Saturday, 16 June 2012

Steve Cotton: Remarkable Flatman a joy to interview

When people – and, by 'people', I mean that rare thing of a work experience kid who is not afraid of his or her own shadow and voice – ask me who is the best interviewee I have ever encountered, I do not even have to think.

Not 'have you ever been star-struck interviewing anyone?', 'who is the most famous person you have interviewed?' or 'who is the most successful sportsperson you have interviewed?' – but who is the best to interview? Who would you want to interview time and time and time again?

The answer is simple – and I can assure you that the fact David Flatman was this week forced to retire from professional rugby will have been met with a collective groan from the esteemed members of the Rugby Union Writers' Club.


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