Whatever happened to…

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Flawedperfection Wed 15-Sep-21 20:35:21

Inspired by another thread!

Whatever happened to certain celebs? So many were really quite popular/successful/infamous/famous at one point only to seemingly disappear off the
face off the earth. Where did they go?

Insert the missing celeb. I’ll go first with a few:-
- Sam Smith (sang Black and Gold- love that song)
- Samantha Mumba (Irish singer)
- Shola Ama (You Might Meet Somebody singer)


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Clocktopus Wed 15-Sep-21 20:42:05

Sam Smith is still working and recording, they've recently done a song for the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack.

Samantha Mumba is apparently releasing an album later this year.

No idea where Shola Ama is now but didn't she get involved with drunks and lose her record deal?

Clocktopus Wed 15-Sep-21 20:42:14

Drugs, not drunks.

Rockmehardplace Wed 15-Sep-21 20:44:05

Tracey Shaw
Melinda messenger

They always seemed to be in the media about 20 years ago

Bobsyer Wed 15-Sep-21 20:50:31

I can't believe you haven't heard much of Sam Smith the attention seeking so and so.

Although - it was Sam Sparro that sang Black and Gold. So maybe that's why!

Mamette Wed 15-Sep-21 20:58:05

Shola Ama (You Might Meet Somebody singer)

‘You might need somebody’. It was a Randy Crawford song

Myusernameisnotmyusernameno Wed 15-Sep-21 20:58:14

I forgot about Melinda messenger!


Flawedperfection Wed 15-Sep-21 21:08:14

Omg, @Bobsyer, Sam Sparro- got the wrong Sam!
And yes, @Mamette, you’re right about the original artist but I remember her being known for the song in my childhood. It was everywhere for a while!

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Flawedperfection Wed 15-Sep-21 21:09:40

And Melinda was also v popular- in OK! mag all the time!

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Ididanamechange Wed 15-Sep-21 21:12:38

Simon Amstell. I've seen an advert for a new series of buzzcocks and it made me wonder where he disappeared to. Me and dh loved him on it

Flawedperfection Wed 15-Sep-21 21:26:11

Simon and Miquita used to be great on T4 together- a fab double act!

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TheSpottedZebra Wed 15-Sep-21 21:28:52

Tracey Shaw took some time out but is back acting.

Melinda Messenger probably aged out of her career! Apparently she was very canny and owned the copyright to her images, so earned £££.

SpottyStripyDuvet Wed 15-Sep-21 21:41:39

I was reading an interview with Simon Amstell the other day. He is just about to release a new something- might have been a stand up show

ifellintoarabbithole Wed 15-Sep-21 21:45:04

Melinda Messenger has trained as a psychotherapist!

mintich Wed 15-Sep-21 21:53:12

@mamette Turley Richards before that!

Lincslady53 Wed 15-Sep-21 22:09:24

Melinda Messenger

After quitting regular television work, Messenger undertook training in psychotherapy and has practised since 2015.

CliffsofMohair Wed 15-Sep-21 22:11:56

Samantha Mumba lives in LA with her husband and daughter. Was on Irish TV chat show last week (week before?). Hasn’t aged a day.

Mamette Wed 15-Sep-21 22:25:08


*@mamette* Turley Richards before that!

Oh I’ve never heard that! I will try to listen online

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Wed 15-Sep-21 22:26:56

Sam Smith is constantly chuntering on about something or other.
Total wally.

Tigresswoods Wed 15-Sep-21 22:27:19

Gryff Rhys Jones. Is he dead?

LloydColesCommotions Wed 15-Sep-21 22:27:45


I was reading an interview with Simon Amstell the other day. He is just about to release a new something- might have been a stand up show

@Ididanamechange I think he also made a film.

Pebbledashery Wed 15-Sep-21 22:31:04

Mark Lemarr
Nick Hancock
Rik Waller 😂

VictoriaBun Wed 15-Sep-21 22:31:27

Going from my local newspaper Melinda Messenger is an anti vaxxer :

Melinda Messenger threw her backing behind anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown protesters in London with a post on social media.

People held signs and chanted “freedom” as they gathered in Parliament Square on Monday after almost all remaining coronavirus restrictions were lifted in England.

The 50-year-old presenter and former glamour model, who was born in Swindon, retweeted a video of protesters outside the parliament with the hashtags #ArrestBorisJohnson, #NoVaccinePassportsAnywhere, and #NoMandatoryVaccine.

Mamette Wed 15-Sep-21 22:32:17

@mintich wow, amazing. I was not expecting the slight country vibe.

Flawedperfection Wed 15-Sep-21 22:36:58

@Tigresswoods, just googled Gryff Rhys Jones and he appears to be fine- 67 years young!

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