When Mike met Shayne.

shwrdMy nice little chat with former X Factor winner Shayne “Big In Asia” Ward is in the EG supplement of today’s Nottingham Evening Post – and it can also be found online.

(Complete with some strange punctuation; those triple question marks are supposed to be dot-dot-dots.).

OK, so perhaps Shayne wasn’t the most scintillating of conversationalists (although not as script-perfect as his People would wish him to be, as careful reading between the lines will reveal) – but at least I got a decent amount of phone time with him. In contrast, my editor was granted the grand total of forty-six seconds to speak to Beyoncé Knowles – and yet he still managed to spin an entertaining feature out of it. I’m looking, and I’m learning.