The Currant Bun told of MacLaurin 'bizarrely' reading out a statement from Ingrid Tarrant. Could he have taken her side during the high-profile marriage break-up saga?
'No,' says MacLaurin, a trifle wearily. 'The house had been under siege, so I went down there to see if I could move some of the journos on and give Chris and Ingrid a bit of breathing space.'
He adds: 'I released Ingrid's statement to the wires through my agency, I didn't read it out.'