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    Had lunch with the Queen Mother at Faslane
    Garden party at Holyrood Palace with the Queen and Phillip
    Brian Blessed sat on my camera in a pub in London and yes he was just as big back then (1970's)
    Horse (Scots singer)
    Val McDermid

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    I met Jimmy Greaves and Geoff Hurst at my Mum's Office. Must have been late 70s, early 80s - These famous footballers went on to work in the Insurance industry after their career on the pitch finished. My Mum was their boss at the time! She was an Office Manager for Abbey Life. Jimmy Greaves took time to speak to me and showed off his fancy calculator (I must have been about 9 or 10) - I was a bit star struck at the time, he was a nice guy, really friendly and chatty. Geoff Hurst just really shook my hand and didn't say much.

    Met Brian Jacks at a 'Judo Event', again when I was quite young. He picked people randomly from the young students sitting around the Judo mat watching his demonstration to 'have a go' - I ran at him at full pelt and just bounced off him!

    Pete

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    I have met quite a few over the years, a random section that I can think of

    I went to school with Brian Jacks' son and met Brian a few times. Nigel Benn used to live near me, spoke to him a few times.
    Met a few footballers, I used to help a friend who is a TV camera man for Sky, had a couple of pints with Kevin Gallacher in the players bar at Filbert Street after an FA cup match. I once asked Michael Bentine (the Goons) if he knew any good jokes.
    Met Alan Smith and thanked him for scoring the winning goal in the 1994 Cup Winners Cup final on my birthday.

    Toyah Willcox lives in the same town as me, end up seeing her a few times a month.

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    I met Ali G and the Bigshow (wrestler) during my work experience at News International back in 2005. I was 15 and was blown away, live in London and we have Graham Norton and Helen Mirren who live nearby - see them every so often, most people just leave them to it.

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    Met Gary Lineker today... nice chap!

    He came in while I was meeting, i had to go back in to collect me brolly... and just said hi, big fan, shook hand. Very accommodating.



    Also met Richard Blackwood years ago, not as impressive. lol

    Bumped into The Hoosiers the other year.

    Some bloke who used to be in The Bill nearly ran into me before BETT 2012.

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    Used to work for Capital Radio years ago, so have met:

    Chris Tarrant
    Tony Blackburn (advised him to use Freeserve - God that was a long time ago)
    Neil Fox
    John Craven
    Andy Crane
    Noddy Holder
    Spencer Kelly (used to be a jock at Ocean FM in Hampshire)
    Mr Motivator
    Fluff FReeman
    Howard Jones
    Richard Park (fame Academy) - was Capitals programme director.
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    Russell Grant
    Keith Chegwin
    William Hague
    Mike McCartney

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    Haha, just remembered Mick McCarthy chasing me down the road one Halloween about the time he was at Millwall.

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    Z-Listers/TV & Radio Presenters/Minor Celebrities - Met so many that I've lost count! lol! For some reason, I've bumped in to a lot of BBC staff, no idea why!

    In terms of really famous people:

    Princess Diana - Met her whilst I was in Primary School at Leicester in 1992.
    Michael Atherton - Was a regular at my dad's newsagents in Paddington.
    Jerry Springer - Dropped by dad's newsagents again.
    Ricky Gervais - Met him at InfoSec (dunno why he was there!) He seemed quite annoyed that I didn't really seem interested in who he was!
    Spencer Kelly (BBC Click) - Met him at InfoSec too.
    A few Bollywood film stars - My late cousin was a Bollywood singer, so met a lot of stars through him.

    A few others that don't come to mind right now :P

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    AH HA !!!
    I can add to this posting now as I had [ only yesterday ] a conversation in the plane galley with Steve Wright [ Radio 2 ]
    I was on my way to our New York Office and he was going over for a weekend visit to see his daughter. What a nice chap - had a good chat about radio and his show etc. Really nice for someone to actually take the time to talk to you.

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    Lord Paddy Ashdown
    Baroness Shirley Williams
    Don Foster
    Lembit Opik
    Steve Webb - was his Press Agent in the 97 General Election
    Sir Graham Watson
    Sir Menzies Campbell
    Norman Baker
    Sir Richard Needham
    Lord Berkley
    Baroness Thatcher
    Maddie Prior
    Lord Harry Worcester
    The Marchioness of Worcester - was her PA in 1997!
    Lord Teverson

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    I can add to mine too. I flew to New York with Ricky Gervaise in February... (he's very short! )

    We were travelling first class on other half's airmiles that he earned on his only too frequent trips to Australia and India over the last 18 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I can add to mine too. I flew to New York with Ricky Gervaise in February... (he's very short! )

    We were travelling first class on other half's airmiles that he earned on his only too frequent trips to Australia and India over the last 18 months.
    I bet that was great, manage to talk about idiots abroad ( not referring to you btw ) or anything interesting ?

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    where do i start is the question.
    Michael Barrymore (while recording a episode of kids say the funnest things)
    hearsay (the winners of popstars)
    ant, dec and kat deely
    johnathon ross (helping dad doing his kids bday partys)
    the queen + mother
    now on to the more intresting people:
    angalina jolie
    jonny depp (when he was looking at places in the new forrest)
    simon cowl
    and amanda holden (family freind)

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