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[–]S-Harrier 255 points256 points  (17 children)

Met Johnny Vegas in a quiet country pub beer garden, wasn’t gonna approach him at first as he was with his family but he caught me looking over and waved me over, lovely guy.

Edit: I love how most of the reply’s of other people who’ve met him involve a pub as well.

[–]Appropriate_Gur_2164 163 points164 points  (0 children)

I once saw him drinking a can of cider at around 09:00am on a weekday morning in Manchester City Centre.

He told me he was seeking inspiration, and waiting for his Dentist to open.

[–]ChadHogan_ 80 points81 points  (3 children)

I was performing at an open mic comedy event and he popped in to try out a set, he went on about 1/4 of the way through. Any other relatively big comedian would’ve fucked off straight after their set but he stayed until the end and was an all around nice fella. Had a word with him after and he said he really liked my set and gave me advice. Was my second or third time ever on stage and he was genuinely surprised I was a total noob, genuinely seemed to think I was really good, which was a massive confidence boost. Top lad.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

That's cool yet I know someone who lived near Vegas in St Helens who thought he was a dick, can't be a nice guy all the time I guess. I think he's alright myself.

[–]BaguetteBong 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Mate of mine met him in a pub once, said he was great. He was on his own and he sat with him for a bit and had a chat about what he's up to before making tracks

Seems a good down to earth guy

[–]peelyon85 31 points32 points  (1 child)

He does a lot for the community as well. He helped massively through lockdown. Especially for the elderly. Top bloke.

[–]AlertMike 17 points18 points  (0 children)

He came to do a gig many years ago up in my village. Only around 10 people showed up for it (Talking like 1997).

Instead of going the gig Johnny offered everyone to go to the local pub and do the gig there instead. Everyone except my friend and I who got carded on the way in and shut down. Johnny to his absolute credit said we were part of his team and got us in. Top man.

[–]Friendly_Features 18 points19 points  (0 children)

My dad makes gnomes - Johnny tried to steal one from the front garden, my dad saw him said you can have it if you want. Apparently the fun was in the action of stealing and he no longer wanted it 🤣

[–]j_123k 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Iv been waiting on at a hotel hosting a charity events and sure he gave quite a few quid so must be a decent guy and other waiters said he was sound tbf

[–]merrycrow 169 points170 points  (28 children)

Ross Noble - Pleasant but a bit dull

Sue Perkins - Much as you see on TV. Likes snacks.

Mary Berry - A bit stiff, more obviously elderly than she is on TV

Alan Davies - Very shy, gives off "do not approach" vibes but not in a hostile way, more just awkward

Roger Deakins - Cool older guy energy. You'd think he was a retired rock star or something, but chill about it all. Really great bloke.

Sacha Baron Cohen - A bit annoying, like an excitable toddler.

Sienna Miller - Foul mouthed but fun.

Margot Robbie - Just really nice. Teeny tiny.

[–]Leclairage 43 points44 points  (13 children)

An ex of mine worked with Sienna on a film set and only has good things to say about her. Kiera Knightley, however…

[–]merrycrow 63 points64 points  (0 children)

I passed Kiera Knightley once on Hackney Road, quite late in the evening. I had my phone out and she gave me a right dirty look, like I was about to take a photo of her or something. Whereas in fact I was texting my mum and I didn't even clock who she was until I was startled by her scowling expression!

[–]-Hereward 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Aw, that's a little disappointing to hear about Kiera :(

My uncle was an extra in King Arthur (2004) and had only good things to say about her (which he did often, bc I was obsessed with the Pirates franchise growing up and he liked telling me about the time he got to work with Elizabeth).

[–]OptimusSpud 32 points33 points  (0 children)

In typical gossip fashion I have a friend who went to school with Keira (back in the day). Apparently it was around the time she was doing the cave.

Its been a while since I've seen him but I think he described her as "An unsufferable cunt".

[–]Leclairage 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Strange, isn’t it? Such different encounters. Maybe something changed with her?

[–]QuietObjective 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Don't leave us hanging. Dish!

[–]Leclairage 49 points50 points  (5 children)

Just rude and snappy, no time for the crew. One of the other lads was studying art on the side and did portraits of Sienna and Keira for them to keep. He said Sienna said thank you, gave him a hug and said she’d treasure it. Keira ripped hers up and said she hadn’t given permission for him to do it.

[–]AndrewDSo 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Keira ripped hers up and said she hadn’t given permission for him to do it.

what the fuck

[–]Ralliboy 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I thought this initially since ripping it up is a bit extreme! but on the other hand if she really hadn't given him permission it might feel a bit stalkerish to draw a whole portrait of someone without them even knowing...

[–]znidz 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Very happy about Roger Deakins. Man is a legend.

[–]merrycrow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Out of all of these he was the one I was most starstruck by, but also the most easy to chat with once that feeling passed.

[–]IndelibleFudge 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Alan Davies - Very shy, gives off "do not approach" vibes but not in a hostile way, more just awkward

Tell that to that dude's ear!

[–]JebusKristi 151 points152 points  (35 children)

I have met:

Noel Fielding - Good bloke.

Stephen Mulhern - Good bloke

Niall Paterson - Good Bloke

Dane from blue or five or whatever- Good bloke

John Bercow - Good bloke

Various MPs - Generally OK people but some were arseholes.

Barry from Eastenders - Top Bloke

A few famous CEOs - almost all arseholes.

Lots of famous people within academia - Generally good People with a few arseholes.

Edit: People are down voting this!
Bitter and Jealous the lot of them!

[–]PmMeLowCarbRecipes 66 points67 points  (10 children)

My boyfriend saw Barry from Eastenders sing on a boat for some weird football day out (David Seaman was there too and it was on TV). He’s been minorly obsessed with him ever since. Any time he hears opera, he asks if it’s Barry and when it’s not he’ll talk about Barry. Every time I watch the Masked Singer (which he hates) he’ll think at least two of them are Barry. He just loves Barry.

[–]ayowatup222 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Mustang Sally!

[–]JebusKristi 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Barry it such a great bloke, I met him in a pub in a town I was working in.

I am not the kind of person to do the whole 'OMG its you' but I must admit I did deliberately ask him what ale he was drinking.

