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Old 25-10-2012, 20:32
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Just shy of letting the media know of them...


Thought of another one to be put in the "nice" category, Lee Hurst. Lovely fella. (Although to be fair, I did rescue him from a, shall we say, over-enthusiastic young lady from East London, possibly Essex, so obviously he was going to be nice to me, haha!)
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Old 25-10-2012, 21:41
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I met Declan Donnelly at a golf tournament once, he was very pleasant and friendly to everyone. He was quite a good golfer too
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Old 25-10-2012, 22:15
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Doubt if anyone is old enough to remember Gerald Harper and William Gaunt but one evening after having coffee at local theatre with friends which we used to do about once a month -but we hadn't seen the show, I was walking back to my car in the car park and the two actors thought I was following them. I hadn't even recognised them until I was almost by my car ! Hadn't even realised what had been on at the theatre that night !

Was wearing an off the shoulders summer dress and they were laughing and one said to the other, " No..behave yourself and keep walking". ( Just joking though I'm sure). Mortified, I was glad to get to my car !
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Old 26-10-2012, 09:07
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This thread is so so good! Some of the celebs that have been nasty have been a real shock....they are definately NOT how they are on the tv.

I have met a few folks They are:

Take That - Really nice. This was when they were first out. Mark, Jason and Gary were sweethearts....Howard was very shy and hardly spoke...Robbie was a bit up himself but a load of other folk said the same thing about him at the time!

Andrea Boardman - Lovely...even made me and my two friends a cup of tea!

Phillip Schofield - Nice bloke!

Dawn French - Didnt want to be recognised. This was only a few weeks ago on a First great Western train. She sat with her new man. Shes much shorter in real life!

Jenny Agutter - Spoke to her on a train from London to Penzance. Was really nice and chatty

Daniella Westbrook - Total A hole. Tried to chat up a friends boyfriend in front of me. When I told her to stay away she said the classic "Do you know who you are speaking to?" so I replied that yes I DID know "A stupid blonde tart"...she flounced off with her entourage.

Worst one was Marti Pellow. Now, I had been a fan for 16 years when my husband and I went to see him in Chicago (musical) Outside the stage door a girl had been waiting there for ages to get a load of records signed and as the stars came out she politely asked Marti to sign a record for her....and he just pushed her out of the way. I was so shocked as I thought (by interviews on TV) that he was going to be really nice but after doing that (and the people in the pub opposite the stage door booing him) I was really disappointed. The girl was very upset and he was laughing with his friend so I said "Hello Marti"...and he looked at me like something he stepped in, shook off my handshake and strolled past other folks waiting for him. Sorry to say, he was a LOT shorter in real life and looked old and ugly. My 16 year devotion ended right there! Sorry to say I was so angry that yes, I did call him a "t****r" and said that he should be grateful for us people wanting his autograph because he couldnt sing anymore...cue big cheer from the pub opposite...his attitude stank..I could understand it if this girl had demanded he signed or if he had said that he was in a hurry....bad!

Theres a few more but these are going back yeeeeeears!
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Old 26-10-2012, 10:16
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Richard Wilson ...... the opposite to Victor Meldrew, friendly.
Brian Blessed .... big guy, big voice, big heart.
Ah another BRIAN BLESSED fan.

I read an interview out there on the interwebs a while back where Wilson expressed a growing dislike for Victor Meldrew, because that became the role that everyone identified him with, despite having a very long and varied resume on stage and tv.
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Old 26-10-2012, 13:01
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Marti Pellow is known for being a jerk unfortunately. I thought he'd gotten over himself when he'd kicked his drug habit, got into musicals and did that Just The Two of Us, which he came across well on. But last year a local journalist to me interviewed him and printed the interview in full and he seemed a total arsehole.
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Old 26-10-2012, 15:54
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Few more...

Eric Clapton - Miserable old sod whose conversation consists of "yeah", "er..." and "nah". Not great when you're supposed to be getting a soundbite from the living legend for a music paper.

