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Old 26-01-2014, 17:24
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I didn't meet them when I lived in Sheffield, but lived close to where Susanne Sulley( the blonde one) lived, but the Human League still chose to live in the city at the height of their fame. Apparently a uni friend was in the Nat West and Phil Oakey was standing behind him. He said hello to Oakey and Oakey nodded back.
Not overly friendly, but decent enough and also interesting to see what was a major star in a queue in a bank rather than using a flunky with a gold card.
Now I am quite sure I saw Ms Sulley driving a SAAB to a new housing estate as a few people looked across and she sort of smiled.
She is a nice person.

I met her when she was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar.
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Old 26-01-2014, 17:29
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I met her when she was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar.
That much is true
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Old 26-01-2014, 19:49
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She is a nice person.

I met her when she was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar.
She said once in an interview she never worked as a waitress in a cocktail bar.
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Old 27-01-2014, 11:15
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Has anyone met Axl Rose? From a lot of accounts he is supposed to be obnoxious, but I'd love to hear otherwise.
On a more contemporary note, woman at work met David Tennant when he was filming an episode of Doctor Who and said he was lovely and willing to talk to the fans.
This pretty much chimes with the accounts given of all of the DW/TW actors on the DW/TW Live journal forum all of whom appear to have been nice people willing to give their time to their fans. I know John Barrowman gets some stick on here but he appears to be generous with his time towards fans too.
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Old 27-01-2014, 12:36
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Suggs at a book signing. He was lovely, polite and had a lot of friendly banter going on. Lovely man.
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Old 27-01-2014, 12:39
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She said once in an interview she never worked as a waitress in a cocktail bar.
I think it's widely accepted that she never worked as a waitress in a cocktail bar and anyone who believes that much is true is a bit of a muppet.
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Old 27-01-2014, 18:39
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I think it's widely accepted that she never worked as a waitress in a cocktail bar and anyone who believes that much is true is a bit of a muppet.
It was the lyrics of the song. Both girls were sixth formers when they were asked to join the band. Still, fame never turned them into arrogant monsters like Justin Bieber.
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Old 27-01-2014, 18:54
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Met Dappy when I was on holiday in Magaluf, suprisingly nice bloke, took a lot of time to meet everyone that wanted a picture or a chat.
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Old 27-01-2014, 23:28
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I've met Denis Law the footballer, lovely guy
John Challis (Boycie) also a great guy
Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts from Corrie) nice enough guy
Jim Davidson, surprisingly he was nice enough when I saw him afteer a football game. Hope he wins CBB!
Off to see Jasper Carrott, Terry Christian and Frank Skinner on tour, hopefully be able to meet them after.
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Old 29-01-2014, 09:47
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It was the lyrics of the song. Both girls were sixth formers when they were asked to join the band. Still, fame never turned them into arrogant monsters like Justin Bieber.
All of the Human League were a tad up themselves on occasion but agreed they seemed to know who to treat their fans and the public at large unlike Bieber who is just a numpty. I think it's easier not to let fame at a young age got your head if you're part of a band because you at least know you've got to work with other people - 'twas a more innocent age too in a way - Joanne and Suzanne weren't persuaded, encouraged or nudged into being as obviously sexual as people like RiRi, Miley or even Britanny and Christina were/are.
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Old 02-02-2014, 13:18
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All of the Human League were a tad up themselves on occasion but agreed they seemed to know who to treat their fans and the public at large unlike Bieber who is just a numpty. I think it's easier not to let fame at a young age got your head if you're part of a band because you at least know you've got to work with other people - 'twas a more innocent age too in a way - Joanne and Suzanne weren't persuaded, encouraged or nudged into being as obviously sexual as people like RiRi, Miley or even Britanny and Christina were/are.
My friend Richard comes from Sheffield and says Oakey is to be frequently seen walking his dog and Suzanne is a gym bunny who is happy to work out among the other people at the gym. There's nothing arrogant or unpleasant about the band and Joanne doesn't seem bothered that she has porked out a lot since the eighties.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:10
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I've worked in BBC Scotland for a few months now, and Dale Winton was there filming the national lottery show of sorts. He had a huge caravan parked in the production car park, blocking a lot of space. Didn't help that I was told that he could be a real diva and dick to people.

