For some reason, this made me irrationally pleased:
I know he won’t really be hanging on my every utterance. How can he, when he was already following over a thousand people at this point, and it’s over 3000 as I write. But I don’t care. Stephen Fry is following me on Twitter.
I’ve never met him, but my wife and youngest son Dominic have, at a party at St James’s Palace, hosted by Prince Charles for The Archers’ 50th birthday. While I was somewhere else in the room, no doubt making small talk with the BBC’s deputy controller of napkin rings, Stephen (he’s following me on Twitter, you know) discovered that Dominic plays Daniel Hebden Lloyd.
He lifted Dom up in the air and cried “Dominic! I’m your biggest fan!”
What a nice man.
Did I mention that he’s following me on Twitter?