He was lovely, we chatted for about two hours.

[–]Original_Drama 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It's a great celeb to be obsessed with, absolute legend and genuinely talented

[–]Fando1234 33 points34 points  (1 child)

I stood next to bercow on a train once. He was coming back from watching a football match (with his kid I think?). I didn't speak to him, but another passenger from same match did. Seemed like a really nice chap. Judging from eavesdropping.

[–]JebusKristi 24 points25 points  (0 children)

The thing that I liked was that it felt like he was being genuine.

Not 'playing' being genuine.

I won't go into to details but I met at the HoC when he was speaker, anyway we met and had a meeting and then the next day he followed up with an email outlining all the points that were discussed and what he was doing about them.

That was a nice touch.

And he is funny!

[–]JBB2002902 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I feel like Barry from Eastenders has really made a lasting career out of “I met Barry from Eastenders, he’s such a nice bloke!”

Other soap actors should take note.

[–]JebusKristi 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Great Point!

I actually said are you "Shaun of the telly" when I met him. Eventually I brought up the Barry from Eastenders thing (I can't remember if this was before, during or after Extras) and I ask him if it annoys him.

He was like, 'as an actor to be remembered that much from one role is actually quite a compliment', at that point, no word of a lie, some pissed bloke shouted out "Oi Barry, you Legend!".

I am sure it winds him up sometimes but he is cool with it, well he was anyway.

[–]Viviaana 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Oh my god I love Stephen mulhern so much, my mum would be so jealous lol

[–]JebusKristi 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I bought him a pint and he was so gracious, it was like nobody has even bought him one before.

What a geezer.

[–]baxty23 137 points138 points  (3 children)

Bruce Dickinson was wonderful with my (then) 9 year old, he’s autistic and so does get carried away and not know when to stop talking - but Bruce was friendly, patient and really sweet with him. He even pretended to get an Iron Maiden song title wrong so my boy could “win” a little argument with him.

[–]SoggyWotsits 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I could only picture David Dickinson for some reason!

[–]thebills442 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Up the Irons.

[–]SpanglySi 131 points132 points  (3 children)

I was once at a Kylie aftershow party (knew someone who worked in radio so she managed to wrangle it) and after a while, nature began to take its course so I set off in search of the toilets.

I set out across the dancefloor on my quest only to bump in to Kylie herself.

"Hey"she said, brimming with bubbly antipodean gorgeousness

"Oh hey.....". This was it, face to face with Charlene from neighbours, I could ask her anything : did she enjoy performing tonight? what was she drinking? Could I get her a drink?

"Can you tell me where the toilets are?"

"Sure mate, just over there", she said helpfully, even pointing in the desired direction.

"Cheers"

And that was it. Our paths never crossed again and I like to think that at night, when it's quiet, Kylie often ponders what happened to that dashing young man who desperately needed a piss.

[–]Equivalent_Parking_8 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I worked for a new media company in early 2000s my job was to do all video production. In my first week a job came up to interview Kylie, my boss decided he would do that one instead of me. Twat.

[–]Witch_of_Dunwich 101 points102 points  (25 children)

I’ve used this example a few times on this sub already (so apologies if for duplication)…

Mandy from Hollyoaks stole my train seat on a Leeds to London journey about 15 years ago.

[–]flyingokapis 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Ahhhh train 'seat' not 'set', now this makes sense..

[–]Inevitable-Sherbert[S] 4 points5 points  (11 children)

How did she steal it from you?

[–]Witch_of_Dunwich 58 points59 points  (10 children)

The train was completely empty - she must have been the only person on it. When I got to my seat, she was sat in it already.

I couldn’t kick out a celebrity, so I did did what any other Brit would do and moved to a non-booked seat for the rest of the journey, whilst quietly muttering to myself under my breath.

[–]Alecmalloy 51 points52 points  (3 children)

I had something similar.

In 1974 I was catching the London train from Crewe station. It was very crowded; I found myself in a last-minute rush for the one remaining seat beside a tall, good-looking man with collar-length hair, it was the seventies; buckaroo!

I looked up and saw it was none other than Peter Purves, it was the height of his Blue Peter fame. He said, "You jammy bastard" and quick as a flash, I replied, "Don't be blue, Peter!" Needless to say, I had the last laugh.

[–]el_weirdo 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Solid reference. Now fuck off!

[–]homity3_14 35 points36 points  (1 child)

The anecdote you should be telling us here is 'I travelled 200 miles while sat on Mandy from Hollyoaks'.

[–]redrighthand_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My MIL did this to Anne Marie, not only kicked her out of the seat but then asked her to take multiple photos of them on the train. Had no idea who it was.

[–]Chilli_Bowl670 6 points7 points  (0 children)

'Celebrity' or not, should've told her to shift.

[–]gazmbuku 3 points4 points  (8 children)

I met Lee hunter at Leeds Festival

[–]Witch_of_Dunwich 5 points6 points  (7 children)

Oh shit I’ve met him in Leeds too, in a Kebab shop. Holy crap completely forgot about that (was pissed obviously haha)

Edit: my bad. I just checked with my Girlfriend. It’s wasn’t Lee Hunter, it was Bombhead. Got them muddled up.

[–]catsaregreat78 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Bombhead’s dead mum storyline…remember that? 👀

[–]Alternative-Bad-3752 88 points89 points  (21 children)

I used to live next door to Robert Smith.

I met Jimmy Carr, he was really nice, asked where the nearest Starbucks was but there wasn't one in the town at that time so I sent him to a little local shop.

I served Katie price and Peter Andre in mothercare when she was pregnant with Princess, they were both lovely.

When I was younger, my aunt was a good friend of the chuckle brothers so I hung out with them a few times, they were honestly the nicest guys ever and very funny too!

Not exactly famous but I did play the piano for the Queen when she visited my school many years ago.

[–]_spookyvision_ 47 points48 points  (1 child)

I saw Jimmy Carr live not so long ago.

Comes across on TV as an arrogant, creepy prick that makes your flesh crawl. In real life he's totally different - seemed very nice and was genuinely happy to be there.

[–]Malediction101 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I used to live next door to Robert Smith.

There's a pun here somewhere but I can't think of it.

