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Old 28-11-2011, 16:58
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A friend of mine met Kirk from Coronation Street yesterday (he switched on Penriths Christmas lights) and said he was lovely. Although just the same as Kirk in CS
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Old 28-11-2011, 17:57
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Quite topical I guess but I live and work in Manchester and have had the misfortune to bump into Antony Cotton on a few occasions. I can whole-heartedly agree with what everyone says about him being a nasty piece of work.

The first time I encountered him was about three years ago near Christmas. He was on Canal St with Lisa Reilly. I noticed her before I realised she was with him because she was slightly drunk and knocked into me, I turned to see who it was and upon realising it was her sort of did a double take and probably looked a bit shocked. Without me saying anything she laughed and said 'Yes, it's me' so I laughed back at her and said something like it was ok, don't worry about it and was about to say have a nice Christmas when AC pulled her by the arm and sneered at me 'Oh, it's like he's never seen somebody famous before.' Lisa just sort of pulled a face at me as if to say, sorry about him and then we both walked away.

The second time I saw him was in a department store and I'd just finished paying for some stuff when he came up and piled loads of clothes on the cash desk and barked at the woman 'Can I just pay for these and go, I'm in a rush'.

The third time was last December just before Corrie's 50th anniversary and he was walking down Deansgate in Manchester wearing glasses. A few people still noticed him and a woman approached him to speak to him and he just put his hand up, said sternly 'NO!' and carried on walking. Me and my friend were in hysterics, because by that point it was a running joke that he was a bit of a c**t and that just proved it.

I also know a friend of a friend (yeah, I know...) who works at Granada and AC is well-known for his behaviour. There was a point, not sure if it still stands, where a long-running member of the cast refused to have any scenes with him because they could't stand him.
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Old 28-11-2011, 18:01
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Can't remember if I've put this or not, but I met Peter Crouch when my son attended our local Child Development Centre. He was there for a presentation and he was playing for Villa at time, just before he hit the big time (no pun intended!). He was gracious and a bit shy but very likeable. Hope fame and fortune hasn't changed him for the worse.
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Old 28-11-2011, 18:02
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Met Tom Baker in a Tesco queue once too, being a huge doctor who fan I simply said, 'thank you for being there in my childhood', his response was to look at me like I was something he stepped in and simply said 'Oh do f**k off!'

I still love him though!
Legend!

There is something totally awesome about being told to f**k off in a Tesco queue by Tom Baker.

Well done you! Post of the week.
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Old 28-11-2011, 18:04
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Quite topical I guess but I live and work in Manchester and have had the misfortune to bump into Antony Cotton on a few occasions. I can whole-heartedly agree with what everyone says about him being a nasty piece of work.

The first time I encountered him was about three years ago near Christmas. He was on Canal St with Lisa Reilly. I noticed her before I realised she was with him because she was slightly drunk and knocked into me, I turned to see who it was and upon realising it was her sort of did a double take and probably looked a bit shocked. Without me saying anything she laughed and said 'Yes, it's me' so I laughed back at her and said something like it was ok, don't worry about it and was about to say have a nice Christmas when AC pulled her by the arm and sneered at me 'Oh, it's like he's never seen somebody famous before.' Lisa just sort of pulled a face at me as if to say, sorry about him and then we both walked away.

The second time I saw him was in a department store and I'd just finished paying for some stuff when he came up and piled loads of clothes on the cash desk and barked at the woman 'Can I just pay for these and go, I'm in a rush'.

The third time was last December just before Corrie's 50th anniversary and he was walking down Deansgate in Manchester wearing glasses. A few people still noticed him and a woman approached him to speak to him and he just put his hand up, said sternly 'NO!' and carried on walking. Me and my friend were in hysterics, because by that point it was a running joke that he was a bit of a c**t and that just proved it.

I also know a friend of a friend (yeah, I know...) who works at Granada and AC is well-known for his behaviour. There was a point, not sure if it still stands, where a long-running member of the cast refused to have any scenes with him because they could't stand him.
I really feel all us DSers should have a whip around and buy you an 'anti AC detector'. You seem to have had a bad run of luck in bumping into him. This device would mean you could walk the streets safely knowing you will not have to be within a 50 metre radius of this mean spirited individual! I'm sorry, I have a weird sense of humour.
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Old 28-11-2011, 18:07
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Quite topical I guess but I live and work in Manchester and have had the misfortune to bump into Antony Cotton on a few occasions. I can whole-heartedly agree with what everyone says about him being a nasty piece of work.

