George Michael was on great form for his Symphonica opening night gig at the Royal Albert Hall this week. Geri Halliwell, Rupert Everett and the X Factor boys were all there too. But I felt like I was in Club Tropicana – I bagged a seat next to the original eighties icons Pepsi and Shirlie (with me above)! And Shirlie told me she’s still in touch with Wham band member Andrew Ridgeley – although a reunion will NEVER happen. Shirlie, who’s married to Martin Kemp these days, told me: “He has all the privacy he wants down in Cornwall and he’s really happy. He doesn’t want a part of it and you have to respect him for that.” I guess! By the way – you can celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wham and buy WHAM: The Final featuring all the hits from November 28.