I took Michael Portillo through the emergency exit once
What's your least impressive celebrity encouter stories?
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I took Michael Portillo through the emergency exit once
I wos at primary school with Lindsey German of 'respeck'/'stop the war' fame. That's all I can remember; apart from her name.
Oh...oh...oh I just remembered another one of mine.
Many years ago Mrs Duff and self used to go regularly to a curry house in Marlow of a Friday night. Imagine our gob-smacknedness then on one such occasion when ushered into the 2nd table in our 2-table alcove were none other than telly box stars Dennis Waterman and his then squeeze Rula Lenska.
We bathed in the glory of sharing dinner with bona fide slebs but at no time did either of us speak to the other (i.e. Den and Rul spoke not to self and Mrs Duff or indeed vice versa - though despite being overawed Mrs Duff and self did communicate with one another in whispered exchanges) but what a brush with the big time! Unfortunately we were unable to dine out on it as at the end of the night the waiter still brought a bill and insisted that we coughed up the price of our meal and drinks. Still though, double bubble I think.
you still in the Marlow area duff?
I can't believe this thread still lives. Is this a record beater?
BJ your Dad was right.
Actually CT is a cnut.
I just met Lady Rothermere's alsasian. Or rather her butler who comes from Alsace. She had ordered a few cases of the least expensive Prosecco she could find for a do tonight.
Not sure which thread this belongs to but....
Hubby, Lord Rothermere, owns the Daily Mail and is worth a bob or two.
He has an estimated wealth of £1,020 million. Lord Rothermere is non-UK domiciled for income and capital gains purposes, so he does not pay UK tax on his offshore income and capital gains.
Non-UK? Well what about the f*ing great big estate he lives in here on the Wilt/Dorset border?
He has a shoot around here which is how my daughter knows "Jonathon".
Rothermere is a supporter of the Conservative Party leader David Cameron. Phew! Lucky he isn't just a comedian then.
Did you piss in the wine b-j?
You haven't penetrated his inner circle yet then cinquecento
Unfortunately it was fizz and bloody hard to get the cork back in.
Really though: How can he claim not to live in the UK? He has a fuck-off country estate? He lives here, we see him around, he goes shooting, they are at home right now, tonight, he doesn't fucking well live abroad.... look, there he is poncing about just there... that's him there...in the fucking UK....Bastard!
If only the Daily Mail new..
oh, hang on.
wot a cnut
i saw kate adie miss a tube train this afternoon
Maybe if she had caught that train she would have found her boyfriend in bed with another woman, so...
The first time I went on holiday with my future wife, to Tunisia, Chris Tarrant and family were on the same flight. Then about eight years ago, I was on a flight to Orlando with Gary Lineker and son. The one who had leukaemia and we all hoped would recover then did and grew up to be a Manchester United supporter the little toerag.
I like the idea of a future wife, Oxbridge. My future wife is Scarlett Johanssen. in fact you could have future bigamy, quite legally.
In other news, Mick Hucknell in a Chinese restaurant. it does seem that These celebs like their ethnic dining.
Murray Melvin on the Jubilee Line. Just remembered. Nigel Lawson on the very same line. it does seem those in the public eye favour the JL. I cannot say why.
Beat this. I met John Craven's daughter at an Ultra Vivid Scene gig at the Town & Country Club in London circa 1990. Support band was The Heartthrobs, if memory serves.
She was friends with two people I knew at college, one of whom was called Aidan, and I think they were all from Aylesbury. I said something like "Are you really John Craven's daughter? " to which she replied a kind of tired sounding "Yeeees" ,as you would when some nobber has asked you for the thousandth time. I didn't do the Newsround jingle though I wish I had. Another interesting fact about the evening was that I spotted My Bloody Valentine at the bar. Anyway, rumour had it that she was a bit of a "goer" . It's a rumour I couldn't verify.
I've just remembered another celeb encounter of mine. I'm contributing to this thread so often that I'm going to scour some back issues of Hello and OK to see if I'm in there, as I appear to be a minor celeb myself by virtue of my almost associations with the good and the great.
Anyway how about this. I was on the Central Line heading back into town and who should get on at White City and sit two down opposite me? Non other than Not The Nine O'Clock News and Three Men in a Boat star, Griff Rhys Jones.
Oh yes truly I live the dream some days.
Not to be outdone, and to reclaim my crown as having the most tenuous celeb links from Duff, Judy Murray was in the year below my Step-Mum at school. The same school which Ewan MacGregor was at.
Oddly, Judy appears to be knocking a couple of years off her age as she claims to be at least ten years younger than the S-M now...
I sat opposite Rory McGrath on the Cambridge to London train once. He spent most of the journey eating a massive, massive pasty and got crumbs and bits of meat all down his shirt.
Has anyone encountered Dare O'Briain? Between us have we met the whole boat?
Ooh! My friend saw him in the bar at a show at the Edinburgh Festival a few years back.
I feel like calling 'house!'.
I was at a do on Friday where Jeremy Clarkson screeched up in his convertible Ferrari, ejected his wife and screeched off again.
I have no idea how I got here, but...
I was at school with Jacquie Smith (and know for a fact where she got her first Mary Jane from).
I've dealt roulette to Charlie Chester and Telly Savalas (not at the same time).
My ex cheated on me with Omar Shariff.
I went on a sailing course in Southampton led by the ex-drummer of King Crimson (or equally-big 70s supergroup).
My old Tai Chi teacher's gran shot Mussolini.
Kate Adie came to my grad play.
I was recently in a student film with the porn-actress girlfriend of the lead singer from the Lost Prophets.
Michael Hesletine - shook his hand in Basingstoke - no idea why I did that.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in Buenos Aires.
Mike Tyson and Owne Wilson in Rio.
Rupert Everett In Buenos aires then met up again in London.
Bobby Charlton in Buenos Aires
Keith Harris in Bournemouth
Les Dawson in Blackpool
Noel and Liam Gallagher in Buenos aires
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in Teddington
The Krankies in Blackpool
Gordon Ramsey in LA
Tommy Steele in London
Simon Amstell in Hampstead
Frank Bruno in Cardiff
Lennox Lewis in Cardiff
Charlie Magri in Hackney
Jim Davidson in Newcastle
Bobby Davro in Blackpool but my biggest claim to fame.......
......once briefly went out with obscurefemale impressionist and comedienne Hillay O'Neil!
While we're on comedians, I was once on a tube from Heathrow with Barry Cryer. He made some comment about how slow it was, but as this wasn't very funny, I've forgotten exactly what he said.
well done, oxy, you really brought that to life for me
It is quite possible that my brother has trumped many encounters on here - he saw Ken Livingstone on a train and got him to pose for a 'fat face' photo on his phone. Apparently he was amused...until my brother said he was putting it straight on facebook.
I met the guy who co-wrote Space Oddity (no, not David Bowie, the other one). I don't believe he ever got credited.
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