The first time I encountered him was about three years ago near Christmas. He was on Canal St with Lisa Reilly. I noticed her before I realised she was with him because she was slightly drunk and knocked into me, I turned to see who it was and upon realising it was her sort of did a double take and probably looked a bit shocked. Without me saying anything she laughed and said 'Yes, it's me' so I laughed back at her and said something like it was ok, don't worry about it and was about to say have a nice Christmas when AC pulled her by the arm and sneered at me 'Oh, it's like he's never seen somebody famous before.' Lisa just sort of pulled a face at me as if to say, sorry about him and then we both walked away.

The second time I saw him was in a department store and I'd just finished paying for some stuff when he came up and piled loads of clothes on the cash desk and barked at the woman 'Can I just pay for these and go, I'm in a rush'.

The third time was last December just before Corrie's 50th anniversary and he was walking down Deansgate in Manchester wearing glasses. A few people still noticed him and a woman approached him to speak to him and he just put his hand up, said sternly 'NO!' and carried on walking. Me and my friend were in hysterics, because by that point it was a running joke that he was a bit of a c**t and that just proved it.

I also know a friend of a friend (yeah, I know...) who works at Granada and AC is well-known for his behaviour. There was a point, not sure if it still stands, where a long-running member of the cast refused to have any scenes with him because they could't stand him.
Oh, this vile sounding creature again.

He really is a legend in his own lunchbox isn't he.

I expect they noticed a giant receding hairline attached to a mouth before anything else.
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Old 28-11-2011, 18:10
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Oh, this vile sounding creature again.

He really is a legend in his own lunchbox isn't he.
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Old 28-11-2011, 18:13
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EDIT: I see you've edited this bit. Thought the original comment, above, was funnier.
Sorry, you have the full monty now, above.

Promise I won't change it again, but there's so much love I have for Anthony Cotton.
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Old 28-11-2011, 18:15
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Not my experience but a friend at work bumped into the lady that plays Lisa Dingle whilst out in West Yorkshire and said she couldn't have been nicer to people. Very friendly and down to earth but 'very well spoken'. She didn't sound like her character on screen.
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Old 28-11-2011, 18:16
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I really feel all us DSers should have a whip around and buy you an 'anti AC detector'. You seem to have had a bad run of luck in bumping into him. This device would mean you could walk the streets safely knowing you will not have to be within a 50 metre radius of this mean spirited individual! I'm sorry, I have a weird sense of humour.
Haha, such a device would be beneficial. It must be me, because my friends only seem to see him web they're with me. I must have an Antony Cotton magnet.
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Old 28-11-2011, 19:14
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Years ago when I lived and worked in London (22 years ago actually ), a friend of mine got mugged at the tube station. A kind man made sure she was okay and arranged and paid for a taxi to take her home, she thought he looked familiar and it was only later that she realised he was........Boy George!
That's a nice story, always liked the guy, he's got his problems but always thought he was a decent chap
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Old 28-11-2011, 19:44
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Not my experience but a friend at work bumped into the lady that plays Lisa Dingle whilst out in West Yorkshire and said she couldn't have been nicer to people. Very friendly and down to earth but 'very well spoken'. She didn't sound like her character on screen.
She seems to have a Yorkshire accent in this interview. 0:17 onwards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVLOwzKPYGk
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Old 28-11-2011, 19:51
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I saw Jarvis Cocker in Waitrose. His wife (she's a French woman) was apallingly rude to staff and to me (she tried to shove in front of me in the queue whilst wearing a ghastly fur coat) and he just lumbered around behind her (in a blue jumpsuit, of all things). He also smells pretty bad (or at least he did on that day)
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Old 30-11-2011, 07:35
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Nice:
Mark Hudson (vocal coach x- factor with coloured beard)
Chico
Tabby
Rowetta
(on a theme here!)
Paul Potts
Luke Perry (90210)
Yahoo Serious (Actor)
Robert Downey Jnr
Rowan Atkinson
Simon Cowell
Sharon Osbourne

And loads more that I can't remember for now!

Basically because they remember who they were before they were famous. And are just simply nice people.

Not nice:
Steven Segal
Ringo Starr
Brian Ray (Guitarist with McCartney)
Peter Frampton
Earl Slick (Guitarist)

Basically ungracious, uncaring, and completely out of touch with non-celebs. I guess if you have always had people fawning over you for God knows how long and saying "yes" to everything you say and do - you lose your perception.
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Old 01-12-2011, 19:36
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Chico used to be a male stripper at hen parties and gay clubs. We have had him in various venues in the past.

He was always down to earth and polite then, so i'm glad he hasn't changed.

Still don't care for his "music" though! lol
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Old 01-12-2011, 22:50
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I met The Wanted and The Saturdays at a gig in Hamilton last June.

