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Reader’s Comment of the Day: Peter Cook knew how to turn down a dinner


In response to Laura Perrins: Hugh Grant consorts with prostitutes. No, Lib Dems, I won’t have dinner with him, sfin wrote:

The best refusal of a dinner invitation was Peter Cook’s.

On receiving an invitation to dine with the Duke and Duchess of York, he replied:

“Thank you for your kind invitation. I have checked my diary and I’m afraid I must decline, as it turns out I shall be watching television that evening.”

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