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Which famous people have you met?

Post by Darlo_Pete » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:53 pm

When I was a lad and lived in Kent, I went with my dad as a guest of a corporate sponsor of a Formula 1 team at Brands Hatch. Three drivers turned up in marquee where we were having lunch, James Hunt, Graham Hill and Emerson Fittipaldi. I chatted to them all.
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Post by Spyman » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:56 pm

I met the mayor of some Swedish town once.

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Post by tezza » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:42 pm

Met Didier Drogba in a hotel in Egypt. during Africa Cup 2006. Big guy but really pleasant.

Steve McLaren on Darlo station the morning we set off for our trophy victory. Prat, never even wished us well.

Jim Prior former cabinet minister in the Thatcher government. Absolute Toss Pot.

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Post by charlie » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:55 pm

Michael Elphick back in Harry days, Linda Lusardi , and was lucky enough to win tickets to The Kerrang Awards in 2003 and tbh if I wrote the list down from that day I'd be here all day. A lucky once in a lifetime experience
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Post by lo36789 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:50 pm

Is Alan Milburn famous? Showed him a powerpoint presentation about a leprechaun lost in Spain when I was 10 years old...no idea why the school let me do that.

Rest are pretty much all sports people beyond that, no idea how many you actually class as famous though - I reckon some of them would qualify for Big Brother or the jungle...

Used to play football on a friday night in a lads v dads game on Abbey field with James Morrison (probably more famous in Scotland than anywhere else!).

Have been referee/assistant referee and fourth official to teams managers by Dave Watson, Alan Stubbs, Duncan Ferguson, Trevor Sinclair and Peter Beardsley. Refereed on games where Lee Trundle and Jose Enrique have been playing - and been assistant referee to Paul Gascoigne.

Met Richie and Jonny Gray (Scotland rugby) in a club in Newcastle after their victory over Samoa.

Also bumped into Steven Fry in London one time, oh also ended up chatting to John Bishop at the bar after he did a show in Darlington must have been 5 years ago now (common topic being Liverpool).

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Post by bertbanger » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:31 pm

i met Orville once, however had to speak to Keith who had his hand up his arse at the same time tho!

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Post by Darlogramps » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:05 pm

Spyman wrote:I met the mayor of some Swedish town once.
You should post more often about that.
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Post by Darlo_H » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:53 pm

John Cooper Clarke - Bit addled, but full of very interesting stories.

Roy Keane - Arsehole (who'd have guessed it?)

Jim Howick (played Gerard in Peep Show) - Top bloke, bought us all a round when we were out for the Mrs' birthday, also happily posed for a photo with her which made her day as she's a big fan of the show.
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Post by Spyman » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:36 pm

lo36789 wrote:Is Alan Milburn famous? Showed him a powerpoint presentation about a leprechaun lost in Spain when I was 10 years old...no idea why the school let me do that.

Rest are pretty much all sports people beyond that, no idea how many you actually class as famous though - I reckon some of them would qualify for Big Brother or the jungle...

Used to play football on a friday night in a lads v dads game on Abbey field with James Morrison (probably more famous in Scotland than anywhere else!).

Have been referee/assistant referee and fourth official to teams managers by Dave Watson, Alan Stubbs, Duncan Ferguson, Trevor Sinclair and Peter Beardsley. Refereed on games where Lee Trundle and Jose Enrique have been playing - and been assistant referee to Paul Gascoigne.

Met Richie and Jonny Gray (Scotland rugby) in a club in Newcastle after their victory over Samoa.

Also bumped into Steven Fry in London one time, oh also ended up chatting to John Bishop at the bar after he did a show in Darlington must have been 5 years ago now (common topic being Liverpool).
Paul Gascoigne has referee'd? Or did he take it upon himself in a game you were Reffing?

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Post by victor meldrew » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:48 pm

I met a Janick Gers from Iron Maiden in WH Smiths he was browsing through some magazines :thumbup:

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Post by Darlobaz79 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:52 am

Jonathan Edwards - Triple Jump World Record Holder

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Post by norwich darlo » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:04 am

While driving a cab out of Stanstead I missed out on taking Sam Fox to London the driver on return was only to pleased to tell all that he had had Sam fox in the back of his motor.

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Post by lo36789 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:35 am

Gazza was playing...

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Post by Hawkeye » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:46 pm

I met Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy at Disneyworld or Disneyland or both of those places.

I once walked past General Ratko Mladic pushing a baby stroller on Upper Street in London.

Oh, and Matt Berry called me a c*** by writing the word "c***" on an apple and handing it to me.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:37 pm

I was once on a plane to Nice and sat right behind Leslie Ash. Because I was getting off the plane, she asked if I had been sat behind her, when I said it was, she gave me a big smile.

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Post by Hawkeye » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:07 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:I was once on a plane to Nice and sat right behind Leslie Ash. Because I was getting off the plane, she asked if I had been sat behind her, when I said it was, she gave me a big smile.
Without wishing to be mean, I don't think Leslie Ash has much control over her facial expressions these days. She may not have been meaning to smile.

