Piers added: “In fact, he said he had only one famous friend, randomly naming the former American Idol judge Randy Jackson.
“‘Well, we had one dinner together,’ he chuckled, ‘but I think he got sick of trying to contact me because I kept changing my phone number. I’m very paranoid. People say, ‘Are you on the run from someone?’”
Piers then said he asked Sir Anthony if he could become his second famous friend, which he enthusiastically agreed to.
However, the pair’s budding friendship was not to be, as when Piers eventually got around to contacting Anthony, he’d changed his number again.