Tom Selleck put jaws on the floor when he revealed this shocking story about Princess Diana

Tom Selleck was one of the biggest stars on television in the 1980s on Magnum, P.I.

But no one knew he helped prevent an international incident until now.

And Tom Selleck put jaws on the floor when he revealed this shocking story about Princess Diana.

Tom Selleck has a wild experience with Princess Diana at a State Dinner

Veteran actor Tom Selleck is working on the final season of his CBS police drama Blue Bloods.

But the 79-year-old actor found time to release his memoir You Never Know, chronicling his legendary career in Hollywood.

Selleck got his break when he got the role of Thomas Magnum on CBS’s Magnum, P.I. in 1980.

The part made him one of the most recognizable television stars of the decade.

And it helped score him an invite from Princess Diana to a State Dinner at the White House in November 1985.

Selleck revealed in his memoir a story about how he was asked to rescue her at the event from actor John Travolta.

The Princess of Wales only included three actors on her invitation to the list for the State Dinner – Selleck, Travolta, and Clint Eastwood.

President Ronald Reagan held the event to honor the Princess and her husband Prince Charles.

Selleck recalled that he felt “nervous” about meeting the Royal couple.

He said that Diana was “charming and graceful and beautiful” while Charles made him “feel like you were important to him in your moment together.”

Tom Selleck is asked to step in and save the day

“After dinner, everybody moved to the East Room for music and dancing. President Reagan and Princess Diana danced, and Charles danced with Nancy,” Selleck wrote. “Then John Travolta and the princess started dancing.”

Selleck said that a woman approached him about Travolta and Diana dancing together.

“Mr. Travolta and the princess are dancing for a second time together,” the woman said. “We can’t have that. We don’t want to start rumors, do we?”

He and Eastwood sat there unsure of what the woman wanted them to do.

“Mr. Selleck, you must step in and replace him,” the woman told him.

The Mangum, P.I. star told the woman that he was not replacing Travolta on the dance floor.

“Very well,” the woman said, clearly unhappy with his response. “The next dance, come with me.”

Selleck wrote that he ended up taking the next dance with Princess Diana.

He admitted that he was anxious about being a bad dancer and apologized to her for it.

“Princess Diana was lovely, and there was a very shy quality about her in spite of her being well schooled in the art of conversation,” Selleck said. “I gotta say she seemed to be having the time of her life. I was relieved she talked most of the time. Let’s just say it was not my finest hour as a conversationalist.”

Selleck’s wife, Jillie Mack, danced with Prince Charles while he was dancing with Dianna.

And the prince thanked her for the dance after they were finished.

“I was so happy you rescued me,” Prince Charles said. “All of Nancy’s friends kept stepping on my toes.”

“The prince asked Jillie for a second dance. Clint took over for me, and I got to dance with my friend Nancy [Reagan],” Selleck recalled. “She was relaxed, and I was relaxed. They were playing a song from the 1940s. I wish I could remember what it was, because Nancy was quietly singing along. What a nice way to end the evening.”

And that’s the true story of how Tom Selleck once helped Princess Diana from becoming tabloid fodder by stepping on the dance floor.

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