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Sat 11-Apr-15
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Sooliz
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Following on from Hannah's revelation that she once saw Tony Hadley at an airport, what famous people have you met?

Years ago I was on jury service in Knightsbridge, and stood next to Christopher Biggins on the Underground platform waiting to go home.  He looked as miserable as sin!

When we lived in Northampton, we were avid followers of the Northampton Saints rugby club (they've done extremely well this year and are top of the league).  I regularly saw them around the town.....several of them used the gym I went to - Ben Cohen came and sat on the bike next to me and actually spoke to me when I was all hot and sweaty one time....oh the shameembarassedbig_laugh And I quite literally bumped into Bruce Reihana, their tall goodlooking Kiwi captain, in the supermarket one day......I went round the end of an aisle and walked smack into him coming the opposite way, with my face buried in his chest.  He had to hold me up to stop me from fainting big_laugh

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Sat 11-Apr-15
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Was walking past the Albert Memorial with parents, one summer, and saw three young men posing for photos. Back at school in September, I mentioned this and said "It said "The Bachelors" on their guitar cases." I was scolded for not getting autographs, but at that stage I had never heard of them.

Golden moment in the bookshop. Was serving a nice young lady when a chap put his head around the door, and asked if his book order had come in. I told him no, but don't worry, I would phone as soon as it did. The young lady said "do you know, that man looked so like Adam Faith" My reply? " that would be because he IS Adam Faith" She came all over unnecessary!

Guess that means I had his phone number!

He was one of our nicest customers.cool

Sat 11-Apr-15
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We've been to CenterParcs Longleat twice and both times we've seen the children's TV show presenter Keith Chegwin there with his family.

Husband had Marianne Faithfull in his cab years and years ago when he was taxi driving.  She was Mick Jagger's girlfriend at the time.  He also drove Eric Sykes home.....he said he was also miserable.  Seems quite a few comedians are!

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Sat 11-Apr-15
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Have passed in the street

Andy Hamilton

Lee Mack

Annette Crosby

Peter Jones

June Whitfield

The Beverly Sisters

and I have shaken hands with the Queen

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

Sat 11-Apr-15
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Tony Hadley obviously, at Turin airport

The then Chief secretary of the treasury Leon Britten, at Chelsea flower show

Newsreader Angela Rippon, (We were all sheltering from the rain at a hedge maize)

Martin Clunes Actor,

The late Rally Driver Colin McRae, 

Ming Cambell Lib Dem MP,

Former Scotland Rugby Captain David Sole-he worked at the same company I did

Simon Woodruffe, founder of Yo Sushsi

Weatherman Ian McCaskill-sat next to him at a dinner in Royal Automobile Club

Edwina Curry, MP in John Majors Govt, and his mistress at one time

Duchess of Norfolk (not the current one)

Pete Goss  former Royal Marine, he is famous for his pioneering project Team Philips (Catamaran which broke up in heavy seas) He was also invested in the Legion d'Honneur for saving fellow sailor Raphaël Dinelli in the 1996 Vendée Globe

Sir Peter Scott in a hide at Slimbridge-gave a fascinating insight in to swans

Some I bumped in to briefly, others I have met and talked to.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

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OH - and Victoria Beckham in Madrid airport

Someone famous (I cannot remember his name-senior moment ) with his family at an airport, and then on the same flight as me. he was in business class, opposite me, and his family was back in economy class- !!!

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Sun 12-Apr-15
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Well, I have never met, bumped into, seen from a Distance, passed by anyone with any  claim to Fame, but I did work for the  Duke of Norfolk's Sister, Lady Winifred Freeman, as a Nursery Maid, early on in my Career.  laugh

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wave And what a sheltered life I have led.  I did however teach a future Scotland football star and he was so good in primary school.  And I used to take the football team!!  I used to tease him that when he got his first professional fee, I deserved a cut!!!  I also taught a future member of the Scottish group Runrig, who perhaps only Tina will have heard of.  He was a lovely little boy and of course very musical.

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Mon 13-Apr-15
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When I was a student in London I bumped into Terence Stamp and Jean Shrimpton in Harrods!  Also saw Charlie Drake driving a white Rolls Royce convertible around Kensington. I was at college in S Kensington so we used to spend our time walking around famous emporia, drooling over what we could not afford smile Whilst working for the NHS I met Frank Dobson and all the Cornish MPs over a number of years.  Have yet to be in the right place at the right time to meet the numerous celebrities who have homes in Cornwall.

Mon 13-Apr-15
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Having helped my friend who was a sound engineer I have met quite a few in the theater;

Cilla Black -  miserable old thing

Jim Davidson - sarcastic sod

Victoria Wood - lovely lady

Geoffrey Durham - RIP Victoria Wood's husband and magician

Jimmy Cricket - Funny fellow, quite a nice chap

Marti Caine - Super lady. Escorted her to a New Year's Eve party

Gareth Hunt - Shared a taxi home from the New Year's Eve party

 

To name but a few

Simon

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Mon 13-Apr-15
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danast said
 I also taught a future member of the Scottish group Runrig, who perhaps only Tina will have heard of.  He was a lovely little boy and of course very musical.

Kaye likes Runrig, remember her?

I'll try that again!

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Apart from Mark Webber, most of my meetings with famous people were with motorcycle racers (whom you would probably not know of) and Emmerson Fittipaldi who allowed me to sit in his racing car.

I'll try that again!

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Toffeeapple said
Apart from Mark Webber, and Emmerson Fittipaldi who allowed me to sit in his racing car.

OK, Witchy Woman toffeeapple you know that those names impress me greatly! 

I love this blatant name dropping thread.

I have not had the good fortune to meet many people who are in the public eye. I tend to operate behind the scenes!  <oh yeah?> roll_eyes

But I am on first name terms with Sir Mark Prescott - Newmarket trainer and Baronet. He calls me Danny and I call him Sir big_laugh Absolutely fabulous raconteur.

And TV chef Valentine Warner - you may recall he came to Fiona's to film a slot for an Alan Titchmarsh series a few years ago. Mother from Wicklow - a really lovely and funny bloke. Highly recommended.

Met 3 of U2 - Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen around 1994. Was at 5:30 on a weekday evening when three of us from work called into the empty bar of a popular Dublin nightclub on the way home from work.  In walked the 3 boyos. In true Dublin inverse snobbery mode, we totally ignored them. They totally ignored us too, the mean bastards!

There was a very popular kids' cartoon in the mid 90s called Earthworm Jim. Stayed in the home of the co-inventor, right beneath the Hollywood sign in LA in 1996.

Famous Irish flat jockey called Mick Kinnane - retired now. Went to pick up my sister from her work c. 1994 and waited for her in a nearby bar. Sort of recognised the guy who was beside me but couldn't quite place him. We got chatting as you do in Ireland. "What do you work at," says I. "Yerrah," says he, "I do a bit of horse riding". Penny dropped with a loud clang!

And of course, met many of the REALLY VERY FAMOUS forumites, both at Fiona's and at Witchy Woman's Do in MK. Good times.cheers

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Tue 21-Apr-15
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Hmm, I've met the duke of Westminster on several occasions in my old skydiving days, we used to do displays into his charity clay pigeon shoot events...and before you ask, no we weren't the targets.

At those event also Emlyn Hughes and the bloke with the curly hair out of that soap that was set over Liverpool way somewhere.

met Sally, Kevin and someone else from Coro, they came to do a charity parachute jump at out club once.

Met Lewis Collins, skydiving

cant think of anyone else at the mo, 

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Good times indeed!

I'll try that again!

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