I got the Radio Times this week and when I read Gareth McLean's interview at the back of it with the delightful, much-loved Sheridan Smith, I was alarmed to see her say, 'I'm a gay man in a woman's body.'
This is a line I have been using for years. In fact, I think the exact words I use are, 'I'm a gay man in a straight woman's body.' As well as acknowledging the fag-haggery of my life and the fact that I have slept with a few gay men in my time, I was always amused by the 'wolf in a wolf's clothing' meta-joke aspect of it because after all a gay man in a straight woman's body is, to all intents and purposes, a straight woman. I'm not suggesting I invented it or SS copied it or anything like that. Who knows, perhaps I even nicked it off someone else in the first place, in which case I have no idea where it originated so I can't attribute it here, sorry.
But let's face it (and here's the point of this post), when you see one of your jokes printed in the Radio Times, it's time to come up with some new ones.