George Clooney and Heather McGowan discussed American politics, business and the actor's wedding to Amal Clooney

By Grace Gavilanes
Updated November 13, 2015 02:30 PM
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Heather McGowan might just be the envy of her whole town.

The Glasgow-based wedding planner, 32, scored a lunch date with George Clooney after winning a contest hosted by Scottish deals and events website itison.

“It still seems a bit surreal, and now that it’s over, I can try to absorb all the little bits of the day,” she says of her date with the actor, which included lunch at Tigerlily bar in Edinburgh, according to The Scotsman.

Clooney had been in Edinburgh to visit Social Bite, a café that supports the homeless community.

As for the date itself, McGowan revealed Clooney was a little late, which the lucky winner was grateful for given her nerves.

“It let me get accustomed to the situation and compose myself a bit,” she says.

And when the actor arrived, the conversation flowed and a wide range of topics were covered. The wedding planner recalled talking with the Oscar winner about American politics (which delighted McGowan, having been born there), football, his business ventures and planning his wedding to wife Amal, which McGowan says the actor was very involved in.

You know, typical first-date conversation points.

Unsurprisingly, McGowan calls the lunch with Clooney the best date she’s ever been on – and that’s not even counting the kiss on the cheek Clooney planted on his date.

“He was the most charming man,” she says. “Everyone in there was absolutely captivated by everything he had to say.”