When the board of Norwich City football announced a new signing in Stephen Fry, the actor said he was still dreaming of the day when he might be needed on the pitch.
His efforts weren't required at the weekend, however, when the team scored a last minute victory over Scunthorpe.
"Woo! Grant Holt at the last minute. Norwich 1 Scunthorpe 0" tweeted the thrilled TV talent after watching from the stands.
Just 24 hours earlier Stephen, a lifelong fan, had told followers of his happiness at joining chef Delia Smith as a celebrity board member.
"Well that's it. A director of Norwich City Football Club. *gulp* On the board. Let joy be unconfined - w00t! Delia and I talked to the press" he said.