Stephen Fry claims he took cocaine during a visit to Buckingham Palace..
The broadcaster, actor and comic also admitting to using the class-A drug in the House of Lords, House of Commons, Windsor Castle, Clarence House, BBC Television Centre as well as several offices of the top British newspapers.
In his autobiography, according to the Daily Mail, he said: ‘I take this opportunity to apologise unreservedly, to the owners, managers or representatives of the noble and ignoble premises and to the hundreds of private homes, offices, car dashboards, tables, mantelpieces and available polished surfaces that could so easily have been added to this list of shame.
‘You may wish to have me struck off, banned, black-balled or in any other way punished for past crimes; surely now is the time to reach for the phone, the police or the club secretary."
He said he had spent ‘an enormous amount of time and money’ on his 15-year habit despite knowing ‘how stupid that is.’
Fry, who attempted suicide in 2012, said the habit cost him ‘tens if not hundreds of thousands of pounds’ and spent ‘many hours, sniffing, snorting and tooting away time that could have been employed writing, performing, thinking, exercising, living.’
The QI host said he had not taken the drug because he has bipolar disorder.
‘I didn’t take coke because I was depressed or under pressure. I didn’t take it because I was unhappy (at least I don’t think so). I took it because I really, really liked it,’ he said.