Kelvin MacKenzie reveals in his Sun column today that he was called in to meet Prime Minister John Major in Number 10 after the paper had run a story saying the PM was going grey.
MacKenzie, then editor of the Sun, says a rather grumpy Major told him the story was totally untrue bowed his head pointed at his hair and said: "Look, no grey at all."
MacKenzie recalls: "I was in a difficult position. He was the Prime Minister, we were in Number 10. I'm a tabloid tosspot but was now looking at a massively grey barnet. What was I to do? The answer was simple. Explain that I was off that day, blame my deputy and promise to run a bizarre correction."