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Old 05-11-2008, 04:34
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So ive read DS for a while, but loved this thread so much was compelled to register!

I have met very few celebrities, but working in a bar directly across from a theatre we get a fair few come in, esp. over xmas because of pantos etc..

The ones that stick in my mind though...

Lisa Riley, pleasant enough, seemed very down to earth and normal and was happy to pose for photos and sign autographs for folk.

Dont know his name but Bodger and Badger, not what you would expect at all, not to sure how much i can say on here without risking a lawsuit for slander, but he was on abit more than the drink!!

Su Pollard, lving legend. Lovely woman always willing to chat to anyone and sign autograph. She was playing the witch in snow white. And would come in every evening with her troupe of 7 dwarves. Very very surreal to witness! But would proceed to get absolutley smashed every night. Great fun lady though very pleasant and very nice to all the staff. As were the dwarves, they were also lovely.

There was a chap who used to be in eastenders once, i forget his name, but not very pleasant seemed to think he was slightly better than the rest of us.

Dave Benson phillips, again very normal down to earth guy wasnt unpleasant to chat to.

And also Uri Gellar. Great man. Was happy to spend his time bending our cutlery for all who requested it, i did not expect him to be such a nice guy!
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:51
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Louis Walsh was a bit drunk when I met him...he fell off a curb...enough said really.
Blimey - that's a big fall when your the size of a lepraucaun ! Hope he didn't injure himself too badly....
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:28
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I do love a thread like this. They make very interesting reading.

That Cilla, sorry 'Ms Black' seemed so lovely on Steve Wright's radio show the other month....and Boobs Windsor seamed nice on Al Murray.

Just goes to show!
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:39
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Cilla Black you can definately tell she's a cow in real life she's so false.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:54
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Cilla Black you can definately tell she's a cow in real life she's so false.
I have heard many times that her "lorra lorra laughs" Scouse accent vanishes when she is not on camera to be replaced by a Home Counties one.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:07
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So ive read DS for a while, but loved this thread so much was compelled to register!

I have met very few celebrities, but working in a bar directly across from a theatre we get a fair few come in, esp. over xmas because of pantos etc..

The ones that stick in my mind though...

Lisa Riley, pleasant enough, seemed very down to earth and normal and was happy to pose for photos and sign autographs for folk.

Dont know his name but Bodger and Badger, not what you would expect at all, not to sure how much i can say on here without risking a lawsuit for slander, but he was on abit more than the drink!!

Su Pollard, lving legend. Lovely woman always willing to chat to anyone and sign autograph. She was playing the witch in snow white. And would come in every evening with her troupe of 7 dwarves. Very very surreal to witness! But would proceed to get absolutley smashed every night. Great fun lady though very pleasant and very nice to all the staff. As were the dwarves, they were also lovely.

There was a chap who used to be in eastenders once, i forget his name, but not very pleasant seemed to think he was slightly better than the rest of us.

Dave Benson phillips, again very normal down to earth guy wasnt unpleasant to chat to.

And also Uri Gellar. Great man. Was happy to spend his time bending our cutlery for all who requested it, i did not expect him to be such a nice guy!

The Bodger and Badger guy was Andy Cunningham - who my mate later saw in 'The Gilded Balloon' with, believe or not, Steve Coogan and Chris Morris.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:19
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I'd love to meet Jack Nicolson and Anthony Hopkins though....they are such legends and I'm so curious to know what they are like in real life.

Anthony Hopkins is gorgeous - I literally bumped into him outside the Shaftbury Theatre in London when he was in Madame Butterfly - I was 19 - I just stood there blinking and said 'Your Anthony Hopkins!' and he put his hand on my shoulder to steady me and laughed and said 'Yes, I am!' very down to earth and witty and no at all starry! Lovely man!

He went into the foyer and picked up a drink and me and my mate pressed our nose against the glass - he was chatting to two men and we banged on the glass and gave him a thumbs up and he gave us one back!
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:13
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That Cilla, sorry 'Ms Black' seemed so lovely on Steve Wright's radio show the other month....and Boobs Windsor seamed nice on Al Murray.
I've heard so many negative stories about 'Ms Black' that I have no trouble believing them now. She's one of the most disliked celebrities by those who've had an encounter with her.
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:20
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Anthony Hopkins is gorgeous - I literally bumped into him outside the Shaftbury Theatre in London when he was in Madame Butterfly - I was 19 - I just stood there blinking and said 'Your Anthony Hopkins!' and he put his hand on my shoulder to steady me and laughed and said 'Yes, I am!' very down to earth and witty and no at all starry! Lovely man!

