The hundreds of revellers who turned up to the VIP red carpet opening of Newcastle's swanky new bar, Perdu on Wednesday night were all looking forward to catching a glimpse of rock star Stewart and eighties Blondie icon Harry.
Both were playing gigs in the city that night and Perdu's host for the evening, Metro Radio's Ingrid, insisted that the pair would be popping in to indulge in the freebie champers.
However, neither deigned the Collingwood Street venue with their presence.
Now there's a surprise.
Nevertheless, Mr Rhodes and Mr MacDee did turn up which, we're sure you will agree more than made up for the lack of celebs.