Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman has tweeted his support for Bob Servant’s new book – after his letter to Bob featured in it.
I’m a member of a popular beat combo and spend a lot of time on the road. I often think fondly about my childhood home of Fife.
As someone who lives just over the river and probably spends a lot of time admiring Fife, what’s been your favourite trip over the river?
Guy Berryman, Coldplay.”
A snippet of Bob’s typically amusing response begins: “Nice try. As I suspect you well know, I am not a Fife fan. I find the natives unbearably arrogant, and entirely unresponsive to well-worked jokes.”
Earlier this week, the Tele spoke to Dundee’s favourite cheeseburger tycoon about his new book, which launched yesterday.
And in a letter to the Tele, Bob Servant, the much-loved character created by Dundee author Neil Forsyth, has set out his plans for the future following the “dignified end” of his TV show Bob Servant, Independent.
The self-proclaimed “man of the people, object of absurd levels of female desire, and cheeseburger Svengali” has his sights set on two major opportunities in Dundee.
Along with his existing interest in “burgers and skirt” — where Bob says, in both cases, “it’s about maintaining appropriate sauce levels”, he has offered ideas for the Waterfront and a proposal to take the reins at Dundee United.
Tomorrow will see two events take place in Dundee on a day being described by the man himself as “Bob-a-geddon”, to mark the launch of the book Ask Bob: Your Guide To A Wonderful Life.
Author Neil, along with actor Jonathan Watson — who plays Bob’s right-hand man Frank — will be signing copies at Waterstones, Commercial Street from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
Ask Bob Live at the Gardyne Theatre, with Neil, Jonathan and others takes place at 7.30pm.
Bob began as a literary alter-ego for Neil in his second book Delete This At Your Peril, which gained a cult following.
He made the leap to BBC Four in a 2013 comedy starring Brian Cox as Bob, documenting his independent candidacy as a Broughty Ferry councillor.
A second series was broadcast this year and won the Royal Television Society Scotland award for comedy.
Ask Bob is out now, priced £9.99.