He wanted to be a journalist straight out of uni. Failed to get onto The Times trainee scheme. Ended up freelancing (this is a code word on a gossip column, it means getting £50 for tips sent in, little stories heard at parties, yes, I’ve done it, a little bit) for Peterborough in the Telegraph.
Now he’s editor of The Evening Standard.
Yes, screaming with glee. And if push came to shove I’m sure it would be Bye Bye Tatton.
Now, as to whether he’s going to be any good at it……