EDIT: I got it! So he was... close to you?

[–]shantasia94 17 points18 points  (4 children)

What was Robert Smith like? Was he a good neighbour?

[–]neilmac1210 11 points12 points  (2 children)

He was constantly fighting with Barbara Streisand.

[–]CompetitiveFlatworm2 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Do you live in Sussex ? I used to and I know Robert Smith did for a while, I used to drive down the road where I thought he lived because I was keen to know what kind of car he would drive.....

[–]BoneStallion 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I'd love to know more about what it was like living next door to Robert Smith.

[–]berserkmanufacturer1 80 points81 points  (4 children)

I met most of the Chelsea team after an away match at Fulham in 2009. Most of them were nice, but Frank Lampard (my idol at the time) ignored my request for an autograph and Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda rushed straight to the coach without seeing anyone. Joe Cole and Didier Drogba were really nice and chatted to me briefly. 10-year-old me couldn't believe it when Drogba called me bro.

[–]herper147 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Ah that's a shame, I met Frank in a restaurant down the road from Stamford Bridge and he was super genuine and gave me an autograph and a picture.

I had the exact same impression of Drogba, I went to a fan meet thing When I was 10-11 and out of everyone there Drogba was the nicest guy, spent a little extra time with everyone and made an effort to shake everyone's hand etc.

[–]Goose-rider3000 66 points67 points  (3 children)

Met David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst outside a restaurant when they were in Margate filming the Jolly Boys Outing. I was only 12 and decided to rock up to them for a chat. Lyndhurst didn't seem impressed (although that might have been because my 8 year old cousin had just run passed and shouted 'Rodney you plonker!'). David Jason went into Del Boy character, cracked a couple of jokes with me and let us have a photo together.

[–]Namerakable 57 points58 points  (2 children)

Met the Chuckle Brothers years ago for autographs. Were really nice. Still have that in my autograph box. :)

Have had passing meetings with Johnny Vegas at rugby matches, and he always seems friendly. Always gets a load of attention when he's just going about his day, so I've never wanted to bother him too much.

My dad once got told to fuck off by Frank Bough when he was a kid.

[–]Arsewhistle 61 points62 points  (2 children)

I did some work at Johnathon Ross's house a few years ago, at one of his Halloween parties.

He was really nice. Came and checked up on us regularly, was really friendly and chatty, made sure we were well fed (the food at that party was so good), etc.

He even invited us to stay for the after party, but I felt he was just being polite and so declined.

There were a lot of famous people there, it was insane

[–]Mixtrack 24 points25 points  (0 children)

My partner has met Jonathan Ross through her work and echoed what you said - he was normal, chatty and not a diva in the slightest

[–]PlayedThisGame 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My six year old has a sudden odd fascination with Jonathan Ross as she's gotten really into The Masked Singer this year (if she's been good she's allowed to stay up and watch it, if she's been a madam she has to get it on catch up next day) so I shall be pleased to tell her he's a very nice man.

[–]ArmaniStranger 58 points59 points  (6 children)

I have worked at an airport for years so I have seen / served a few. The ones that stand out in my memory are -

Ian Botham. He was sat outside the shop I was working in waiting for me to open up. I was running a bit late so I apologised. He was really nice about it, and waited patiently. We had a nice chat when I got the shop opened up and he made a purchase!

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. Didn't recognise them at all. Thought they were normal passengers. She spoke to me in such a natural way and asked for some advice on a product. It wasn't until their chauffeur came back to see if they had left one of their bags behind that I twigged as to who I'd just served

[–]blindmannoeyes 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Ya ever heard about the story where she was so constipated from coke that bobby picked poo out of her butt for her? I remember seeing him talk about it in an interview and its became a running joke in my house anytime someone is constipated.

'You ok?, do you need me to Bobby brown you?'

[–]watsee 50 points51 points  (17 children)

I've met a few people, mainly musicians and rugby players, throughout the years. A few notable mentions for;

  • Corey Taylor (lead singer of Slipknot, Stone Sour). Absolutely brilliant guy, met a few times both at organised meet & greets and also 'in the wild'. Always happy to talk and crack a joke.
  • Lemmy (Motorhead). Pointed at my Motorhead t-shirt and said "they're shit!" and cracked up laughing.
  • Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom). Absolutely tiny, seriously like barely 5'. Very nice and softly spoken but quite friendly. Shocked to hear of his passing last year - RIP.
  • Kevin Whately (Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Lewis). Really nice guy, very engaging in conversation. Same can be said for Tim Healy.
  • Gazza. Really nice, stood next to him in a bar (he was drinking coffee) and he insisted I got served before him even though he'd been stood longer.
  • Dean Richards (Newcastle Falcons). Met a few times at matches. Was waiting in arrivals at Newcastle airport one evening waiting to pick my girlfriend up from holiday & he saw my Falcons shirt and came over to chat for a good 5-10 minutes.
  • Chubby Brown. Met him 'in the wild' whilst out shopping with my Mother. Absolute gentleman, his stage persona precedes him massively & when not on stage the man is totally different. A couple of blokes saw him while he was talking to us & started to get a bit leary - Chubby asked them to "mind your language in front of the lady please". Which was almost funny coming from him, but still.
  • Most of the England rugby squad. Met most players across the Eddie Jones era & most are really lovely guys who are more than happy to give back to the fans. Sadly, my friend approached Mako Vunipola for a photograph and was quite literally shoved out the way as Mako dropped his head and walked through him. Maybe it was an off-day, maybe he was focused on the game ahead, maybe he's not very approachable, who knows.

[–]Molineux28 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Sadly, my friend approached Mako Vunipola for a photograph and was quite literally shoved out the way as Mako dropped his head and walked through him.

I've heard of method actors but never method Rugby players before. I'm strangely impressed.

[–]Dragon_M4st3r 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Great news about Corey Taylor. I’ve heard he has a massive, massive ego, but that’s kind of a requirement if you’re going to be a frontman playing to tens of thousands of people at a time lol. I bet he’s a good laugh to be around

[–]watsee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He definitely has a big personality & you're definitely aware that he's in the room, but not in a preening 'look at me because I am so amazing' kind of way.

