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Old 12-05-2013, 15:07
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Natalie Cassidy was in the queue next to us in Tesco the other week
I didn't notice at first as I was reading the newspaper but OH said "Hello" to her and she was very friendly in her reply.

She is an awful lot slimmer than she appears on TV and really quite pretty..
So she's doing that now?
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Old 12-05-2013, 22:24
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Old 13-05-2013, 01:54
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There were hundreds at his funeral but now everyone says they always knew he was a wrong'un, which clearly isn't true.
Considering what you say there, if Jimmy had ever been arrested, I wonder whether people on these forums, for example, would have stuck up for him as with the celebrities arrested recently?
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Old 13-05-2013, 11:58
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Considering what you say there, if Jimmy had ever been arrested, I wonder whether people on these forums, for example, would have stuck up for him as with the celebrities arrested recently?
I'm pretty sure there were people sticking up for him on DS when the Savile thread started before the weight of allegations became overwhelming.
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Old 13-05-2013, 13:16
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I met Jimmy Savile when I was about 10 - I'm from Scarborough originally, where he had a home & was a regular around the town. Me and my 3 friends did a sponsored walk so we could meet him. He grabbed my friends hand and kissed it while she tried to pull away embarrassed, we didn't think anything of it, we just thought it was his extravagant personality!
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Old 13-05-2013, 16:50
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A relative of mine worked at the Dominion theatre when the hi-tech musical 'Time' was running there. He was hugely relieved when Cliff Richard left and David Cassidy took over, because Cassidy used to treat the backstage crew to drinks and meals on regular occasions. As you've probably guessed, the artist formerly known as Harry Webb did not to this.
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Old 13-05-2013, 22:27
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I did meet DLT as a kid - at the stage door of panto. He was very grumpy. Also met Keith Chegwin and Maggie Philbin donkey's years ago on a charity walk and they were both pretty charming.
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Old 13-05-2013, 22:33
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I did meet DLT as a kid - at the stage door of panto. He was very grumpy.
I don't think DLT's quite the genial Mr Nice Guy he made out he was. Even on-air, he often got quite heat-up and aggressive when ranting on some topic, as a self-appointed putter of the world to rights.
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Old 13-05-2013, 22:39
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Julia Roberts in New York - very easy to speak to and sweet. Seemed so down to earth for such a huge star!
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:20
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I would love to know if anyone has met Karl Pilkington...
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:36
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I saw DLT at a local Classic Gold related event in 1997(I think?).(Our local station had not long swopped from local programming to Classic Gold mainly networked stuff!)

The promotional pens they were giving away didn't work by the way!
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:55
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I met The Manic Street Preachers back in the early 90s, they were absolute gentlemen.

I've met Keith Chegwin - nice, down to earth. I've briefly met John Barrowman - very nice guy. David Tennant has walked past me a couple of times - I was too shy to say hello but from all accounts he's very nice too!
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Old 14-05-2013, 06:04
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I met The Manic Street Preachers back in the early 90s, they were absolute gentlemen.

I've met Keith Chegwin - nice, down to earth. I've briefly met John Barrowman - very nice guy. David Tennant has walked past me a couple of times - I was too shy to say hello but from all accounts he's very nice too!
Freinds of mine met him and said he was great, especially with their youngest kid who was a bit overwhelmed and dumbstruck at meeting the Doctor. They were soon chatting away like old mates.
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Old 15-05-2013, 00:00
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Freinds of mine met him and said he was great, especially with their youngest kid who was a bit overwhelmed and dumbstruck at meeting the Doctor. They were soon chatting away like old mates.
That's lovely.
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:59
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A relative of mine worked at the Dominion theatre when the hi-tech musical 'Time' was running there. He was hugely relieved when Cliff Richard left and David Cassidy took over, because Cassidy used to treat the backstage crew to drinks and meals on regular occasions. As you've probably guessed, the artist formerly known as Harry Webb did not to this.
With all due respect, does that mean Cliff isn't a nice person because he didn't "treat" the crew to such things? Perhaps he's just more private that way? Not having a go at you, just I don't think that in itself justifies classing Mr Webb as "not nice". If there's more to it, then fair enough. Mr Cassidy sounds like a decent chap.
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Old 15-05-2013, 12:47
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Not sure if they're celebrities, but I met and talked to the guys from You Me At Six a few times (a good friend of mine was in a band and they used to record in the same studio). All seemed nice, normal guys. I distinctly remember making fun of Josh's (lead singer) facial hair, and next time I saw him, he said he shaved it off because of me. Which made me blush because I used to fancy him a bit