Liza Tarbuck - Lovely, gives great hugs and smelled nice too

Tony Hart - Absolute gent, wicked sense of humour, wasn't at all fazed by the smutty comics I showed him - I was heartbroken when he died

I almost met John Cleese in 1989. I'd entered a newspaper competition to win one of ten copies of A Fish Called Wanda, and the great man was supposed to turn up at the paper offices and get his picture taken with the winners. We waited, waited and waited...then a phone call came through to the office that "Mr Cleese is otherwise engaged". The features editor came out and asked if we'd mind having out pictures taken with the Lord Mayor instead! I said something rather rude, took my copy of the video off a table and walked home in a right huff. Typical fifteen year old eh!
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:13
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i'm a fan of marti's voice however he always gave off a bad vibe to me I wonder if the other band members are still on good terms with him has anyone ever met erasure or sam fox i'm a fan of both.
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Old 26-10-2012, 23:53
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My husband was on a golfing holiday in Marbella and went to a club in Puerto Banus. Terry Wogan was in there surrounded by hangers-on and hoards of young girls were flocking around them. H said that Terry was an arrogant knob, nothing like his friendly TV and radio persona.
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Old 27-10-2012, 02:10
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Thought of another one to be put in the "nice" category, Lee Hurst. Lovely fella. (Although to be fair, I did rescue him from a, shall we say, over-enthusiastic young lady from East London, possibly Essex, so obviously he was going to be nice to me, haha!)
Lee Hurst always comes across as genuine and a lovely bloke so am chuffed to see him in the 'nice' category!
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Old 27-10-2012, 08:17
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My husband was on a golfing holiday in Marbella and went to a club in Puerto Banus. Terry Wogan was in there surrounded by hangers-on and hoards of young girls were flocking around them. H said that Terry was an arrogant knob, nothing like his friendly TV and radio persona.
Anyone who can stand on TV telling ordinary working people to 'give til they drop' while pocketing thousands of pounds for a few hours 'charity' work is clearly not a nice person

Anyone else got anything on Wig-on?
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Old 27-10-2012, 12:41
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Anyone who can stand on TV telling ordinary working people to 'give til they drop' while pocketing thousands of pounds for a few hours 'charity' work is clearly not a nice person

Anyone else got anything on Wig-on?
Only my username!

People/celebrities are rarely as they appear in the media. You don't get to the top and stay at the top in that profession for decades without stepping on and breaking a few heads to get there!
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Old 27-10-2012, 14:58
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Only my username!

People/celebrities are rarely as they appear in the media. You don't get to the top and stay at the top in that profession for decades without stepping on and breaking a few heads to get there!
Tv and radio presenters and the z listers fall most often into this category, it seems.
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Old 27-10-2012, 21:05
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Im not sure he can be classed as a celebrity (more someone in the public eye) but I had the chance to meet Grant Holt, our lovable, chubby Norwich hero, before a match a while back...anyone who says that all footballers are shallow, vain, money obsessed chancers should meet Holty. He was funny, engaging, self-depriciating, down-to-earth and had time for everyone who he met...he gave my friend and me his autograph, a cuddle and a photo and spent ages with us all making sure everyone was happy before finally running off to get changed. He is pretty much Mr Norwich City for us fans but it hasnt affected him at all...you can tell he hasnt changed at all from when he was a tirefitting non-leaguer and probably never will
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Old 27-10-2012, 23:47
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Met Steven and Alex Gerrard a few months back. He's a top bloke and quite funny, Alex is quite shy but lovely all the same. Very down to earth people.

Liam Neeson is a really nice guy, he stood for ages having pictures taken with everyone who turned up at a charity golf tournament in my hometown.

Literally walked into Gok Wan in the doorway of Belfast City Airport back in March. It was incredibly early so I think I may have been half awake and until he spoke I didn't realise who he was. He was a sweetheart though and even though I'd quite clearly walked into him he was the one apologising. He also complimented my coat!

Not so nice Denise Van Outen, she was in a shop my friend works in and she was an absoulte cow to the sales assistants. Acted as if she was above even speaking to them.
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Old 29-10-2012, 19:43
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Oh....ones I forgot the other day...

Simon King (Spingwatch, Big Cat Diary) So so lovely! Really friendly and chatty, with an obvious passion for his job and wildlife in general. This was at the Outdoor Show at the NEC a few years back. I also made Kate Humble laugh a lot when I mentioned (when she was looking at some kayaks...so was my husband) to my husband that I would need 2 strapped together to fit my fat arse! She actually laughed so much she choked on her drink...I didnt realise it was her till hubby pointed it out!