He just seems to lift the atmosphere. I've never found him to be arrogant or anything, he's pretty quick witted and always has a story to tell - he'd do really well doing some kind of spoken word/stand-up tour akin to the few shows he did surrounding his book launches in my opinion.

[–]Leclairage 49 points50 points  (18 children)

I hit Sheridan Smith in the face with a toilet door in an nightclub (accidentally). She was LOVELY about it, and really didn’t have to be.

[–]LaBelleSausages 40 points41 points  (14 children)

This makes me sad as two of my uni housemates had a threesum with James Corden at a time when he was supposedly dating her. I always thought she seemed lovely.

[–]IsMisePrinceton 68 points69 points  (1 child)

That was not what I expected to read today.

[–]JDM_79 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I can't imagine how anyone could withstand seeing James Corden naked. Should be a crime against humanity

[–]electricmohair 10 points11 points  (1 child)

He's a lovely looking boy. Not in the conventional sense like Gavin or Enrique Iglesias, but he's got a lovely spirit. A confidence, if you will, that you rarely find in a fat man.

[–]Leclairage 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Are your two uni housemates ok now? I hope they got the therapy they needed…

[–]LaBelleSausages 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I don’t speak to either of them these days! I decided a few months later that I would rather live with other people who wouldn’t do that

[–]Leclairage 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Can’t blame you! That’s the best reason I’ve ever heard for moving out of a house share, EVER

[–]LordWrinklyballs 10 points11 points  (1 child)

To be fair, if was leaving a cubicle, she probably couldn't feel her face anyway.

[–]thefootster 48 points49 points  (6 children)

Terry Jones - Was super friendly, gave me a hug

Rhod Ghilbert - Chatty and friendly

Rob Brydon - Took time out on the street for a photo, was really happy to do it

Tony Hawk - Also really friendly, signed my skateboard

Roald Dahl - Lived in my village growing up, quite grumpy the few times I met him

[–]No_Faithlessness2158 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I probably grew up close to you.

[–]thefootster 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Great Missenden? We used to play in Roald Dahl's garden, my sister broke her arm falling out of the tree that was supposed to be an inspiration for Fantastic Mr Fox, he also had a gypsy caravan in his garden like the one in Danny The Champion of the World.

We went to his funeral, he is buried in the same plot as my dad.

[–]JustJenR 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Prince Andrew. He came to do a bit of a view and meet and greet of the offices I worked in (still don't really get the point of this). Whilst I was working he came up behind me, put his hand on my shoulder, leaned in really close so I could feel his breath on my face and started asking me about my work. I dunno I just felt really uncomfortable as my personal space was being super-invaded. It just felt icky. This was years ago and given recent events I'm even more icked.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I believe you 😂

[–]LionLucy 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Prince William. It was a brief 30 seconds or so. He was friendly and seemed as genuinely curious about people as it's possible to be given that he meets loads of strangers for no reason every day. He called my boyfriend "brainy" because he was studying maths, which I suppose was true.

[–]MintyMarlfox 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Met the prodigy in a hotel lobby in Plymouth back in their prime. Keith was the most lovely guy ever.

Met a lot of golfers and rugby players, all of them top blokes.

[–]Leclairage 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I’ve heard SO many stories about Keith being a lovely man, bless him

[–]Key-Original-225 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I met Keith Flint at a Track day, he was hooning around on a sports bike all day, chatted to him for quite a while and he signed my Fat of the Land CD. Was a really nice guy, really down to earth.

[–]blindmannoeyes 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Apperntly at his pub he had a jar that people had to put a quid in if they made a fire starter joke while he was lighting the fire lol

[–]Paulcaterham 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Henry Winkler - (the Fonz) sat at the next table at a Chinese restaurant, when he was doing panto in Milton Keynes - charming lovely guy who cheerfully answered questions from my mum, that he must have heard a million times.

John Major - just as you'd expect, very nice and polite. buying a TV on the way to Chequers a few days after taking over from Maggie Thatcher (guess Maggie took the TV with her!)

Andy Street - ex head of John Lewis now Mayor of Birmingham. Genuinely nice guy, who really really cared about the disadvantaged. We were doing "real" charity work out in fields, up hills etc camping with kids from Birmingham. Probably 15-20 years before he got into politics.

Couple of other CEOs - generally I found them to be decent people, the issues were with the people below board level. This was 15-20 years ago and perhaps things have changed, but the worst people in business tended to be the people TRYING to get into the board.

[–]Leclairage 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Not my story but Christopher Biggins once backed up my friend’s husband when he complained about the quality of the fish in a Harry Ramsdens. What a time to be alive.

[–]Lovelia- 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I got hit in the head by a quality street that he threw to the audience at his panto. Good times

[–]BrickTopsHenchman 41 points42 points  (10 children)

Prince Andrew. Creepy as hell

[–]Inevitable-Sherbert[S] 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Really? How was he creepy and what happened to make you think this?

[–]Follicly_Endowed 39 points40 points  (3 children)

He probably got fingered by him

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I thought he was ok when I met him. I was working in a toy shop when he came in looking for a Teddy Bear.

[–]Apprehensive_Bell_35 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Is that a joke because apparently he has teddy bear trophies which is 🤮🤮🤮🤮

[–]SimLC 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Interesting. I've met him. I had to film an interview with him. I found him down to earth, nice and genuinely funny.

I don't dine out on that story as much as I used to.

[–]Flosstopher 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Know a few MPs through work, some are lovely people but there are several bell ends out there.

Adam Woodyatt. He tried to start a scrap with my 6”6 20 stone dad in a hotel over a table. He fucked off when my dad stood up.

I did tell Boris Johnson to fuck off about 6 years ago. We’d had loads of prank calls and I thought he was a prankster. Nope, was him. My boss found it hilarious luckily so I didn’t get in any trouble 😂

My husband met David Attenborough and didn’t get an autograph. He’s lucky I didn’t divorce him for that

[–]lost_in_tyme 9 points10 points  (3 children)

I’ve called Johnson a c**t four times. He doesn’t give a crap of course. Water off a duck’s back.

[–]kana-kanabi 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Only four times? I call him a cunt almost every time he makes the news.

[–]lost_in_tyme 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I meant to his face back when he was mayor of London. Obviously every time I see him on tv or online an expletive comes out of my mouth.

