est celeb you've met/come across...
Jim Davidson once came to my village and played in a celebrity football match with the locals for charity.
After the match, there were several kids lined up for his autograph. He stomped past, scowling and with a dismissive wave of his hand and a barked ' no! ', he walked off into the village hall to change ...
I know he is not exactly a sleb, but best I can do...
Liam Gallagher. Twat.
what's his name
Strangely, Floella Benjamin. I was upset, shocked and very disappointed
<<scrubs name off childhood heroine list>>
I never liked Floella Benjamin anyway, eyeballs, so thanks for that!
Michael Greco, who played Beppe in Eastenders was revolting to me. Said, 'she's got great tits but she's a bit fat'. I was a size 10 then, so he'd be horrified if he saw me now at a 14!!!!
Just knew Jim Davidson would be a complete twat!
Shocked and dismayed about Floella, though
Kanye West is a prick.
looks like shit without her slap on and is so far up her own "perfect" arse she barely knows what way is up.
she doesn't like being too close to the peasants as they may rub against her or something.
Russell Brand. I think he was in his heroin addiction phase (summer 2001ish?). Still, he was a tool.
Floella is horrible ?!?!?!
But why ???
Gutted about Kanye West.
I always thought he came across very well.
Anthea Turner is no suprise.
Haven't met many slebs but had a lovely letter from Theo Walcott's dad when I ask if Theo could open the school fete - sent us some signed photos instead.
Had a nice after-show chat with Ben Elton once, who was great - very modest and unassuming - not at all like the stage persona.
Yes, Anthea always looks as if she has a bad smell under her nose...
I had the misfortune of spending an hour with Kanye West around the release of his first album. He was incredibly arrogant and just a deeply unpleasant person with a huge, horrid God complex. He spoke to his lackeys like shit, too.
I've never heard of Kanye West, I just Googled him. This must mean I am sad and old and should get more with it.
janet street porter
my friend met george micheal and said he was awful
gawd i LOVED floella benjamin <sob>
Robbie Williams was a bit of a arse
Sol Campbell, the footballer. He tried it on with my friend in a bar and got really arsy with her when she didn't fall at his feet swooning within minutes. Dickhead.
my mil met elton john at a party and said he was beyond awful
Angus 'How much, I have a platinum Amex you know' Deayton.
Oh and Damon 'Oh you've dared to accidently bump into me, in revenge I'll tip my beer purposely down your front' Albarn. Talented but a tit, nevertheless.
i too only know vaguely " he si a singer"
that fakring nekcalcs she wears all the tiem
Jordon/Katie Price was signing copies of her books in our local Waterstones. We went up to see if she would also sign a photo of herself so that we could auction it off for a charity my workplace is supporting. She stroppily refused and said she was only there to sign her books, nothing else. The time it took her to tell us, she could have posed for the photo.
My friend was once told by Vic Reeves to "Fuck off" because he "doesn't speak to fat ugly cows".
Theo Walcott obviously inherited his father's good manners, he lives locally and is a real sweetie.
petula clark was very rude to my mum in bond st (gosh that makes me sound old)
ForeverOptimistic - you must live near me then!
theo walcotts mum was midwife to a mner.
why do celebritied have otbe nice though
I am shocked about vic reeves!
oh he is very very odd - see wife fro eg
and a drink driver
Fourtyplus I am in the town with 500 Costa coffee shops with the canal that runs through it. Where are you?
I think Theo lives in Felden but he is often in our high street and always happy to sign autographs.
what a shame, he was bit of a hero of mine....
Can second negative reports about Michael Greco (Beppe), my ex let a flat to him and remarked how sleazy he was...
Vic Reeves one held a door open for me, I thought he was ok actually, obviously caught him on a good day.
van morrison very rude according to friend who served him coffee once
but i believe his grumpiness not a secret
sad when you think of his lovely lyrics
john leslie also very sleazy with a friend
(no shit, tutter)
Robbie is actually lovely.
But he does have ishoos.
I expect he was drunk London. He is probably very nice when sober.
Terry Venables still owes a FOF a great deal of money (allegedly) for some work he did. Meant to be quite charming though!
Why does that not surprise me about Terry Venables!
I did once serve Sylvester McCoy and he was a bit of a Spanner to put it mildly.
Jennifer Saunders a bit bristly (not facially, in manner I mean) but think she';s quite private/shy
Sylvester M was my least favourite Doctor...
Simon Callow is one of the nicest human beings I have ever met (forgets thread title..)
Barry Cryer was reassuringly grumpy, as you'd expect.
Harry H Corbett who was the the original Sooty and Sweep man told my little brother and I to fuck off. We did not know what he meant as we were six and four at the time.
No Vic Reeves is a total tool. Drunk or sober.
i met vic reeves and nancy sorrell in m&s and they were fine. They spoke to my daughter who was ina wheelchair at the time so maybe i got the sympathy vote
oh turq i wrote on the end of my message my friend tells me hes a cock though and deleted it incase you told me off
My friend - a newly single mum desperately trying to make ends meet after her husband walked out - was once doing a Sunday lunch shift at a gastropub in Primrose Hill. Three very well known locals came in (one a famous model -another the wife of a famous actor) and sat at her main table for five hours. She fussed round them all afternoon - and they walked out without paying. She had to cover it out of her meagre earnings.
Every time I see them in a magazine talking about how they manage to juggle their career and motherhood I want to scream.
Jim Bowen (bullseye) is a mean drunk according to my FIL
I met a make up artist once who worked for the BBC and 'did' loads of slebs.
She said the worst, rudest, most awful of the lot was ....
Which isn't really that shocking ...
Neil Morrisey started a fight with Dh's best friend over nothing; he was just pissed and nasty.
Dh's friend went home with a black eye thanks to Bob the builder.
malovitt, would that be KM & SF?
Who were they Malovitt?
Kate Moss, Sadie Frost and who else?
malovitt, what a sad story!
if she had been less of a nice person your friend should have sold that little story to the tabs to recoup her loss!
Oh I've met Neil Morrisey a couple of times, can't say I formed an opinion on him either way, he was ok.
Malovitt - how sad. Please supply clues.
God, I love all this. Am total saddo
Stella McCartney - eekk! Knew her well when we were 17 and students, I could see she recognised me at a do and totally cut me dead. Guess she doesn't want her famous friends to know she knows someone normal!
Isla Fisher, who has married Borat? Arrogant little mare.
Peter Purves is surprisingly unpleasant. He really rates himself highly.
Lol Ecmo have just found this thread and had to google Kanye west too. I'm stuck to 1997
at damon albarn, I fancy him
Courtney Love pushed me against a wall and I banged my head.
<<wonders if it's too late to sue>>
Van Morrison only does grumpy.
Sorry to shatter your world but, if Damon A were a bar of chocolate he would eat himself. Jarvis Cocker on the other hand is LOVELY.
The first schleb I interviewed as a journo was Rachel Stevens. She was horrendous! Princessy, rude, sulky and dull as ditch water.
I have a horrible feeling she may win Strictly though.
Actually, Lady Victoria Hervey was even worse.
Rude rude RUDE!
Rupert Everett - utter twat
I'm afraid I have to second the Vic Reeves thing. A lech.
one of my friends ued to go sdchool with lady victorian harvey and didnt rte her either
This is making me realize that I've never actually met a celebrity.
Michael Parkinson - complete twunt.
Well now I like Vic Reeves even less as he never remotely leched at me - how very dare he! And me a blonde bombshell and all
Robbie Williams was being a big, loud show off and ruined our romantic meal (but will forgive as it was his coke period, years ago!!)
Nicest I met was Jonny Vegas, he paid for my wine. They must all get so sick of attention. Mr Vegas was prob only nice to us coz I wasn't sure where I knew him from and wasn't all star struck.
Waiter went to serve him and he told him not be be so rude and serve us ladies first. Lovely!
i LOATHE rupert evertt on behalf of dully
A meal with dh of course, not Robbie himself....
i love that astory abotu stellmccartney hating school and the vicars daughter trying to emapthsie with her
( as a vicars daughter)
Liz Hurley. It wasnt me that come across her, but dh, worked as a courier in earlier days. She refused to sign for her credit card that he delivered, because she wasnt in the habit of giving out autographs.
He tried telling her it wasnt an autograph, it wasnt for him, she needed to sign to get her card, otherwise he could not give it to her. She got really stroppy and said "dont you know who I am? Dont you recognise me?" Durr, yes, but I still need your signature. He didnt get it so he had to take the card back to the dispatch office. What a cow was she?
Sean Hughes was sitting next to us at Crystal Palace athletics. I was very pregnant and has son with LDs . Couple of time during 5 hour meeting I had to go and get drinks etc.Each time I had apologised for bothering him, only moved between events and thanked him. Every time he rolled his eyes, huffed and whinged at his friends. Big fucking drama queen.
Piers Morgan smacked his kids really hard in Rhodes Airport.
Jarvis Cocker rescued a friend of mine from being mugged so is totally lovely...
Vernon Kay is very good at pool and used to be v pleasant (before his celeb days though, when he lived in Peckham)
And I also fancy Damon Albarn (just as an aside), even though he's veggie!
Goingslowly - I heard exactly the same about Stella Macartney from someone who was at art school with her.
Kathy, yes, it makes me wince whenever I see her posing in the press!
ooh I haev one
I saw Jessie Wallace from Eastenders in Brighton, cut up a coach and then get out of her car, give a mouthful of foul abuse to the driver and start banging on the coach
It was very odd
concealedid, I LOVE the Liz Hurley story, what a cow!
Helena Bonham Carter lovely esp when giggly after lots of champagne
Michael Parkinson - rude in lift, barked the number of the floor he wanted - like I'm a lift attendant???
fern britton, just lovely , always bought rounds of tea, as did Fred Dinenage
I can't say that I saw Neil Morrisey going off to the loo to do some charlie at a houseparty, can I?
Cherie Blair is really really lovely.
i have to agree about vanessa feltz.
she was just plain rude.
disagree about floella benjamin. i met her once. she was fine, sort of normal. not horrible at all, polite, but i dissapointed she wasn't really nice.
but i suppose we've all built her up in our minds, from watching play school. she's probably fed up of that.
(i know its not the thread - but met brucie and his wife once, they are both lovely. he was really calm and down to earth)
Cilla, bit stand offish.
Mel C, was quite nice. down to earth, quiet, sort of, a bit shy.
Wicksy from EE (Nick Berry?), i personally thought was a bit up himself.
Bob geldoff was alright.
hmm, who else can i remember...
Mavis 'I doooooooon't really knooooooo' from Corrie is a beatch
Sandra Bernhard is brilliant
the guy from Gregory's Girl, whathisname, is a right knob
My dh met Robbie Williams (during Coke phase) and said he was lovely, very normal considering people followed him in to the loo. Also Rhys Ifans, he said was nice. (High praise from dh, btw).
Me, I've never met anyone famous but my sister did see Ronnie Corbett waiting for the tube. But, I do know who Kanye West is.
My Cool factor; Nil.
Alan Rickman - perhaps he was having a bad day, but he was utterly horrible......bit like his Harry Potter Character.
On the other hand,when I met superbike rider James Toseland was a lovely polite gentleman.
None of these are A-list, imo, but, from my dim and distant bookselling days:
Ruud Gullit (Dutch - I think - footballer) would be the worst of all. No eye contact, wouldn't talk to small children (who had queued for hours to meet him), and demanded that we had certain types of grapes and water waiting for him on arrival (which he didn't touch).
John O'Farrell. Rude, patronising, totally up himself.
Bloke who played Ricky in Eastenders.
Peter Ackroyd. V. rude but also v. pissed.
i love Rupert Everett
was in Rhys Ifans home town in a pub with him, he seemed nice but apparantly at christmas he was flouncing around the high street all day very obviously iyswim.
the posh bloke from to the manor born (peter?) was lovely
no more details
Vilest man on the planet
Anna Friel allegedly is a 'mare
In my Viz-reading days, Rory McGrath always seemed to pop up in their Celebrity Cunt section.
Mrs Shackleton you CAN'T say that about Stephen Fry without giving details. Spill, spill, spill, spill!
My BIL said Hugh Grant was demanding a Police escort after a Portsmouth Fulham football Match in a very diva-ish manner.
He was roundly refused.
Gary Wilmot was rude to me when I worked in Bentalls Dept store in Kingston.(But being 'Z' list celebrity probably doesn't count)
David Tennant was very very rude with me in my dream last night, does that count?
Was he brandishing a Fruit Shoot bottle with intent?
(Sshhhhhhh! You're giving away my secrets!)
NIcholass Lyndhurst lives near me and my dad used to drink in the same pub as him apparently he's an anorgant wan*er.
Not actually Bob Monkhouse - but his rather rude cotton wooled uncle who thought everyone should know he was a VIP as he was Bob Monkhouse's uncle.
WHO do you think I am he shouted at me as a school girl working as an assistant in a shop. YOU should know I am very important.
I wound him up after that every saturday by asking his name so he could pay his bill
Stella McCartney definitely found her dream match then, 'cause her husband was an arse at college.
I passed a table in my local bookshop a couple of years ago, sitting there was Kate Adie and not one person was queuing up to have her sign her book! LOL
Peter Purves always judges a dog compeition at our local Notcutts (garden centre) - this year a dog bit him.
ok have name changed as lady in question may be a mn but lived next door to keeley hawes ..came to dread her knocking on door as was always complaining..the culmination of which was asking us not to put our hall light (normal eco watt hall light -nothing special) on as it was "waking us all up" (in her defence she had just had a baby but even so...).
DH ignored her on basis if she wasnt goig to pay for infra red gear for us to get in our front door after dark this was a bit unreasonable
Sebastian Coe is very up himself and rude.
Paula Radcliffe is lovely though very shy
I was once roped in by a mate during London Fashion Week MANY moons ago and was a dresser at a fashion show. I remember dressing a very surly, miserable-looking Tess Daly who just complained and moaned about the outfits not fitting (all too big apparantly - ha!) - she really looked like she was hating every minute of it. Bless she was only about 17 and hadn't quite perfected her "down-to-earth Northern lass" persona. The other model I was dressing was so lovely in comparison - she rushed in late and her breasts were leaking as she'd only recently had a baby - she was jamming breast shields down her top - very refreshing and womanly compared to all the other skinny models!
I noticed her career progress from M&S model on knickers and bra packs, to some awful street-mate type prog to her current status as Saturday-nite TV superstar with celebrity hubby.
Maybe I should be a little bit more forgiving of her - I don't think I would like to be permanantly judged by how I was when I was 17!
Sir Clement Freud
Agree about Botham. Twat.
saw joan collins with her daughter once...she seemed ok but did wear A LOT of make up - as in could see it caked on from about 20 feet away
my dh is desperate for iain botham to suffer some kind of heart failure.
he thinks it would be really funny after doing all they shredded what = good for your heart advert.
will have to tell him that he is also supposed to be an arse.
DaDaDa - I never actually met him, but was involved heavily in something he is famous for, and I just know he was a nob...
perhaps need a new thread with biggest nob votes..ian seems to be doing quite well on that count judging from this thread.
