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Old 03-11-2012, 17:13
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That's great! I like Boycie though
He responded straight away to a question I asked on Twitter the other night. I feel some what lucky to have had Boycie tweet me. I have been brought up on OFAH. Mum was very jealous.

Legend.
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:32
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I have met many celebs in my line of work in the past and a few stand out.

Emlyn Hughes - We talked football for a few hours. He seemed to hate Alan Shearer for some reason. Seemed ok. Smoked lots.

Simon Weston - Top guy. Told me that before he was burned nobody listened to him but now he opens his mouth and everybody does! Had time for everybody.

Sonique - My Sister wanted a picture while she was on the decks, my sister had to retake the photo many times as it wouldn't come out right yet Sonique pulled the same pose around 6 times as she worked! She even came down for a dance with our crowd on the floor!

KISS - Lunatics. Requested a large mirror and biscuits. Mirror was left smashed the next day with white power on segments of the mirror.

The Supremes - Very quiet all of them! Polite but quiet.

John Leslie - Idiot who was full of himself. Chased girls all night long and acted a drunk prat. Leery.

Dwight York - Very nice man. Really cheerful to everybody.

Jeremy Clarkson - Rude. Full of himself.

Except for his own son, it would seem.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:00
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6417329.stm

800,000 p/a for a weekday radio show. That works out at roughly 3000 per day. I don't know how long the show is, but say 3 hours? So about 1000 per hour gets you Wogan.

So 9000 for CiN (7 hours) would seem to be about his normal rate, or a bit above.

So not "nominal".
I went to see Alan Rickman and Geraldine McEwan in a touring production of Hamlet (around 1992) when both were at the height of their fame - they only got paid 200 per week - the minimum they could get paid by Equity rules - so I don't see why Wiggie couldn't have done CIN for 200.
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:02
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Jeremy Clarkson - Rude. Full of himself.
I wonder if he realises that a lot of people only watch Top Gear for James May!
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:27
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I wonder if he realises that a lot of people only watch Top Gear for James May!
James May's so likeable. Clarkson's an arrogant prat!
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:30
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Clarkson's an arrogant prat!
An ignorant, arrogant prat. It is a wonder that this guy had an expensive education afforded him him - you'd never guess it would you?
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Old 03-11-2012, 23:32
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I have met many celebs in my line of work in the past and a few stand out.

Emlyn Hughes - We talked football for a few hours. He seemed to hate Alan Shearer for some reason. Seemed ok. Smoked lots.

Simon Weston - Top guy. Told me that before he was burned nobody listened to him but now he opens his mouth and everybody does! Had time for everybody.

Sonique - My Sister wanted a picture while she was on the decks, my sister had to retake the photo many times as it wouldn't come out right yet Sonique pulled the same pose around 6 times as she worked! She even came down for a dance with our crowd on the floor!

KISS - Lunatics. Requested a large mirror and biscuits. Mirror was left smashed the next day with white power on segments of the mirror.

The Supremes - Very quiet all of them! Polite but quiet.

John Leslie - Idiot who was full of himself. Chased girls all night long and acted a drunk prat. Leery.

Dwight York - Very nice man. Really cheerful to everybody.

Jeremy Clarkson - Rude. Full of himself.
People like this are just idiots!
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:38
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<snip>

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.<snip>
You don't see much theatre do you?? If most theatres only accommodated 250 people there's no way they'd be able to stay in business.

I've actually met quite a few famous actors at theatrical venues over the years and sometimes the bigger the name the more down-to-earth they are (esp compared to flash-in-the-pan B-Z-list types). Among the ones I found particularly gracious were:

Anna Friel
Robin Williams
Sheila Hancock
Scott Bakula
James Earl Jones (absolute gent!)
David Hyde Pierce
Reece Shearsmith
Caroline Quentin
Alfie Boe
Maureen Lipman
Eric McCormack
Richard Fleeshman
Joanna Lumley
Timothy Spall

I could probably name dozens more and I find most actors are very receptive and accommodating to people waiting for photos / autographs (even those who are obviously only getting stuff signed to flog it on Ebay; I know I'd lose patience with them if it were me being asked to sign DVD covers+photo after photo).

