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Old 20-05-2013, 01:39
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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.
Yes, met and talked to Frank in Blackpool the year before he died.

Gentleman and much missed. A real one-off.
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Old 20-05-2013, 02:20
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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.
Your relative must have been fortunate enough to see Freddie Mercury when he made a surprise appearance once, which sadly turned out to be his final live performance. Did they get to meet Freddie?
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Old 31-05-2013, 21:02
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Matthew Corbett's a legend (or as he's known in his home-town of Lymm, Peter Corbett). I went to see him do a one man show down there entitled "25 years of my hand up Sooty's bum" in February, he's great and I got a mention on the local Warrington newspaper website for travelling a long way to see the show (now THAT's a better thing to be mentioned for and here's the evidence http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.u...ess/Page1.html). I take it no-one on here ever met Jimmy Savile, thank god I never did, The scarily catchy theme song to Jim'll Fix It is one of my earliest childhood memories, and to think of what was going on there just beggars all belief and watching the documentaries, you could tell what an appallingly sleazy, sordid piece of work he really was. I was chatting to Matthew and his wife that night, they knew everything that was going on, I hope the repulsive creature rots in hell
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Old 31-05-2013, 21:20
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Matthew Corbett's a legend (or as he's known in his home-town of Lymm, Peter Corbett).
Now there's a blast from the past.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:23
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Met some of the hollyoaks cast at a charity football match today. All spent literally ages meeting people, posing for photos etc,all really lovely and friendly

Danny Mac (Dodger)
James Atherton (Will)
Nick Pickard (Tony)
Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren)
Tom Scurr (Barney)
Recently I've had a brilliant opportunity to speak to a lot of the HO cast due to work, and I swear to god Nick is one of the nicest people I've ever spoke to let alone celebrity, we had a job to do, but other than that he was asking me what the weather was like and he was just so down to earth
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Old 01-06-2013, 15:40
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i havent met him first hand, but Ross Kemp comes in to our office quite alot due to him doing business with my boss. always seems a down to earth guy, and whenever they go out he's happy to do autographs / photos.

also the DJ Gareth emery comes in every now and again. same story, down to earth and approachable.

met "comedy" Dave Vitty at a folk face gig, and chatted to him for a while about the Chris Moyles show and general stuff. seemed a genuine nice guy.

i used to work in a club in Sheffield where alot of bands played during the mid 90s. met various brit pop bands, as well as all girl rock group L7, who surprisingly from their punky attitude were really nice and chatty to a lowly cloakroom attendant.
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Old 01-06-2013, 15:43
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I often find all celebrities and well known actors are total #%%&*+-. Not that I have met many.
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Old 01-06-2013, 15:44
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i havent met him first hand, but Ross Kemp comes in to our office quite alot due to him doing business with my boss. always seems a down to earth guy, and whenever they go out he's happy to do autographs / photos.

also the DJ Gareth emery comes in every now and again. same story, down to earth and approachable.

met "comedy" Dave Vitty at a folk face gig, and chatted to him for a while about the Chris Moyles show and general stuff. seemed a genuine nice guy.

i used to work in a club in Sheffield where alot of bands played during the mid 90s. met various brit pop bands, as well as all girl rock group L7, who surprisingly from their punky attitude were really nice and chatty to a lowly cloakroom attendant.
My heroes.

Donita Sparks, what a legend.
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Old 01-06-2013, 16:07
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My sister's friend is over at uni in Manchester somewhere and she has a job in a bar not far from the Coronation Street set so about six months ago Kym Marsh (Michelle), Ryan Thomas (Jason) and Sol Heras (Ryan) were in the bar and she was serving them, apparently they were all very nice.
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Old 01-06-2013, 18:40
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My friend Paul used to do a bit of stewarding at Maine Road when he was a student to make some money and remembers when Oasis played there in 1996- he wasn't at the gig- that Patsy Kensit was absolutely horrible to the stadium staff and pushed a cleaner out of her way.
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Old 01-06-2013, 18:56
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I saw Kenny Everett, one of my heroes, outside Capital Radio in 1986 and, for all he was a bit shy and nervous, was pleased when I told him he was a legend and how much I liked his shows. However, he said he was running a bit late and couldn't stop to chat, but I was glad he didn't let me down by telling me where to go.
Barring Mike Smith and George Galloway, who I saw from a distance and had no interest in meeting( he looked sleazy and unpleasant), every other famous person I've seen has been fine.
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Old 01-06-2013, 19:38
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I found myself standing next to Zoe Ball at the great escape festival in Brighton 2 weeks ago, she was really friendly and bubbly.
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Old 01-06-2013, 19:40
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This is an odd one, as I've not met him myself, but I'm intrigued...

Has anyone met Paul Merton?

