Good Morning Britain correspondent Noel Phillips was laughed away from an exclusive post-Oscars bash on live TV this morning.
There to sneak a sniff of any heavy-hitters at Elton John's annual afterparty in Hollywood, Noel told the London studio's Susanna Reid and Ed Balls: "We're gonna try and see if we can get into the party. Apparently, Emma Watson, Donatella Versace, a few famous people [are] in there.
"Let's see if we can gatecrash the party, let's see if we'll be allowed in…" he said, approaching the open entrance curtain.
Cutting him off with a raised hand, a security guard declared while looking down the camera lens: "Sir, the party is over. No entry please."
"No entry? Oh, Elton said we can come in…" tried Noel, but this only amused the bouncer. "You can't. The party is over," he smiled.
Defeated, the bespectacled reporter turned back and summed up: "Well, we did try guys. We did try.
"The party here is probably gonna go on for another 30 minutes or so, but as I said, a few famous faces in there, letting their hair down and having a good time, and celebrating what has been perhaps a less chaotic and uneventful Oscars…"
Keen for her transatlantic colleague not to feel too bruised by this experience, Susanna, 52, responded with these kind words: "Oh, looks like someone's about to close the curtains behind you there Noel! What a shame! You did your best.
"I once reported from that particular party and was able to use the facilities – not allowed in to actually have a drink or anything to eat, so I sympathise Noel."
Meanwhile, during Noel's red-carpet crawl at the Oscars, he bumped into Emily in Paris and ex-Coronation Street actor Lucien Laviscount.
"Here on the red carpet, one storyline which got a lot of guests talking about as they walked down this champagne-coloured carpet was the row between the BBC and Gary Lineker," he started.
Asking the 30 year old for his thoughts on the recent headlines concerning Gary Lineker and the BBC – the Match of the Day host compared a major new government guideline to the workings of Nazi Germany, resulting in the broadcaster forcing him to step down from his football highlights duties over the weekend – Lucien stared down the screen and shared: "F**k the Tories!" with a middle-finger.
As for the night's Oscar-winners; Michelle Yeoh took home the Best Actress gong for her role as Evelyn in the brain-melter Everything Everywhere All at Once, while The Whale's Brendan Fraser swooped in to claim Best Actor.
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