Have heard on flip side of things that Joanna Lumley meant to be just lovely
that bloke who used to be lofty on eastenders is rude and up his own arse
has the mnetter posted her geoff capes story that makes me lmao
I can confirm Joanna Lumley's utter loveliness.
I love these threads.
This thread is v. unfair. Which one of us has never had a bad day and been unfair/ unreasonable to someone we didn't know? Just because you've met a sleb once on a bad day, doesn't mean they're horrible all the time.
I make exceptions for the ones who actually knew them for a longer amount of time than 1 afternoon though. (I'm quite prepared to believe Stella McCartney is gruesome.)
Lineker - perve.
That young looking one from Blue - Lee is it? - extremely stupid and arrogant
I was once interviewed on the radio by La Feltz - bet you're all jealous now. She was ok.
I saw Stella McC in a lift once. She has lots of gingery facial hair.
lol at gingery facial hair
are you sure you are not confusing her with chris evans?
I slightly fancy Stella. Is that a bit... wrong?
There we were, in Balamory, watching them film some scenes. Obviously, loads of young children watching and waiting for a moment with the wonderful nursery nurse and when filming stopped, she threw on her coat, flicked her perfect hair and stomped off the set!
Spencer and Edie, incidently, were wonderful and had a good old chat with everyone!
Vinnie Jones - very full of himself and no manners - (not just a one off either).
Richard Branson - charming and polite.
My brother is VERY famous. And no I can not spill the beans but I will say he is lovely. He has not changed at all since becoming famous and always gives autographs and photos no matter how inconvienient.
It is odd to go out with him and find people taking photos with their phones etc. My elbow has been in the paper several times and my shoulder once!!!
Fame has not changed him at all.
Yes, it is!@DaDaDa
She's a sour faced moo.
Both Wankers of the Highest Order IMO!
ooo elizadonot, is it David Tennant <hopeful>
I saw Shirley Bassey in the toilets at Wimbledon one year. She walked in the exit door, straight to the front of a very large queue and walked into the first available loo. A very commonly spoken girl shouted out 'oi lady muck - there's a *ucking queue for everyone, including you' but Shirley just stuck her nose in the air and walked into the cubicle.
I saw Shirley Bassey in the toilets at Wimbledon one year. She walked in the exit door, straight to the front of a very large queue and walked into the first available loo. A very commonly spoken girl shouted out 'oi lady muck - there's a f...king queue for everyone, including you' but Shirley just stuck her nose in the air and walked into the cubicle.
Fair dos, Shirley is extremely old and may not have as good control of her bladder as younger women. The very old, like the very young, must be allowed to queue jump in loos.
Ooh, so disillusioned. Keeley H. always seems so sweet.
I'm glad people say Robbie W. is (usually) nice.
"Yes, it is!@DaDaDa
She's a sour faced moo."
I've always gone for grumpy women. Which is fortunate for Mrs DaDaDa. Although Kate Spicer is definitely a step too far.
David Cassidy was a baby.
John Gielgud was delightful, gentle and incredibly self-effacing.
Tony Blackburn was an arrogant twat but otherwise inoffensive - except he was orange.
Vladimir Ashkenazy was patient and kind.
Most MPs are up themselves and plenty are thoroughly dishonest.
Pete Townsend was a grumpy old git.
Jose Carreras was very sweet (and had terrible stage fright - much reassurance required!)
Engelbert Humperdinck was a twat.
Frank Sinatra was extremely polite and percipient (when he came out of his sea of minders).
Hannah Gordon was a pain.
Lots of people who thought they were famous were ghastly. Lots of people who actually were famous were great.
Sir Harry Webb once asked DH if he knew who he was when DH asked him for some ID. (Massive event with loads of slebs/royalty several years back).
DH said, yes I know you're Harry Webb, but I need to see your ID.
Sir H was not amused.
My friend served Geri Halliwell in a shoe shop when she was a student. Ginger spice would not deign to address my friend directly just via her PA "can you ask HER for a smaller size". Who does she think she is?!
My ex served Paul Daniels in a camera shop and he really is horrid apparently.
Peter Mandelson gave me a very mean glare in John Lewis when I smiled at him as I thought I recognised him.
Apparently Ulrika is a nightmare to work with.
"Lots of people who thought they were famous were ghastly"
Many years ago I worked Saturdays in WHSmith at Heathrow (when it was still a small enough airport for strolling from one terminal to another on pavements ) & I encountered a large black man who said "do you have my record?"
(One-hit wonder Solomon King )
I also came across the Stones - who all happily gave autographs except Charlie Watts, who declined but was v polite about it - the Animals & Manfred Mann, who were lovely, & Robert Wagner, who was a bit tossy but could have been worse as he was a Big Star in them days
my uncle worked with john leslie once.
(years before "that" episode with ulrika)
he said he is the biggest prick he has ever met in his life.
his brother on the other hand (grant stott- does panto/radio in edinburgh) is lovely.
we seen him in panto last year then when waiting on the coach outside he walked past on the way to the co-op and made a big thing of waving and smiling at all the kids.
In my (fairly limited) experience - the bigger the star the nicer they were - it's the soap stars/reality tv/popstrels that are twats.
Most charming and unassuming by a million miles was John Thaw.
Although older soap stars - June Brown, Pam St Clements etc, old school actors in other words - are lovely too. Hannah Waterman and her nobby boyfriend on the other hand - top wankers.
Kevin Spacey or rather Mr Spacey you know, up himself, Diana Rigg, lovely, Andrew Lloyd Webber odd but nice, Denise Van Outen, lovely as is her boyfriend Lee Whatsit? Daniel Radcliffe... hmmmmm?
According to my Mum, Christopher Eccleston has terrible table manners - talks and chews with his mouth open, shovels food in, puts his elbows on the table etc (she was having lunch in the Royal Exchange in Manchester when he was too). She said, "I've always liked him but he put me right off my soup."
And I was in the Hacienda one night when Mick Hucknall was there - he stood at the bar all night tossing his lovely red locks, with a "look at me I'm sooo cool and soooo famous" look on his face. OK, I didn't speak to him...but I could just tell he was a tosser (as if his albums didn't prove that already).
Oh yeah saw robbie coltrane at a film premier once telling a little boy who asked him for an autograph to get out of his way
but agree with whoever said Ben Elton ia surprisingly nice. have met him and he's charming. was astonished
Richard Branson's parents live near my mum, and they love themselves, but Branson stepped on my 2 year old nieces toe when we were in the village, and then when she started crying looked really pissed off and snapped, 'well she shouldn't have been in my way' and stropped off.
She was behind him in a queue and he just stepped back with no warning. Nice.
Sir Alec Ferguson is a miserable old git - though is rather famous for this.
Met loads of the Man U players years ago and they were all lovely - even Becks. (Ryan Giggs was the exception I think)
Michael Douglas and CZJs invited dd to play with their kids in a restaurant in NY. I was truly star struck and couldn't utter a word.
Van Morrison, is a miserable wanker.
Robbie Williams is lovely.
I bet your brother is Jamie Oliver
I did some work as an extra when I was a student and two of us once spent several hours filming with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones. He was very friendly and polite, asking us about ourselves etc (and very attractive though the same age as my granddad...). She didn't deign to notice us in the whole time and simply stood imperiously whilst her minions fussed around her.
Dorothy Paul (comedienne famous in her own lunch time up here in sunny scotland) is a twat.
She was in a supermarket queue I was in .. she was pushing her way up saying "I have to get back to my work in tv". When she got to me (who had 2 items to her about 12)I informed her that I had to get back to wrok too and wouldnt be long.. the language from her was pretty colourful
A friend of mine was once unfortunate enough to rent the flat immediately below Marie Helvin. She was a complete nightmare.
I remember hearing a great story some time ago where someone bumped into a guy in a restaurant. She knew she knew him from somewhere but couldn't think quite where from - after 20 mins of her listing every house, job, mutual friend, holiday etc that could be the common link, with him humouring her, he finally said "My name is Des Lynam and I present Match of the Day" LOL and many on her behalf....
Keith Allen, bit letchy and very short.
Fern Britton, one of the lovliest ladies I've ever met, just wonderful and does loads of unpublicised community stuff!
Portofino, my mum did that at the Chelsea Flower Show. Chatting away to Phillip Schofield as if he was an old friend. It wasn't until a couple of weeks later that she realised who he was. This was back when Gordon the Gopher was the famous one.
Met Sean Connery in the early 90's and he was delightful.
Have heard Ben Fogel can be a bit tetchy
Am glad to see Anna Friel and Vic Reeves on here - am not remotely surprised by the snottiness of either of them
what a marvellous thread. Jonathan Ross did an industry awards night I once went to and - no surprises - told some pretty awful homophobic jokes. My (gay) friend took him up on it when he came round the tables afterwards and he was horrid. although I guess he was backed into a corner (through his own prejudice, mind) so was bound to be twattish.
DH used to meet slebs when he worked in the computer games industry. He says Roger Waters is a complete knob and Victoria Beckham is an ignorant loud-mouthed cow. David is lovely though apparently, as is Johnny Depp
what a marvellous thread. Jonathan Ross did an industry awards night I once went to and - no surprises - told some pretty awful homophobic jokes. My (gay) friend took him up on it when he came round the tables afterwards and he was horrid. although I guess he was backed into a corner (through his own prejudice, mind) so was bound to be twattish.
Lived in her village in my teens and she was really really really nasty to everyone. Completely unlike her public persona.
The lovely Debbie McGee however, was... lovely!
How funny, I read the thread title and was about to offer my Jim Davidson anecdote, and the OP is about Jim Davidson. Twat.
love the Des Lynham anecdote. he's my friend's uncle.
When I met Anna Friel she was really, really lovely. She went out of her way to speak to me.
Mark Little aka Joe Mangle is a total knob
I'm going to stick up for Hugh Grant, he bought a pen from me in Ryman the stationer and he was lovely.
Will Self. He was doing a book signing and wanted to light up a fag - in a bookshop. We said 'no'. He said 'well it's not a normal fag' we said 'still no'.
Thing is I had an irrational hatred for him back then, but these days I quite like him.
David Icke was horrid too. Met him from the train (andother book signing) and the first thing he said was 'don't like Cardiff, bad vibes'
Nicest was James Elroy, the author. Scary looking but a total sweetheart.
Carrie Princess Leia Fisher is a right old grumpy cow. I had to look after her when I was a runner at the London Studios once, she bitched and moaned the whole time, I made a passing gag about Princess Leia and she told me to fuck off. Was quite tempted to spit in her coffee.
Oh and I have a very interesting Noel Gallagher story from 1994 which involves my best mate, my house, a gig, sex and lift back to his hotel via my work - I've 'dined out' on it for years!
Richard Branson pinched SIL's arse (she was working for him) and he and his mother laughed. Was up for sexual harrassment not long after (by someone else). Was apparently well known for it.
Used to work in a theatre/concery venue, so met a few 'famous' people. Majority were lovely and totally down to earth.
Have to agree with op though. Jim Davidson is an arrogant sexist perv not a very nice man.
Also one of ant & dec (back when they were pj and duncan) was a bit of a twat. Not the one with the darker hair, he was lovely. The smaller one. (still don't know which is which)
OMG about Richard Branson! I thought he would be nice and was thinking yesterday that his marriage has lasted (hasn't it?) and no one has ever done a kiss and tell about him - or have they?
alan titchmarsh was VERY lovely to my mum at RHS Wisley Garden
she said 'he chatted to me like we had been friends for years!"
Gene Wilder - Really really lovely
Deborah Harry - cold, scary, has a silver glow about her - really beautiful still
Goldie Hawn - emerging from the cubicles at Nobu after spending 15mins in there (clears throat) gave a really lovely warm cheeky smile, looks like she would be heaps of fun on a night out
Matt Goss - a weirdo perv
Tanita Tikaram - aloof
Brad from neighbours (remember him the blonde surfer) dreamy!!!!
Whey back I was little I was on 'Freetime' with her and Andy Peters with my school. We all went to the local leisure centre, splashed about in the swimming pool a bit and she wore the most see-through swimming cossie you could imagine - with boys of about 12-14 around her! . She was sitting on these huge 'balls' in the water with the cameras on her while she did her presenting thing, with us splashing around behind her, and these two boys about 12 or so tried to climb onto these balls with her for a shot in the camera, she pushed them off telling them to piss off !!! She was really horrible about it!
I however, got to sit next to Andy Peters in a jacuzzi - I am sure they would not allow it these days .
Fio I think Vic and Nancy spend all their time in supermarkets trying to get spotted I am sure. I've seen them about three or four times in different ones. Him secretly hoping people are checking them out.
Their kids are so cute.(Unless they were borrowed ones that is)
Jeremy Irons. Arrogant tw*t. Used to come into shop I worked in when I was a student. I ALWAYS used to ask him his name
Stan Collimore - git.
From DH - Atomic Kitten, Preston (as in sleb BB) and Sandy Thom - all so far up their own arses, they're almost inside out.
Howard Marks was really lovely!!
Jeremy Beadle once told me to feck off. And my mate and I were collecting dosh for charidee at the time!
Agree about Richard Branson. I have met him a couple of times, he is a bit of a sleazeball.
Ardal O'Hanlon is lovely.
I can only think of meeting the Crankies when I was about six in a restaurant, they were very friendly
god my life has just been sooooo glam
ooohhh and I said 'hello' to the actor who was Mike from neighbours and then became a hollywood actor (in Memento and Queen of the Desert)
I thought I knew him and he gave me a lovely smile back!
Mamazon and I met Calvin from Hollyoaks recently and he realy was a nob head.
Very pleased with himslef
Glenda Jackson once picked up DS's rattle in Blackheath Safeway. She was rather forbidding.
Lionel Blair is my hero
He is perfectly fab
Robert Plant - benign local eccentric. A friend went out with him for a while when she was 17 and he was 40. hmm.
Jimmy Saville is a right dirty perv.
We met him in the 70s at a promo thing and he groped my mum - seriously groped her [yuk]
Yes dh says Alan Titchmarsh is extremely nice.
Billy Connolly ditto.
Kilroy Silk is an arrogant meanie.
Roger Daltry - lovely to me on a regular basis between the ages of 5-10, then again when I was a teen/early 20 and saw him again a few times.
Ed Giddins - a nobody sussex cricketer yonks ago was dreadfully behaved and offensive at Colin Wells benefit night and again the next night at Ian Salisbury's pre-stag meal. I was young and a bit green, he was obviously on something. He put his hand up my skirt when I was waitressing. Asked me to 'shake hands with his wife's breakfast' (someone had to explain that ) in the end the head chef had to intervene. I.S. was v sorry for his friend's behaviour and invited me to join them clubbing in Brighton for his stag night (coach just leaving) I refused - like I was going to get on a coach with 30 blokes, I obviously wasn't that green!
yeah vic and nancy are pretty vile. they live near me and yes they always seem to be out shopping. vic once stepped right over my dd's pushchair once (instead of walking round or saying 'excuse me' or anything.
terry nutkins and chris packham - saw them at the east of england show many moons ago, lots of excited kids queueuing up for their autograph and they couldn't have been ruder or more offhand.
used to work in a wine shop in stratford upon avon right by the theatres and we had our fair share of thespy types. most of them were arrogant twats but particularly cherie 'don't you know who i am?' 'er, not really' lunghi, also richard griffiths. but peter egan was a regular and he was just gorgeous. adam woodyatt was a nice chap too.