He seems an odd character. I watch him on HIGNFY and he seems at times to be disinterested. There seems to be certain guests on the show that he likes (Brian Blessed, Reginald D Hunter) and others that he just switches off from. There's the famous clip of him telling Robert Kilroy Silk to "shut the f*** up" repeatedly.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:53
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was on a flight with eric cantona going back to manchester from france.
he seemed happy enough to sign autographs and pose for photos whilst waiting for his bags.

my step brother and 5 year old nephew met steve davis outside the crucible recently. they got talking and upon learning that he was a snooker player, my nephew asked him if he was any good (!). he laughed and said "well, i used to be!"
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:59
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This is an odd one, as I've not met him myself, but I'm intrigued...

Has anyone met Paul Merton?

He seems an odd character. I watch him on HIGNFY and he seems at times to be disinterested. There seems to be certain guests on the show that he likes (Brian Blessed, Reginald D Hunter) and others that he just switches off from. There's the famous clip of him telling Robert Kilroy Silk to "shut the f*** up" repeatedly.
I wish I could remember who it was but I once read a commentary by a female columnist who was pretty hacked off with him. She was at some event with a friend who has a mobility-related disability. Paul Merton was at the same event and I think she and her friend had to negotiate a difficult stairway (the place can't have been very well adapted for disabled access). As he was the only one passing at the time, she asked if he could give a hand. Instead, he just mumbled 'sorry', brushed past them and went on his way.

Well, there could have been many reasons for that but the columnist was pretty hacked off with him, which is why she mentioned it in her column. It was some years ago. She had liked him and his comedy prior to that event. Thing is, we don't know his side of it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:03
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I wish I could remember who it was but I once read a commentary by a female columnist who was pretty hacked off with him. She was at some event with a friend who has a mobility-related disability. Paul Merton was at the same event and I think she and her friend had to negotiate a difficult stairway (the place can't have been very well adapted for disabled access). As he was the only one passing at the time, she asked if he could give a hand. Instead, he just mumbled 'sorry', brushed past them and went on his way.

Well, there could have been many reasons for that but the columnist was pretty hacked off with him, which is why she mentioned it in her column. It was some years ago. She had liked him and his comedy prior to that event. Thing is, we don't know his side of it.
Well with the greatest respect and I know there are always two sides to every story..if and I repeat IF he refused to assist he is even a bigger a*se that I imagined him to be.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:52
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This is an odd one, as I've not met him myself, but I'm intrigued...

Has anyone met Paul Merton?

He seems an odd character. I watch him on HIGNFY and he seems at times to be disinterested. There seems to be certain guests on the show that he likes (Brian Blessed, Reginald D Hunter) and others that he just switches off from. There's the famous clip of him telling Robert Kilroy Silk to "shut the f*** up" repeatedly.
Mind you, wouldnt you want to tell Kilroy STFU?
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Old 02-06-2013, 17:08
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I know he is widely despised now, but my grandparents met Hughie Green in Skegness when he was doing an Opportunity Knocks roadshow and said he was very friendly to the fans and was good with older people. I think for all Green was a womaniser, was a terrible father and an egotist, he always was fine with his fans.
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Old 02-06-2013, 17:10
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I know he is widely despised now, but my grandparents met Hughie Green in Skegness when he was doing an Opportunity Knocks roadshow and said he was very friendly to the fans and was good with older people. I think for all Green was a womaniser, was a terrible father and an egotist, he always was fine with his fans.
Long long before the internet my pet name for him was Spewie Green.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:59
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This is an odd one, as I've not met him myself, but I'm intrigued...

Has anyone met Paul Merton?

He seems an odd character. I watch him on HIGNFY and he seems at times to be disinterested. There seems to be certain guests on the show that he likes (Brian Blessed, Reginald D Hunter) and others that he just switches off from. There's the famous clip of him telling Robert Kilroy Silk to "shut the f*** up" repeatedly.
When he looks blank like that, I really think he's just trying to think up jokes.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:11
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When he looks blank like that, I really think he's just trying to think up jokes.
I've always thought that was kind of 'the part he plays' on HIGNFY. He has come across quite differently on other things (notably Room 101) in which he was much more smiley and jokey, and far less blunt. He seems to make a point of not smiling or laughing at what people say on HIGNFY unless it's Ian.
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Old 05-06-2013, 15:37
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Has anyone ever met hugh jackman or know of any Hugh jackman encounters, because I would die inside if I found out he wasn't as nice and warm and down to earth in real life.
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Old 05-06-2013, 16:09
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Has anyone ever met hugh jackman or know of any Hugh jackman encounters, because I would die inside if I found out he wasn't as nice and warm and down to earth in real life.
I don't think I've ever seen a bad word printed about him, seems to be a genuine good guy.
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Old 05-06-2013, 20:18
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Not heard a bad word about Hugh, he's meant to be one of the nicest guys in showbiz. At the end of the shoot he often buys a lottery ticket for all the crew. An insider who worked on Les Mis said that apart from Hugh who was as always lovely the rest of the cast were terrible to work with.
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Old 05-06-2013, 20:46
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Not heard a bad word about Hugh, he's meant to be one of the nicest guys in showbiz. At the end of the shoot he often buys a lottery ticket for all the crew. An insider who worked on Les Mis said that apart from Hugh who was as always lovely the rest of the cast were terrible to work with.
Surely not Sam Barks and Eddie Redmayne?
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