As most of you will know the Christmas edition of The Stage boasts a front cover pic of the rather lovely and very talented William Young.
Now I know that a lot of you have been scrambling around to get a copy - but brave the crowds and get down to WH Smiths because they are in demand.
I’ve had a lot of emails from readers wanting to know a bit more about what the canny performer is doing with the BBC in the Congo… so as a Christmas treat I’ll let you in on the secret…
He is making a show for those factual folk at the beeb about saving the planet. The star took a break from his madcap schedule to track gorillas in war-torn Congo in Africa.
He is filmed following the beasts in the heat of the jungle as part of a two week season looking at endangered animals called Saving Planet Earth.
In the interview with The Stage Young said: “It was amazing, we got pretty close but I tell you they are massive. I mean really huge.”
He also revealed that he had a passion for conservation - and in the unlikely event that all the phones from record producers and theatre directors stopped ringing, he revealed that he might make the move to be an eco-warrior.
The BBC series is hosted by David Attenborough and Alan Titchmarsh running over two weeks in summer 2007. The aim is to try and raise awareness about how human behaviour is driving some creatures to the brink of extinction.
There will be previously unseen footage from BBC1 blockbuster Planet Earth and celebrities including Brian Blessed, Toyah Willcox, and ex-SAS man Chris Ryan talking about the plight of endangered animals. Tigers, sharks and rhinos are all running out of time.
The series is set to end with a live fund-raising event to raise cash for UK conservation charities.
Attenborough said: “”Some scientists suggest that up to a quarter of animal species could be extinct by 2050. But it’s not too late - you can be involved in Saving Planet Earth.
“If you are a child, this is your future. If you’re a parent, it’s your legacy. The time to act is now.”