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Title: Gritty George Michael prepared for Wham’s trip to China last week...
Source: No. 1
Publish date: 13 April 1985

Gritty George Michael prepared for Wham’s trip to China last week by coming on to shake a tail feather with Frankie at Hammersmith Odeon. Georgey boy hopped rabbit-like from side to side of the stage yelling “Relax” into any microphone he could find.

Afterwards George retired to the Chelsea Holiday Inn with the band. Asked to comment on his performance Michael said: “I felt like a spare part at a wedding”. George, or Ultrabrite as The Lads call him, wasn’t exactly thrilled at the prospect of Wham’s China and Japan jaunt and spent much of the night groaning at the prospect of flying: “I’m fed up with it”, packing: “God knows what I’ll be able to wear”, several days of Chinese food: “can’t stand it” and worst of all having to stay in the same hotel as the thousands of Fleet Street hacks out in Peking to dish the dirt every time Andrew Ridgeley agrees to judge bottoms at the Chinese Rugby Club.

George and the Frankie lads then whizzed off to Legends Club discussing the various merits of limos with leather seats over those with cheapo plastic ones. Other stars who went to see Frankie at Hammy were Elton John and David Bowie, who has since been cavorting around town with Mick Jagger.

But far more swoonworthy, was apprentice American hunk Matt Dillon, who turned up after a pint of “Bitter” in the local Duke of Cornwell…