Fatboy Slim has admitted he wishes he'd never met David Bowie.
The DJ - real name Norman Cook - sat down for an interview with actor Kevin Bishop at Brighton Beach House, where he reminisced about great times over the course of his career, as well as opening up about regrets.
Asked whether he thought people should meet their heroes, the 59-year-old replied: "Umm. Most of them."
Naturally, this response prompted Bishop to ask if there was anyone he wished he'd never met, and Cook responded: "Well there is one. It's David Bowie."
According to Brighton paper The Argus, there was a palpable gasp across the venue following this revelation.
The 'Heroes' singer is indeed a hero to his huge international fanbase, and he's considered a national treasure in the UK.
Following his death in 2016 - aged 69 - there was a huge outpouring of grief from artists and music-lovers the world over.
As such, most would assume it would be an honour and a privilege to meet the man in the flesh, but Cook revealed that his encounter with the musician left him feeling flat and underwhelmed.
Cook said he was at the peak of his fame when he was invited to a private Bowie show in London, which was serving as a warm-up ahead of a big tour.
Cook recalled receiving the invite from the tour organisers and said he watched the show from a private box with Mick Jagger. So as far as amazingly memorable nights go, it started out pretty damn well.
However, his recollections were tainted at the afterparty, by which point Fatboy admitted he had partaken in 'a few drinks'.
Keen to strike up a conversation with the music legend, Cook thought he'd mention that they both used to hail from Bromley as a way of making a connection.
Recalling his opening gambit, he asked: "One Bromley boy to another, can I have a fag off you?"
Cook said Bowie handed him a cigarette but did not respond, and so Cook added: "I'm Fatboy Slim, by the way."
This didn't impress Bowie either, who replied 'Yeah, I know,' before proceeding with his previous conversation.
"I was just deflated," Cook said, adding that Bowie was 'perfectly civil', but evidently not interested in talking to him.
He continued: "Most of the people who you love are lovely really, and the bigger they are the lovelier they tend to be, they don't need to prove their ego or that they're cleverer than you.
"The big ones are just really nice people."
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Topics: Music, Celebrity, David Bowie