DIARY: Spotted in a north London gym ...

Spotted in a north London gym: nudging-50 agency chairman keen to preserve boyish good looks and well-honed frame as long as scientifically possible. Spent 20-ish minutes on rowing machine; five, well, maybe four, doing bench presses; a couple on reverse leg extension machine (for that crucial rear-end region); a few seconds hovering non- committally around weights area; then gave up, sorry, ended workout, inordinately flushed . Must be crackers overdoing it like that.

Spotted in a north London gym: nudging-50 agency chairman keen to

preserve boyish good looks and well-honed frame as long as

scientifically possible. Spent 20-ish minutes on rowing machine; five,

well, maybe four, doing bench presses; a couple on reverse leg extension

machine (for that crucial rear-end region); a few seconds hovering non-

committally around weights area; then gave up, sorry, ended workout,

inordinately flushed . Must be crackers overdoing it like that.