I've worked with Kaye Adams and she's really friendly and nice. As it Fred MacAuley.

In terms of politicians, Alex Salmond is nice and friendly with people.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:21
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The Scots (with the exception of Brian Alexander Robertson), have never lost that 'common' touch.
Which is what make people like Lorraine, Edwin Collins,Kaye Adams, Roddy Frame, etc,etc..such genuine lovely people..
there IS no pretence.. due I believe, to the sense of commumnity & National pride the Scottish still have, unlike us Londoners, who don't have a clue.. too diverse & accomodating to every race, creed or culture..

love 'em all, and I'm a southern softie
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:53
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hardly surprising but Jeremy Kyle is an arrogant prick, my naiive 17 year old self thought it was an act for tv most likely an act for tv.

my mate once met frankie boyle apparently he's really nice.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:14
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I'm new here and I've been following this thread with great interest for a long time now.

So here's a long - but by no means exhaustive (my memory isn't that good!) - list of all the celebrities, major, minor and somewhere in between, I've met, heard stories about, served in shops (been working in retail on and off for the past fifteen years) and had dealings with. Some of them may surprise you but I'll try to stay the right side of legal

David Penn (magician who appeared on Britain's Got Talent) - Rude, arrogant, self-centred clot
Alan Moore (comics author) - Really up himself, too vain to wear glasses even though he's as blind as a bat
Chloe Vevrier (internet celebrity) - Very sweet and kind
Paul Hatcher (did the 'stare out' sequences on Big Train) - Utterly pretentious, vastly inflated idea of his own limited talent

A certain bit part and pantomime actor who lives in my home town shall remain nameless, as he has been known to report people who criticise him (however mildly) online to the police - but take it from me, he is a grade-A pompous berk!

Sally Chidzuoy (BBC Look East presenter) - Down to earth and friendly
Keith Altham (journalist, press agent and author) - Lovely bloke
Peter Bagge (comics artist) - Great guy
David Hess (sadly deceased horror actor) - A real pussycat, soft-spoken and intelligent
Bruce Boa (the 'I wanna waldorf salad' guest from Fawlty Towers) - Saw him in a pub and he looked absolutely furious, glowering at everyone, so I left well alone!
Michael Cronin ('Bullet Baxter' from Grange Hill) - Very friendly and funny
Giovanni Lombardo Radice (AKA John Morghen) (star of Cannibal Ferox) - Camp as Christmas but very entertaining and witty
Ben Dover AKA Lindsay Honey - Chatted about his time with rock bands and his (ex?) wife Linzi Drew working with Spike Milligan
Christopher Biggins - Sat me on his knee and told me a joke (I was seven or eight)
Lisa from Steps - Smiley and chatty, got a kiss from her
Lloyd Cole (of the Commotions) - Looked a bit grumpy and rumpled but was perfectly affable
Jerry Sadowitz - Again, his litigious nature forbids me from saying too much, suffice to say that nobody gets 'too close' to this bloke before the shutters come crashing down and you're persona non grata.
Jim Davidson - Arrogant, pompous berk with a crowd of sycophantic hangers-on laughing too loudly at his feeble jokes
Jimmy Jones (old school blue comedian) - Very friendly and chatty
Leo Sayer - Posed for photos with me, signed my programme and tour flyer, couldn't have been nicer
The Counterfeit Stones - All five of them were great
The Bootleg Beatles - The guy who plays John Lennon slagged me off behind my back, not knowing I was standing about three feet away from him, calling me "that prat with the glasses in the front row". I challenged him (in as civil a way as possible) and he muttered something about "Only joking mate". Absolute tosser!
Windsor Davies - Approached him to shake his hand and he bellowed "Why don't you f*** off!" (Breath was vile too)
Gina Bellman - Didn't say much but was nice enough

Hank Marvin - Acted like a right grouch when I asked him to sign an autograph for my mate and his mum. Really got my back up (as I was broke at the time) and I said "I sold my guitar to buy a ticket to this show" (which was true) - he looked down his nose and said "Nobody forced you to come here tonight". I would have said more but there was a queue of gruesome middle-aged harpies who would have slapped me to death for dissing their hero. No surprise to me that he let his own son die in poverty...

