A dapper BEN ELTON, dressed all in black, is braving the backstage mud at V98. “I had intended to come both days but then I chickened out and just decided on the one. It would have been nice to do the whole experience but to tell you the truth I’m too fucking old for it! I wanted to get over and see what All Saints were up to but we”ve got a tremendous run here now with Robbie Williams, Texas and The Charlatans.”

Like many of the revellers backstage at V98, Ben’s desperately trying to find out where the Robbie Williams party tonight is.

“I’m gonna run on and grab him while he’s onstage and demand to know where it is,” Elton told