Perhaps he reads this blog? Fatboy Slim now has a Belfast date in his diary following criticism – and is allegedly going to appear in Derry Girls…

The beauty of blogging is you never quite know who might be reading it. I know for a fact some of the people whom I’ve written about have been along to read it – and this isn’t something I think twice about. If you’re in the public eye, don’t be surprised when the public occasionally comment on your activities.

Back in April, I published an article about how Fatboy Slim’s forthcoming tour of the UK excluded one of the four countries in it – namely, Northern Ireland. What I didn’t know at the time was a date had, in fact, been scheduled for Belfast. He was meant to appear on October 23rd at the Belfast Telegraph’s old headquarters to help celebrate Shine’s 25th birthday.

However, ongoing lockdown restrictions in Northern Ireland – where nightclubs can only reopen from October 31st – mean the date has been pushed back to Friday 17th December. And sorry to disappoint if you’re now hoping to buy tickets to the event, but it sold out a while ago…

And speaking of Fatboy Slim – real name Norman Cook – there was an interesting story in the Belfast-based Sunday Life newspaper yesterday. Apparently, the man himself is due to make a cameo appearance in the next series of Channel 4 comedy Derry Girls. Their insider reveals his scenes are likely to be filmed in December – due to him being in Northern Ireland for the aforementioned gig – but no details have been revealed as to what role he’ll actually play. We shall see…