After The Sats had performed (TW were supporting) my friend dragged me round the back of the stage and sprinted across a big park of grass to a carpark where The Wanted were getting into a mini-bus. I didn't like them at all and didn't even know who they were (this was before their first single came out) so I just stood at a tree a few feet away and played with my phone while my friend gushed over them.

Two of them (I later found out they were Nathan and Siva) went straight into the bus, two of them stood and posed for pictures and signed autographs and chatted away (Jay and Max) and the other one (Tom) ran over to me and said "awww I bet 'ee wants a picture but he's too shy to ask" in a really thick accent. I was MORTIFIED and was like "no, yer awryt haha" and he walked away saying "am onleh kiddin' matey anyways! ". Safe to say I couldn't wait to get away haha. When I saw them on the TV with 'All Time Low' I was like "omfg I met them" haha.

We also met The Saturdays. We had to stand for ten minutes while they came out their tent and while they looked suprised to see fans waiting for them, they were extremely pleasant and Una tried to do a Scottish accent (which failed). My friend kept badgering Frankie to phone her boyfriend and leave a message for him, though, but I think Frankie pretended not to hear her.

Here's a picture I got of The Sats coming out of their tent....

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._7811144_n.jpg

I'm not posting the picture of me and The Sats since my acne looks horrible on it but they're on my FB if anyone wants to see.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:41
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Pete tong - lovely guy. he was djing in Ibiza and I wrote a text out in my phone saying how much I loved him etc (not the complete truth I must admit, I was just drunk and thought it was a good idea) I went upto the dj booth and showed him it and he invited me and my boyfriend upto the VIP part of the club. went to go, got knocked back by the bouncers - I can kinda see why 'Pete tong says we can come up!' so I went back over to him, wrote out another text saying we weren't allowed and he then came out and met us and took us up. we had a great night partying away in part of the club we'd never been in, or could afford tickets for.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:23
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The first time I encountered him was about three years ago near Christmas. He was on Canal St with Lisa Reilly.
That would be the same Lisa Reily who gave Frank Carson a blowjob at a charity do a few years ago?
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:30
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^ What?????
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:31
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This is a very unfair forum topic. How can you judge someone based purely on one incredibly brief meeting? We all have days when we'd tell even our most loved family or friends to sod off, so you can't expect celebrities to not feel the same.

Many of these stories lack any context. You don't know whether the chap who Tom Baker alledgedly told to f**k off was incredibly annoying and harassing him.

Let's not be so swift to judge people so quickly. Enjoy what they give us in the films and TV shows they appear in and stop expecting people to be a far better human being than you are 24/7
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:35
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That would be the same Lisa Reily who gave Frank Carson a blowjob at a charity do a few years ago?
Any chance there was a blow by blow written record.

Ran into Pixie Lott and Duffy recently, Pixie was shy and nice Duffy sounded like a rough welsh navvy when she spoke and lets just say make up is her saviour as she looks pretty plain and plooky without it, she does have a nice aura about her.

Jo Joyner is another hell of a rude bitch, mouthing of in a shop about some thing she bought and she is not that pretty in reality and again make up is her saviour and she has a lumpy fat arse.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:44
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That would be the same Lisa Reily who gave Frank Carson a blowjob at a charity do a few years ago?
I attended a chari-dee promotion with Lisa Reilly at many moons ago. Lovely girl.

Not the same one as Frank Carson wasn't there

You are joking, aren't you???
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:25
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Any chance there was a blow by blow written record.

Ran into Pixie Lott and Duffy recently, Pixie was shy and nice Duffy sounded like a rough welsh navvy when she spoke and lets just say make up is her saviour as she looks pretty plain and plooky without it, she does have a nice aura about her.

Jo Joyner is another hell of a rude bitch, mouthing of in a shop about some thing she bought and she is not that pretty in reality and again make up is her saviour and she has a lumpy fat arse.
How charming....
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:57
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That would be the same Lisa Reily who gave Frank Carson a blowjob at a charity do a few years ago?
You were there too? Revolting wasn't it. I'm all for splashing out for a good cause, but christ...
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Old 02-12-2011, 13:09
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Any chance there was a blow by blow written record.

Ran into Pixie Lott and Duffy recently, Pixie was shy and nice Duffy sounded like a rough welsh navvy when she spoke and lets just say make up is her saviour as she looks pretty plain and plooky without it, she does have a nice aura about her.

Jo Joyner is another hell of a rude bitch, mouthing of in a shop about some thing she bought and she is not that pretty in reality and again make up is her saviour and she has a lumpy fat arse.
This sounds like complete bitterness to me because of something she did.
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