MTV Europe


I joined MTV Europe just before it launched, working first in the press office and then in the news team as the main news writer, as well as the researcher and guest booker for The Steve Blame Show.



The launch team. Shareholder Robert Maxell arrived by helicopter just before the shot was taken.


My first appearance in the press


With Leigh Bowery and friend.

For the launch party, a private train was hired from Victoria Station. I had to sign everyone in – Boy George, Donny Osmond, Jet Black, Bruce Dickinson etc. Then a private plane to Amsterdam for the party at The Roxy Club. Elton John flew in and Terence Trent D’Arby arrived with the local Hell’s Angels.