DIARY: Stormy long weekend in Amsterdam claims yet more poor Virgins

After getting their fingers burnt by Chris Evans, you'd think Virgin Radio would be wary of boozy weekends. Especially ones that spill into the working week.

Alas, it would seem that Evans-itus has spread throughout the entire office. For last Monday, 65 of Virgin's 80 staff were to be found stranded in Amsterdam.

The party of revellers, which included the breakfast show host Daryl Denham, was forced to spend an extra day in the capital of porn, pot and poppers after storms cancelled their plane home.

Still, our sympathy lies with the poor buggers who were left behind to run the station. This included the commercial director, Catherine Jacobs, who was forced to muck in and man the reception.

And hats off to Steve Taylor - the station's group enterprise director declared himself responsible for the safe return of all his staff and volunteered to stay in Amsterdam. "It's the least I can do," he is rumoured to have said. "I shall probably have to stay a couple of months, just to make sure."


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