Geri Halliwell - Seemed really upset that nobody noticed or paid any attention to her. Left the store in a right huff!
Tim Brooke Taylor and Graeme Garden of the Goodies - Absolute gentlemen, unlike their grumpy gnome mate
Alice Cooper - Did a brilliant cheesy pantomime villain lurch toward me and shouted "I'LL BITE YOUR FACE OFF!" then shook hands with me and signed a CD for me
Keith Allen - Saw this horrible little man at Euston Station, he shouted "You can stop staring, yes it's me" to which I replied "Sorry, who the f- are you?" which took the wind out of his sails
Norman Wisdom - Passed him in a train corridor, I smiled and said "Hello Norm", he threw a cup of coffee over me and stalked off to his compartment with a face like thunder! I dread to think what had rattled his cage that day...
Rolf Harris - Approached him outside a theatre, went to shake hands with him - I wasn't drunk or bugging him or anything - he growled "Get your f-ing hands away from me" and scuttled off
Terry Gilliam - Spotted him in an art bookshop, I managed to stammer "I love Monty Python", he grinned, said "Thanks, man" and patted me on the back...talk about starstruck!
Michael Palin - Really hate to say this, maybe I caught him on a bad day, but he was very standoffish and dismissive, whereas Eric Idle (who's supposed to be 'difficult') sent me a lovely letter and personally signed photo!
Rik Mayall - Approached him and asked him to sign a piece of paper for my then-girlfriend, he snapped "F*** off, I've got my hands full". In other words he had a cigarette in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. Bet it would have been a different story if I'd been "a super girlie"
Adrian Edmondson - Friend of mine went to see the Bad Shepherds, Edmondson snubbed ALL his fans and stood in a corner with a bunch of toffs sipping red wine. My mate asked him "Is there going to be another series of Bottom?", to which Edmondson sniffed "No, because it'll be s**t". Later that night the doorman told my mate that Edmondson had responded to a polite request for a dedication from a bloke whose wife had died with "F*** off, I don't do requests". Sounds a real charmer, doesn't he?
Roger Daltrey - Very unpretentious and down-to-earth
Ray Davies (Kinks) - Shook my hand and called me a "good lad" when I told him how much I enjoyed the 'To the Bone' album (which shows how long ago this was!)
Tom Petty - He wasn't at all well but he still shook hands and signed a piece of paper for me
Susanna Hoffs and Jay Roach - She was lovely but he stood there like a radioactive crab glaring at me!
Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) - Both delightful, getting a hug from Ann made my day / month / year!
Bernard Manning - Gentleman, very softly spoken and kind (honestly!)
Linsey Dawn McKenzie - Mouthy, common, vulgar, rude, snotty - get the idea?
Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) - Sixth form socialist, dances like a baby giraffe on ice
Tom Baker - Saw him striding toward me on Covent Garden, he was huge and looked absolutely mental yet still gave me a big friendly grin when I said "Hello Mr Baker"
Roy Castle - Asked him for his autograph when I was seven, he said "Stick that pen up your a*** and play Swanee River". A bizarre thing to say which is why it's stuck in my mind for thirty-plus years
Charlie Brooker - Miserable, ignorant, hard-nosed git
Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) - One of the oddest looking people I've ever met but really funny and kind
Michael Winner - Absolutely lovely (again, honestly!)
Roger Moore - Gentleman to his toes
Natalie Banus (page 3 girl) - Very friendly and sweet
Melanie Blatt (All Saints) - Seemed quite shy but pleasant enough
Shelly Poole (Alisha's Attic) - Lovely
Lenny Henry - Approached him after a show in Blackpool when I was ten, he shoved me out of the way saying "You've had your f***ing money's worth"
Jack Tinker (late theatre critic) - Witty and charming
Kim Newman (author and critic) - Great bloke
Stephen Fry - All sweetness and light until someone disagrees with him, then he turns into Ebeneezer Scrooge

More to come... memory permitting

Some classics there. These people who present a false image on TV really do deserve to be named and shamed.

