Given that he’s in today’s Sunday Times talking about how his outspoken performance on Question Time cost him professionally, and we’ve been asking for stories of strange celebrity cocktails – it feels like the stars have aligned for us to revisit this little anecdote.
A few years ago, Laurence Fox was lined up to host a pilot episode of a new TV entertainment show – but the shoot did not go well. After seeming alright for the day leading up to filming, Lozza suddenly became very weird on camera. Bleary-eyed, erratic, no-one could figure out what had gotten into him.
They later discovered it was a massive amount of cocaine – which he’d apparently tried to counterbalance with a touch of ketamine.
Needless to say, he didn’t get a call back.