Former First Minister Alex Salmond was set to lift the lid on his fall-out with Donald Trump as his popular Edinburgh Fringe show hits the North-east today.
After 19 sold-out performances at the annual festival and more than £23,000 raised for charity, Mr Salmond was to take to the stage of the Tivoli Theatre for both a matinee and evening performance.
The former Gordon MP has promised he will reveal some of his dealings with President Trump in Alex Salmond … Unleashed.
The pair famously fell out after a UK Supreme Court rejected Trump’s bid to stop an offshore windfarm being built near his golf resort at Menie in 2015.
Mr Salmond said: “I will be revealing some of my dealings with him and some of the background as to why we fell out so spectacularly.
“I can say things I couldn’t say when I was First Minister.
“For two years I couldn’t speak about Mr Trump because he was taking legal action against the Scottish Government which he lost three times.”
Fans of the Edinburgh show are in for a treat as the running time has doubled to around two hours.
The first half will see Mr Salmond interviewing comedian and impersonator Des Clarke who will be in character as President Trump.
Comedian Janey Godley will also make an appearance and will provide a voice-over as Melania Trump.
The SNP stalwart remained tight-lipped over the mystery guest who was to join him on stage during the second half of today’s performances.
But he added: “They are a very interesting character and well known.”
Guests at the Fringe show included Brexit Secretary David Davis, Scottish Brexit Minister Mike Russell, former Celtic footballer and current Hibs boss Neil Lennon and comedian John Bishop.
The Bread Maker on Rosemount Viaduct has been selected as social enterprise partner for today’s show and an auction will be held to raise cash for them.
The cafe provides training, educational and social activities to adults with learning disabilities who face isolation.