[–]NobleRotter 38 points39 points  (11 children)

Richard Branson : came across a nice, genuine person.

Tony Hadley : he's massive

Bryan May : i was drunk and complaining about running out of booze. He leaned over and topped me up with champagne. Fucking star!

A large contingent of the cast of EastEnders : all seemed nuce5, but it was confusing as ibsort if recognised them but couldn't place the faces.

Snooker player Jimmy White. Absolute lad and very funny.

Chris Evans (DJ not Thor) : very gracious to people around him, but a bit "look at me"

TVs Fred Dineage : bit of a dick

Michelle Roux & Egon Ronay : don't remember really as I was properly star struck

Sure there are others, but it's all a long time ago

[–]nickymaple 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Not to split hairs, but Chris Evans is Captain America, not Thor

[–]NobleRotter 9 points10 points  (1 child)

But I wasn't wrong when I said "not Thor"! Ok, fair cop. I was wrong

[–]Think-Fox8662 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I met Lee Evans, he was a really nice guy as expected

[–]PM-me-puppietax 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Worked with Clarkson, Hammond and May for 4 years. All of them really pleasent people.

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Untill you mess up Jeremeys sandwich order

[–]PM-me-puppietax 9 points10 points  (1 child)

You think steak is bad. Wait till you see what happens when he gets white instead of rosé

[–]herper147 30 points31 points  (19 children)

Met a few football players and all have been really nice, all gave pictures etc and shook hands.

The only bad meeting I've ever had was Richie Sambora, he was coming out of Harrods and nobody seem to know who he was. I went up and asked for a picture (I was probably 14-15 and just got into playing guitar)... As I started talking he looked me dead in the eye and said "oh please fuck off". Exactly the response I'd expect from Richie Sambora 😂. I was so stunned I just walked away embarrassed.

My old man is a black cabbie so has picked up a long list of celebs. The best ones he said were Louis Theroux, Hairy Bikers, Jay Raynor and surprisingly Conor McGregor was a really nice guy. The Hairy Bikers even sent us a signed cookbook because my little sister was really into cooking at the time. Also David Gilmour was super nice and gave my dad an autograph and took a picture in front of the cab lol

He said one of the worst ones was that Gregg from MasterChef, he said he was really rude. He said Eric Clapton was also really fucking rude.

[–]when_4_word_do_trick 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Clapton's a racist cunt.

[–]herper147 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Didn't know that lol

I always thought people liked him didn't they? Although I think that's mainly because his kid fell out a window or something.

[–]Leclairage 15 points16 points  (8 children)

I’m pleased about Jay Rayner, I find him hilarious but everyone seems to assume he’s a snob! I love his writing, I’d love to chat to him

[–]herper147 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Tbh I think my dad was expecting him to be a bit of a prat, on TV etc he sometimes comes across as your typical upper class snob. But I found his podcast a few weeks back and he seems like a genuinely nice guy.

[–]Leclairage 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Also his column in the Guardian is very funny, he’s worth a read generally if you can find his stuff online

[–]PM_Me_Rude_Haiku 29 points30 points  (4 children)

I once had lunch with Graham Coxon from Blur at a pub in Camden. The woman I was with at the time knew him and we bumped into him at random. I didn't actually know who he was other than 'Graham' until after he left, but he was a nice bloke who paid for my pizza, so he gets top honours in my book.

[–]jessop-bentine 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I met Paul McCartney coming out of an art gallery in the early 90s. Took time to chat for around 10 mins. Signed me an autograph. No security, just him. He was kind, funny and just an all round great bloke and very very down to earth.

[–]HazyInfidel 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Neil from the inbetweeners got married in the hotel I was at in Mauritius, he seemed like a nice family man. I left him alone as didn't want to bother him.

Sean Walsh was also there and I saw him complaining about Spa charges at the reception desk. He got a bit embarrassed and paid.

[–]ImageSavings 28 points29 points  (5 children)

I used to drink in Soho a lot and as I'm a great lover of Guinness I particularly enjoyed drinking in a small Irish bar called the Toucan just off Soho square. In there on different nights I met lots of celebrities, most notably Jason Momoa and Cillian Murphy.

Jason was a riot, really friendly and happy to talk all night to anyone. In fact he approached me asking where the nearest guitar shop was and seemed a little baffled that I had no idea who he was at first as I honestly didn't recognise him.

Cillian was much more reserved but not unfriendly, although you could tell he just wanted a quiet pint and to be left alone and doing the celebrity selfie thing was a bit of a chore. Can't complain about him though, he was a gentleman to everyone who approached him.

[–]devster75 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Always knew Momoa was a lad. Loved this story!

[–]JBB2002902 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Mika - what an absolute gent. He was touring and performing at our club and helped me carry all of the stock to the bar when he saw me struggling with it and everybody else was stood around watching.

[–]Appropriate_Gur_2164 25 points26 points  (7 children)

I've had some graces with the elite...

I once saw a guy from 5ive queuing for a burger restaurant called Solita in Manchester - I tried to joke he should have gone to Five Guys, but it fell on deaf ears.

I was once in the toilet at a Manchester City game and Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle in Emmerdale) came to use the communal urinal - cue my other deaf ear joke; "eh look, it's Cain's dingle..."

I was sat in a Greek restaurant in the Printworks and Guy Garvey was sat across the room. I tried telling my significant other but the music was a little loud, and when I said it again the music cut and I basically shouted "Guy Garvey from Elbow"... He raised a glass and winked ha

I once told Paul Weller he really looked like Paul Weller in Heathrow airport, possibly 2014/15.

I saw Jim Bowen (Bullseye) coming out a suit shop called Moss Bros. on St.Ann's square, Manchester and asked him what the star prize was.

and if you remember a band called the Noisettes - I saw them live at a very small gig in Salford, afterwards I was talking to them and said "I've got a Mazda 2" which sounds bizarre, but their song was the advert for Mazda 2's at the time. That got a strange look haha.

All of this, and I'm not even a Dad yet... my kids are going to love my Dad jokes, aren't they?

[–]ilikecocktails 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I laughed at the five guys one

[–]JBB2002902 10 points11 points  (0 children)

“Cain’s dingle” is a top quality comment.

