Regular readers will be beyond delighted to learn that Alan Yentob has signed with Kruger Cowne, the talent agency run by John Simpson's relations. Alan, "Broadcaster, Presenter, Arts and Media Guru" is available (presumably subject the BBC presenter conflict-of-interest guidelines) for "Advertising Campaigns, Awards Hosting & Presenting, Conference Keynote Speaking, Event Hosting, Public Appearances, and Public Speaking". Price ? On request.
One event you can look forward to in February - a Kruger Cowne Breakfast, at which Alan is paired with Notting Hill neighbour, Nicky Haslam, 77-year-old interior designer.