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Ex-editor recalls more than 100 celebrity interviews for new book

A former editor has called on more than 100 celebrity encounters from his career for a new book.

Nic Outterside has written of his meetings with the rich and famous in The Man’s a Tart and Other Stories.

Nic edited the Argyllshire Advertiser, Buchan Observer, Galloway Gazette and Denbighshire Free Press during his career.

He also worked as chief investigative reporter for The Scotsman, Glasgow daily The Herald, Aberdeen’s Press & Journal, and Newcastle titles The Chronicle and the Sunday Sun.

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The book features anecdotes on interviews with two Prime Ministers, Edward Heath and Tony Blair.

Other famous names to appear include England cricketer Tony Greig, American actress Kirstie Alley, musician Lou Reed and runner Steve Ovett.

Nic said: “The idea for this book came to me earlier this year while piecing together material for my previous publication Contacts, which was a collection of 18 investigations I undertook as an investigative reporter.

“It was a true labour of love, but also bloody hard work and at times the tome is quite heavy on detail.

“Then while proofing the manuscript I realised how privileged I was to also enjoy so many light-hearted moments meeting and interviewing famous people during my life.

“In some ways The Man’s a Tart is a companion piece to Contacts, but it also a stand-alone romp through the funny and ridiculous.”

The Man’s a Tart and Other Stories is available as a paperback priced at £8.99 from Amazon.