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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Kate Moss demonstrates her command of current affairs

Kate Moss meets possibly the future prime minister and mistakes him for a plumber

David Cameron,* the Conservative leader, has told how he was recently mistaken for a plumber by the model Kate Moss.

The pair were introduced by Sir Philip Green, the billionaire businessman who owns Topshop, at a charity dinner. A star-struck Mr Cameron had no idea what he should talk about, so instigated a conversation about flood damage.

The model was so impressed with his knowledge that she asked him for his phone number so that she could ask his advice on drainage.

. . .

"I went to a charitable dinner the other night and Philip Green came up to me and said, 'Would you like to meet Kate Moss?' So I said, 'Well, of course I'd like to meet Kate Moss.' I went over to her table and, on the way over, I thought, what on earth am I going to say?

"And I remembered she actually has a house in my constituency - and we'd had these terrible floods in west Oxfordshire.

"So I said: 'Very nice to meet you, very sorry about the flooding in your house. I know your local pub has been flooded, I've been to see the publican and I know you like to go to the pub and so I know it's going to re-open in six months.'

"So I went on like this and she turned around and said: 'God, you sound like a really useful guy, can I have your phone number?'

"I went back to my table and said: 'The good news is, I met Kate Moss and she wanted my telephone number. The bad news is, I think she thinks I'm something to do with drainage'."

* Cameron's wife, Samantha, is creative director of Smythson, which makes this:

The It bag of the season.


Anonymous said...

What a nice story. I guess this is a blond bimbo tale. This just shows how self-centered you can be.

Anonymous said...

hahahaa, i could insert some snarky comment about models/blonds/etc... but i know i have a more embarassing foot-in-mouth story or two... not to mention the fact, i'm not a model (duh) nor am i blonde, nor have i taken any drugs/or alcohol recently. rendering me completely excuseless.
; )

great story.