<disclaimer>this may not be remotely true and i kind of hope that it isn't, but a friend of a friend once went on a date with chris eccleston and swears he came in his pants at the restaurant table <boak>
Ian Botham was lovely to DD when she had to fly alone from Leeds Bradford airport and was sat next to him. She said he chatted nicely to her all the way.
Richard Whitley came to my mum and dads golden wedding street party and was great fun. Although he did talk to my norks instead of my face. In his defence he was VERY VERY drunk.
Princess Diana told an oaf of a man to stand up and let me (very pregnant with DS) have his seat at a garden party.
Bloke who played Mike Baldwin in Corrie. Miserable little bugger.
Jerry Sadowitz was vile to me out of nowhere in the street years ago. Cant remember what he said, just that he was an utter rude twat.
DP did a reading at same bill as Vic Reeves when he was promoting his autobiog (VR not DP). Said he was v drunk and lechy.
Have posted this before, but thought I'd re-share!
I sat in the next booth in a swanky bar to Some of Westlife (I didn't know who was who then) and my mate pointed them out. I went to ask them for an autograph for my daughter (who would prob not be arsed to be honest). The one who does most of the singing (Shane Filan, since I googled) asked me "Is that an engagement ring?", and I said "No, it's just a ring", and then he said "Well bend over then and show us your other one" ...I told him he was the biggest arsehole in there that night.
Brian McFadden was at the bar and said to John Forget-his-name very famous ex-Liverpool player that I was pretty, who replied that "She'd look better with my bollocks on her chin" I have concluded that male slebs in bars are rude and nasty...
Noel Gallagher told his mate (who told me) that I had beautiful hair. Which was nice.
Ohh Derek Hatton. What an absolute slime ball tosser. Was on holiday in the Caribbean & he was there with some golfing consortium type group. He spent his time <ahem> shagging sharing with 2 girls from Burnley. Classy. Also admitted the only reason he wasn't banged up was because he had a good brief (this was about 12 years or so ago).
Have remembered Peter Tatchell
V. civilised and nice
(But I wasn't dressed in bishops' robes at the time)
Alex James (Blur bassist) was an epic arse who massively reckoned himself (circa 1998). He seems to have improved since he moved to the country to make cheese etc.
One of my best friends whom I have been friends with since we were 5 could have done a kiss and tell on Branson - quite a few times...very sad hen he first told me as didnt see him as 'like that'
Paul Weller - really up himself and dreadful attitude to women.
i've also heard about branson being a creepy old lech from people who have been unfortunate enough to work with him. he must have one hell of a good publicist to keep his 'mr nice guy' public image up
<wonders if this thread has wandered into libel territory yet...>
I was thinking that too. SWMNBN all over again?
Up herself, conceited, not very honest about various things and will trample over anyone for 'fame'.
Appearances really can be deceptive.
Dawn French : Moody, curt and terribly important.
Dot Cotton from East Enders : Sweet!
"Asked me to 'shake hands with his wife's breakfast' (someone had to explain that )"
Actually, can someone explain that to me please?
Either I am an innocent abroad or a fick twunt , but no, I don't get it
Hang on, I've just posted that but think I might have worked it out. Did he mean his John Thomas? (ewwww)
Has anyone said cod yet?
Kirsty Wark (newsnight lady) a real laugh!
I met her in the Ubiquitous Chip (restaurant in Glasgow, which I believe she uses as her 'local').
I was on a hen weekend and was eating there on the Sat night. Went to the loo and she said to me 'oooohh are you having a good night?', I replied 'Oh yes, fab time, I'm here with a hen party so we've had loads of wine.' she said 'umm, well, I could tell because of the thing on your head.' I put hand to head and thought 'oh bugger, I forgot I was wearing a head band with a those wiry, spirally things with eyes at the end of them.' I started to laugh, she started to laugh and we were weeping with laughter at my complete intransigence as to the head wear I was sporting!
She was really chatty and the kind of person I could easily have spent more time with, had the hen party not been beckoning
My sister met Sir Cliff and said though he wasn't rude he clearly thought very highly of himself.
I sat next to Phil Mitchell on a plane once (Steve McFadden I think) and he was lovely very polite to people who kept calling him Phil, and very smiley.
DP literally bumped into "Big" (SATC) and he apologised to DP even tough it was DP's fault!
DP also "met" (not technically but watched as loads of his mates met him as he refused to be starstruck ) and he was very friendly and down to earth as was Coleen who even took photo's of Wayne with DP's mates while they were on their honeymoon in Vegas!
Clearly on my last post I should actually mention the guy who DP technically didn't meet!!
It was supposed to read:
DP also "met" (not technically but watched as loads of his mates met him as he refused to be starstruck ) Wayne Rooney and he was very friendly and down to earth as was Coleen who even took photo's of Wayne with DP's mates while they were on their honeymoon in Vegas!
I don't know his name but tall chap who used to be in 'Watching' years ago. My friend bumped into him in a nightclub in Manchester and said "don't I know you?". he replied "I wouldn't think so - I've never worked in a Northern factory". Dickhead.
I bumped into Philip Middlemiss (Des from Corrie) in habitat - I thought he was someone I worked with and just said a cheery "hello". He said a nice hello back. I got outside ans realised who he was .
My friend interviewed Terry Pratchett and said he was a bit stand-offish and criticised her interview technique a bit (she was journalism student). I refuse to believe he's horrid though because he's my hero.
Hardly a celeb but Tony from Corrie is a wanker!
He was in a program called River City which is filmed where I used to live and we were on taking some kids down for a tour and I was holding one of the kids as she fell, we were walking through the swing doors and he went through in front of us he just let the door swing back in our faces and when my boss said well thank you for holding the door sir he told her to 'shut her face he's not there to hold doors for visitors, he's an actor'
If thats what you want to call what he does fair enough but I have to say he's shit
Yes, HMC his JT lol.
Eddie Izzard was lovely and said he liked my top (it was a green sparkly number)
Jarvis Cocker is completely fab, and Russell Senior, former Pulp guitarist/violinist is a total gem.
Christian Slater is a total wanker!
Oh I met Susannah York when I was about 10. We went on a school trip to a local posh school to see their production of her play she wrote.
She was in the audience and at the interval I went to speak to her, all excited, to tell her we had the same first name
she said (politely though) that she did not have time to talk to me as she was rushing off to some social engagemtne
Another one for Michaela Strachan - who walked into a hairdressers and demanded a haircut on the spot. Upon being refused she said 'DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?'
My mum too has met Alan Titchmarsh, said he was lovely 'just like he is one the telly'
Oh and Catherine Zeta Jones is a complete bitch.
not nasty tale but
Martin Sheen is exceptionally nice and not starry at all talking to everyone regardless of 'rank' very humble and normal
and this was at the time of the West Wing
Years ago me and a work colleague stayed overnight in a hotel at the same time as the Williams Formula 1 team. Being a bit of a spaz about the sport - didn't recognise anyone and had a good laugh with a group of the mechanics. Much vino was consumed and I was doing a bit of eye flirting with a nice looking one. Lots of smiles in return. I was in a relationship at the time so reluctantly decided I'd better not chat him up (even in my inebriated condition - was most tempted to fling myself at him). Saw him again in reception in the morning - more smiles, and how are you today's etc. Drove off with a sigh and went back to work. Another colleague said that there MUST have been someone famous there so looked up some piccies on the internet. The nice looking mechanic turned out to be farking Jaques Villeneuve !!!
He was so sweet, and obviously thought I knew who he was. I still cringe a bit at the thought that one more glass and I could have hideously embarrassed myself
Spoke to Natalie Imbruglia on the phone when I worked for a credit card company - she was a right stroppy mare.
Or maybe I'm putting myself down a bit and I really might have got a shag snog out of it. Though Dannii Minogue I am not.....
I'm really disappointed about some of these!
I always fancied Nicholas Lyndhurst...
My landlord isn't a celeb as such but his father was the late Sir A.R. who sailed round the world, and he now is a sea captain, delivers yachts to people all over the world, south america, all sorts of exciting pirate filled locations which he tells us stories about
He comes round to help us with the flat and is so gorgeous and wonderful and talks to my little boy like he is his own
He was on TV the other week when it was the anniversary. So he is sort of famous! Couldn't be lovelier.
Bryan Ferry was nice but very shy.
I was engged to the manager of the hammersmith odeon (when it was still a real music venue) and therefore got to meet loads of people in the bar and back stage
Mike Read (the one from swap shop not eastenders) was nice but a bit of a wally
Mary Nightingale (newsreader)
I checked her in and out when I worked as a hotel receptionist. She was the snootiest rudest most arrogant guest I ever dealt with.
Scarletibis I'm amazed that Michaela Strachan has ever been to a hairdresser!
Shaun Ryder, Bez and all of the Happy Mondays are really friendly. I met them during the Madchester time.
I saw Jim Davidson in a supermarket in Dubai.
He had a packet of Odor-Eaters in his basket.
Ian Hislop = pita. I know he's clever and witty and all that, but gawd, would it kill him to smile and say hello and possibly even chat for 30 seconds with people who are detailed to look after him for a whole evening?
Ditto the previous Vic Reeves comments - once had to interview him and Bob, longest, most agonising 20mins of my life. Would rather give birth than do that again.
Wilbur, I am surprised.
My DH often travels back on the same train as IH and IH always politely asks, "Have you finished with that?" when dh folds up his newspaper, often commutes just nick it if you don't sit on it! Although I suppose thay are all grumpy whatsits on the long evening (and morning fwiw) commute so no-one would notice.
Some of these stories are great!
Sat on the same row as the Manchester Utd team at an Oasis concert a few year ago.
David Beckham was so gorgeous and a lovely guy. He chatted to me and my DH before the concert (DH not too impressed as he is a City fan)
Gary Neville was a total prat. Never smiled all night, could hear him whining through the concert and he was moaning to David that he didn't want to go backstage to meet the band afterwards. Have seen him round Manchester a few times, he is a total misery.
Fabien Bartez was there with Linda Evangelista, she was totally stunning in the flesh.
Oh I just remembered,
We stayed in Newcastle a while ago and when checking out on Sunday morning I was quite peeved with the crowd of about 20 blokes next to and behind me, all swearing and leering and shouting, including the C word.
I assumed they were just a load of louts on a stag do until my excited DP told me as we left that they were all Man City footballers!
What a bunch of noboids. Forty squillion quid a year (or whatever insane salary they're on) obviously does not buy you manners or mouthwash.
Dh days Ray Reardon is an arrogant c*nt
Dh once asked Joss Ackland 'who are you??'
The nicest 'celeb' was Fine Time Fontaine (I think that's right and I think that's how you spell it) and the rest of the Heartbeat cast - FTF used to ask Dh about our DD1 even though he had never met her.
Lynda Bellingham was lovely and polite when I met her.
John Craven, he is lovely!! I used to serve him in the pub where I worked with his late night nip of Famous Grouse.
Vanessa Redgrave - up herself. Her driver hates her
Ivanka Trump = absolutely delightful and down to earth! |(this is mini trump not her mother who is notoriously vile)
Sandi Toksvig is also charmalicious.
Bryan Ferry tried to get off with a friend of mine. He must have been about 45 and married, she was 23.
Elvis Costello made a pass at me when I was 15, though probably I didn't look it.
Simon le Bon perved all over a friend of mine at a party until Yasmine stomped up and frostily introduced herself.
Wyclef Jean is the rudest, most arrogant arsehole in the stratosphere.
And for the oldies amongst us. Aged eight or whatever I once met my heroine Noel Streatfield, as in Ballet Shoes, at a book signing. She was lovely to me but refused to sign the girl behind me's piece of paper because it was too scruffy. She said something like "how dare you" iirc. My heart was broken.
Still going to read her books to dds though!
elle mcphearson is beyond vile
bob geldof is nasty
I'm in Australia so out of the main sleb circuit but as far as Aussie celebs go, Nicole Kidman is horrific, top designer Collette Dinnigan is a nightmare with 3 nannies, including a day one, night one and 'emergency' one and Hi-5 are chain-smoking party animals but huge fun and very nice.
Had drinks with Freddie Mercury. Lovely, unassuming - introduced himself even though I clearly knew who he was. Really quiet voice. Charming and very very polite.
Shame was his 'friends' were all tossers.
Felicity (lynn from Alan Partridge) is just the nicest woman inthe world. Really really sweet.
Nicole Kidman horrific? Really? I think she seems really sweet and down to earth. Dish the dirt!
Another one for Kate Adie - incredibly rude and up herself. Numpty.
I know the girl who did the costumes on her last movie (NK). Apparently she is vile.
Ed Byrne (comedian) is a great guy and very nice - went to Uni with him.
Met Bobby Davro (comedian from years ago and also very nice).
Had friend who worked in telly - said Danni Minogue a nightmare (this was in late 90's) and Vic Reeves total knob!! Think it comes across with Vic now - complete twit.
Christian Slater can't be a wanker, say it isn't so! I love him.
Specially for airfishy
Russell Crowe apparently biggest twat of them all
He makes anyone writer/director who wants to work with him visit his outback ranch where as a "test" they have to get as drunk as possible with his mates at the local shebeen. If they prove themselves to be hard enough Russ is in and then makes poor writer/director's life misery for the next couple of years and they wish they'd never bothered.
oh, and it may not surprise you to learn martine mccutcheon is not loved by the little people
am on a roll ... stopping now
Alan Rickman is an arse. And so is Neil Morrissey.
My votes for nicest slebs go to Simon Callow and Eddie Izzard.
Alan Rickman is an arse. And so is Neil Morrissey.
My votes for nicest slebs go to Simon Callow and Eddie Izzard.
Simon Callow does seem lovely. I was taken on a class trip to see him at the National Theatre in the Alchemist. Afterwards we were waiting for our coach and he appeared to be standing waiting at a bus stop (!), we all shouted excitedly "Mr Callow, Mr Callow!" and ran towards him. He legged it. Poor bloke.
Lulu --just tooooooooo up herself and we needed earplugs
Vic reeves --what everyone has said
Bob Mortimer--complete opposite
Jools Holland --kindlyness itself
that bloke who used to be in Hollyoaks/used to go out with Rachel stevensJeremy--a prize tool.
Oh dear, sorry about double posting.
Sheila Hancock wrote me a lovely letter once. Does that count? V sad at Alan R being awful as I lurve him.
My mother once asked Jamiroquai to move his Ferrari from outside her house as she was expecting a John Lewis delivery.
She didn't recognise him, of course, but reported he was rather scruffy. But he did move it, bless.
i was meeting my brother for a drink at Hotel du Vin during teh Labour Conference a couple of years ago. Gordon Brown walked in and looked directly at DS1 (just 1 and not on top form). I have never seen such dirty looks!