I've also had the (mis)fortune of being at a TV studio where Cilla Black was the special guest a few years back. The contrast between her on- and off-camera demeanour (and accent!) was striking. Even at a distance she came across as someone who absolutely expected people around her to fall/fawn at her feet. I later heard that no-one involved in the production had a good word to say about her. Colour me surprised!
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:44
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I had the unfortunate experience of meeting a soap actor and their partner. They came into the theatre, demanded free tickets, and when they didnt get them they stormed off. I had no idea who they were ( as I dont watch much soaps) so they got really pissed off and left the theatre.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:23
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My dad took my auntie to a Cilla Black show years ago as my aunt was a fan of hers and they went to a pub after the show.When in came Cilla and her hangers on and my aunt asked if she would like a drink as did a few others in the bar and she turned to one of her hangers on and said quite rudely is their no where i can get five minutes to myself in this f*****g place and from these people,to which a few in the bar were put right off her after that including my aunt.On the other hand my ex girlfriend was a make up artist in london and i got to meet a few interesting people through her including .
Good ones are.
Annie lennox who was great really talkative and engrossed in her charity work more than music.
Martin kemp also great.
Paul o'Grady funny, very bubbly character.
Nicky byrne from Westlife who my ex loved and who i kept calling ricky as i never knew him until i seen him on MTV and two of his band mates mark something and shane who were also their.
Tom Cruise who would stand and speak to you all day he was excellent and very bright to.

not so good
Barbera Windsor very snippy
Matt LeBlanc no time for no one
few z listers who i can remember from BB who thought they were it and ended up nout
Katie Price very picky and loud demanding to.
There's a few more, just can't remember at the moment my ex could write a few books about some of them but she never minded them just done her job and blocked the cheeky ones out and spoke away to the ones that wasn't bad.
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Old 04-11-2012, 13:39
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Met loads from eastenders and Waterloo road. But the nicest for me is David Witts who plays Joey Ranning in eastenders. He is completely different to his character, so lovely and kind!! Very polite too!! Met him three times
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Old 07-11-2012, 15:20
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Earlier in the thread, (could be a couple of years ago even), someone linked a website where cabin crew from airlines commented on famous people they'd had on the flights. Does anyone remember what the website was called. As I recall, Cilla Black wasn't a popular passenger. Yes, I know, a real shock to everyone reading here!!! I have tried to Google it but with no success.
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Old 07-11-2012, 15:24
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It might be the 'pprune' site you are after -they used to have a celeb thread and no, ms white was not much appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2012, 15:40
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Earlier in the thread, (could be a couple of years ago even), someone linked a website where cabin crew from airlines commented on famous people they'd had on the flights. Does anyone remember what the website was called. As I recall, Cilla Black wasn't a popular passenger. Yes, I know, a real shock to everyone reading here!!! I have tried to Google it but with no success.
Here you go:

http://www.pprune.org/cabin-crew/300...st-celebs.html
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Old 07-11-2012, 15:56
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Old 07-11-2012, 19:17
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I had the unfortunate experience of meeting a soap actor and their partner. They came into the theatre, demanded free tickets, and when they didnt get them they stormed off. I had no idea who they were ( as I dont watch much soaps) so they got really pissed off and left the theatre.
Aww I want to know who it is!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 20:09
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I have met some celebrities at events..usually their own events where they come out signing autographs etc..but am not going to talk about them as I think when they do this it is accepted as part of their job..so they are usually nice..

Actually bumping into celebrities or coming across them in everyday lives whilst they are shopping etc is very different..

