Believe me, this post is not as exciting as its titled. Not by a long chalk!
I heard some people this morning talking about all the famous people they had met at different events and places. It made me giggle to myself as I have the most dull and obtuse ‘celebrity anecdotes’ I’ve ever heard anywhere.
I must have the most hilarious ‘non-eventful’ celebrity spotting tales in the world. Most people have ‘spoken to’ one or more of their idols, or met through work a number of celebrities or famous people. Some stories are impressive and funny. Mine are hilariously sad!
My first ever ‘celebrity spot’ was Sting. Nothing shabby about that you may say? Well, it was actually the back of his head, at London Zoo and I was about ten years old (my Dad had pointed him out) and I would have been more impressed if it had been Timmy Mallett (who, I may add, I have never seen.)
My second encounter with ‘celebrity’ was when Sharron Davies came to open the Weston-Super-Mare Lido after a re-fit by the company I was working for. She was as snooty as you like, and there for about 4 minutes flat. Although at the time she was married to Derrick Redmond and he was quite chatty. Exotic huh?
Do you see the theme here?
Then one day, I was at a pedestrian crossing in Paris, wondering whether I’d cross the road and retain my life or all of my limbs, when I glanced up to the person who was waiting beside me (well, actually I glanced downwards) and realised I was eyeballing Mark Owen. I did a double-take and he gave me that ‘yes, it’s me, are you really chuffed?’ look. I kind of did a really pathetic half-smile and missed the crossing opportunity.
And the most recent, which was about 4 years ago, was when I shared an outdoor ice-rink with Lee Evans. Sounds a hoot huh? Actually there were about 100 of us in an hours session at the seasonal ice-rink they set up outside the National History Museum. He looked about as happy I did (I’d not long found out my ex was having an affair.)
So, there you have it, apart from comparing thigh sizes with the ex international rugby player Victor Ubugo, that is the entire stock of my celebrity anecdotes.
You can’t have any crappier ones can you? Unless you *have* actually met Timmy Mallett?