My hairdresser says that Terry Wogan is lovely, but he went right off Ralph Fiennes after he did his hair as he was v arrogant. But his worst celeb was Sophie Anderton.
all the ones I've had in my kitchen when I was chef to the stars have been very nice.
only stand out ones that I didn't really care for are the lead singer of a "crazy" British Band with 7 members and "loose pants" who was very polite but told me he wasn't hungry and wouldn't be eating. Perhaps it was the white powder up his nose that curtailed his appetite
And the guitarist from Culture Club. Arse.
Richard Branson - can absolutely confirm what everyone else says. Lech.
But for the Alan Rickman fans, don't despair. We were a few tables away from him at a restaurant in Notting Hill years ago - he was having a romantic dinner à deux, my friend had had a crush on him for ages, and at the end of the night, the wine overcame her better judgement, and she gatecrashed his date to say hello. He was entirely charming, when, I imagine, he can't actually have been that pleased.
Unless he was having a grim date and grateful for the distraction, I guess.
oooooh love this!!!
Richard Branson - in courchevel whilst skiing said to me "he - llo" in a ding dong kind of way...
Nigella Lawson - very beautiful and tiny and totally lovely
Lulu - dreadful and VERY loud
Peter Stringfellow - ok (ish)
Ross Kemp - very very nice indeed
A make up artist friend of mine said that the Spice Girls were dirty!
thats all I can remember at the moment!
ooooo Natalie Imbruglia in a lift in Harvey Nicks - TEEEENEY WEEENEY!
I met Bryan Adams the year he had the Robin Hood hit, unfortunately I had a huge crush on him at the time and lost the power of speech when he spoke to me . He was lovely though. It was after a huge gig and he looked shattered but he was very friendly and down to earth and let us in on details of his next UK tour.
DH has met a few tv 'stars' through his work recently. Carol Vorderman was very nice but Anthony Head was rather grumpy.
Oh, I've got another, Sophie Ellis Bexter. Complete madam when she sang at the BBC New Year celebrations a couple of years ago. Rude to everyone, pronunced she would never work with the BBC again. I'm sure the Beeb are devestated.
Ooh- what a cryptic clue suzywong!!
Jon Ronson is a lovely person
Sid Vicious was a hero - honestly - way above and beyond the call of duty
can't think of anyone celeb-ish who was nasty
Oooh, Jon Ronson. <rubs hands and waits for Aitch to arrive>
yes I know, I remember the thread but he WAS really really nice
I'm a fan too. He has such a great voice, and he's not at all self-absorbed. <waves red flag...>
LOL at 'never work with the BBC again'. Won't affect her career at all, I'm sure, cos they're only a minor, niche broadscaster, aren't they?
I'm stumped at the Suzywong clue, can anyone help a dullard like me?
Jamiroquai once stayed at a hotel my aunt worked at.
she said he was gorgeous and so lovely to all the staff, he singed loads of autographs and had his pictures taken.
it was when he was going out with dvo but she was not there.
Susan Tully was a complete miserable cow and very full of herself, wouldn't sign autographs and had a face like a slapped arse when I came across her at the Telethon.
I refuse to believe anything bad about Stephen Fry.
and Joanna Lumley IS lovely - she smiled kindly at DH once when he was mooning after her like a lovestruck calf (instead of doing the sensible thing and applying for a restraining order) and he has loved her ever since...
Su Pollard also fab and not the least bit put out by being dragged off the street by a drunk into a pub to be introduced to a gang of other drunks... she was charm personified.
to the poster who Sean Hughes was rude to - my friend punched him onstage when he took hs glasses off him despite him asking him not to - hope that makes you feel better!
Who the hell would ask "Su" Tully for her autograph?
Anpther vote for Jarvis Cocker being a sweetie. Never met an nasty celeb, then again i haven't met many celebs.
Michael Hutchence gave me a naughty wink once .
Mrs Thatcher came to the funeral of my cousins' grandmother - the dead woman was her university tutor. She had also been active as a peace campaigner and her daughter read something that she'd written. Then at the end the daughter shook everyone's hand and thanked them for coming. That woman refused the handshake and completely cut her dead. FFS! If you go to a funeral, you may not agree with everything you hear (but the dead woman's political views were no more a secret than Mrs T's) - no excuse for being so rude.
I can't claim to have liked the woman before this incident but that really didn't impress much.
Elkiedee - I know a story regarding Mrs Thatcher and a ham sandwich she was served by a chef I know in a hotel.
I met Bruce Grobelar(ex Liverpool player)at a party once and he is a complete tosser
Mmmm.... presumably "crazy" could be Mad and "loose pants" could be baggy trousers... or am I completely off the mark?
That relates to Suzy Wonng's post btw
mick Hucknell sleezed on my sister.
maureen Lipman is a tight-fisted witch who owes my dad money.
that was me !
thank you .
i feel much better.
I heard that Alan Davies (curly Jonathan Creek, QI chap) is ahem, rather difficult. I can't bring myself to believe it though.
My brother was treated very well by Brad Pitt - sounded lovely but alas I was not there.
Liza Minnelli - lovely but barmy (surprised?)
Ewan McGregor - very very nice indeed, as is his wife and his mum.
Don Warrington - bitter about not being a Shakesperean actor and an old lech
Christian Bale - boring and nicks fags
John Hurt - love him
John Cleese - arrogant
Sir Dickie Attenborough - charming and very sweet
Tom Baker - a fantastic loony
James Purefoy - a ladies' man but intelligent and fun - a good shoulder rubs...
Michael Palin is one of the nicest people I have ever met, let alone celebrity.
Gabriel Byrne could make you sell your soul just by looking at you.
I am glad about Michael Palin - he reminds me of my dad so I have a very soft spot for him.
I saw Gabriel Byrne walking down Tottenham Court Road in the rain in a long dark coat - beautiful - and agree there was swirl of the satanic about the scene. Also saw him a little the worse for wear in Hampstead one morning but am sure he'd spent the night being marvellous company at a party all night.
Am laughing at some of these, of the nice ones I've met, Sheila Hancock was utterly charming (glad to hear the same of John Thaw) and very polite, as was Honor Blackman, who was also very well turned out.
Not sure if Bob Wilson (ex arsenal goal keeper and coach) qualifies as a sleb but, met him a few weeks ago and he is lovely and surprisingly so was Eddie Jones (ex Aussie Rugby Union coach, ex assistant Springbok coach and now Sarries manager). He seemed quite shocked at being recognised by a 5ft redhead though.
Alan Davies bit a tramp's ear (I wasn't the tramp).
All you Blake's 7 fans out there:
Gareth Thomas is a jovial lush and v. sweet
Paul Darrow is an arrogant knob.
<swoons even more> at Paul Darrow being arrogant knob.
Lulu is my great aunt's cousin. <serious>
She is a fucking bitch though.
My great aunt made her all her clothes for her first concerts etc, but when they turned up to see her Lulu was doing requests, my GA made a request, and signed it from her and Lulu refused to do it, she wouldn't even allow my GA back stage.
Oh, Anthony genn is lovely.
I met him at a gig and had a chat to him, he came out and just drank with the fans normally.
miss hoolie is my next door neighbours bessie mate
i met her without knowing who she was and she was looooverly bu then i was totally un star struck and sat breastfeeding my baby without a care!
louis theroux dull
Jamie oliver - nice ish
benjamin zephaniah lovely
llyod cole up own jacksie
jack sugden off emmerdale (dp knew him) said he was just lovely
Richard whitley lived in our town ( total womaniser and letch)
ooooh suzy I have heard many stories of that particular bloke and his drug taking via my sister
my mother refuses to believe it as she thinks he is a lovely boy
my town is littered in slebs for net fornight due to literature festival i might go and do some stage door slumming by way of a mumsnet survey
cherie is here tinight will get the goss tomorrow
will self is here - anyone want to sponsor me for a hand shake
met billy bragg he is luuuverly
Andrew Ridgely and his wife Keren from Bananarama are so far up their own arses they can only talk shit. I was so disappointed when I met them.
Sophie Ward was rude and unaccomadating on the one time I met her.
Susie Wong. Would I be wrong to suggest that you didn't take to Suggs from Madness then?
A friend who worked with Martine McCutcheon said she was "a lovely girl, but as thick as pig shit".
I couldn't possibly comment, toolly
Esther rantzen (sp sorry)
was doing some advert for some fluffy nice series for heroic kids, heart badges and all that crap and blah blah at our local shopping centre when I was 12. We were so excited to see her, and sat on a bench nearby. She was sarcastic, bitter and nasty and basically told her camera crew to get shut of us pronto.
Say no more, (index finger tapping on the side of my nose a la Monty Python)
Joan Collins did the "do you know who I am?" line to bloke at work who was in the habit of just pointing (vaguely it must be said) when asked where something was instead of running over and getting it which he was supposed to do. He said "No, who are you?" so she told him and he said "Really? I thought you were her mother".
I heard this delightful exchange because he couldn't talk under 150 decibels. Strangely he was not sacked for this, I suspect his boss had experienced her too.
Jim Davidson was drunk (and awful)
Nicest was Paul O'Grady (in his Lily Savage days) who kept me entertained for ages and when I told him he should be on the telly said he'd give it some thought .
Oh, and a newsreader off the BBC who asked if i would be kind enough to swap our horrible beige plastic bags for his gorgeous Tiffany one as he was meeting his wife and didn't want her to guess her Christmas present.
I know someone who is the makeup artist to celebs and she said that michelle collins is a beatch to work for.
Oh yes, Sheila Hancock is utterly lovely. She stayed at a place where I was working in France a long long time ago, and it was my nineteenth birthday while she was there, and she gave me a present and a card (me being the total stranger who was serving her breakfast). So I will love her forever more.
twentypence, that is a wonderful wonderful Joan Collins story
I used to do a radio thing which involved various stand up comedians - ime they are the worst as totally insecure and constantly sizing up whoever they're talking to, working out whether a. you could be useful to them or b. you might be competition. Rob Brydon was nice though. I should name names for the others but most of the worst seem to have vanished without trace
An interesting thread-I feel left out-I haven't met any celebrities! I am still hoping you will come back MisShackleton and tell us why Stephen Fry is vile. I am a bit disappointed in some, I thought they were nice. I haven't heard of quite a few. I am always hoping someone will use the 'Do you know who I am ' line so that I can say 'No'!
Notanotter.... did you see my earlier post about Richard Whitely?? He was my mum's neighbour.
Ooh, I'd forgotten I'd met Michael Palin (at a book signing, not a proper meeting!) - I was standing in line for a friend to get a book signed for his BIL's crimbo prezzie, the queue was a mile long and it was taking so long because he was chatting to everyone. Ooh, he was lovely <swoons at memory> !
Tinker - this was in 1990, she was still in Eastenders then and a big crowd of kids wanted her autograph but she blanked them and stomped off past me (I was on big pledges duty so kept running back & forth between phones and studio managers so saw quite a few slebs hanging around) with a face that could sour lemons, muttering about 'losers' - nice lady
And talking about booksigning has made me recall another lovely person - Julian Cope - when he published the Modern Antiquarian I dragged my mate along to his talk at the Virgin Megastore on TCR, tubes were late and so we ended up standing at the back, he came on through the crowd, saw us standing and asked us to come and sit right up front by the journos as there were 2 spare seats there <double swoon> He was another one for chatting to everyone for a good ten mins each, I didn't get my book signed til gone midnight, but he was utterly, utterly lovely.
Has an unfeasibly long head, though. Looks v. weird in RL/close up.
Harrison Ford - polite,friendly
Sporty spice - down to earth,kind,polite,dead nice
Janet street porter - rude rude rude,vile actually
Jade Goody - sweet
Liam Gallagher - surprisingly v nice
Noel Gallagher - held my hair when i was sick in a kerb(ahem)and got me a cab(and gave me a £5-well,t'was yrs ago.)
Peter Hook - friendly
Richard and Judy - polite,friendly,kind to small children!!
Kev and Sal,Jack and Vera, - lovely
Raquel - rude cow
David Bailey - obnoxious
Tony Wilson - charming,funny
Maureen Lipman is a total beeetch
She once left an insane ranting message on my answerphone in which she told me I was me a "fucking cunt" - It's too long and boring a story but basically we'd met once in connection with work, her "people" hadn't been able to give me some necessary information for the project because it wasn't ready yet so we couldn't do everything we planned on that day. Even though it wasn't my fault at all I apologised to her face and been told it was perfectly fine, no problem at all, her people's fault blah blah
A couple of days later, wham, I got this psychotic message that went on for about fifteen minutes blaming me - it wasn't even remotely my fault. It was seriously scary and to this day I shudder when I see her on telly. All my friends thought it was hilarious though ... I know her daughter has big ishoos with her and I understand why.
I also once politely asked Stephen Fry the time and charmingly was told to Fuck Off. So am with MrsSh on that one.
Glen Michael (cartoon cavalcade) was LOVELY - although was gutted to discover that his name is Christopher Buckland - how disappointing!
Michelle Collins (Cindy from eastenders) was a stuck up cow, completely ignored me and my friend, signed autographs for us, but didn't look at or talk to us at all, was too busy chatting up a fireman. (This was at a local fete she opened). I was only 11 at the time, (obviously I wouldn't want her autograph now!)
Alan Rickman was very lovely, despite the fact I was babbling incoherantly at him (not drunk, just starstruck!). He's much shorter than I imagined him being...
Julian Dicks (ex West Ham player) was very nice, despite his hard man image. He was at a summer football school my brother went on many moons ago. He was very good with all the kids, as were all the players there.
My dad sat behind Posh Spice at an England match once. Apparently she ignored both the match and her children.
But on a more positive note, Rufus Wainwright was lovely and quite possibly the most beautiful man on Earth when you see him up close. I want to name the baby after him if it's a boy but DH won't let me
SofiaAmes knows some marvellous sleb gossip which I couldn't possibly repeat without her permission but she knows stuff about: Natalie Umbruglia; Skin from Skunk Anansi; Julien thingy from NipTuck who used to married to Dannii Minogue (it soooooooo annoys me to have to spell it like that), and other stuff I can't remember so well - except one of her friends is a famous plastic surgeon who knows the bloke who did Posh's tits.
Michael Hutchence rolled his eyes at my friend who was obsessed by him and when we met him she asked if she could touch his hair . I don't blame him for thinking she was a weirdo! The shame
Frddie Starr had an op in the theatre where dh works and was real 'card' cracking jokes with ther nurses. Dh said it was all very tedious
My cousin, aged 14, ran into Jay Kay in Spain once at a hotel. They knew he was staying there and were hovering around outside. He invited them to come into the hotel club to dance [apparently no one in the club was dancing and he was very upset!] She and her friends had a lovely time dancing with him. They tried to swipe some champagne but he wouldn't let them! Then, when some nasty old perv started in on them, Jay came over and got real shirty with the perv and had the guy thrown out. He also put them in a cab home and made them leave a message at the hotel desk saying they got home ok!!!!!! This was around the time of the drunken headbutting incident as well. My aunt tells people hes her babysitter!
Anyone remember TVAM? Thats what GMTV used to be called years ago. My Dad was a guest on it once as he used to be a Rugby referee and was lucky enough to referee at Wembley in 1985. I was 10 years old at the time and it was a fantastic experience that I will never forget.
