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Old 02-02-2013, 14:46
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David Soul of 'Starsky & Hutch'.

My parents attended a private function in London during the early 80s and David shared the same table with them. My parents weren't impressed with his surly attitude - not only was he rude towards them but to other fellow guests as well.
That i can believe. He was on my flight back from Berlin in December kicking off at check-in about the executive lounge and how 'This isn't acceptable!' etc. He looked a physical wreck too and was in a wheelchair
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:48
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David Soul of 'Starsky & Hutch'.

My parents attended a private function in London during the early 80s and David shared the same table with them. My parents weren't impressed with his surly attitude - not only was he rude towards them but to other fellow guests as well.
Yes, I met him once at an aftershow event for Mack and Mabel which he was in at the time, in London (organised by a threatre group).

I mentioned that some friends of mine had recently met a friend of his (they'd had lunch with Paul Michael Glaser regarding Glasers charity) . His response was to snap "I haven't got any friends"
That i can believe. He was on my flight back from Berlin in December kicking off at check-in about the executive lounge and how 'This isn't acceptable!' etc. He looked a physical wreck too and was in a wheelchair
Oh well, I still find Don't Give Up On Us, Baby, and Silver Lady, nice romantic songs.
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:52
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Oh well, I still find Don't Give Up On Us, Baby, and Silver Lady, nice romantic songs.
He's been on the 1977/1978 editions of Top of the Pops quite a bit and I always think of this thread when I hear his songs
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Old 02-02-2013, 15:04
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Sarah Millican.
What has she done?

I often ask myself the same question!
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Old 02-02-2013, 15:11
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Someone earlier in the thread asked about Tony Robinson. I was lucky enough a few years ago to be on site for a time team dig in Somerset. Everyone, including Tony couldn't have been nicer
That was me - thank you! Glad to hear it. Funnily enough I saw your reply at the very moment Tony is onscreen in Mrs Caldicott's Cabbage War! He's always struck me as a really intelligent man.
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Old 02-02-2013, 15:58
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Tony Robinson did some appearances a few times for the charity my sister used to work for about 10 years ago. She said he was one of the nicest guys she had ever met and incredibly sweet with all the fans. Everyone loved him by all accounts.
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Old 02-02-2013, 16:25
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Tony Robinson did some appearances a few times for the charity my sister used to work for about 10 years ago. She said he was one of the nicest guys she had ever met and incredibly sweet with all the fans. Everyone loved him by all accounts.
Great to know.
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:40
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Tony Robinson did some appearances a few times for the charity my sister used to work for about 10 years ago. She said he was one of the nicest guys she had ever met and incredibly sweet with all the fans. Everyone loved him by all accounts.
Glad it wasn't just my charm that put him at ease
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:55
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That i can believe. He was on my flight back from Berlin in December kicking off at check-in about the executive lounge and how 'This isn't acceptable!' etc. He looked a physical wreck too and was in a wheelchair
Over the years, have heard one or two things to suggest Soul's not particularly pleasant.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:14
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Amanda Holden came into my workplace.. and was an absolute bitch.

Also have a friend who works on This Morning and says Holly Willoughby is horrible too.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:15
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Amanda Holden came into my workplace.. and was an absolute bitch.
What did she do?
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:46
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Near where I live in Brighton they made a 'Walk of Fame' with paving stones for celebs supposedly having some connection with the city (eg they might have visited once.) Complete failure and waste of time.

They had an opening party for the 'celebs' in a marquee one evening, Leo Sayer was singing, yes it was that good. I remember Damon Hill arriving, there we a few female fans waiting for him with autograph books near the roped-off red carpet entrance. Watching from a distance we saw him walk past them into the marquee, not stopping to chat or sign any autographs and we thought 'what a tosser.'

Ten minutes later he came out, ducked under the rope and signed autographs and spent ages with his fans. We thought 'what a good bloke.'

