He starred alongside her and David Bowie in the 1983 horror film The Hunger.
The 70-year-old actress described her sexual orientation as “open” and “up for grabs” in a recent interview.
Before he was due on stage, Dodd spilt a cup of tea down his evening jacket and had to borrow one from the assistant manager of the London Palladium, whose name was Jimmy Dean. The received wisdom is that this was a reference to the mass- murderer Charles Manson, who was influenced by The Beatles' White Album, which contains a track called Helter Skelter.
However, this line, too, was written by Mc Lean during his visit to Blackpool, where he amused himself during the day at the Pleasure Beach, sliding down the helter skelter.
Just wait until elf'n'safety officials in Britain hear about this exciting new development.
They'll probably start insisting that hookers have to wear hard hats, goggles, Totectors boots, harnesses and welding gauntlets at all times, too. The distance by road from Littlejohn Towers in North London to the Little Italy restaurant in Soho, my lunch destination on Wednesday, is approximately 12 miles, not counting humps, roadworks, diversions and stupid one-way systems. Perhaps they thought he was going to wolf down all the pies and pease pudding the moment he got on board and feared he might spontaneously explode in mid-air, like Monty Python's Mr Creosote.