Brett Anderson from Suede - a dream. Really friendly. Stood outside the Brixton Academy signed autographs for ages....this was before a gig in 1993. Said that he hoped we all enjoyed the show...and he asked where I had got my "cool" jacket from....erm..me dad?

Brian Harvey - Ex East 17 - Really shy! Was nice enough....offered me a ciggie...had to say I didnt smoke...but kept the packet for a laugh!

I used to follow pop groups around years ago....1992 to 1993 mainly....met most of the now defunct "boy bands"..like Bad Boys Inc and Worlds Apart. I think I met Worlds Apart so many times (27 plus!) that they knew me and asked friends where I was if I wasnt at a gig or a signing etc....received a lovely long letter from Dan Bowyer when he left the band (probably because we are both big Red Dwarf fans) and little messages from Steve from time to time but by 1995 they were big in France and I was more into club dance music. My dutch friends still loved them but I just couldnt be bothered anymore... Must say that I was shocked to see how popular the band got on the continent.....read somewhere that at one record signing there where more people there than there had been for Michael Jackson!!!!! WTF????? Strange!

My mum met Phil Jupitus in Lakeside in Essex...said that he looked a right idiot because he had real dark glasses on indoors and was desperate NOT to be recognised....and when folks asked "Are you PJ?" he ignored them.....plonker. Shes also met Mike from Bucks Fizz and served him at the till in Boots. She said he was really nice...shes also met Brian Conley, who she was totally in love with. She said he was just so lovely....stood and chatted to my mum and dad for ages, and my mum had a photo taken of her sitting on Brians lap. This was back in about 1987...but she did say that she would love to meet him again...only to see if he is still as affable as he was then

Oh...she also met Tommy Steele when she was a teenager and said he was a right tool...really arrogant and shouted at people for standing near his car (when there was NO WHERE else to stand) Plus she said he had teeth that open beer bottles.

My dad was given a lift home by the Everly Brothers....this was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back...in the late 1950's and this was when my dad still lived in London. He said that they were polite, charming and really generous....and so kind....he was just embarrassed that my nan didnt recognise them!

Have to speak to my family again to see what else they can say...tee hee!
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:04
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Okay, stand by your beds. Jeffery Archer who was funny, charming, professional and so easy to work with
The late Tony Scott - quiet and introverted
Princess Margaret - tiny, weird and unsteady on her feet
Duke of Kent - fabulous, non pompous and totally lovely
Prince Edward - also hilarious. I was standing next to him when a mouse ran across the floor and he tried to catch it
Princess Anne - horrid and determinedly Royal
Michael Kitchen - lives nearby and is a top bloke
Sheila Hancock - Hmm. Me, me, me.
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Old 29-10-2012, 21:27
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i'm a fan of marti's voice however he always gave off a bad vibe to me I wonder if the other band members are still on good terms with him has anyone ever met erasure or sam fox i'm a fan of both.
My best friend is a huge Erasure fan and has met Andy and Vince several times. She says they are absolutely lovely, chatty and down to earth. She also met Alison Moyet when Yazoo reformed a couple of years ago and said she was great fun too.
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Old 29-10-2012, 22:00
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Okay, stand by your beds. Jeffery Archer who was funny, charming, professional and so easy to work with
The late Tony Scott - quiet and introverted
Princess Margaret - tiny, weird and unsteady on her feet
Duke of Kent - fabulous, non pompous and totally lovely
Prince Edward - also hilarious. I was standing next to him when a mouse ran across the floor and he tried to catch it
Princess Anne - horrid and determinedly Royal
Michael Kitchen - lives nearby and is a top bloke
Sheila Hancock - Hmm. Me, me, me.
Thats quite a list, Princess Margaret was probably stoned.
I met Price Michael while I was driving and he was on foot waiting for the green man at the traffic lights. The lights changed I braked and went 3-4 inches over the line.
My window was open and so he took the opportunity to give me the sort of look you give to a serf and call me an oaf and then walk on.
Piece of sh** I was going to call him but as he was from better breeding stock I settled for lump of excrement loud as I could through the other open window .... I know he heard it but didn't turn around.
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Old 30-10-2012, 14:11
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Most celebs will, if possible, try to sign a few autographs at the Stage Door, but there is no contractual obligation for them to stand there for several hours signing autographs for everyone, nor is a meeting/autograph included in the price of your ticket for the event. All your ticket entitles you to is entry to the venue and a seat (or place in the standing area).
This is where you are wrong. It's pivotal that celebs treat their fans well. I can name you loads of celebs back in the 80's and 90's that used to not want to interact with their fans (which is something all celebs reserve the right to do), that have now bowed to pressure to do so.