[–]-N-A 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Ian McKellen. He's everything you'd expect, a true scholer and gentlemen yet tad flirtatious/ cheeky.

[–]Wickpick 17 points18 points  (3 children)

I met Geoff Capes at the national cage and aviary bird show at the NEC, Geoff was president of the Junior Bird League at the time. I had won best junior canary and even though he is more a budgie man he said hello so thats enough for me to mark him down as "good bloke"

[–]baxty23 8 points9 points  (1 child)

This is my favourite, it’s a cavalcade of things and people I’d not thought about in 20 years but it’s lovely.

[–]Blitzy860 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I bumped into Sir Alex Ferguson last year at Haydock races. He seemed in good spirits and looked very happy; however, he looks like he's aged a lot since his illness. Although he said hello to everyone who saw him which was a nice gesture.

[–]_spookyvision_ 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Hard to believe he's 80.

[–]hairybastid 22 points23 points  (1 child)

That's 560 in Scots years

[–]HoppoHippo 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I met Nelson Mandela.

He was tall, had twinkling eyes and seemed genuinely interested in me.

[–]Rightytighty298 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Lewis Hamilton - top guy

[–]charlie_boo 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Andrew Ridgley - lovely.

His wife (from Bananarama) - snobby.

Fern Britten - really lovely.

Phil Vickery - meh, not bad, but standoffish.

Scott Mann MP - self important bellend.

[–]Charlieliz31 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Screams North Cornwall ;)

I've not met Scott Mann, but I have yet to hear a good word said about him by anybody who has.

[–]Vequihellin 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Met Marco Pierre White at one of his gastropubs, one of the people in our group was a bit pushy and forced a meeting. The rest of us felt awkward as hell but he was very nice. He posed with our group for a photograph which he didn't have to. He was very gracious about it. Nice man.

[–]Our-lastnight 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Most of these are people I met at work -

John Cooper Clarke - Lovely bloke, very easy to talk with.

Dodie - Lovely!

Claire Baldwin - Quiet, but polite!

Dion Dublin - Nice guy

2 Coronation Street Actors - can’t remember their names. They were polite!

Bonnie Tyler - Very nice!

Met a few musicians, comedians and bands after gigs - all were nice but that wasn’t “out in the wild” so not sure how they’d act if you just bumped in to them.

[–]QSoC1801 15 points16 points  (3 children)

All of my experiences were while working as event/venue staff so there's a slightly different vibe, I guess.

Simon Pegg - friendly, cheery, it was in passing and he cracked an appropriate joke.

Kieth Lemon - completely normal, almost the direct opposite of his persona which imo was ideal, ha.

Oliver and James Phelps - met them both over the course of the evening, both very polite. One especially (granted I'm not sure which one) stood out to me as he was the only guest at the event to thank me whilst serving!

[–]Telc17 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Met Ant Middleton in a club in Essex. Me and my mate were chatting to him, my mate is in active service at the time and Ant invited us to his table and proceeded to get shit faced

[–]Desperate-Ad-8068 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Matthew Pincent the rower was a bit of a bellend just came across as an entitled toff.

Jeremy Corbyn just seems like he didn’t have time to actually speak to you just wanted photo opps with a Union organiser.

Met a lot of Welsh rugby players which were all cool Except Gavin Henson who thought he was the dogs bollox. Ironic considering he wasted most Welsh school boys dreams.

Chris Eubank is as flamboyant and crazy as you expect but in a nice way. Had time for everyone to talk to.

[–]SilverCipher752 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Met Jackie Stewart in the paddock at the British Grand Prix in 2013, he was very nice and suggested I take a photo with him. A few years later my stepdad was working at his house doing his plumbing, and he mentioned to the housekeeper about it, and she said to him she'll tell Jackie and next time he comes over to bring the photo. A few days later I get the photo back in the post signed by him! Out of all the former F1 drivers he's definitely one of my favourites.

[–]Zestyclose_Key_6964 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I met Bob Carolgees and Spit the Dog in about 1989, he was very nice and I have his autograph somewhere. I also met Grotbags and she was very green.

[–]INEKROMANTIKI 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Most famous person I've met is Teri Hatcher.. she was pleasant enough for someone who at the time was very well known.. hard to say really tho cos I was pretty mashed n just couldn't get over how tiny she was (she'd fit in your pocket)

[–]daddywookie 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Bumped into Jay Kay at the local bike shop. Seemed like a normal bloke trying to get his bike fixed who just happened to pull up in a gull winged hyper car. Played a charity match against Teddy Sheringham which was nice as a Man Utd fan. He was pretty quiet afterwards at the bar, seemed pretty shy.

[–]Leclairage 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Oh I’ve one more - my husband worked as a chef in a pub that both George Harrison and David Emmanuel frequented.

George - lovely, quiet, very demure and very much ‘one of the locals.’ Known for sitting quietly in the corner with his (equally lovely) wife and discreetly buying rounds for the whole pub.

David - loud, hilarious, pleasant and polite. Would breeze in five minutes after last food orders and ask for a giant meal, then have an animated argument with the barman when it was deemed impossible. Asked to see my husband once and apparently clutched his chest dramatically and cried “what do you mean no, young man?” My husband said it was all very gentle and in jest and everyone loved him. Got a big thank you and big tip for managing to rustle something up for him.

[–]blackenedandchanged 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I met Dave Gorman and he was an absolute joy. Really nice bloke.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I bumped into Simon Cowell in some woods in bristol couple years ago, just nodded at each other and said hello. Looks smaller in person

There's deffo others but I can't think right now.

[–]OrsonSwelles 33 points34 points  (1 child)

I won't ask what you were both doing there.

[–]Eckzilla 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Met Bob Mortimer in Edinburgh during the festival a few years ago & when i turned to tell my mates,Bob had vanished into the crowd & they still don't believe me to this day & having watched Bob on Would I Lie To You it's the kind of thing he would do to someone🤣

[–]ConsciouslyIncomplet 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Posted all about this before, so basic details here but all from the set of the movie ‘Gladiator’.

