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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:15 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Just trying something out - I'm feeling rather Celtic atm (specifically Buddicca crossed with Morgana le Fay :twisted: ). The torch girl will be back soon enough I expect - not in a good enough place just now to go back to the rainbow one though :roll:


Oh dear... :lol: What a Picture in my mind. :shock:
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby And » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:22 am

Duncan Bannatyne (Dragon's Den) asked me to babysit for him when his first marriage was breaking up and he'd rented a house round the corner. He says the house was in Darlington in his book. No it wasn't. He had a Seventies tache in those days and apologised for the fact he only had a b/w TV. We talked quite a lot about the Beatles.

A friend of mine met a well-known educationalist and author (Kathryn Ecclestone) in the loo at a graduation ceremony. My friend was showing all present some pictures of herself and another pal on a night out dressed as The Fat Slags from Viz (like the F.S's, they are both Geordies.)

My friend didn't have a clue who she was until Kathryn gave the main speech at the ceremony half an hour later and then gave her her degree with a broad smile.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:51 am

I once served David Jason in the post office. I pretended I didn't know who he was. And the first time I saw Terry it was on a cross-channel ferry and he was actually holding a very battered DW paperback. I didn't have the nerve to approach him. :oops:

Oh and I saw Anneka Rice standing outside the New Theatre in cardiff. :D
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:14 am

I was at Champney's with a friend once (when I had a job), & there was a woman there who's in Eastenders (Natalie someone?). We both pretended we didn't know who she was (which in my case wasn't difficult), but someone else did the whole "It's you isn't it? Aaarghh you're famous aren't you?", so she wasn't exactly anonymous poor girl :lol:
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Postby Exp. Date, the rat » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:29 am

There have been 3 famous people I have bumped into.

The first was the Celtic (Boston Celtic basketball) player on Newbury Street in Boston, Mass, and I literally bumped into hiim. I was looking at something and all of a sudden I smashed into something and I looked forward to what I hit in the middle of the sidewalk. When I faced forward I just say a guys chest. Now understand I am not short, I am 6' 1" and this guys chest was even with my eyes and I had to look waaaaaaay up and there was Robert Parish! A TALL BLACK GUY who I just smashed into! Little to say I appologized a lot!

Next a few years later I was at King Richard's Faire (a renissuance fair in Carver, Mass) and I bumped shoulders with someone, said sorry, he said no problem and we went on our seperate ways. Seconds later people were coming up to me saying, "Don't you know who you just bumped into?" I said no. and they said, "Steve Tyler!" I said, Who? "Steve Tyler, MAN! You know the lead singer of Areosmith!" Again me saying, Who? They just rolled their eyes and walked on. Hey, I wasn't into their music in high school.

Then this past summer I was next to a very shifty looking bloke in a toliet in a Tempe, Arizona hotel bathroom. He was a creepy looking old guy with a white beard, dressed in black and wearing a black cowboy hat! CREEEE-PIIIIEEEEE!!!! He also had a 'British Accent' which I didn't believe was real at all! :wink:
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Postby Batty » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:44 pm

I met James Thornton & his wife, Joanna Page as they lived next door to Mum.
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Status Quo lived down the road to us - before they got really famous, and I used to serve David Kossoff sweets when I worked in Woolies on a Saturday. He was a really quiet gentle person.
(I nearly said he was a sweet man, but not even I could live with that pun!) ... :oops:
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Postby janet » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:59 pm

Ok, I sold a sultana and cherry cake to Jack Charlton a while ago at a farmers' market in Richmond (the Richmondshire one). He wanted a cherry cake but his wife was getting annoyed and I didn't have a cherry cake! What a lovely twinkly man!
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:50 pm

The closest i've got to meeting someone famous is being asked if i could answer a reporters questions, i'm afraid to say. I said no. :oops:
And meeting my dad who has about 1 hit on google. :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:43 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Oh and I saw Anneka Rice standing outside the New Theatre in cardiff. :D

:lol: I was behind her going through customs once when we got back from a ski hol and nearly collapsed laughing when the 2 duty officers who'd just let her go through had an exchange something like this...

"I know that woman's face from somewhere!"
"'Course you do - it's that girl in the tracksuit off Channel 4"
"Nooo... can't place her really"
"Yes you do! It's that tosser who jumps out of the helicopter!"
"Ohhhhh!"

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:18 pm

An internet buddy of mine, that I'd "known" for several years, turns out to be a famous British actor.

I've met him a couple of times. He's an absolute sweetie.
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:41 am

:lol: :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:34 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:An internet buddy of mine, that I'd "known" for several years, turns out to be a famous British actor.

I've met him a couple of times. He's an absolute sweetie.



who is it then bouncy,dont leave us in suspense :D
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Postby keith_art » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:37 pm

I remember the great comedian Dave Allen saying that he hated public toilets. He said, "Everytime I walk into the gents someone will say, 'ooh look its Dave Allen', and all the guys at the stalls will immediately turn round." Fame obviously has a down side! :?
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:43 pm

chris.ph wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:An internet buddy of mine, that I'd "known" for several years, turns out to be a famous British actor.

I've met him a couple of times. He's an absolute sweetie.



who is it then bouncy,dont leave us in suspense :D



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You're all going to say "who?" now, aren't you? :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:00 pm

Klomp! :lol:

Bless him - the funny face of the SS :P
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