However in the wake of social media and even online forums such as these if you're not willing to sign a few pieces of paper you are vilified. if so and so doesn't want to sign autographs during a show guess what happens to ticket sales of the next show. A reputation is hard to build but easy to knock down.

At the end of the day taking photos is an easy (not to mention free) celeb way of saying thanks which in the future reaps huge rewards. just ask lady gaga. Whenever the shit hits the fan her monsters are the first to leap to her defence. she could've been the lady that put the cat in the bin and i'm telling you she would have gotten off scot free with the defence team that are her fans.
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Old 30-10-2012, 14:23
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You decide to wait in the rain- no one has told you to do it. So, if you go to a show at Wembley Stadium you think you and everyone else there is entitled to an autograph afterwards?
This i find silly because it does actually happen. go to any football game, as long as you are willing to wait anything up to 3 hrs the players come out on their way home, and as they do so sign things. And because not many people are willing to do so they only have to 30 ppl to greet, and are happy to do so. My brother did this when he was 10 in winter and ashley cole said he was bonkers for doing so and because of EMPATHY (a part of the brain that seems to be removed to accommodate most celebrity egos) even offered to take a photo.

With a stage show - its the same principle. Theatre shows mostly hold up to 250 so by the end of the night you are looking at around 30 die hard fans who were willing to make the effort. As i keep saying its all about the fans.

Miss Kardashian and her family know this well which is why she is able to carry on her charade of fame. People who have met her say she is sweet which results in more fans. More fans more positive reviews. More positive reviews more suckers to buy your things.
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Old 30-10-2012, 14:34
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Sorry for posting loads i don't know how to multi quote yet.

Don't worry my rant ends here!
All i'm saying is that celebrities who do a show or are actually within their work element shouldn't see signing a few things or taking a few photos as a burden or a hassle, just an extension of said work. I'm pretty sure that if they only got asked to do so in their work setting and not during their personal lives they would be more willing.

And thats my argument. If all celebs said i separate my work life and personal life and say i don't sign autographs when i'm not working, and signed loads when they were, they would be not only thanking the real fans (i.e. the ones that are part of their income) they would be making an investment and those fans would via word of mouth (social media) spread good about said celeb which would have a know on domino effect.

I've never cared much for cilla black (not my era) but from what i have heard from this forum my wallet and i will be staying well clear.
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Old 30-10-2012, 21:54
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Well, I wouldn't call it 'met' exactly, but Alex Higgins once nearly put my eye out with a snooker cue at Belfast Airport. Don't ask me why he'd taken it out of its case, maybe checking it hadn't got damaged on the flight or something, but there he was, not paying the slightest attention to anyone near enough to get poked with the dratted thing. He looked very thin and pale, I'm not sure if this was before or after it was announced he had cancer.
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Old 30-10-2012, 23:03
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Sir Roger Moore - top friendly bloke with very funny anecdotes.

Cilla Black - rude and vile, had the displeasure of the scouse scumbag in 1st class recently and she repeatedly moaned, death cannot come quick enough where she is concerned.

Ed Milliband was a recent customer as well, very arrogant and sleazy, kept fiddling with his gonads.
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Old 31-10-2012, 00:20
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Sir Roger Moore - top friendly bloke with very funny anecdotes.

Cilla Black - rude and vile, had the displeasure of the scouse scumbag in 1st class recently and she repeatedly moaned, death cannot come quick enough where she is concerned.

Ed Milliband was a recent customer as well, very arrogant and sleazy, kept fiddling with his gonads.
Cilla Black is a regular feature of this thread... and never in a positive way
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