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Tentative links to celebrities

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WestEndVBroadway · 12/07/2017 16:31

A friend of mine had a cousin who happened to also be a cousin of Jim Kerr from Simple Minds. Although my friend was not actually related to Jim Kerr she referred to him as her half cousin. Another friend used to boast that she and Simon Le Bon were at school together, they did indeed go to the same school but not at the same time. Anyone else got any vague claims to fame?

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Rubyslippers7780 · 12/07/2017 16:34

My sister had a pe teacher who later became a comedian on tv in the early 90s...

holeinmypocket · 12/07/2017 16:35

Ooh yes, my grandma's cousin was married to a dalek in Dr Who!

Justhadmyhaircut · 12/07/2017 16:36

I went to school with a Geordie footballer and was best friends with a Corrie actor. .

Fiachra · 12/07/2017 16:39

was best friends with a Corrie actor.

But that's not tentative - that's an actual link! We need barely-tangible, preferably unverifiable connections, like someone's granny being married to a Dalek, or Jim Kerr being a kind of distant cousin if you squint a bit and go far back enough. Grin

Fintress · 12/07/2017 16:39

My husband is related (not closely) to Joanna Lumley which he only discovered when she was on Who Do You Think You Are (or whatever it's called).

MrsTerryPratchett · 12/07/2017 16:39

I've snogged someone who has snogged Muriel from Muriel's Wedding.

Also Richard Stilgoe watched my school play.

Whiterabbitears · 12/07/2017 16:43

My great uncle is Bombardier Billy Wells the boxer. He banged the gong at the beginning of the Rank films.

RockyBird · 12/07/2017 16:45

My granda taxied Gloria Hunniford. He was unimpressed by her potty mouth.

Gingernaut · 12/07/2017 16:46

I was two years above Betty Boo at school.

ALemonyPea · 12/07/2017 16:47

I have a friend whose mum is cousins with Peter Beardsley (footballer)

Str4ngedaysindeed · 12/07/2017 16:48

Andy Kershaw trod on my foot at a folk festival and did the 'do you know who I am' thing.

ToastieWarm · 12/07/2017 16:48

My nieces cousin once removed was on Celebrity Big Brother.

My Nan's Husband was the Uncle of Mimi from 'Allo 'Allo.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm · 12/07/2017 16:48

My ex DP's dad was a taxi driver in Newport, and the last person to officially see Richey Edwards from the Manic Street Preachers alive.

CanIHaveChocolatePlease · 12/07/2017 16:50

My mother's from the same home town as Louis Walsh and managed to get him to send me a Christmas card a few years ago Grin

My parents have met a few famous people through their jobs over the years,including dad having met lots of ministers and my mam was involved with the births of liam neeson and ted from father ted's partners babies to name a few (she was a midwife in the national maternity hospital) and also Adam Clayton from u2 broke the strings of her guitar Grin Shock

I'm hoping I can get to met lots of celebs like they have when I'm older Wink

divadee · 12/07/2017 16:50

I once told off Chris Rea for smoking in a non smoking area.

But really tenuous........ I went to school with a girl who's mum's friends cousin was Chris De'Burgh

BrollyDolly · 12/07/2017 16:51

My cousin is very good friends with Margot Robbie they met through work as she is a film director. Plus she knows a lot of other famouses through her job.

BrieAndChilli · 12/07/2017 16:52

A guy I once worked with hired The Who to play at his wedding (before they were famous)

My FILs best friends sisters son is married to Nadia Swaleha

I went to primary school with someone who was somehow step related to Margaret Thatcher.

user1485342611 · 12/07/2017 16:52

Deep breath - my great grandfather's brother's son's wife's sister was in the first series of Big Brother.

ginghambox · 12/07/2017 16:52

Jimmy White bought OH a drink at a pool exhibition night, makes them practically brothers apparently.

divadee · 12/07/2017 16:52

I have lots of non tenuous ones. But didn't think you wanted those.

PastysPrincess · 12/07/2017 16:53

I live in the town where Tom Hardy just passed his motorbike test.

nokidshere · 12/07/2017 16:55

My MIL was close friends with Clive andersons dad Smile

gabsdot · 12/07/2017 16:55

At a school disco, aged 14, I snogged a guy who's brother went on to be a fairly famous comedian.
Also my dad worked for a company in London in the 1960 and Zoe Wannamaker, was the receptionist.

thatstoast · 12/07/2017 16:55

I used to work in the same building as Charlotte church's ex boyfriend.

PeaFaceMcgee · 12/07/2017 16:56

My Dad was bitten by Donovan's dog.

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