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Old 28-04-2012, 14:13
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Jimmy Cricket. He was always on the telly when I was a small child in the late 80's/early 90's and then seemed to vanish. In fact I thought I'd imagined him for years until I was on Youtube a few weeks ago and saw an old clip of him on there. I suppose his wholesome comedy act simply went out of fashion.
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Old 28-04-2012, 23:34
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David Bowie.....

Clearly a megastar, but have you heard anything about him lately? Heard about him touring? In the press??

Nope and nope!

Has he retired??
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Old 29-04-2012, 20:10
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Got me thinking about '80s game shows and there were a lot of regulars who have now disappeared from the limelight.

Ruth Madoc
Annabel Croft
Judi Spiers
Louise Jameson
Lee Hurst
Andrea Boardman
John Virgo
Bruno Brookes
Linda Lusardi
Ruth Madoc is still working, does a lot of tours in musicals and plays. Also was in the ill fated sitcom Big Top
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Old 29-04-2012, 20:21
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Got me thinking about '80s game shows and there were a lot of regulars who have now disappeared from the limelight.

Ruth Madoc
Annabel Croft
Judi Spiers
Louise Jameson
Lee Hurst
Andrea Boardman
John Virgo
Bruno Brookes
Linda Lusardi
John Virgo is on the world snooker coverage as a commentator. He is every year.

Linda Lusardi does the panto circuit with her husband every single season doesn't she. That's not TV though obviously!
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Old 29-04-2012, 21:04
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What about the actors who played the husbands in Birds of a Feather? I've not seen either Peter Polycarpou nor Alun Lewis in anything since then (well, Alun Lewis did Emmerdale but other than that...) and I thought they were brilliant in that programme.

I wish I'd been able to see the show on tour. It's lovely that the three girls are back together again!
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Old 29-04-2012, 21:09
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David Bowie.....

Clearly a megastar, but have you heard anything about him lately? Heard about him touring? In the press??

Nope and nope!

Has he retired??
It seems he has gone into retirement..no plans to release any new music, just keeping a low profile with Iman and their daughter....
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Old 29-04-2012, 21:44
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I respect David Bowie for not appearing to give a stuff about the celebrity circuit. I wish other, lesser celebrities would follow his example and behave with a similar dignity.

I wish I could have seen him tour though, and I seriously envy anyone who did!
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Old 29-04-2012, 22:20
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she has been on Loose Women the odd time...It was bit funny cos Jenny Eclair was on when she was on it..they looked like twins, very similar in looks
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Old 29-04-2012, 22:24
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Got me thinking about '80s game shows and there were a lot of regulars who have now disappeared from the limelight.

Ruth Madoc
Annabel Croft
Judi Spiers
Louise Jameson
Lee Hurst
Andrea Boardman
John Virgo
Bruno Brookes
Linda Lusardi
He was on 'Celebrity Pointless' with Dennis Taylor last night (not sure if it was a repeat or not).
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Old 29-04-2012, 22:25
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she has been on Loose Women the odd time...It was bit funny cos Jenny Eclair was on when she was on it..they looked like twins, very similar in looks
wooops...forget that its late ..i was thinking of Su Pollard
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Old 29-04-2012, 23:03
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Got me thinking about '80s game shows and there were a lot of regulars who have now disappeared from the limelight.

Ruth Madoc
Annabel Croft
Judi Spiers
Louise Jameson
Lee Hurst
Andrea Boardman
John Virgo
Bruno Brookes
Linda Lusardi
Big Break was on in the nineties and just passing 2000.
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Old 29-04-2012, 23:34
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Annabel Croft still does a lot of tennis programmes for Sky and Eurosprt.
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Old 29-04-2012, 23:49
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Whatever happened to Mika?
Mika's sister nearly died and suffered terrible injuries when she fell from a balcony in their flat. I suppose (as they share a close bond) he is looking after her?
I had been wondering about Mika. Didn't know about this terrible accident.

