Instead of having had a few too many late nights on the Champers, Reynolds' excuse is rather more elaborate. He's actually the head of a guerrilla gardening group - he and a band of do-gooders creep out in the dead of night to makeover dilapidated pieces of land.
This practice is not something that only the locals have noticed and he recently made an appearance on daytime TV in a slot on Richard and Judy on Channel 4. Apparently, gardening on cold, dark council estates is therapeutic. As the presenter said ... time to get out more, Richard.
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