Whilst we were there we met a few people who were very nice indeed. Ernie Wise was absolutely lovely. Couldn't have been nicer in fact. My Dad is a huge Morecambe and Wise fan so it meant a lot to him. Eric Morecambe had died the year before and Ernie had tears in his eyes when he spoke about him. Very touching.
Rusty Lee (remember her? the tv cook?) made a real fuss of me and showed us round everywhere. She was wonderful and completely barmy! Just like she was on the tele!
But do you know who was really horrible? Kim Wilde. She was in the waiting area with my Dad waiting to go on and she was absolutely ghastly. Real stroppy cow. My Dad asked for her autograph and said it was for me, even though I wasn't bothered as I wasn't a fan, and she got in a strop and rolled her eyes. Afterwards we all laughed about her and we tore up the autograph and stuck it in the bin!
I once saw Mel C picking a broccoli with her Mum in Morrisons, and people were going up to her and talking, she seemed very pleasant and wasn't bothered in the slightest. I regularly see Jennifer Elliston while out shopping and she seems ok but you can tell she really loves and craves the attention she is getting.
I was sat behind Francessca Annis once watching Richard II which starred her fella Ralph Fiennes. She is attractive for an older lady it has to be said, but my Hubby said she looked like mutton dressed as lamb to put it bluntly! At the end when Ralph was taking his bow she was jumping up and down shouting "Bravo" very loudly and she looked a bit like a groupie! It was a bit embarressing!
Oh, and I once met Tori Amos at one of her gigs and I got completely tongue tied and couldn't hardly speak. I must have looked a right tit! She was very nice though and tried to put me at ease, but I was completely in awe of her so I didn't make much sense.
Other than that my sister said Tony from Hollyoaks was very nice to her when she collecting for a worthy cause outside Asda once and he gave her loads of euros as he had just been on holiday. He said she could have the lot which was a decent sum as it saved him having to get it changed back to pounds!
Sat next to Bob Geldolf on a plane. Rude, arrogant, dirty and smelly man.
Marti Pellow (the Wets) lovely guy.
John Leslie is full of himself, cocky and arrogant.
Noel Edmunds is tiny but lovely!
"Hi-5 are chain-smoking party animals but huge fun and very nice. "
arfishy I cannot allow this to be true, my DD1 (5) absolutely loves Hi-5, so this has to be a fib. They must be as sweet and pure as they seem on the tv, but I do need to ask if Charli really does talk like that or is the cutesy-little-girl voice put on for the telly?
. She does talk like that. She is terribly thin though.
I've interviewed a few 80s stars. Carol Decker from T'Pau - her people had said a few things which had made me nervous, but she was lovely, really chatty and a great interviewee. I didn't ask her about the fan who had, ahem, got excited all over her dress, though.
Princess was really calm and smooth and professional - another very friendly and talkative person and had a good sense of humour.
Buster from Bad Manners was a good laugh and very self-effacing, and happy to talk about his weight-reducing operation!
I don't think I met any arseholes - sorry!!
I was once on the same plane as Vanessa Feltz and her 'people'. She was late getting on and then swept down the aisle with the immortal words 'don't you know who I am.
There is no way that woman is a size 12. And DH reckons she is one of the uglest women he has ever seen.
My sister was interviewed on TVAM about her infertility treatments. Robert Winston was another guest, and he was vile to her afterwards, told here that someone 'like her' should not have kids.!
sparkybabe - what did he mean by 'someone like her?' How rude!
Someone with her own ideas I think, someone human and fallible. My sis was having IVF (none worked) and I suppose was a bit heated.
Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart are just genuinely nice although back in the 80s would snog other ppl to make the other jealous.
Rogger Hargreaves (ok so not technically a schleb) was also lovely & he sent me a Mr Man cartoon saying "Hello Heated" after my father lent him some of my books - it hangs in my loo.
And Dusty Bin Man Ted Rogers used to tip £50 a time, which is presumably why he went bankrupt.
Tom Baker does irascible v well, but sends the children on the platform Kent train station into paroxysms of delight with his 'performances' especially when he suddenly booms with laughter. Complete luvvy showman.
Horrible ones are Nick Ross (Crimewatch) who is aggressive, Joan Collins who is chilly (especially pre makeup/wig), Don Warrington (on Strictly) who treats gfs badly.
Another vote that Jay Kay from Jamiroquai is nice - my MIL rented her holiday place to him. He kept zooming down the drive at great speed in whatever flash car he had at the time. She (a stubborn almost 80 year old! under 5 feet!) went round and told him to stop doing that, and to leave her harpsicord alone! (It was in the house.... whatever..) He apologised, they had a long chat about music, and he played the harpsicord to her, to her delight. She is usually quite harsh about people, so this was praise indeed.
Gabrielle Glaister ('Bob' in Black Adder and was in Brookside) came to get served by me when I was a Box Office Assistant and was unbelievably vile and up herself. Neil Pearson was quite nice.
Annie (Anne) Lennox was in my sisters class at school. My sister and Anne used to go out to old folks homes to sing, my sister thought she was a better singer than her hmm I dont think so. Met Atomic Kitten a few times very nice, 5ive who were complete and utter nobs. Jamie bell (Billy Elliot) was nice but who knows now. The nicest friendliest most memorable celeb I met was Sue Pollard, I met her three times and she remembered me and my name, also my DD's name years later.
Odd to see the public personae being challenged on here. I always thought Floella Benjamin would be lovely, and Jay Kay always seems like a total knob.
Tony Parsons is a bit rude.
Stephen Fry is not nice? Nooooooooo...<<<fingers in ears,not listening, not listening, lalalala, not listening>>>
Ally McCoist is adorable, have met him a few times in different scenarios and he is always cheerful and chatty and never appears to resent being bothered !
Goldie is up his own arse. Rude and agressive.
Damon from Blur can be a total wanker too.
Paul Weller is absolutely lovely as is Jeremy Irons.
Roger De Courcey - He was useless and rude at a cabaret night which ended with Nookie Bear stuffed head first down a toilet.
Rowan Atkinson - sour
Matt Damon - Adorable.
ooh interesting thread, well....
Bernard Manning(!!!) was obnoxious made leery comments to me and other student nurse when he was visiting a friend on a ward we were on placement on years ago....yuk
Neil Morrissey winked at me the other day hee hee! ( was pushing dd along in buggy at the time)
Saw max beesley in local pub a few weeks ago acting like a coked up twat trying to get people to notice him/fall at his feet.
Friend who's a producer at Granada says...
Cat deely a total cow really nasty to work with..
And melanie Sykes really thick, needs an autocue for everything.
As for other slebs have met Robbie x 2 seemed pleasant if a bit "away with the fairies".
See Bez round town, not really worth conversing with.
Have never encountered Albarn but not surprised in the least that he' s twunt.
Oh yes, Bill Roache v lovely when I served him tea one day when working at tea bar at Macc DGH!!!
I once met Eric Morecambe at a celebrity cricket match. What a lovely man. Just the same off as on.
cor, Spidermama that's controversial
Paul W and Jeremy I are universally regarded as tosspots, interesting to hear the other side.
Had forgotten to mention Jennifer Ellison, had a meeting with her about how to raise/improve her public image. She had terrible acne, slathered over with foundation and spent the whole meeting reading a magazine (!) occasionally looking up and grunting sourly.
At the end she suddenly turned, obviously realising belatedly she hadn't done a great job. She kissed me and said how nice it was to meet me. blah, blah.
Yuk. She was horrible.
The All Saints are nice but sooooooo dim.
Anthony Horrowitz (kids author) not really a sleb but unbelievably polite and charming; after DD had her book signed by him she realised why we had to queue for 3 hours: he talked properly to each child, posed for photos, discussed plot lines etc. I'm not a fan of public school types but good manners really do make a difference!
Maureen Lipman - really up herself
Peter Ustinov - total nightmare, God complex
But Ian Botham really lovely. Jo Brand fab - funny, friendly, chatty, normal. Ben Elton - charming, funny, chatty.
DH met Jade Goody - she was lovely, sweet, very polite, friendly.
Kids' authors - know a few! Malorie Blackman is lovely. Michael Rosen very interesting. Philip Pullman a little terse and intimidating, but basically a nice guy.
DH also says Malorie Blackman lovely, as is Geraldine McCaughrean (though mad) and Quentin Blake (phew).
Adam Hart-Davis is a really nice man and really knows his stuff
phew indeed. I couldn't have coped with QB being a toss-pot. I would have to rethink my whole view of humankind.
Have had cups of tea with Jarvis Cocker, his flatmates girlfriend was my flatmate for a while. Nice guy. Glenda Jackson lives around the corner for me. Some mornings she stands in the window with her grandson waving at the passing children on their way to school. Grandson is very cute BTW, about 18 months old now. DH worked for Robert Winston for a while. He is NOT loved by his staff.
My friend was asked by Jayne Middlemiss if she had any tampons. They were somewhere in India on a hike and she was filming a documentary about religion. Apparently she was very polite and a bit .
Same friend also met Jamie Oliver and he was lovely.
Damon from Blur pissed on my mate shoe at the urinals.
The blokes from Stereophonics are all absolutely lovely. Stayed in a hotel i worked in years ago, talked to everyone, signed autographs, etc
Chris de burgh is very polite.
DP says that Bono and The Edge from U2 are really nice guys as well.
Birds of a feather ladies - really lovely, and genuine charity event givers in time & money.
Tim Vincent - danced with me & gave me a kiss when I was blotto on wine, but I remember he smelt lovely and was good fun.
David Bellamy - was very rude when I served his posh nosh once, no P's or Q's in sight just grunts.
i met a nasty sleb this morning- don't know who he was though!
i was on my way to nursery and work with my dd stood waiting to cross when loud man talking on phone about hello/ok contracts for a wedding comes along. i am peering trying to see whether cars are coming and he said into his phone 'this mad woman is staring at me'
after we've crossed road we go to shop to get drink and he's in there. he then says 'god, just ask for my autograph if you want' and i reply 'i've not got a clue who you are, mate'. probably due to location he is a footballer (scouse accent) but he is def up himself (and probably not that famous)
however, the manics are absolutely lovely, and pete poselthwaite (sp?) is a true gent
'i've not got a clue who you are, mate'
Brilliant, lp! Hope he looked sheepish & legged it!
I am comforted to see that poor old Jade has nice comments on here: I always assumed she is nice-but-dim even if some of her comments are a bit dodgy.
Has nobody met Posh? She always comes across as a decent person too, even if she does scowl at the paps (& who in their right mind wouldn't? )
ww- he just harrumphed (but didn't buy anything and seemed to make fairly hasty exit). have been trying to get dh and men at work to find out who he is but apparently scouse footballer (not wayne rooney) does not narrow things down much!
Jujumaman,that is interesting about Jennifer Ellison.My sister knew her before she was'discovered' and was working her way around the dance circuit.We went to see her in Chicago years later & my sister commented on how much she'd changed-all glossy & with bigger boobs,nothing like she used to be,
Geraldine McCaughrean is lovely.
She showed her hand written notebook of 'Peter Pan in Scarlet' to my sons - they were in awe.
She then spent ages reading through DS1's notebook, and told him that he was more talented than her because he can draw as well as write.
He floated home.
Robbie Coltrane - horrid
Sir Steve Redgrave is nice
Tiger Woods - great with children wanting his autograph
Not so Monty - but he had lsot
Lorriane Kelly is nice as well
Have heard differing stories about Micheal Douglas and CZJ, but when i saw him and shouted "hello Michael" across aSt Andrews street, he did wave
DH says that Prince William is lovely (and I agree, I literally banged into him outside WHSmiths in St Andrews, wasn't looking where I was going, I hit something solid and thought it was a wall) and so according to him is Princess Anne,and Charlie. Air miles Andy is arrogant though.
ooh Saltire. I was just going to post that Robbie Coltrane was lovely. I bumped into him (long time before harry Potter days), and the only thing I had on me were my school books so he signed my maths jotter
Was on a panel at an event with Nick Ross once- he thinks he's an expert rather than a TV presenter, very smug and intolerant. Refuses to believe there is any possible link between poverty and crime (wonder if current events have convinced him rich people can be bastards too).
Robert Winston is also not very impressive. Patronising and attempted to prevent exposure of wrong doing by his mates.
I met him near St Andrews, in a chippy. I told him that Ds2, , was a big fan of Harry potter and hagrid and could he sign an autogrpah for him.
He was waiting for his food, he wasn't actually being served, or eating at the time, otherwise I would ahve left it. He scowled at Ds2 and grunted, then turned his back
saltire - my brother had a bit part in harry potter and the philo stone. He told me that Robbie Contrane is the biggest ego he has ever come across. He said he was so rude and completely blanked my brother and other bit players when they said hello.
Ewan McGregor's mum is lovely.
His Great Aunt is possibly Scotland's most talented spinner and makes amazing things from wool or silk.
Met Linda Gray once (Sue Ellen from Dallas) - she was very nice, quite shy. Very petite.
Bill Beaumont (ex England rugby captain) very charming.
John Major - very nice.
Paul O'Grady - found him quite annoying - he was complaining about "ordinary" people.
*sorry was prisoner of azkaban*
Furious, I forgot
Jennifer did a photoshoot in connection with our meeting, she took off her top to change and had the most ginormous scars in the breast region
I'd asked her already if she'd had boob job and got the humphiest of course not, don't be ridiculous, plastic surger is ridiculous response
God, she was horrible
Can't remember if I posted already but I agree Robbie Coltrane is a grumpy **
Moomin - is SofiaAmes' gossip about Natalie Imbruglia and Skin the same gossip, iyswim? I have heard the same, from VERY good sources.
My db works in the music business (no, he's not the very good source on NI and S). I asked him who was the nicest sleb he'd worked with and he said Destiny's Child were lovely: completely professional and make a point of being friendly and appreciative to all the staff, which is sadly rather unusual.
From my sisters (none from me - I never meet celebs!)
Little sister sat next to Stephen Fry on a plane - very nice, decent man.
She also met Heath Ledger and Michelle - both lovely and shy
Big sis saw Jay Kay in Nice airport years ago. As he was leaving through the exit he saw that some fans were waiting for him - so he ran back inside the gates and put on that stupid hat that he used to wear and came back out.
Gentle Otter - I know Ewan McGregor's mum too - I thought that one was a bit random - but clearly she has her own little fan base. I think she's lovely too. Didn't know about his great Aunt though. Interesting family.
Oooh,thanks for that Jujumaman.I'll tell my sister next time I see her.
I saw Phillip Schofield at the hairdressers the day before I gave birth to my daughter. He was utterly sweet.
Rachel Weisz I would like to like but am left with memories of her aged 13 saying: "Do you think I look like brooke shields, everyone says I look like Brooke Sheilds!" while we were trying to ignore her. Plus she's knocked at least 2 years off her age, which irritates me somewhat.
I'm too scared to put nastiest - could you get sued?
Ralf Schumacher is a nasty, up-himself princess. I've never met his brother.
Fernando Alsonso, on the other hand, is surprisingly nice and oddly handsome, despite being tiny and very skinny.
Steve Lamacq (is he still a Radio 1 DJ?) was grumpy and monosyllabic.
I have worked with Ben Fogle's dad, Bruce, and Ben seemed alright to me at the time.