He went into the foyer and picked up a drink and me and my mate pressed our nose against the glass - he was chatting to two men and we banged on the glass and gave him a thumbs up and he gave us one back!
He was lovely when I met him as well, pre-Silence days, and I'm still annoyed I lost his autograph (the only one I've ever asked for) - even hailed a cab for me and my friend to make sure we got home okay

I've heard quite a few negative stories re Cilla, however a friend of mine used to work on T4 (back in the Dermot days) and Babs Windsor was a guest once - said she couldn't have been nicer, spent hours after the show chatting with the crew, one of the nicest guests they ever had on.

Didn't actually meet John Hurt as such, but was in the same pub as him, and I must say it was an impressive level of drunkeness he'd reached by about 3pm in the afternoon.
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:50
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Anthony Hopkins is gorgeous - I literally bumped into him outside the Shaftbury Theatre in London when he was in Madame Butterfly - I was 19 - I just stood there blinking and said 'Your Anthony Hopkins!' and he put his hand on my shoulder to steady me and laughed and said 'Yes, I am!' very down to earth and witty and no at all starry! Lovely man!

He went into the foyer and picked up a drink and me and my mate pressed our nose against the glass - he was chatting to two men and we banged on the glass and gave him a thumbs up and he gave us one back!
That is amazing! He really does come across as such a polite, charming, genuine man in interviews, so I'm glad that your experience with him validates that.

You are soooo lucky...I'm envious!
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:54
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Not so Nice - Mr. Blobby, shook his hand and it was wet... makes me shudder to remember it
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:59
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I've heard so many negative stories about 'Ms Black' that I have no trouble believing them now. She's one of the most disliked celebrities by those who've had an encounter with her.
I've actually got something nice to say about Cilla! Shock! I met her on Blind Date and she was really lovely. We had a little chat before we went on stage and she was telling me not to be nervous, complimented my shoes and even came backstage afterwards for drinks in the green room. So, she's not all bad bless her. I was utterly transfixed by her massive teeth though!
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Old 05-11-2008, 13:12
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We met Take That on a plane going to the Brits just after robbie had left - my daughters were very young and they let them sit with them at the front of the plane. Howard was particularly charming - they signed our boarding passes and let us take photos with them in the airport. I have one of Mark Owen winking at me as he goes off through arrivals - real charmers.

I met Nicholas Parsons when I was a student and he was tetchy, ill-mannered and rude. Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama) was at a charity do I was at in Manchester being the DJ and came up and said 'Hi.' Also there was Bryan Ferry (i'm a lifelong fan) who was smiley and charming. I also chatted to him about Roxy Music reforming and he was a delight. He said I should be tagged as I'm such a fan of the band.

Not so nice - years ago when my husband lived in London he used to go to concerts at EEl Pie Island and remembers Rod Stuart crying into a lace hankie at the side of the stage because he thought he'd been outsung.

Finally, my son who is the lead singer in an up and coming band, met We Are Scientists who were doing a tour and went for a drink with them after their gig - the lead singer rang my son's girlfriend, who was in bed at the time, to ask if he could come over!
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Old 05-11-2008, 14:01
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Does this count? My hubby and I have met none other than Zippy, George and Bungle from Rainbow (and there is photographic evidence)!!! They were on tour when the whole retro revival was doing the rounds about five years ago. The puppets were so real, it was only afterwards I thought how bizarre it was that I’d just been having a conversation with a bloke’s hand!! I asked Zippy where Geoffrey was – he replied “In panto!” Bungle told my husband he looked like Leo Sayer (he doesn’t anymore, btw)!!

I’d love to hear if anybody has met Matthew Corbett of The Sooty Show fame! A semi claim to fame is that my husband, who used to work in a recording studio, once did some work for Matthew’s brother Dave, who wrote the music for The Sooty Show, and who he said was a very nice chap.
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Old 05-11-2008, 14:13
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Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama) was at a charity do I was at in Manchester being the DJ and came up and said 'Hi.'
I remember seeing her out of her head at the taping of a music programme that used to be on Channel 4 smacking the shit out of one of her children. Nasty person, to say the least.
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Old 05-11-2008, 14:20
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Robson Green has always struck me as being a bit up how own behind and ive never even met him
Other half's uncle had a run in with our Robson a few years ago. He was working in Llandudno Police when he spotted a rather drunk man having a wee in an alley next to a club. Its was Robson Green who was a little sheepish to say the least.

Most of the people I have met are musicians, but here goes:

My Chemical Romance - Lovely bunch of guys, always willing to stop and sign autographs etc Gerard Way was especially nice to my daughter who was 10 at the time, as were the rest of the guys really

Brian May Gave a big thumbs up, really nice man

Oli Sykes from Bring me the horizon Has a reputation for being an utterly foul man, but he was at a friends band's gig and really friendly, had a good chat and my son took photo's.