I've met dozens of slebs, mainly musicians, can't think of any who were unpleasant although [in 2009] I did once spend 2 hours waiting for John Lydon in the freezing cold and he went straight into the venue. I believe though that he doesn't like to be fussed before shows but is happy to oblige all afterwards.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:37
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A friend of mine told me Gordon Brown opened a mental health drop-in/advice centre in Kirkcaldy and spent lots of time chatting to the patients, asking them about their experiences, how it's affected their lives etc.

Also, the elderly doctor's widow my mother keeps house for twice a week in Kirkcaldy used to babysit him! His father was the Parish minister.
I've never met Gordon Brown, and although I have read about his temper inhis working life, he did have a big responsibility. Whenever I've seen him on Telly or in the papers, his wide smile always seems really genuine to me, so I still like him.
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Old 03-02-2014, 20:50
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Whenever I've seen him on Telly or in the papers, his wide smile always seems really genuine to me, so I still like him.
Well that comment has certainly made me smile!
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Old 03-02-2014, 21:18
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Phil Davis. Met him in Glasgow. Great guy. Also met Nigel Havers. He was pretty pleasant too.

Met Ally McCoist too, he was pretty nasty actually.
I can imagine that.
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Old 03-02-2014, 23:45
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I met Prince Charles and Camilla and they were really nice to talk to. I also met Princess Anne and she was very nice too.

The Chuckle Brothers were also lovely and so funny. I went to school with Paul's son and one day I was in my newsagents after school and they gave me their autographs.

Apparently Prince Andrew was really rude and arrogant to one of my cousins but one of my aunts met him and said he was lovely.
Saw them today whilst in London Bridge station. Think they were going to Southwark Crown Court.
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Old 04-02-2014, 00:08
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Saw them today whilst in London Bridge station. Think they were going to Southwark Crown Court.
Something to do with a certain person we can't mention?
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Old 04-02-2014, 00:17
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Saw them today whilst in London Bridge station. Think they were going to Southwark Crown Court.
Prtobably for crimes against comedy (joke)
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Old 04-02-2014, 00:24
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I have met.

Roy Chubby Brown.......Lovely bloke who has time for his fans.

Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) chatty and had huge respect for fans.

Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) who was interested in my work signed CDs ect and wished me well.


Michael Schenker (scorpions/UFO) and of course the Michael Schenker Group very chatty and laughed a lot,with my cameras inability to get a good shot.In the end his son took it Taro.

Bernard Manning very Genuine man not in the least like people who criticise him think,very quietly spoken,and always offered his Embassy club for charity events.

Thats about my lot.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:58
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Dave Walliams is doing a signing at the Waterstone's Bookshop in our town in a couple of days. I'm only a moderate fan of Little Britain, but I'm tempted to go along, to see what he's like in the flesh.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:15
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Adrian Edmondson - Friend of mine went to see the Bad Shepherds, Edmondson snubbed ALL his fans and stood in a corner with a bunch of toffs sipping red wine. My mate asked him "Is there going to be another series of Bottom?", to which Edmondson sniffed "No, because it'll be s**t". Later that night the doorman told my mate that Edmondson had responded to a polite request for a dedication from a bloke whose wife had died with "F*** off, I don't do requests". Sounds a real charmer, doesn't he?



I always really liked him. He comes across as so down to earth.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:54
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Saw Jason Manford at a small warm up gig in Bury before his nationwide tour.

He stayed afterwards chatting and posing for pictures with fans.
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