DIARY: No longer a Virgin PRO, Friedlander leaves Evans for film publicist role

Virgin Radio senior publicist Andy Friedlander is leaving the station this week, after four years doing PR for the station, and Ginger TV's TFI Friday.

His new role is as a film publicist at Corbett & Keene - and his first assignment is promoting the Jude Law/Joseph Fiennes movie Enemy at the Gates.

It all sounds very glamorous. But Friedlander will be leaving behind the excitement of managing a challenging client: the media mogul Chris Evans.

Unsurprisingly, Friedlander has some fond memories.

He describes the period when Evans was apparently carrying on his brief fling with Geri Halliwell as 'exciting and interesting, particularly trying to find a way to smuggle her dog out of the Virgin radio building' while the British media was outside baying for a story.

Friedlander could also teach most PROs something about filing an expenses claim.

He was part of the Virgin crew, including Evans, which ran up a pounds 17,000 room service bill in the course of a single weekend, during a St Patrick's day broadcast from Dublin. Much respect.

With the press now watching Evans' every move with his latest love Billie Piper, you might think Friedlander was relieved to be moving on to pastures new. He says his passion for film makes him 'more than eager' to get into his new role.

'But it will be difficult to top working with Chris,' he admits.

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