Record producer Ian Levine has told how he smashed a record over Simon Cowell's head in a packed nightclub after he tried to force him to play a Sinitta record.
Levine was DJ-ing at gay club Heaven as Cowell was trying to make his then protege Sinitta a star with her single So Macho.
But in an interview to be screened in Channel 4 documentary Queer As Pop: From Gay Scene To Mainstream, Levine said he was angered that the music mogul was trying to cash-in on the gay market.
He said of the track: "It was a step too far... cynically designed to get the gay record sales."
Levine, who was the resident DJ at the London gay club at the time in the mid-1980s, said: "Simon brought Sinitta to the DJ booth at Heaven, because I banned the record. I told him I am not playing this... no way - I am not playing So Macho."
Comedian Harry Hill is the unlikely heartthrob in a new spoof of A-ha's Take On Me video for BBC Children in Need.
The former TV Burp host replaces pop hunk Morten Harket in the video, which also stars X Factor mentor Sinitta as the love interest.
In a slight variation from the original 1985 video, the Hairy Bikers make an appearance as motorcycle thugs who end up fighting with Hill - over a giant sausage.
Hill - soon to star in his own movie - devised the sketch which will be screened during the Children In Need appeal show on November 15.
"Pudsey called me and told me his favourite 80s pop video was A-ha's Take On Me," Hill said. "Suddenly an idea popped into my head - let's recreate it.
"Who better to get involved than 80s superstar Sinitta, and the Hairy Bikers? We've changed the plot only slightly to bring it bang up to date - it now involves a fight over a giant sausage. If that's not entertainment I don't know what is - and to help raise money for BBC Children in Need. Sorted."
Sinitta said: "I am thrilled and honoured to be able to support Children In Need with the barmiest gentleman in comedy, Mr Harry Hill. His crazy artistic madness is just my thing and I am dying to work with him again."