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It’s the Masters golf tour­na­ment this week in Au­gusta, and the reign­ing cham­pion Bubba Wat­son agreed to give me an­other ex­clu­sive in­ter­view. He gave me one last year, when ev­ery­one wanted him af­ter his vic­tory, be­cause, and I quote him ex­actly: ‘I loved what a p***k you were on Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent!’

This time, we spoke by satel­lite link — he from my New York stu­dio, me in Los An­ge­les. And we had a great time. Sus­pi­ciously good, in fact, given Bubba’s known as one of the great pranksters in world sport.

Sure enough, he later tweeted a pho­to­graph of him sit­ting on MY chair, in MY of­fice, smirk­ing, and clutch­ing a hand­writ­ten sign say­ing: ‘PIERS IS STILL A P***K!’

‘I got bom­barded by global out­pour­ings of

love and grat­i­tude from Justin’s Beliebers’

of plas­tic surgery they’ve sub­jected them­selves to in the false pur­suit of eter­nal youth. I’ve been gen­uinely shocked by a few fa­mous fe­male faces who’ve sat down op­po­site me, such has been the alarm­ing frozen- hell hor­ror of their heads.

But con­versely, I’m some­times equally stunned in a good way. Hav­ing break­fast at Urth Caffe in Bev­erly Hills — the one made leg­endary by the TV show En­tourage — a woman tapped me on the shoul­der.

‘Piers, it’s so nice to see you!’ she smiled. ‘ Thank you for what you’re do­ing on guns.’ She was tall, blonde, ex­tremely at­trac­tive, and very fa­mil­iar. We chat­ted for a few min­utes, and it sud­denly dawned on me that I was talk­ing to Christie ‘Up­town Girl’ Brink­ley, ar­guably the great­est su­per­model of them all. I got home and dis­cov­ered that Christie will be 60 next year. She doesn’t look a day over 45, and it all looked pretty nat­u­ral to me.

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