Gary Neville apparently wouldn't get out of the way and let me brother up to a bar in Manchester. I suspect he may be exaggeating.
Dinny you could disguise the name ever so slightly
eg natasha plinkyplonk
I used to work for a youth charity who got celebs to come and hand out awards to the kids.
Leslie Grantham - Lovely, gracious and stayed for hours to talk to the kids and sign autographs
Joanna Lumley - really sweet; gave me a hug and said she liked my hat!
Chris Rea - stomped off in a sulk and said he was too busy to meet any of the kids
Paul Gasgoigne - really quiet and incredibly shy
Nigel Kennedy - lovely and cheeky
Brix Smith - really frosty and glowered at everyone
Frank Bruno - gorgeous, but no surprise there really
Ben Kingsley - by far the nicest celeb I have met - really sweet and very very funny
I also had the door held open for me by Robert Plant once, who seemed quite nice but wearing truly awful 'groovy' outfit.
Sir John Gielgud and Anthony Hopkins both sent us money to help fund a play we were doing and were really lovely.
Also, Anthony Hopkins pulled my friends blind aunt from in front of a cab, saving her from certain death! Lovely man!
Oh, and a friend of my DH worked in a dublin bar owned by a world famous irish rock star philanthropist, who allegedly used to procure lots of 'favours' from the females at the club.
can i just say that i met rob Kazinski (Sean Slater) yesetrday and he was lovely.
nothing like his on screen persona.
I also met teh guy that plays calvin valentine in Hollyoaks recently and he is vile. full of self importance and his ego was bigger than me. he actually convinced himself that every single woman in the room wanted to marry him and some of the thigs he said were just awful.
I thought that guy who played Calvin was a wanker so am very glad to have it confirmed!!
Does he still go out with the girl who plays Steph??
apparantly - but <<shh sleb goss>>> he took a girl from the bar home with him to the hotel so....
Years ago David Icke gave a talk at my college. He got really narked when anyone disagreed with him. We all thought that as he was claiming to be the son of god at that time, he would have had better manners. I blame the parent(s).
Served Anne Robinson in shop, she was wearing leather trousers and kept barking orders at her then husband in a posh voice.
Also served boy george who was accompanied by young, pretty giggling boy. He was very polite (boy george that is).
Hester - yes it is!!! SofiaAmes had to provide a roof for NI for a while in the US I believe, when SA worked in the music biz and so spent a fair amount of time with her. SA was not complimentary about her! SA was adamant about the goss being true - and it looks like it was! (not that I ever doubted SA )
my brother did cp work for angelina in kosovo and said that she was alarmingly sorted nice natural and was also far better looking and much more into her un trip than anythig else
this was before the brad days
he had thought she looked like a wide mouthed frog before meeting her and was utterly transfixed by how caring intelligent and low maintence she was
bill bailey is really nice met him and natalie cassidy [sonia in eastenders]when i went to never mind the buzzcocks recording she was a good laugh.neil morrissey was really nice too met him a few years ago when he appeared in dh's video.
Kate Thornton. Miserable and nasty, also a tad demanding !
The Emmerdale cast come up to my neck of the woods every year for a charity event for Anthony Nolan trust - they've all been lovely!
The only sleb i've met is Steve Mcfadden (Phil Mitchell) He was opening up the local supermarket, he had a cuddle with dd (4 months at the time) Later on that Morning he had to 'pretend' to serve me for the local paper, he really was lovely.
Jeremy Clarkson nearly ran me over once. When I remonstrated in good old fashioned anglo saxon he asked why I was walking in the road. It's the FUCKING COUNTRYSIDE - THERE ARE NO PAVEMENTS .
That Russell Brand. He was so nice when I first met him, but he's no gentleman, I can tell you!
And he's shit in bed!
Rude - Philip Seymour Hoffman
Lovely - Kevin Costner. He knocked over my friend's little boy who is SN by accident in a hotel. Later came to the room with a big pile of expensive toys and a bigger apology.
Monosyllabic - Bob Dylan who I got stuck in a lift with years ago.
Famous designer (male) won't name names.
We were in Business and there were a couple of other celebs going to US. He was carrying on even in the plane - complaining meal crap, stewardess not paying enough attention, other passengers getting in his way.
We got to immigration and there were huge delays (latest bomb scare) and he had such a bloody fit. His behaviour was a disgrace - F* THIS F* THAT F* YOU etc etc
He had some kind of assistant with him and was telling her to f*ing sort it and tell them who I am!! Was sure US scary customs guys were going to arrest (or better still shoot) him.
Peter Kay is a complete arse!
Not a real sleb but Sheila McClennon (R4 journalist) was truly grotty to me during an interview.
Rhidian roberts. Refused to sign autographs at a charity thing.
Rhys Ifans - twat, was very rude to me then proceeded to apologise to my dh for being rude to me, instead of apologising to me arse
Sian Lloyd (weathergirl, the one that went out with the bloke that ran off with a cheeky girl) - very rude in a "do you know who I am?" way
Cerys Matthews - really lovely lovely lady
Jo Brand - very nice
Van Morrison - quiet and not especially rude (we were expecting lots of rudeness but he didn't live up to his reputation)
Jarvis Cocker-genuinely lovely man.
Sinead o'Connor -very beautiful and totally without vanity.
Edwin Collins-very very funny.
Paula Yates-not very friendly (Shy?)
Alexander Mcqueen-total twatty twat.
Paul Whitehouse-seemed v.nice
Shane mcGowan-bonkers and drug addled but wierdly charismatic
Paul Weller-lovely lovely lovely.
Jonathan Ross-very nice and his wife is really sweet.
Chris Evans. Totally humourless (I did call him "ginger bollocks", but he seemed to find it hilarious when Liam Gallagher called him that at a gig the week before)
oh sian lloyd is awful! the company i used t work for used to hate dealing with her because she'd try to avoid paying by playing the 'do you know who I am card' and took great offence at being told that the fee is the same regardless of who you are
I know a few actors who live near me....... my ds who has special needs gets very excited when he sees them on the screen!
David Bowie smiled at me at an auction in Christies once then laughed when i slid off my chair........ Rob Brydon got a lot of mileage out of that a few weeks ago on Radio 2!!
Keith Floyd was ok a little rude....
Nick Park was lovely drew a picture for my ds and had pics taken with him!
so funny to read these comments about the weathergirl Sian Lloyd, we were in front of her in a queue in a motorway service station, she gave the girl on the till a grilling about the high prices (as if the girl gave a shit), telling her " I don't mind paying high prices in London, but not in here!"
wonder how she thinks us on less than 5k a year cope
Bonnie Tyler: very lovely and happy to take her turn on the karoke at a party. And yes, she said "Holding on for a hero."
I didn't meet Micheal Douglas but my uncle did one christmas. He said he was very down to earth and they shared tips on how to deal with colds in their "advancing" years.
I did walk past Michael Douglas and CZJ and before I realised who they were I'd said hello. They did say hello back, but I was a bit embarrassed when I realised who they were. Obviously I didn't stay for a chat.
Calum Best was on a flight from Heathrow to Aberdeen last weekend, he was lovely even helping an older woman. No-one appeared to know who he was and he definately wasn't being a cleb.
Def leppard,the drummer was very nice,the guitarist was pervy towards my 16 yr old neice tho.
Naiomi Campbell threw a huge strop at a New years bash in Hemmingways (posh hotel in Mombassa, Kenya) because all the 'locals'- my sister/cousins got in without an invite and she was barred at the door screaming " dont you know who I am"!!! She stomped off to her suite when it didnt work.
Lucinda Greens ex asked me if he could see my t**s years ago - he was rather put out that I didnt want to join his crowd of "groupies" - I was plaiting a horse at the time balancing on an upsidedown bucket, plus he was wearing the most hideous ski jacket and was almost orange with fake tan and over bleached hair! Yuk!
Oh and used to speak to Max Clifford on the phone a lot - he was very pervy and always being lewd and suggestive!
James Beatie (footballer) is a proper tool.
Peter Crouch, however is sooo lovely!
That orange guy from bargain hunt is grumbly old arse, apparently. David Dickinson! (senior moment!)
Oh and DP's colleague saw Gok Wan in the doctor's surgery with his ancient Grandmother. Any man who takes his Granny to the Dr's must be ok surely?
Met John DeLancie at a convention once (Q from star trek) and although he was suffering badly from jet lag he was very kind and funny.
Also met Colin Baker from Doctor Who some years previously and he was quite cuddly .
Would love to meet some othe celebs one day.
Chris Barrie (played Mr Brittas in in the 'Brittas Empire' and Rimmer in 'Red Dwarf') was a total ass hole, met him at the London Motor Show one year and he was so rude.
On the other hand, I met Darren Hayes (singer, was in Savage Garden) and he was LOVELY! Very sweet and such a nice man, not arrogant or rude in any way and even ttok a photo of himself with us with my camera as I kept cocking it up!
Christopher Lee was rude.....as was Vic Reeves [totally agree with the other comments on here about him].
Ewan McGregor was lovely and v lush too Charlie Higson was brilliant, funny and polite as was Jeff Cohen who played Chunk from the Goonies....what a legend!!
Totally agree with the comments regarding Sian Loyd. She stayed in a hotel I worked in and tried the old "don't you know who I am". I did, she reads an autocue, not really something that warrants a free upgrade. She is a twat.
I can second the opinions on Sandi Toksvig being lovely, as a child I knew her family slightly and she was very genuine and friendly.
Those like me who are hearing bad things about Stephen Fry, he does suffer from bipolar disorder so maybe he was going through a bad time at that particular moment?
<<crosses fingers and keeps eyes tightly shut in the hopes this might be the case>>
Don't think I've met any nasty celebrities but I am not the sort of person to approach a celebrity in any case.
DH met Stephen Fry on a train once and he was lovely and very self-effacing (sprang up all chivalrous-like to move out of his (reserved) seat so that a family who'd just got on could sit together), so I lean towards the bipolar explanation myself.
DH has met James May (Captain Slow of Top Gear fame). Mr May was both pleasant and unassuming (unlike the other two).
The late Jeremy Beadle was also charming.
Justin Mr Tumble - absolutely top man, so kind and funny and lovely with all the children and adults, who all wanted to talk to him for 2 whole days (filming at our local heritage railway) in spite of obviously being knackered - thoroughly charming and lovely. Had to add him, esp after reading about floella and miss hooley!
Also agree with earlier post-er, Alan Rickman surprisingly short, he seems so imposing!
Loved this thread, ta everyone
robbie williams is a very not nice sleb...
in his earlier career as a singleton straight from take that, he came to the theatre where i worked with my best friend. she had a HUUUGE crush on him and asked him in the bar (where he was blatently stood in the open) for his autograph and he told our manager she had intruded him in HIS space and hounded him for his autograph she basically said to him hi mr williams could you sign this for me and showed him her autograph book at no point did she intrude his space or hound him and he haad actually smiled at her and asked her her name so he could write it on the autograph what a total tosspot!!
xx ei xx
ulrika johnson - worked in a shop where it was our job to talk to everyone who was near us, complained she was being followed by staff!!
paul weller - see above, btw, it's called being polite and i say hello to "normal"people too!
chris eubank - ironed his own trousers in our boardroom in his pants ordered 12 pairs of shoes then never came back to pay for them.
The redknapps - all of them down to earth and lovely people
Delroy Lindo (get shorty and others)really and truely the nicest celeb ive ever met
tommy hilfiger - tiny tiny tiny but amazingly nice and funny
jonny wilkinson, danny cipriani and most of the rugger team - all able to talk to people without being twonks
I think ive just the Mr Tumble at the heritage railway with my son? is it the Swanage one? My ds is deaf and has learning difficulties. he loves Mr Tumbles.
Met Graham Norton the other night - he was absolutely lovely and just as I'd have imagined.
Re: Terry Pratchett
He's a good bloke, goes to sci fi conventions and drinks at the bar like a regular person. He doesn't have a great deal of patience for idiots (but then, who does?). He also used to be a journalist.
Given he now has Alzheimer's Disease, and is doing a lot of campaigning work for them, I think you can safely keep him on your heros list.
Bob Geldof is a total tosser. Barged into my classroom many a time. Ignores his kids.
Esther Rantzen was incredibly rude to me once after I had done her a favour.
Paula Yates was very shy, actually, very nice underneath, a good mum.
Agreed on all those who said Maureen Lipman - an absolute witch. Vile woman.
Chris Eubank is an unutterable dick as well.
I met the bloke who plays Cain Dingle from Emmerdale in a nearby supermarket a few years back and he was charming. Seemed very shy. Also, my OH recently said he spotted Jimmy King (also off Emmerdale) dive into some traffic in London to rescue a tot who'd slipped his mother's grasp run into the busy road. Thought that was very cute. Apparently he's very shy as well.
Had the misfortune of meeting Calvin off Hollyoaks quite recently and he was an absolute tool. I feel it deeply telling that I've always had an inexplicable hatred of the character.
Oh, and unsurprisingly Craig Revel-Horwood's a right tosser as well.
Well I've not had much experience in the slebs dept but DH has:
Went to a health farm several years back and found himself on a treadmill next to Sir Anthony Hopkins! DH was reading Silence of the Lambs at the time and now has the copy signed by Hannibal himself! Apparently he was very approachable - which surpised me as I've always got the impression he's a bit of an arse.
Oliver Read - Used to drink at the country club DH worked at. Hilarious apparently!
Don't know about Bryan Ferry, but DH knew his sons and apparently they are vile - v.spoilt and arrogant.
Hah how sad am I? I have just read throught the whole thread to check that noone hate my niece. Phew. But then no one has says shes lovely either .
Brilliant thread (missed it first time round)
DP can supply a few from donkey's years ago (used to be a roadie)
Cliff = imperious ubertwat and wearer of pink hotpants at rehearsal (make of that what you will)
Prince = rude twat
Parky = grumpy and rude
on the other hand Elton John and Mick Hucknall = fab
Will Self (admittedly during heavy drug use phase) = friendly
more recent (and unimpressive) encounters
Krishnan Guru-Murthy off Channel 4 news = nice bloke
Brendan Cole off Strictly = loud-mouthed twat (quelle surprise)
echo opinions of Michael 'Beppe' Greco already voiced i.e. up-himself attention-seeker
Jools Holland did the 'don't you know who I am' thing in a FOF's shop
Sean Hughes (as already mentioned) = arrogant nutsack who - back in Buzzcocks days - wound up guest panellist so hard he ended up with black eye
Met Lemmy from Motorhead at an MTV party. He asked for a couple of ciggies from my dh! He was very drunk but quite a laugh! Also met Captain Sensible - wearing a stupid hat - he kind of talked rubbish but quite funny also Holly Johnson who was lovely.
My dh met Robbie Williams who he said was very friendly although my dh thought that Robbie was giving him the eye! Have it on good authority that he probably was!
My friend has worked with Floella - absolutely horrible and seems to dislike kids! A bit "don't you know who I am?" She was also worked with Jonathan Creek bloke - another horror!
Friend worked with Damon Alban and said he was v difficult as was Gary Barlow!