Where are Natasha and David Beddingfield these days?
Mika is just finishing off his third album and doing festivals all over Europe this summer. He's also cowritten a song on Madonna's latest album (Gang Bang).

Yes his sister almost died in that freak accident and although it's true to say he was badly shaken up by that, it hasn't been the reason he's "disappeared". It's just been the usual low-profile hiatus any musician has between albums.

I can't offer any insight into the Bedingfields, sadly
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:31
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The Beddingfields I agree.

Natasha had a string of hits in the US (a few years ago), but just vanished, while Daniel just did 2 albums, the first 5x platinum.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:42
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Ron Atkinson after his little outburst, Rodney Marsh after his toon army joke, the three women off Birds Of A Feather - i don't know their names
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:20
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the three women off Birds Of A Feather - i don't know their names
Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are currently touring with the stage show of Birds of a Feather. Pauline Quirke has been in the news loads lately after losing eight stone and has also had a long run on Emmerdale until very recently
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Old 01-05-2012, 15:20
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I respect David Bowie for not appearing to give a stuff about the celebrity circuit. I wish other, lesser celebrities would follow his example and behave with a similar dignity.

I wish I could have seen him tour though, and I seriously envy anyone who did!

I did ! ! ! Milton Keynes Bowl 1983 - it was the hottest day of the year (well it seemed like it) as we were driving out of the grounds after the concert a police man stopped us to wave through a coach, a man sitting in it looked into our car, smiled and waved at us, it was David Bowie <swoooooooooon>

My claim to fame - I've been waved at by David Bowie
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Old 01-05-2012, 15:49
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Kathy Burke!

Whats happened to her? one of the best actresses in this country yet she seems to have retired.
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Old 01-05-2012, 19:42
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Been trawling my brain for some, although some of these may have just retired.
John Duttine
John Alderton
Frazer Hines
Rob Newman (used to fancy him)
Lewis Collins (see above )
Bob Hoskins
Frank Finlay
Phil Daniels (apart from featuring with Blur)
Jimmy Nail
Nicholas Lyndhurst
Alexei Sayle
Bernard Hill
Dylan Moran
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Old 01-05-2012, 19:52
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Fiona Fullerton
Angharad Rees
Liza Goddard
Cheryl Campbell
Lesley Ash
Sue Lawley
Pauline Collins
Josie Lawrence
Jan Francis
Julia Sawalha
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Old 01-05-2012, 20:09
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Been trawling my brain for some, although some of these may have just retired.
John Duttine
John Alderton
Frazer Hines
Rob Newman (used to fancy him)
Lewis Collins (see above )
Bob Hoskins
Frank Finlay
Phil Daniels (apart from featuring with Blur)
Jimmy Nail
Nicholas Lyndhurst
Alexei Sayle
Bernard Hill
Dylan Moran
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:56
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Old 02-05-2012, 14:02
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Been trawling my brain for some, although some of these may have just retired.
John Duttine
John Alderton
Frazer Hines
Rob Newman (used to fancy him)
Lewis Collins (see above )
Bob Hoskins
Frank Finlay
Phil Daniels (apart from featuring with Blur)
Jimmy Nail
Nicholas Lyndhurst
Alexei Sayle
Bernard Hill
Dylan Moran
Phil Daniels also played a regular character on EastEnders called Kevin Wicks until about 3-4 years ago

Fiona Fullerton
Angharad Rees
Liza Goddard
Cheryl Campbell
Lesley Ash
Sue Lawley
Pauline Collins
Josie Lawrence
Jan Francis
Julia Sawalha
A couple of years ago Leslie Ash was in Holby City & again a couple of years ago Josie was in EastEnders. Josie is also taking part in a reality show that is coming up soon. I'm not sure what it's called but it's something to do with conducting an orchestra where she is competing with other celebs.
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Old 02-05-2012, 14:20
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She was in Scott and Bailey the other week
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Old 02-05-2012, 14:29
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Sean Maguire, I used to love him on Eastenders, but have't seen him in years!!! remeber his pop career too lol
In Scott nd Bailey. Still annoying.
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