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The celebrity world provides fact and fiction fodder for Nigel May, he tells Margaret James


Over the past few years, novelist, journalist and television presenter Nigel May has made a big success of writing stories about the three things that really fascinate him – glamour and glitz and the world of celebrity.

But what made him want to go down this particular route?

‘I worked for many years as a showbiz journalist before I turned to writing novels, and writing has always been a huge passion of mine,’ Nigel says. ‘While I was in junior school – I must have been about ten – I wrote a mini-novel about a man being stranded on a desert island, which I proudly read out to the class. I studied journalism at college in London and then moved into the world of magazines. I am fairly obsessed with celebrity, so I was very happy to spend my days interviewing stars of television and film and also pop stars galore.

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