8pm It’s Metro’s first birthday celebration at Home in Leicester
Square. The celebrity quotient is provided by the casts of The Bill and
EastEnders. Beppe and Gianni are proving a hit with the ladies.
8.30pm Metro’s Ben Davey spots a dishevelled bloke loitering in the
lobby and invites him up for a drink to watch the evening’s
entertainment - Jools Holland. ’Cheers, but I’m in the band, mate,’ is
the stranger’s riposte.
10pm Jools and crew kick the party into gear. The sax player spies PR
girl Laura Outhart and leaps onto the floor to boogie with her before
flipping her over his shoulder exposing the colour of her underwear to
the delighted throng.
10.30pm Eve Pollard forgets Aura’s launch for a few minutes and bops
with hubby Nick in joyous abandon. Daily Mail boss Guy Zitter observes
from a distance.
11pm Ben Davey is seen in a clinch with yet another agency beauty.
Meanwhile, Justin Farnan and BMP’s Adam Smith are trying to out-talk
each other and Headley Perkins attempts to impress Poorvi Patel with his
best Don Corleone impersonation.
12am The hospitable bar staff are now offering three beers when you’ve
only asked for one. Never mind, I’ll trouser two for later. The trendy
set decide to test the limits of the bar budget by moving onto double
vodka Red Bulls.
12.30am Metro boss Mike Anderson, surprisingly still standing on his
gammy leg, returns from chatting up Emily Lloyd in the VIP bar.
1.30am Those who have made amorous liaisons are exchanging slavering
goodnights. Meanwhile, several tired and emotional Metro staff are
escorted off the premises.
8.00am Zenith’s Sarah Thompson wakes up in hospital after slaloming down
the Tube escalators on her way home.