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Thursday
Jul112019

AWT – expletive not deleted

A special guest at Forest's 40th anniversary dinner last month was TV chef and restaurateur Antony Worrall Thompson.

Antony was a great help to Forest when we were fighting the smoking ban.

He did countless interviews on television and radio. He also hosted Forest events at his restaurant in Notting Hill and the media-friendly Groucho Club in Soho where he was a member.

In 2009 he helped launch the Save Our Pubs & Clubs campaign at a pub in Westminster and he also sponsored a petition calling on the government to amend the ban to allow separate smoking rooms in pubs and clubs.

Anyway, we were delighted that he and his wife wife Jay were able to join us for our little celebration and we decided to present him with a gift of rum and cigars to thank him for his support.

What we didn't expect is what happened when he came on stage.

To view the video on YouTube click here. It's the only time I have ever got a proper laugh at a public event so do share it.

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