Years ago I shared a sauna with Cliff Richard (tennis club not gay club!) and had a conversation about contact lenses. Perfectly nice bloke. Brucie used to go there too, he always went home in his tennis kit, never having a shower, presumably couldn't risk getting his syrup wet. Trevor McDonald played there too, he always turned up in a chauffeur driven Rolls and made his driver wait in the car in the car park.
Was quite shocked when I started reading this! then I read the 'Ten minutes later......' bit and felt quite relieved!!

I've met Damon Hill on several occasions and he's a true gentleman, lovely guy.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:53
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I've only met Damon once, but he's one of my heroes. Was really nervous, but he was lovely.
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Old 03-02-2013, 13:13
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I remember reading in the newspapers in the 80s that Mel Smith told Annie Lennox to eff-off when she went up to him to say "hi". His excuse was he didn't recognise her and thought she was "just a fan". Like that makes it ok!?!
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Old 03-02-2013, 13:20
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I remember reading in the newspapers in the 80s that Mel Smith told Annie Lennox to eff-off when she went up to him to say "hi". His excuse was he didn't recognise her and thought she was "just a fan". Like that makes it ok!?!
He still sounds like a scumbag either way
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Old 03-02-2013, 13:26
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Amanda Holden came into my workplace.. and was an absolute bitch.

Also have a friend who works on This Morning and says Holly Willoughby is horrible too.
I'd love to know someone who works on This Morning. I bet they can tell some tales about what it's like behind the scenes and what different guests are like.
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Old 03-02-2013, 13:30
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He still sounds like a scumbag either way
Interesting to see celebs can insult their own too!
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Old 03-02-2013, 15:04
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I'd love to know someone who works on This Morning. I bet they can tell some tales about what it's like behind the scenes and what different guests are like.
TBH I think the overly nice personalities Phil and Holly portray are false. I really can't abide this false, mindless show.
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Old 03-02-2013, 15:17
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TBH I think the overly nice personalities Phil and Holly portray are false. I really can't abide this false, mindless show.
I totally agree. Holly seems a very insincere, patronising type and Phillip Schofield comes across as a very self-important, smug individual. How anyone can watch this sickly sweet pair for hours a day, it's beyond me
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Old 03-02-2013, 16:12
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I totally agree. Holly seems a very insincere, patronising type and Phillip Schofield comes across as a very self-important, smug individual. How anyone can watch this sickly sweet pair for hours a day, it's beyond me
Much, much prefer Ruth and Eamonn on TM. He can be a bit of a crusty, sarcy so-and-so but he's a teddy bear underneath. Ruth has the measure of him and I love her dry wit.

Like you say, Phil and Holly are a bit icky.
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Old 03-02-2013, 16:19
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I totally agree. Holly seems a very insincere, patronising type and Phillip Schofield comes across as a very self-important, smug individual. How anyone can watch this sickly sweet pair for hours a day, it's beyond me
Over a million people still sit through this mindnumbing trash. As soon as I hear that cheesy music and see the grinning berks start yapping about such riveting topics as last night's Corrie, or Katie Price being drunk, I switch over.
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Old 03-02-2013, 20:51
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Amanda Holden came into my workplace.. and was an absolute bitch.

Also have a friend who works on This Morning and says Holly Willoughby is horrible too.
i have always thought holly is a complete bitch behind the sugary sweet facade
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Old 03-02-2013, 21:39
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Amanda Holden came into my workplace.. and was an absolute bitch.

Also have a friend who works on This Morning and says Holly Willoughby is horrible too.
Hate Amanda Holden SO much.

Not a fan of Willoughby anymore too.
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Old 03-02-2013, 22:24
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I totally agree. Holly seems a very insincere, patronising type and Phillip Schofield comes across as a very self-important, smug individual. How anyone can watch this sickly sweet pair for hours a day, it's beyond me
False rubbish that has lasted too long. However, I did hear Lorraine Kelly is a pleasant enough person in real life.
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Old 04-02-2013, 00:27
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James Bolam is a miserable, selfish arse, IIRC.

Not talked to Rodney Bewes since the 70s, IIRC and blocking any repeats of The Likely Lads.

Total opposite of his Likely Lads character - hates Newcastle and not spoken to Bewes since he revealed to the press that James' wife was pregnant.
Forgiveable seeing as he's a mackem
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