He barged into me and left me sat on my ar*e after refusing to apologise
Germaine Greer - she came to do a reading at a bookshop when I was a student. There were some fans among the staff but she managed to have the whole staff hating her within 30 minutes. One of the 'fans' tried to say she liekd her book. Greer told her that her life must be difficult as 'just another pebble on the beach.' Similarly awful to everyone.
Baby Spice is lovely ... and minute!
Richard Madely came on all friendly but when I was friendly back he got all 'I'm a celebrity, you can't chat to me.'
Bill Oddie and Nigel Kennedy - both had food stained sweatshirts. They wer not together.
Terence Stamp - awe-inspiring. And hugely tall!
Tom Conte (Sp?) Bloody brilliant laugh.
Alfred Brendel was my favourite but I can't call him a celebrity....
That sounds so arrogant! Have gone right off her...
I have only met nice ones. Billy Bragg - sweet, quiet and down-to-earth. And John Peel - absolutely lovely - endlessly patient, witty and inclusive. Had time for everyone, answered questions he must have been asked a million times as if he really cared, and was exactly the same on-air as off.
Ralph Fiennes - lovely, my dog ran under the table and was jumping around on his feet and he was very smiley and nice about it.
Christian Slater - lovely, very polite and seemed delighted when I told him I loved him in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
David Schwimmer - arrogant and taking himself VERY seriously indeed.
Colin Firth - Looked very irritated when I did a double take in the Greengrocers as couldnt believe it was him.
Dermot O'Leary - shorter than one might imagine and loving being recognised in Sainsburys. To be fair this was about 5 years ago so not as famous then as now.
James McEvoy and Anne Marie Duff - incognito with hats pulled right down so as not to be recognised on the tube.
Saw John Humphreys jogging when I was jogging round the park early this morning. He is very fit for his age.
See loads of celebs as I live in London.
Also my sister was at a party where the wife of a famous actor and an extremely famous footballer plus another professional footballer all disappeared into a bedroom together and thats ALL I am going to say.
They know who they are.
Sorry bitoffun, wasnt being coy or enigmatic just been away for the day! Id rather not cos then my cover would be blown and also if I type her name it tends to get googled and these type of threads come up (does that happen on mumsnet, i know it does on others?). I also get proper upset if people dont like her (pathetic I know)and then feel the need to get into heated arguments. All I will say is that she is really lovely and not thick
Phil Lynnot tried to 'you know' when I was 15.
I superglued hair extenstins into gary somethings hair when he played sid in sid and nancy (I cant remember his name now but he is a great actor).
Gave Roy Wood a great big smacker just cos I felt like it.
Sorry I forgot the title of this thread so I just posted random facts about slebs I have met or snogged
Robert Powell - doesn't clean up after his dog
Jayne Middlemiss - utterly bonkers and not in a good way
Sean Hughes - utter wanker
Paul Weller - misogynist philanderer
James Nesbitt - the rudest man in the Western hemisphere
The other celebs I have met have all been very nice
My mum was a registrar and married Annie Lennox! She said she was lovely. Met both Annie and Dave backstage in the 80s - Dave offered me some of his champagne.
I met Damon Albarn at Walthamstow dogs in the early 90s, he was perfectly nice and signed my dogs programme! I must have caught him on a good day from the tales on this thread.
My sister has met Carrie and David - apparently very nice.
The Rev Awdry (sp?!!), the apparently benign author of Thomas the Tank Engine, *made me cry* when I was about 7 years old .
forgot I had to asterisks each word
Billy Bragg - utter twat.
Matthew Kelly is a truly lovely man. Very funny and `normal'.
Chegirl - You mean Gary Oldman you lucky thing.
Yes! Gary Oldman. Thankyou HQ!
He was pretty brilliant. We kept asking him to do his 'Sid' and it was amazing.
One of the Fletchers was playing Billy Idol (I think). He was ok but he had a girl with him who kept asking 'so when do you start the SHOOT? When are you going on SET?' so we would all know she was with a film star . Unfortunately for her this was an acheingly trendy hair salon and we were all simply to cool to care HAHAHAHA.
Although when Annie Lennox came in I was totally star struck and kept her visa flimsy thingy with her sig on it.
Boy George used to come in. Id love to say he was great but he was an arse. He wouldnt let any of the juniors stay in his presence and we all had to run up or down stairs depending on where he was.
The guy from Village people was sweet and I used to attach his plait (it was fake.)
That one from Bucks Fizz came in. It was a while after that car crash they all had and the poor thing was a bit of a state and kept loosing things.
Dr Fox used to go the oncology ward at a hospital when my DDDDDDD was there. He would hold court and expect all the kiddies to sit and adore him. No one knew who he was.
MAMAZON I'm coming to stay with you for a while ok?
Not just to stalk where Sean Slater was or anything, but cos y'know it'd be a nice thing to do
James Nesbitt - ok but has very bad teeth apparantly
John Regis - nice
Geraint Vincent (ITN newsreader) - don't know what he is like now but knew him very well when we were younger - he was a bit of a twat then.
Webowman, what is jonathan creek bloke like, why's he a horror, do you know?
Am just curious as he married a childhood friend.
BIL has chauferred Girls Aloud and apparently they were ALL very nice
As a child, Rod Hull - was opening a river lock gate alongside him, I said hi and he ignored me. Was crushed!
As an adult, Simon Le Bon, cocky t*at. Bob Geldof, rude t*at.
My Dh was recently discussing the Ryanair luggage policy with Mike Leigh. I was too shy.
Oh and I was chatted up by Jacues Villeneuve once, but I didn't know who he was....
But were either of them mean and nasty?
I'd forgive Mike Leigh.
My friend said Jonathan Creek bloke just extremely difficult to work with and rather full of himself. I'm sure your friend would say different! Different strokes for different folks!
Meant to say did some fundraising for a hospital and Neil Fox came along to help. He was a really nice chap and helped us raise quite a bit of money. Also Leslie Grantham stopped to donate some money when we were 'tin rattling'and was a really quiet and shy man despite subsequent stories!
Tell me more about Middlemiss! She is/was a major crush, and I am worried that I'll be disappointed!
my friend was being given a lift to work and the car she was in had a minor collision with the lovely Vanessa Feltz( it was her fault as well - the collision). Apparently she was unbearably rude and vile and at one point actually did say "do you know who I am".
sorry, should clarify that VT was in a CAR at the time....
Have had fun reading this thread:
*Lovely people I or close friend's have met*
1. Rolf Harris - absolutely lovely man.
2. Rod Stewart was surprisingly nice and friendly as was Rachel Hunter (I was one of their community midwives).
3. Tom Baker is seen regularly in the local supermarket by a relative - often wearing a kaftan - a real entertainer and nice chap too.
4. Nick Berry and his wife were very nice when I met them (same reason as I met Rod Stewert).
5. DH said Cherie Lunghi was fabulously nice - but then DH was saying lots of very flattering things about her having fancied her rotten since he was a teenager.
Sadly yet another vote for Vic and Nancy - I suspect they are only polite and civil when being paid to be - a bit sad really.
A friend of mine went to school with Damon Albarn and says he has always been up his own arse.
David Bailey was always pissed when my Dad delivered any photographic equipment to him, however, if he was "happy" drunk he used to tip generously - all the delivery boys would argue over who got the delivery - if he was a pissed off drunk though watch out.
notbusta - at your post - perhaps he was having an off day? My nan knew the Rev and I have signed Thomas book somewhere that he gave her for me.
I have met Stephen Fry and he was lovely.
Alan Rickman was my nex door neighbour until last year. Very rude & superior, completely ignored me & dh even though we saw him all of the time.
I have worked with VBeckham a friend who was also working with her said that she was having an off day because she had discovered her husband had left her the night before. The only thing she said was "hm - ok - what do you think of these shoes"
Idiot - Billy Bragg
Nice - Morissey and Johnny Marr
Most surprisingly nice - Anthony Wilson at Hacienda.
My sister went through school with Anne Lennox, Annie came later, she was completely normal. They used to go to old folks homes to sing to the people and my sister always thought she was better than her. She now knows differently.
Billy Bragg - idiot ... nnoooooooo!
Met Billy Bragg over 20 yrs ago now, he was a bit of a dick, but might have something to do with the fact that he was stoned.
After I posted that he is an idiot I read a few more posts and noticed that someone else said he was a 'total twat' so it seems our Bill IS a bit of a dick
Then again, maybe for some reason its only dog lovers that think this! Is Billy Brag a dog lover I wonder!
Billy Bragg was at a wedding I went to recently - I didn't really to talk to him, but he and DP were waiting for a drink at the free bar and the barman had nipped out, so DP and BB went and tried to pull their own pints and larked about and apparently he was a sweetie. And he rubbed shoulders with all the guests - who were mostly non-celebs - with no hint of starriness and joined in with the singalongs and so on. I thought he was lovely - but I was such a huuuge fan when I was a teenager, that I was a bit too starstruck to get chatting to him .
We met Bernie Eccleston and his wife (I thought she had left him) walking their dogs. She stopped to talk to my son who was telling her very seriously that he had stopped his bike so that he wouldn't knock over her 3 doggies. She was very lovely (very beautiful too). Very nice lady (she has one of those very happy, smiley faces).
I met Liam Gallagher in Manchester airport i Feb 1996, he caught the same plane as us to London Heathrow. I was with my parents and brother on our way to USA on holiday. He was actually really nice and we got a photo with him and his autograph, it was a shocker really I expected him to be a wanker.
I have also met Lee Mack, he is friends with my DH's friend, he is really nice and hilarious, he always takes the piss. Although one day my DH and his mates were in the pub with him a few years ago when he did the sketch show, they ripped the piss out him saying the show was shite and he was wasting his time with it. Lee defended it until he got really pissed off and stormed out, they were all hammered though!
Anyone met Fearne Cotton, is she a twat, please tell me she is a twat, I hate that silly bitch.
Joanna Lumley is very very nice. She did a corporate doo for us (her cheque went to charity) and she gave court with a puddle of middle-aged men drooling around her.
I was in Rymans and there was an elderly American man in front chatting to the shop assistant. He had the most lovely voice (a bit like the voice over you hear for blockbuster films).
When he finished he turned around and smiled at me. I couldn't resist telling him that I thought he had a gorgeous voice and should be an actor. He laughed and said - 'I am an actor and do a lot of voice overs and thank you so much for saying that, it's made my day'. No, I never did find out who it was.
The orange, plastic one is incredably rude and up her own arse.
Fearne Cotton is lovely she is the patron on Postpals charity and took alod of the kids on a Radio 1 studio tour. Sorry!
who is the orange plastic one?
Oh Charleein you have shattered my dreams LOL. Who is the orange plastic one?
Jimmy Carr is also lovely.
Jordan [grrr and bleugh]
Jimmy Carr, I always expected him to be a bit of an arrogant git, that's a nice surprise.
No not at all (look at my profile if i have it up) we went to one of his gigs and i heart him imensley. Hewaited 4 hours after the show into the night to sign everyones stuff and have a chat. He shook my hand and gave me a kiss! He isn't like he is on stage at all in RL.
Anyone met Jamie Oliver? He has to be a tosser, a flabby tongued mockney Knobhead surely. I have already had my Fearne Cotton dream torn to pieces please give me this one.
Jeremy Harding- quiet, unassuming and very nice. Same Billy Bragg. Mark Steel just lovely. I had a little cop off with Jason wotsit years ago- seemed like a nice boy <slag emoticon>
<Charlee rocks up in her 'I heart Jamie' t-shirt and matching hat with this look on her face>
I haven't met him (yet) but god woman don't start and Jamie bashing, the man is a national treasure and should be loved by all.
My friend who's a speech & language therapist can't watch JO as she's so distracted by his tongue!
(I think he's probably nice. Sorry)
He has to be nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Please stop you are ruining my celeb hating for me LOL.
Jason who, BoF!??? Jason Donovan? Jason orange? David Jason? we need to know!
dh meets quite alot of famous(ish) people through his work.....one of the nicest was fiona phillips...he said she was so down to earth & friendly.
aahhh Mark Steel had to be lovely - I am pleased to hear that.
Anyone met Jack Dee? Surely he's lovely too?
Have to disagree with you about Damon Albarn and he was LOVERLY!
Thats SUPPOSED to say, 'I went to school with him and he was lovely!'
SNort at Wrriggle
Also, bumped into Martin Clunes in Cornwall last year and he let me take his picture (for my Mum, who had BEGGED me to go and ask) and then asked me how I was enjoying cornwall/what we had done etc. Really fab chap!
Used to be in PR and a LOT of journalists, and TV presenters are snotty as hell. Declan O'Hara was gorgeous to me though when I was a rookie and struggling. I'll never forget him for it!
neil morrissey hit my friend a good right hook to the jaw.
he has a permanent scar no hecalls his 'bob the builder scar'
I couldn't think of his name (a disturbing pattern with ex, erm, encounters!) ...manford? Team captain on 8 out of 10 cats. Very funny.
I couldn't think of his name (a disturbing pattern with ex, erm, encounters!) ...manford? Team captain on 8 out of 10 cats. Very funny.
Clive Anderson. Met him on holiday -staying at same place. So friendly and genuinely lovely guy.
Philip Schofield - DH was on Going Live or some other such bollocks when he was younger. He said 'Phil' was stroppy and sweary, nasty to the runners, told a few kids to f-off and spent most of the time off-camera moaning about a hangover. Kids TV eh? He still hates him and refuses to watch anything with him on it, which is a bit tricky these days.
Lenny Henry - well up himself, walked around his local country show like he was god with his kids and about 50 minders. Nobody got near him and his kids looked like they got dressed in the dark.
Jilly Cooper is lovely - met he once at a book singing and she told me I looked like one of the characters from her early novels and it was ahuge compliment!
Oh, also Trevor Bayliss (he of the wind-up radio fame). My Dad and DH met him once at an inventors fair and he was nasty, rude and totally unhelpful. Oh, and he also walked around with a fag hanging out of his gob despite the venue being non-smoking (it was at Excel in London).
They say he's an utter SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY!
LittleMad - lenny henry has only one child? Whose were the others, who got dressed in the dark?
I sat next to Dec (of Ant and Dec) in Nicky Clarkes hairdressers once. He was on the phone the whole time I was trying to ignore/not stare/stick my boobs out.
Was he on a booster seat?
I met Martin Clunes on the carousel at eurodisney paris. I was trying not to stare at him but caught his eye several times!! He said hello and smiled-bless him.
Went to a gold day years ago and met that little irish comedian, can't remember his blardy name. He was absolutely horrible and rude. At the same event met Duncan Norvelle (chase me chase me) he was complete opposite and lovely and chatty and down to earth. My friend went to a cookery show and met Ainsley Harriet who was rude and refused to sign an autograph, he was sat next to Anthony Worrell Thompson who was lovely and signed one for her. It put me off Ainsley for life and I refuse to watch anything with him on now. Which is not difficult actually.
That should read Golf day obviously!
Thom Yorke, lovely and unassuming.
Can definitely back arfishy up on Nicole Kidman. Not nice.
Russell Crow is worth avoiding at all costs.
Cate Blanchette, on the other hand, is lovely and very normal.
Rolf Harris is gorgeous but slightly bonkers, in a very nice way.