Aiden (the band) Another bunch of lovely blokes, especially Jake who was really suffering with Hay Fever at the time and stole some of my friends anti histamines in exchange for one of his beer's

There are many many others who I wont go into because most of you will say "who!?" The only rather unpleasant celeb I ever met was one of the blokes from Bucks Fizz who was just a creep and a letch.
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Old 05-11-2008, 17:13
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I remember seeing her out of her head at the taping of a music programme that used to be on Channel 4 smacking the shit out of one of her children. Nasty person, to say the least.
Just shows how we get different impressions of people at different times, Shame, she was really nice when I met her.
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Old 05-11-2008, 17:19
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Daniel Faison (The black guy in Scrubs) - really nice guy. Met him while bowling in LA. I was chatting to him with no clue of who he was until my rather starstruck daughter told me. He happily had a picture with the kids

Isn't it Donald Faison?
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Old 05-11-2008, 18:07
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Nicest celebs:
Tom Jones - met him a few years in Dublin after my mate chased him down the street singing 'Sex Bomb'. He stopped and joined in and had a chat. Very surprised with how nice he was.

Mikey Graham from Boyzone - Absolutely lovely and does not get enough credit. Shane and Ronan are also lovely.

Dermot O'Leary - Chatted for ages and was asking everyone to do Crazy Frog impressions.

I've also found Myleene Klass to be absolutely lovely and very funny.

Not so nice:

Only one encounter but Mick Hucknall has a serious attitude problem and needs to get over himself. Pushed through a crowd of us (girls) and then told us to move. Then when someone recognised him and asked for a photograph he looked them up and down before walking on.
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Old 05-11-2008, 18:20
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All celebs I have met have been nice and friendly ~ Barry Grant from Brookside was by far the best and most fun

Only dud one was Nicky Campbell (ex Radio 1 DJ, Watchdog, Wheel Of Fortune) He was the biggest, arsiest, most miserable git!!!
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Old 05-11-2008, 18:23
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Anthony Hopkins is gorgeous - I literally bumped into him outside the Shaftbury Theatre in London when he was in Madame Butterfly - I was 19 - I just stood there blinking and said 'Your Anthony Hopkins!' and he put his hand on my shoulder to steady me and laughed and said 'Yes, I am!' very down to earth and witty and no at all starry! Lovely man!

He went into the foyer and picked up a drink and me and my mate pressed our nose against the glass - he was chatting to two men and we banged on the glass and gave him a thumbs up and he gave us one back!
Way to play it cool, Baroness!

Not so Nice - Mr. Blobby, shook his hand and it was wet... makes me shudder to remember it
My cat is called Mr. Blobby so that gave me a bit of a shock!

First thought: You've met my cat?
Second thought: My cat isn't a celebrity.

It's been a long, long day.
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Old 05-11-2008, 18:29
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Nicest celebs:
Tom Jones - met him a few years in Dublin after my mate chased him down the street singing 'Sex Bomb'. He stopped and joined in and had a chat. Very surprised with how nice he was.
I used to work at heathrow and was based in a room right at the top of the jetway at one of the gates. i walked in and my boss told me Tom Jones was outside. Being inquisative, i popped my head out of the door and lo and behold there he was.

Someone asked him for an autograph and very cheerily and in a loud booming voice said no problems. I even saw a smile, i thought that was nice as he had just off a transatlantic flight and i know i would've just wanted to get home but for him this was no problem, i respect the guy a lot based on my observations
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Old 05-11-2008, 18:33
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I've met Davina McCall who was lovely! I'm a fan of her anyway and I know some on here aren't too keen on her presenting style but she is so different in real life.

I've also seen the woman who plays Audrey Roberts in Corrie. I've never met such a stuck up cow in all my life. She was only in Sainsbury's. I personally never went over but the odd person did. OK it must be annoying trying to do your shopping and having people coming over to you, but when they did approach her she wasn't even nice to them, she just looked at then in one of 'those' ways and spoke to them like they were dirt and below her.
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Old 05-11-2008, 18:35
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Do you ever wonder how you'd behave if you were famous?

I can occasionally be socially awkward, so I reckon I might get a bad press.
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Old 05-11-2008, 18:40
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We met Take That on a plane going to the Brits just after robbie had left - my daughters were very young and they let them sit with them at the front of the plane. Howard was particularly charming - they signed our boarding passes and let us take photos with them in the airport. I have one of Mark Owen winking at me as he goes off through arrivals - real charmers.
How delightful is that behaviour?
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