“I took in the suits, one of the finely tailored suits, the way that the little vein pulses on the left hand side of his face,” Hill said to the host, Lauren Laverne, on May 8.
“I noticed right away that, like the rest of us, he really could have done with glasses because he had these giant cards. I could read them all, cards telling him who was who and what he should say and things like this.
“I noticed he didn’t eat or drink anything. I watched the watch on his wrist, very expensive.
“Now this sound really bizarre, but I could smell that he was freshly laundered, he wasn’t wearing cologne but it was almost like he had stepped out of some special preparatory bath or something into the moment.