre, even for Hugh, who, I have to admit can carry most things off, but, he just wasn’t his usual buoyant self, “Ahh Nigelle, I am soooo sorry, I feel not quite right in myself, my bon viveur, it ‘as gone all poufffff and left me. I sink I ‘ave zee mal de mer, no?” So, he gave his driver Mellors the night off and let him go and see Ross Noble with Nigel … ……. with enough money for a programme and a bag of fruit pastilles each to go in with and a choc ice and orange Kia Ora for the interval.
Nigel said that he and Mellors had a really, really good time, they laughed hysterically all night, and then on the way home, Mellors had Nigel spell bound with all the famous people he had had in the back of his executive limousine before working for Hugh ….. but obviously Nigel was too discrete to divulge who …. but one, was his most favourite Loose Woman!!!!!!!
When he got back, Nigel told Hugh all about his favourite bits of the show and how Mellors was almost as funny, on the way back, as Ross Noble ……. and then laughed even more because it was funny lying in bed talking to someone who was propped up in bed with goodness know how many pillows, wearing shiny pink silk pyjamas, mahoooooosive sunglasses and even more Mr Bump plasters than he had on when Nigel left, sipping his room service Horlicks through a straw. There are Drama Queens and Drama Queens thought Nigel, but Hugh was almost certainly Queen of them all!!!