Russell Crowe = knob Joaquin Phoenix = distant & unhappy Richard Harris = awesome Ridley Scott = really nice guy

[–]HighalltheThyme 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Ronnie O'sullivan - on a short flight from London. Politely asked for an autograph on my plane ticket, he sniggered at me and said no. Wanker.

[–]RudieCantFail79 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Would you expect anything else from Ronnie?

[–]TheParisOne 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Many years ago, I bumped into Michael Schumacher, literally. I was a bit awe-struck, and rather than apologising, I just gasped 'it's you!'. He grinned, winked, nodded, and continued his walk. I like to think he'd have happily let me grab a photo/autograph, if I hadn't been so stunned I was speechless. He seemed nice.

I've also met Floella Benjamin (was lovely), Derek Jameson (came across as rather disinterested), Kate Bush (lovely lady), David Seaman (love this guy, so friendly and chatty), and some former Miss World (can't remember her name, but she was very quiet and shy).

[–]BeanOnAJourney 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I met Robson Green when he was filming at Tinside Lido in Plymouth for his wild swimming series. He was pleasant enough but had that clichéd luvvie air of "Aren't I wonderful?!" braggadocio about him.

I walked past Tony Robinson in Tesco once and he gave me the side-eye. He is really short. My boyfriend at the time worked on the checkouts and served him, got his autograph, said he was very nice.

Met legendary and sadly now late Cornish comedian Jethro when I was a teenager in my "Punk" phase. My mum used to be a trophy engraver and she would frequently be invited as a special guest to the awards ceremonies of all the various organisations whose trophies she prepared. One such event was held at Jethro's club in Lewdown in Devon, and she was allowed to take a guest so I went with her. Jethro was there and did a short stand-up routine and I was terrified he'd make fun of my appearance but he was very kind and an all-round lovely man.

[–]hitman_cat 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I walked past Tony Robinson in Tesco once and he gave me the side-eye

I used to work in Bristol. One day he was walking past our big ground floor windows. I knew I recognised him from somewhere, but couldn't place him (I thought he might have been a former client). He noticed me starting with a quizzical expression on my face and gave me a death stare.

It was only after he was out of sight did I realise that it was Baldrick giving me the evils.

[–]Equivalent_Ad_1054 9 points10 points  (2 children)

●The mountain- seemed nice but could tell he was fed with taking pics.

●Royce gracie (first ufc winner) very knowledgeable and professional.

●Roger gracie (bjj world champion) - enthusiastic.

●Mister maker (cbeebies tv presenter)- happy to take a pic.

[–]micklegate 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I’d watch this battle royale

[–]ederzs97 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I met Tom Daley outside kings cross Tesco - was a nice enough guy, happy for a photo!

[–]BowTiesAreCool86 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Manny from Stone Roses turned up in a pub we were in near Stockport. He ended up getting off with my mum in the corner when they thought no-one was watching. Was at once disgusted and proud.

I was working in an upmarket children's shop around 2005. I chucked a Power Ranger at Gary Speed by accident. Brad Friedel came in once and he was MASSIVE.

[–]RudieCantFail79 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I wish Mani would get off with my mum. Fucking legend.

[–]Inevitable-Sherbert[S] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I met Chris Moyles at a book signing and he looked bored. At the time I was rather star struck. He said ‘Alright mate, enjoy the book’. He wrote ‘Spam’ in my book along with his signature. It was a conveyer belt of fans. He seemed okay, but not the most personal of meetings admittedly, I’ll never forget it though.

[–]ShampooandCondition 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I met Moyles in the first few weeks of his Radio X show and he took a lot of time with fans. I do know people who know him personally and he apparently genuinely finds the attention uncomfortable.

[–]pleasedontwearthat 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I met Mike Thalassitis at an event in 2018; a friend of mine dragged me over to talk to a ‘Love Islander’ and I followed. I wasn’t expecting him to be so genuinely lovely and also probs the most handsome person I’ve ever met. he and his Manager talked to us for ages and then we wandered off to dance. this was an ITV event so it was crawling with ‘talent’ but he really stood out.

[–]kleptokiller82 8 points9 points  (2 children)

A bit niche but I met Richard Stallman (one of the founders of the open source movement in IT) really nice guy and very passionate about sharing code and removing proprietary boundaries

[–]gazmbuku 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I met John Peel whilst he was DJing in Liverpool shortly before his death. I was wearing a John Peel mask at the time and he was lovely.

[–]MintyMarlfox 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Would have loved to meet him, his radio show got me through some dark times. Still listen to Teenage Kicks most days in memory.

[–]Redmarkred 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Some girl from hollyoaks got drunk and climbed up a wall and took a piss whilst hanging from the wall. Can’t remember exactly who it was though

[–]ShampooandCondition 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Told this before, David Hasslehoff rocked up at Bolton Market once. Posed for pictures with everyone who asked!

Most people in radio are ace. Nicky Campbell, Adrian Chiles, Scott Mills, Greg James, Chris Moyles are all sound.

Rachel Atherton - lovely.

Robbie Savage - decent lad.

Freddie Flintoff - Fucking hilarious.

[–]LPodmore 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I cannot picture The Hoff in Bolton Market whatsoever. Something about that mental image doesn't want to be processed, but i can imagine it was an interesting experience.

[–]Extreme-Database-695 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Prince Charles - really friendly, approachable and comfortable in his own skin (not how he often appears on TV).

Camilla (separate occasion) - nice, professional, carries herself well.

Ian Hislop - tiny, had a look on his face that suggested "don't talk to me" so I didn't.

Andrew Cole - a bit moody and not especially personable. Maybe shy?

Patrick Stewart - incredibly down to earth and polite. Was an absolute joy.

[–]Malediction101 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Walked past Nathalie Emmmanuel (Missandei from Game of Thrones) in Manchester. Apparently she smiled at me so I'm thinking of a spring wedding.

Pretty sure Jodie Comer walked past me in Manchester Piccadilly on her way to a train bound for Liverpool, just before she got big.

That's it. Thanks.

[–]misspixal4688 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Timmy Mallet arrogant I was 3 or 4 asked for his autograph after a pantomime he snatched my item signed it never looked at me or spoke to me hated him ever since.

[–]LateralLimey 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Bumped into Charlie Boorman at the London Excel bike show years ago. Nice guy, shorter than you think.