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Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:01 pm

My late dad told me that when I was a young lad, we went to have a holiday on the Isle of Wight at Sandown. Me and a little girl played together on the sand and apparently we didn't have a stitch of clothing on, it was all very innocent. It turned out that the girl, was Fern Britton. So if I ever meet her I can say the last time I saw you, you had no clothes on!!!

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Post by AndyPark » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:15 pm

Pete, that last sentence reads so wrong.

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Post by Spyman » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:39 am

I met Jimmy Savill when I was little.

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On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Post by joejaques » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:24 am

Spyman wrote:I met Jimmy Savill when I was little.

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That could explain a lot. :roll:
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Post by Fatty eats roadkill » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:28 pm

Had a piss next to John Thomson a couple of months ago. Groovy!

Excess fared Simon day years ago. He wasn't happy especially when I told him he shouldn't rely on the Australian s*** fly.

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Post by DarloOnTheUp » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:11 pm

Darlobaz79 wrote:Jonathan Edwards - Triple Jump World Record Holder
So that's why he stopped believing in God and Christianity.

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Post by quakerfan » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:00 pm

I stood shoulder to shoulder with Gordon Banks at Wembley . Yes that's the real one , arguably one of England's greatest goalkeepers . The rest of this is true but not so impressive.
When he was injured and gave up football Banks went to work with an insurance broker who took him to a symposium at Wemley Conference Centre ( next to the famous stadium ) I was there as it happened and there was a moment when I was passing through a doorway and he was going the other way . So yes I really did stand shoulder to shoulder with him in that moment !!
Somehow writing this has made me feel that I have been brought a little bit closer to Pete ........... I wonder why ?

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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:00 pm

Spyman wrote:I met Jimmy Savill when I was little.

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I too once met Saville! I was up in Fort William at the Highland games - a member of one of the tug of war teams had gone missing and I got roped in :) to replace him. By good chance "my" team won and we all lined up to receive our winning bottles of whiskey, presented by Saville.

I got his autograph but subsequently lost it. After he did his celebrity bit he jumped into the back of a helicopter to join in with a Ben Nevis rescue mission - which I found a little bizarre. Imagine the frightened, cold disoriented rescuees - being presented with Saville " now then now then now then "

During my Bass playing days I met back stage Phil Lynott. He was charming, encouraging, interesting, everything I hoped he would of been :thumbup:
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Post by Fatty eats roadkill » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:58 pm

I once met an English teacher who taught me the difference between of and have.
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Post by theoriginalfatcat » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:41 am

Fatty eats roadkill wrote:I once met an English teacher who taught me the difference between of and have.
A pivotal moment I'm sure - this is indeed a vital piece of knowledge.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Post by Earl_Lee_Dawes » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:37 pm

Once at the Le Mans 24 hour race we were invited to have a chat with Mario Andretti in his trailer. He was a cool dude.
Many years ago at Middlesbrough Town Hall crypt I was at the bar and a guy next to me offered to carry the tray of drinks to our table. He chatted for a bit then turned around and walked through the crowd and onto the stage. He strapped on a bass and spoke into the mic: ‘Hello, we are Motorhead…’
I also once had a chat with Pete Shelley (of the Buzzcocks) at Kirklevington Country Club.
And I remember when I was about 7 years old I was with my mum when she asked Nicholas Parsons for his autograph. I recall that he had been water-skiing!

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Post by loan_star » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:46 pm

Met Brian Johnson from AC/DC. Niall Quinn sat next to me on a flight back from Dublin. Had a long chat with Kevin Keegan on a train back from Newcastle when he was Fulham manager, Paul Bracewell and Phillipe Albert were with him but didn't say a word.
Alan Shearer sat across the aisle on a train to London and was as chatty as a mute having a particularly quiet day.

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Post by lo36789 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:33 am

loan_star wrote:Alan Shearer sat across the aisle on a train to London and was as chatty as a mute having a particularly quiet day.
Probably saved yourself there like, could have turned into a 'felt like 5 hours' train journey if he had started droning on.

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Post by comeondarlo » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:09 pm

Did a trailer/advert with Helen Mirren, only a few seconds long but took about four hours to film. Chatted all the time with her, she was a very, very nice lady.

Met my hero Sir Geoffrey Boycott once at Lords. He chatted, I was lost for words!

Craig Charles told me to fook off once when I asked him for his autograph for my brother-in-law.

I spent 10 minutes with Amy Winehouse in a room alone but we didn't speak.

I once gave directions (actually I took him there) to Alex Stewart. I bored him silly talking cricket for about 10 minutes, I could tell he couldnt wait to get away.

I once said to Wayne Sleep, 'go home quietly before you make tomorrow's papers'. He went home quietly.

Spoke on the phone for about 5 minutes to Ronnie O'Sullivan on his 16th birthday, his Dad asked me to give him some advice!

There are others but they're not springing to mind.

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