Cameron fails to match Blair as a celebrity party-thrower

Benedict Cumberbatch and Nicole Kidman are no-shows: PM has to settle for Cilla Black and Bruce Forsyth

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David Cameron and William Hague went shooting for A-list stars to attend last night’s celebrity bash at the Foreign Office and got … er… Ronnie Corbett and Bruce Forsyth.

Number Ten was being coy about the guest list at a function to promote "creative industries", but then someone helpfully leaked a copy of Dave’s “wish list” of celebrities, presumably to embarrass the Prime Minister.

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