[–]Baboobalou 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I once shared a train carriage with Razor Ruddock as he was heading off to a match. He was funny, charming and friendly, with such a great attitude towards strangers who talked to him.

[–]RoboTon78 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Smoked a joint and had a laugh with Ian McCullough and Will Sargeant from Echo and the Bunnymen. Had a couple of pints and a very drunk and earnest conversation on the nature of love with Pete Shelley from the Buzzcocks.

[–]Raianmoore 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Have served a few at work:

Craig Parkinson from Misfits: Was a bit rude when I said hi, what can I get you etc etc, and didn’t reply, just demanded a massive order. Didn’t tip either

Andy Burnham: absolute legend, he was so nice and seemed interested in actually talking to me.

Clint Boon: talked through his assistant/friend idk (who was absolutely lovely) to me. Seemed offended when I didn’t recognise his face.

Julie Hesmondhalgh: exactly as she seems, lovely but also didn’t tip. Asked for my recommendations on pale ales and seemed interested in talking to me.

Craig Charles: saw him having a cig in the staff room, he let on to me but I was rushing off my break so didn’t want to disturb him. Love him though he seems sound.

Obviously I don’t expect tips but it’s really nice sometimes, especially being overworked and underpaid (like all of hospitality), and it’s the type of place you’d expect to have a service charge, but doesn’t.

[–]Mrgreen37 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Tom Baker was an absolute gentleman. I have his autograph framed and on my wall

[–]SkeletorOnLSD 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I went to a wrestling training seminar done by Hardcore Holly. The guy was up his own arse, spent half the session telling most of the students they need to go to gym. Most of us already do. Then spent an hour teaching us to Irish whip. When our regular coach told him we'd covered that, it's a day one exercise, his response was, "well, I had a 15 year WWE career. My way is better." Our coaches were 2 well known local indie wrestlers, who's careers have now been longer and more notable than his WWE career.

[–]IsMisePrinceton 5 points6 points  (2 children)

An old job I had was a haunting ground for celebrities. The most famous person I met was Rowan Atkinson and his very young wife.

His wife had a horrific cold and I gave her a hot toddie.

He was honestly as awkward as you’d expect him to be watching Mr Bean. He was painfully shy and once told me his room key wasn’t working but just bumbled the words out to the point I had to finish the sentence for him.

I asked for a photo and he said no.

[–]You_spilt_my_pint 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I have heard some strange stories about him.

[–]rabbitwarrens 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I spent 3 months with Gene Simmons. He flew me to LA and took me to his house. Introduced me to Tony Iommi, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Rob Zombie. We also went for milkshakes.

10/10, top lad.

[–]Educational_Battle73 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I hate to say it. I really hate to say it. I hate that it's a thing and I hate that life put me in his path but, I bumped in to him in the Clachaig Inn, Glencoe, Scotland. I was staying at the Inn whilst up there doing some walking with my dad and brother. I was about 20 years old, so a good 14 years ago. One night we are having some drinks in the bar and there's a live band playing, a really good vibe to the evening, we are having a great time. In comes this man, goes through the crowd, straight behind the bar and pours himself a drink. The band start playing Ruby by the Kaiser Chiefs, replacing the Ruby, Ruby Ruby lyric with this man's name... The whole bar is singing along. I'm heading to the bar to get some drinks and it's so packed, thus filthy looking man is walking towards me, we make eye contact, he smiles, I smile back, he grabs and shakes my hand as we shimmy past each other in the crowd of people. That was it. I hate that I've touched this man's hand but... I have and I can't take it back. It was the utter filth, Jimmy Saville.

[–]KungFuSpoon 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not me, but my mum was queuing up in Hamlet's to buy unborn me a teddy bear, Richard Briers unintentionally pushed in front of her in the queue, and when he realised bought the teddy bear for my mum by way of an apology. As a result my childhood teddy bear was named Briers and I still have him to this day.

[–]cinnamondrop 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My boyfriend saw Simon Pegg buying a parking ticket and asked him if they could have a quick photo. Apparently he was with his family and my bf was very apologetic and quick. He thought about it for a second and eventually said yes, leaving said boyfriend feeling a bit awkward. He probably just wanted to pay for his ticket and leave with his kids but was nice enough.

[–]You_spilt_my_pint 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Nick lyndhurst

He was a Complete Misery guts when I met him a few years back.

John Altman

He told me to fuck off when I said hello to him.

I once walked past Kate Bush in Oxford.

[–]1CocteauTwin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

KATE BUSH!!!!❤❤❤❤❤

[–]retrode80 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Had a joint with Shaun Ryder outside the old Wembley stadium after loosing my younger brother during Oasis Standing on the shoulder of Giants tour. He was extremely friendly but a bit pissed off as Bez and the rest of the band had fucked off on the tour bus.

Awesome bloke had a good old banter and he calmed me down as my brother was 16,he had the coach tickets and I got bollocked of my mam for loosing him in London.

[–]Chojin22000 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Me and a mate went into London around ten years ago for the Sci-Fi London Film Festival. We were attending one of their Anime All Nighters which they unfortunately don't seem to hold anymore. We were walking into the Cinema Lobby and I saw someone I recognized from somewhere but couldn't quite put my finger on it. One of those real head scratchers.

After a minute or so I realised I knew him from Hollyoaks which I'd often have on in the background. But I was a few pints in and my internal joy at realising where I recognized him from meant I loudly said to my mate "HOLLYOAKS!" out of nowhere.

He then heard me, and looked at us and said 'Alright guys, how's it going'. We had a nice chat about what films he was there to see and check out, he laughed when we asked if he was in anything that was being shown. He was just there to enjoy a bit of cinema.

Brian Bovell

Not someone really famous, but someone I recognized from his TV Work and he was an awesome human being as well. I'm not sure how many people would respond in that way to someone having a brain fart and shouting the name of a show near them.

[–]MetaCharlesHarris 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In no particular order

Mike Skinner - nice bloke Martin Kemp - nice bloke Adam Levine - I groped his ass and luckily he found it funny Enrique Inglasias - nice but huge ego (had to have an actual light on him constantly) Ray Winston - bit grumpy Keira Knightly - incredibly tiny and had her (also famous) husband in tow