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    Norman Wisdom (RIP) - great guy
    Rick Wakeman
    Katrina Leskanic

    That's about it I think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    Deborah Bonham - John Bonhams sister
    She's good, I saw her with Jools at Glastonbury Abbey. Sam Brown (Joe's daughter) too.

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    I've met the Corrs, the manager of the Crash Test Dummies and heavy metal band Biohazard in the 90's. They stayed at a hotel where I use to work

    I've met others however them being casts at Panto's, I guess don't count.
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    Al Bean, and a few other astronauts. Was at 6th form with Colin Firth. Lit "Sweeny Todd" with him playing the barber...

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    Prof Brian Cox whilst he was a student and still playing for D:Ream, he worked in the laboratory I looked after and then I was occasionally working with him until 5 years ago when I left the University.
    Also Patrick Moore & Sir Francis Graham-Smith Astronomer Royal.
    I also worked with Prof Gleeson who is not famous but she did help invent colour LCD displays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    She's good, I saw her with Jools at Glastonbury Abbey. Sam Brown (Joe's daughter) too.
    She's really nice aswsell, got ourselves some personalised signed copies of her album from her :-).

    Not entirely sure but i think jason bonham might have been there also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singist View Post
    I was the nanny for Sally James's (Tiswas) two children. I met Chris Tarrant, Bobby Davro and Bob Carolgees with Spit the Dog whilst I was down there in Cobham, Surrey. Had a right giggle.
    Random, used to live in Cobham, Sally used to own a school clothes shop in Cobham high street. Not sure if she still does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    She's really nice aswsell, got ourselves some personalised signed copies of her album from her :-).

    Not entirely sure but i think jason bonham might have been there also
    Practically anyone who performs with Jools is good... which is why I'm trying to work out why he entertains Mel B or C who sounds like she is gargling with Corsadryl and ball bearing whilst impersonating Donald Duck.

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    met a few "celebs" in passing (Paul Daniels, Lionel Blair, Bonnie Langford, Prof Heinz Wolff, Tony Adams, Joe Corrigan)

    did a survival course many years ago with Iain Thomson and Lofty Wiseman as instructors. Both should have been celebs in the same vein as Bear Grylls and Ray Mears but they were from a slightly different era.

    Bumped into Pete Winner (aka Soldier I from the storming of the Iranian Embassy) at the Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in July this year. He was signing copies of his book and was happy to have a chat.

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    Mostly just sports people:
    Jimmy White
    Stephen Hendry
    Ken Doherty
    Rory McIlroy
    Shaun Murphy
    Damon Hill
    Jackie Stewart
    Stirling Moss
    Frank Williams
    David Coulthard
    Martin Brundle
    Nigel Mansell
    John Watson
    Jos Verstappen
    Duke of Edinburgh

    Mostly at the same event but still counts, I hope!

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    Ooh, forgot Rick Wakeman - he used to live next door to a friend of mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Mostly just sports people:
    Jimmy White
    Stephen Hendry
    Ken Doherty
    Rory McIlroy
    Shaun Murphy
    Damon Hill
    Jackie Stewart
    Stirling Moss
    Frank Williams
    David Coulthard
    Martin Brundle
    Nigel Mansell
    John Watson
    Jos Verstappen
    Duke of Edinburgh

    Mostly at the same event but still counts, I hope!
    Amazing things these Wings hey (assume it was at the launch of The Wing?)

    Anyway, I've met John Helliwell from Supertramp he used to live locally to me so bumped into him in the post office, bank etc and at events at a school I used to work at. Literally bumped into Dr Christian from C4 embarrassing bodies in London on Regents street the other year he's very tall and did appologise as he was talking on his phone at the time and didn't see me. Me and Tim walked into Ted Kravitz from the BBC F1 coverage the other year after the F1 at Silverstone, and I met Carol Vorderman back in the summer, she's very stunning for her age and a very witty speaker she gave a love speech at the event I was at

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    Interesting thread.... now here goes - not many but I'm sure to have forgotten some... (some are Welsh target audience as well).

    Gary Davies
    Katherine Jenkins
    Most of the Ospreys
    A lot of the Welsh rugby team
    Jamie Baulch

    and this weekend I met........Wynne Evans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -

    Also every so often I see Dan from Friends Electric | Kostenlose Musik, Tourdaten, Fotos, Videos - he is my cousin.

    Um- anyone else? Cannot remember at the moment,

    oooo - coming back. Bet Jean Michel Jarre in Birmingham a few years ago after his concert. We were in the same hotel.

    Gareth

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Amazing things these Wings hey (assume it was at the launch of The Wing?)
    All the F1 guys yeah The snooker guys from tournaments/a couple are local. I should have included Peter Ebdon but he's such an insufferable git I didn't bother

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Ooh, forgot Rick Wakeman - he used to live next door to a friend of mine!
    His son went to my secondary school whilst I was there, and he ran some music related business down the road for a few years.

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