I havent any major celebs like this but have literally bumped into William Roache (Ken Barlow) who was very apologetic and lovely..Mike Baldwin of corrie fame held 2 doors open for me and ushered me through..a real gent..I met Sid Little from Little and Large whilst my mum was trying on clothes in a clothese store..he was waiting for someone in the changing room too and we got chatting then it clicked who he was..very normal,nice guy...also met the Crankies in a restraunt when I was younger and they were at the height of their fame..both of them came over to say hello when they finished their meal because I couldnt stop looking at them..(I was young!!) but thought that was nice..met Alison King from corrie in a shop..couldnt help smiling at her and she was warm and friendly to anyone who apporached her..I was struggling up some stairs with a toddler and a buggy with a baby in in a shopping complex and a man said here you go love and grabbed the bottom of the buggy and helped me up the stairs..it was Bobby ball of Cannon and Ball and he was really lovely and not attention seeking at all like his persona..met Steve Mcmahon England footballer when he was at his height of fame and like an idiot stared at him and thought I know him from somewhere..so asked if he drank in my local pub..doh!!!!..he knew the score but didnt play the big man and was amused by me trying to guess where knew him from..he left and didnt tell me but one of my work collegues did..met the Grumbleweeds when they were famous..they came into a clothes shop I worked in briefly trying on dresses for their new show..they were nuts!!!..did Elain Paiges hair when she was playing our local theatre years ago..she was nice but I was told not to speak to her too much...used to serve a few Everton players reguarly in a shop I worked in when was a teenager..quite a few Everton players lived in our village..including Gary Linekar..all seemed Ok but not being much of a footy fan didnt mean anything to me..Went to school with Andrew Lancel..of the BIll and Corries Frank Foster fame..he was fun at school..met him at a school reunion earlier this year and he was nice..but not the same...used to reguarly cut the hair of Andrew Mcrory Shand of Teletubbie,Rosie and Jim,Tots TV music fame..never appreciated how important his music was until I had my own children and his theme tunes were mandatory in this house..really,really lovely guy with an equally lovely wife..used to also style the hair of an old fim directors wife (I am ashamed to say I cant remmebr his name) but he used to approach me..hold my hands and tell me in a luvvy way how wonderful he wanted me to make his wife look and how he had every faith in me..I was young and he made me nervous!!!..his wife was an elegant,beautiful woman who was so kind and lovely..

My sister is the queen of meeting famous people..she has met some big,big names..not all very nice but thats for her to tell..
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Old 07-11-2012, 20:55
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Could the above post be any more difficult to read?
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Old 07-11-2012, 21:12
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I have met some celebrities at events..usually their own events where they come out signing autographs etc..but am not going to talk about them as I think when they do this it is accepted as part of their job..so they are usually nice..

Actually bumping into celebrities or coming across them in everyday lives whilst they are shopping etc is very different..

I havent any major celebs like this but have literally bumped into William Roache (Ken Barlow) who was very apologetic and lovely..
Mike Baldwin of corrie fame held 2 doors open for me and ushered me through..a real gent.
.I met Sid Little from Little and Large whilst my mum was trying on clothes in a clothese store..he was waiting for someone in the changing room too and we got chatting then it clicked who he was..very normal,nice guy...
also met the Crankies in a restraunt when I was younger and they were at the height of their fame..both of them came over to say hello when they finished their meal because I couldnt stop looking at them..(I was young!!) but thought that was nice.
.met Alison King from corrie in a shop..couldnt help smiling at her and she was warm and friendly to anyone who apporached her.
.I was struggling up some stairs with a toddler and a buggy with a baby in in a shopping complex and a man said here you go love and grabbed the bottom of the buggy and helped me up the stairs..it was Bobby ball of Cannon and Ball and he was really lovely and not attention seeking at all like his persona.
.met Steve Mcmahon England footballer when he was at his height of fame and like an idiot stared at him and thought I know him from somewhere..so asked if he drank in my local pub..doh!!!!..he knew the score but didnt play the big man and was amused by me trying to guess where knew him from..he left and didnt tell me but one of my work collegues did..
met the Grumbleweeds when they were famous..they came into a clothes shop I worked in briefly trying on dresses for their new show..they were nuts!!!..
did Elain Paiges hair when she was playing our local theatre years ago..she was nice but I was told not to speak to her too much..
.used to serve a few Everton players reguarly in a shop I worked in when was a teenager..quite a few Everton players lived in our village..including Gary Linekar..all seemed Ok but not being much of a footy fan didnt mean anything to me..
Went to school with Andrew Lancel..of the BIll and Corries Frank Foster fame..he was fun at school..met him at a school reunion earlier this year and he was nice..but not the same...
used to reguarly cut the hair of Andrew Mcrory Shand of Teletubbie,Rosie and Jim,Tots TV music fame..never appreciated how important his music was until I had my own children and his theme tunes were mandatory in this house..really,really lovely guy with an equally lovely wife..
used to also style the hair of an old fim directors wife (I am ashamed to say I cant remmebr his name) but he used to approach me..hold my hands and tell me in a luvvy way how wonderful he wanted me to make his wife look and how he had every faith in me..I was young and he made me nervous!!!..his wife was an elegant,beautiful woman who was so kind and lovely..