That was years ago though, so they may have changed since they got a lot more famous after that. Have known and met a few other people in bands, I can't remember any being horrible or unpleasant though (even the Lostprophets singer who was recently taken to court for pedophilia, so maybe I am a poor judge of character).
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Old 15-05-2013, 18:31
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I read someone met Pete Burns when he was quite famous as a pop star (and not infamous for his surgery). They went over to him in a club and said hello and he said who the hell do you think you are daring to come over and say hello to me, f*** off. They replied with who the hell do you think you are speaking to your fans like that, you're nothing special, you jumped up little freak (or words to that effect). Pete then said, oh I like you, have you got a cigarette and they ended up spending an hour or so chatting! lol
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Old 18-05-2013, 05:52
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Met yesterday, 17th, Martin Luther King's son.

Martin Luther King 111.

Even shook his hand.
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Old 18-05-2013, 15:09
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A few months back my dad (he works as a HGV driver in tar mac) he was tar-macing Man United's training ground Carrington and he bumped into Gary Neville he said "hello!" And that piece of scum looked right through my dad and totally blanked him.... Piece of cr*p!! My other half is a Man U fan and I am as well but I can't stand the sight of that Neville sister anymore! Lol lucky for my dad he's a Geordie boy (Newcastle) born and bred anyway! Lol

It bothered me more than my dad but never mind hey.
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Old 19-05-2013, 13:56
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I've met a number of politicians - Neil & Glynis Kinnock stand out as the friendliest and most genuine and Francis ("Jerry Can") Maude as the most arrogant and slimy. Met Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park at a friend's party and he was unassuming, interesting and amusing. Quite a few celebs shop locally - Julie Walters is fab and James Bolam and Susan Jameson seem a lovely couple. Peter Andre is very friendly, down to earth and makes time for people. His ex Jordan is often spotted at the local supermarket, really tiny apart from her famous assets but I've never had the inclination to get close enough to meet as she tends to have an expression that could sour milk at 50 paces.
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Old 19-05-2013, 16:53
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I've met a number of politicians - Neil & Glynis Kinnock stand out as the friendliest and most genuine and Francis ("Jerry Can") Maude as the most arrogant and slimy. Met Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park at a friend's party and he was unassuming, interesting and amusing. Quite a few celebs shop locally - Julie Walters is fab and James Bolam and Susan Jameson seem a lovely couple. Peter Andre is very friendly, down to earth and makes time for people. His ex Jordan is often spotted at the local supermarket, really tiny apart from her famous assets but I've never had the inclination to get close enough to meet as she tends to have an expression that could sour milk at 50 paces.
Must make a note.

James Bolam seems lovely.

That makes a change from other comments I've seen on here!
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Old 19-05-2013, 17:49
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My brother has met the cricketer David Gower, said he was a complete gentleman.
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Old 19-05-2013, 17:54
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This is really incredibly lame, but older forum users will remember a 1970s ITV series called 'The Comedians'.
My mum and dad ran into a group of the regular participants during a day at the races in the early seventies, including Duggie Brown and Charlie Williams, and apparently they were all absolute gentlemen.
Compare this to Jimmy Tarbuck who told my mum to "piss off" when she approached him for an autograph in 1966.
So Tarbuck has the Cilla Black false scouse charm on camera, but off camera anti social.
Of The Comedians, I went to see Frank Carson in Ayr 30 years ago and apart from being hilarious, he really was happy to sign autographs and talk to people.
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Old 19-05-2013, 18:04
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Must make a note.

James Bolam seems lovely.

That makes a change from other comments I've seen on here!
Perhaps he's different when he's with the missus He comes across as the more show bizzy but she's been very smiley and nice when I've seen them.
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:37
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Seen Ken Livingstone several times waiting for the tube at Westminster when he was Mayor of London. Spoke to him years ago when he was leader of the now defunct Greater London Council. He was somewhat creepy then.
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