Hugh Jackman is very nice, funny and normal - nightmare wife.
I know this is an old thread but as I'm a huge Darren Hayes fan I did a search for threads about him and this one came up and I have to agree with meandmyjoe he is a lovely man. Ive never seen him rude to a fan ever and I've met him too many times to count.
Not necessarily trying to resuscitate this thread, but it caught my eye and reminded me that years ago I was booked into a hotel-room whose previous occupant was....let's say, a famously-irascible, Welsh, 'Today' presenter. He was supposed to have checked out hours earlier but when the porter took me up to the room it was apparent that he was still 'in residence'. We retreated politely then stood cowering in the corridor as we overheard his side of a massively shouty phone conversation with reception in which he ranted long and loud about the cheek of expecting him to check out (I don't recall the 'don't you know who I am' line being used, but it was very much implicit). In the end I had to go back to reception and be plied with coffee and biscuits by the staff while he took his own good time (ie ages) over deigning to leave.
OTOH, my dh met him years later in a work situation and said he was charm itself!
Miriam Margoyles: the rudest word I know would not be rude enough to describe her. She did also use the immortal "Don't you know who I am?" line, and she was eating a lemon at the time as if it was an apple. Nasty old bag.
Chris Evans: really really nice, was treating all his staff to a night out (was a barmaid at the time), Billie P was there but was very quiet (about 5/6 years ago!).
Jonathan Ross's wife Jane Goldman was lovely to me.
I always allow for people to have an off-day, would hate to be judged on the occasional moments myself...sometimes your mind is just on other things...
Some people are just wankers though.
Cilla Black refused to give an autograph to my mum in the 1960s!
met Gok at a book signing. He was such a sweetie!! Considering he must have said/done the same thing x 1000 that day he was lovely
I used to live in Hampstead and saw loads of slebs coming and going. They all seemed normal, except for Bill Oddie, who once contorted his face in a grimace at me. For no reason other than I caught his eye. He literally looked at me like he was going to spit at me. arsehole
Gillian Anderson - a complete bitch. Organised a charity bash and gave people the chance to have their photos taken with her for £100 each and stood there and scowled in each and every one. It was her idea in the first place (or her peoples' idea). She seemed to have major pmt the whole way through the event
John Simpson and Griff Rhys Jones, absolutely lovely. So friendly and self-deprecating.
Uri Geller - friendly and nice
Raj Persaud - interesting, friendly
Martin Amis - surprisingly nice
Nasty nick - seemed v ambitious
Oliver James (the psychologist) - seemed nice, so have been surprised with what he's come out with recently, although the talk he gave was just one long rant. He seemed angry with life in general.
William Dalrymple - really lovely.
I hear via digital spy that cilla black is just vile and has a very posh voice when not on tv. She has completely lost her original accent in reality - just brings it out for her shows.
I've met a fair few celebs down the years - mainly musicians or DJs, and some of them aren't exactly household names anymore but here goes with a short selection.
Absolutele horrible cow. The Cilla you see on the telly is not the real person.
Andy Peebles (ex Radio 1 DJ)
Slimey little tw*t
Iris Williams (Welsh singer)
really unpleasant up herself diva
Stan Boardman (comic)
Gerry Marsden (of the Pacemakers)
Another lovely bloke
Emperor Roscoe (Radio 1 DJ)
David Hamilton (DJ)
An absolute sweetheart of a man
Gary Moore (guitarist)
Lovely polite friendly bloke
Peter Green (guitarist)
Another lovely bloke
Tracy Shaw (ex Corrie)
Surprisingly down to earth, nice.
Nicest of the lot
Val Doonican (remember him?)
The nicest, sweetest most genuine person it has ever been my pleasure to meet. And he was like that with everyone. He was also a big star at the time, with the Saturday night TV show but you would never know it.
Ooh, give us some Cilla stories then! I need dirt...
Dd2 met Rafa Benitez at her special school, and the staff all said he was lovely. He bought them a minibus too.
I heard Cilla Black is a foul bitch, too. When my friend was working as a runner she was made to go and apologise to CB because she wasn't able to read her mind and predict exactly what magazines she would want to read in her dressing room.
I was very surprised to find John Burton-Race (so often vilified for his temper/womanising in the Daily mail/fly on the wall etc), considerate, funny, and very kind when I met hiom on a cooking show.
agree with floella benjamin..was rude when i met her too; and anthea turner. also aggie from kim and aggie (how clean is your house)..very divaish considering her celeb status is based on cleaning up sh*t
i did a little work with girls aloud a year or so ago
cheryl cole was super nice, considerate and thoughtful..remembering inane details of my minor life months after an initial meeting..sweet ;)
nadine coyle (from girls aloud)..too busy looking in any available mirror to really engage with anyone else; and nicola the giner whinger...yes she is exactly that
Close tie between Gary Rhodes and Ruud Gullit (Dutch football something or other). Both arrogant tossers and very, very rude.
Johnny ball - he was not rude or horrible though. He was a childhood hero of mine. I took my kids to meet him and was dissapointed to find that he is now madder than a box of frogs. Broke my heart !
what do you mean? how was he mad?
well he was meant to be talking about maths but he talked for an hour and a half about global warming until the room was empty. He is entitled to his opinion but we were trapped and it was not what we had paid for. It was very sad. Maths was barely mantioned.
Oh Dear - Kim Woodburn used to beam at me as a small child ! she was huge and massively tall to a little girl and she used to get the bus with my mum!! I suppose they all enter a different world and start thinking they really are important, when in fact, all they do is show off and get paid and filmed for it. Jeffry Holland from Hi-Di-Hi was a lovely fella, told the landlord off in a pub I worked in. Said not to serve him but to pay me so I could go home at closing time as I looked very tired. Cilla wouldn't do that would she? blimey! Ricky Tomlinson is exactly who and what you see on the box. He has many funny anecdotes about what a shit Cilla is in his autobiography and further books one of which is called Celebrity My Arse, (and no i am not a relative).
blue pater presnter
came to stay at the hotel I worked in
was realy rude to the dizzy but lovely receptionist
regular guest notes the BP presenter room number
regular guest asks dizzy for an ealry morneing call but gives BP presenter room number for 4.30 am for a flight please ring me till I wake so every 3 minutes will be fine...
Oh, bringing mine over from the 'are you famous' thread...
Ian Reddington (Vernon Tomlin from Corrie) - an arse. Actually thanked 'you, the small people' at an event I was at. Called everyone 'babe' and acted like god's gift.
I sat by Neil LaBute (directed The Wicker Man remake, Death at a Funeral etc.) at a really appalling Edinburgh festival play he'd written. He did the laughing-far-too-loud thing all the way through. Coupled with how bad and offensive the play was, I really started to loathe him.
Nicholas Parsons was mildly rude to me as a youngster. As was Johnny Briggs (Mike Baldwin from Corrie) when I made him coffee.
Lovely people I've met: Ricki Lake (love her! She's very normal), Penn and Teller, Ben Hull (Hollyoaks/Brookie... seen him be very kind to new actors), Patrick Stewart, Magnus Magnusson, Patrick Moore, Donna Air, Karolina Kurkova (gorgeous, lovely girl - not what you would expect from a supermodel at all - she hung out in a pub with us and was hilarious), Russell Brand... And quite a lot of mid-level comedy peeps - mostly very self-deprecating, hard working and pleasant. I love comedians.
I met David Tennant but was swooning too much to form a valid opinion. Given that he humoured me with a very quick photo, I have to say he's lovely though
Another one to agree with meandmyjoe and fallenheart about Darren Hayes. In 2006 we ate at a restaraunt in Nottingham and Darren Hayes was there with his sister and other people from his tour. He actually helped the staff move a table for us to sit at and handed us menus which I thought was really lovely. Plus he is bloody gorgeous in real life too.
driedapricots: what did you make of Kimba and Sarah?
Have I mentioned Kate Silverton yet? She was a rude bitch. She interviewed me and didn't seem in the least interested in me or why I was there. Didn't introduce me properly. When I tried to get my plug in - the only reason I was there - she cut me off abruptly with a "yes, yes, all right."
James Corden was an absolute T*** to a photographer I know
he said he was nice as pie to other celebs when camera's were rolling but rude and crass to the real people afterwards and refused to pay for his own lunch!
Her sister Danii- wasnt.
Vernon Kay -a vain arrogant prat
Felicity Kendal- lovely lovely
Floella Benjamin- really lovely.
My sister met David Baddiel they were both being interviewed,he was lovely.
Have met quite a few - Barbara Windsor was terribly rude and vile
Since someone mentioned James Corden, I hate to say it but Ruth Jones (Nessa) is also a diva and notoriously tricky to work with. I was so disappointed in her.
I used to work for Jade Jagger and she is total bitch and a terrible mother to those poor girls - could tell you some stories!!!!
Katie Price is a realy bitch in real life.
Johnny Ball was really lovely to me, we went to a show he was doing with my school and i was picked to take part in an experiment but u had a broken arm so couldnt do it, he came to find me afterwards and was really kind.
Jimmy Carr is also really nice to his fans.
ok mrs shakleton - heres just one - she walked in on her daughter, who was 12 at the time, and caught her gicing a bj to a 19 year old boy. jade thought it was hilarious!
ricky tomlinson..is a grumpy git
brian jaques (author) is a total bell-end!!...
we used to work in the same place(him presenting a radio show and me being trained up) and he called me a scut,and refered to me as the monkey (rather than the organ grinder)
he didn't like it because i asked him not to smoke in the studio and was all like,don't you know who i am? (i didn't)
Ooooh , love this thread. Have just spent half a day reading through the whole thing. My list:
Paul Daniels - bloody awful, horrible little man. Was guest speaker at an event I worked at and was just concerned about his fee and nothing else. Rude and mean and up his own arse
Robert Plant - lovely, polite and friendly
Ian Gillan - also lovely man
Bobby Robson - really polite and friendly
Hot Gossip (dance troupe in the '80s) - bunch of prima donnas, very up themselves
John Sim - a bit stand offish but maybe shy, not horrible though, just seemed a bit wary
Neil Hannon - very nice and didn't mind being recognised in Brent Cross
Tamsin Greig - very sweet and funny - when I got tongue-tied she just chuckled and said, yes it is me, didn't mind being recognised at all
DH met Bruce Dickinson in McD's (Chiswick) and said he was very nice in a blokey way
met Jamie Oliver a couple of times, sorry to say but he is lovely, as is his wife. Not pretentious or 'up themselves' in the slightest.
ooh and Fern Britton, very nice too.
Cilla Black - v unpleasant.
Jamie Oliver - so lovely I wanted to keep him.
Marti Pellow - so far up his own arse it's unbelievable.
I stood on Joan Collins' foot once coming out of Harrods (she was there to shop, I was there to gawp at the rich people) and she was just lovely. I apologied then realised who I'd just trod on and was even more mortified. She was stunning and completely adorable!
Oh I forgot my favourite! Met Kylie in a park in London when I was having a picnic with DD. DD kicked her ball over to where she was sitting and the lovely Kylie kicked it back then sat on the grass talking to her for about 20 minutes. I was thinking 'she's 2, she doesn't know who you are, talk to MEEEEEE more!' Just lovely.
Simon le Bon - Lovely
Yasmin le Bon - Not so nice big diva
Linford Christie - absolute star
Danni Minogue - Not nice
Davy Jones (from the Monkees) - rude knob
Katie Price - Horrible
Peter Andre - Lovely but I felt a bit false.
Just read these back a few pages and DP is disappointed in Lenny Henry being diva-ish (divo maybe?). He knew him in passing in the early 80s and says he was a nice bloke then. And also you couldn't meet a nicer lady than his mum - you could hear her laughing from miles away.
Beverley Knight - lovely and very down to earth
Micah Paris - Massively stuck up
JLS - nice enough lads but very messy.
Robert Plant - very genuine, nice man
Mick Hucknall - extreme twat
In my former career I was a lowly regional press photographer and have photographed many celebs and not-quite-celebs. The ones that stand out for me are:
Gary Lineker: It was pouring down with rain on a golf course in Hertforshire, he had two people to carry umbrellas for him, and I was getting soaked. He said: "Can you hurry up? It is raining."
Germaine Greer: "Oh this is so local paper-like" when I said what I wanted (nothing outlandish). Well, I did work for a local paper then.
Brunette from Steps: Turned up to a Britain in Bloom photoshoot wearing very tight and short dress, then got upset when I asked her to sit or kneel down (she was v.tall - high heels too!) as I needed her to be closer to the five-year-old children who were there to be photo'd with her. And the plants.
On the flip side, Terry Wogan bought me a lemonade and was happy to do what I said.
Oh, and on the plus side too, Tony Robinson. I have a photo somewhere of him looking really worried and reaching forward - I had lost my balance and was sliding down the grassy slope towards him and the Roman ruins I was photo'ing him with.
Jeremy Irons - playing leads at RSC in the 80's - very kind and patient, asked me - a complete stranger - my views on play I'd just seen him in, listened and chatted to me about the play. I was pretty star struck. Didn't want my mate to take a photo, but signed an autograph. Lovely man.
Liam from Oasis - 2 huge minders appeared in our local dive, stood each side of the door, in came Liam. He sat with a pint, chatted to the locals, friendly enough and seemed to enjoy just being more or less ignored - I mean, no one commented on who he was. Mind you, the minders kind of drew attention to him. . . .
Rhys Ifans - see him, and used to see Sienna, around the pubs in his home town. He's alright, after all he's at home and no one here really takes that much notice of his celebrity stuff, but she was very diva-ish in a 'look at me, I'm gracing you oiks with my famous presence' kind of way.
Rick Mayall and Ben Elton - both utterly lovely and charming.
David Essex - going back a few decades - pint sized but perfect, friendly and lovely.
Very sad to hear that robbie coltrane is on the nasty list - used to have a bit of a crush on him
Robbie Williams was a complete arrogant twat as was Jeremy Clarkson.
I met lots of slebs when I worked in a big hotel in London. Generally, the less famous, the more of an arse. The Gladiators were the most unpleasant people I have ever had the misfortune to meet.
The cast of Corrie were a bit of an exception though - they were lovely.
Lional Blair was an absolute sweetheart.
Alanis Morisette was demanding, but polite.
Ulrika was nice.
Reopening this thread after a long time, but I've only just discovered it!
Met both of these through work:
Jimmy Young (ex Radio 2 presenter): sour and two-faced, as was his wife.
John Humphrys: just like on the radio professionally grumpy, winds you up just for the sake of it. Imperious, thinks he's better/cleverer than everyone else, blamed things on me and my colleague that were his fault.
On the upside, Paul Merton came to my house for food once and was sweet, quiet, talked passionately about silent comedy.
Paul Daniels. Was on a west end show and my ex had to literally pull him off the Assistant Stage Manager - a young girl in her teens. She was too scared to press charges even though my husband said he'd act as witness.
Tommy Steele is renowned as the Biggest Cunt in Showbiz. When he was on Singin in the Rain, they had a huge water tank above the stage for the main number. Steele was so hated, the entire crew would all pee into the water tank. 'I'm singin' in the pee . . . !'
Peter Bowles is known as Irritable Bowles Syndrome. Grumpy twat.