DIARY: Euro 2000 PRO leaves Keegan waiting in the wings

It seems not all PROs are quite as in awe of celebrity as perhaps they ought to be.

It seems not all PROs are quite as in awe of celebrity as perhaps

they ought to be.



Lindley Baptiste’s client Gant USA is responsible for dressing the ITV

Euro 2000 football pundits and commentators, including such luminaries

as Des Lynam. A publicity photo-shoot meant that Baptiste (far left in

the photograph) was present to ensure everyone had their correct

clothing.



As part of the shoot Baptiste was also to feature in some photos to be

sent to menswear magazines and to Gant USA stores.



On arrival he was told the shoot wasn’t going to be until 1pm, so our

Baptiste found himself a quiet corner and set about reading the day’s

newspapers. Unfortunately the shoot was brought forward and it turned

out that he had been keeping the rest of the team - including current

England manager Kevin Keegan - waiting.



And what gossip does Baptiste have after spending time in the company of

illustrious style gurus such as ’Big’ Ron Atkinson and Barry

Venison?



He confesses to being more impressed with that latter-day demi-god Des

Lynam, confiding: ’You never see his legs move - he appears to be on

castors.’



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