My sister is the queen of meeting famous people..she has met some big,big names..not all very nice but thats for her to tell..
Is that easier for you to read or would you prefer me to use bullet points...
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Old 07-11-2012, 21:23
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Maybe a a bit of a weedy post but...

Was getting off the tube today (Holborn) walking up the platform and the MP Alan Johnson was walking the other way.

I'm a bit crap at hiding it if I recognise someone, so I was probably staring

As we passed neither breaking step he smiled, said "alright" and was gone.

I guess MP's are supposed to have a public face at all times, but I'm a random and he could have just ignored me.
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Old 07-11-2012, 21:39
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Could the above post be any more difficult to read?
Yeah, they really should have put the names a space under the last lot.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:25
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I had the questionable joy of working with Denise Robertson a number of years ago. A truly vile woman who had the ability to reduce people to tears with her rudeness. Plus, she's damn frightening without make-up.

Yvette Fielding stands out as the best person I've come across in my professional life...so nice, down to earth and funny. (Has a mouth like a sewer, mind.)

Jim Davidson, unsurprisingly would win few prizes for the way he speaks to people. Belittled a make-up girl and looked around, waiting for us all to laugh at him being oh-so-funny.

Katie Price just wanted attention (shocker!), getting stripped off in front of a friend of mine and propositioning him.

David Beckham (and I say this as a United fan - from Manchester) was too full of himself and disrespectful to people trying to do their job.

Alanis Morisette (not sure how to class her these days) was just bonkers. Made no sense and was either high or in need or something. Nice enough, but not sure what was going on behind the eyes.

Richard Hammond - lovely.
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Old 08-11-2012, 14:10
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I had the questionable joy of working with Denise Robertson a number of years ago. A truly vile woman who had the ability to reduce people to tears with her rudeness. Plus, she's damn frightening without make-up
I'm a bit shocked at that, TBQH.
She gives off this caring aura on the tele.
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Old 08-11-2012, 14:23
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I'm a bit shocked at that, TBQH.
She gives off this caring aura on the tele.
We were stunned at it. So different from how she portrays herself and how we thought she'd be. She has this ability to switch it on the moment the cameras started rolling. I can only say that had I not seen it myself, I'd never believe that any person could switch the way she did.

I think on some level it upset me. I really wanted to believe she was this kind woman. Couldn't help but feel a bit duped.
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Old 08-11-2012, 15:30
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We were stunned at it. So different from how she portrays herself and how we thought she'd be. She has this ability to switch it on the moment the cameras started rolling. I can only say that had I not seen it myself, I'd never believe that any person could switch the way she did.

I think on some level it upset me. I really wanted to believe she was this kind woman. Couldn't help but feel a bit duped.


LOL - I can't say I'm surprised. The few times I've seen her on TV, she's seemed very self important, and really hasn't liked it when someone has question her advice/opinion.
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