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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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MrsJoker · 12/07/2017 16:56

I have a very tenuous one to Kevin Bacon - mums cousin acted in a film with Aidan Quinn, who acted in a film with Kevin Bacon - giving me a Bacon number of three (Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game). I have dined out literally zero times on that connection

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Ineedmorelemonpledge · 12/07/2017 16:57

In Uni dorms my neighbour was a neighbour to Catherine Zeta Jones' cousin.

Is that tenuous enough? Grin

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SaucyJack · 12/07/2017 16:58

My friend's Nan went to school with Leo Sayer.

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MrsTerryPratchett · 12/07/2017 16:58

@MrsJoker the Aidan Quinn connection is a real one. I used to LOVE him.

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Saiman · 12/07/2017 16:59

A friend of a friend is friends with cheryl cole.

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PeaFaceMcgee · 12/07/2017 16:59

My SIL's partner's mum is Mummy Pig's cousin.

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alteredimages · 12/07/2017 16:59

A friend in high school's Mum met Matt Damon's Mum several times at conferences.

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Tazerface · 12/07/2017 16:59

I went to the same school as George Michael twenty years later

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flownthecoopkiwi · 12/07/2017 17:00

my sister in laws partner went to school with Brian Cox. A colleague at work went to school with Mathew Macfadyen.

Tentative enough?

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Sparrowlegs248 · 12/07/2017 17:00

I worked in the same building as a woman who had an affair with Rick paarfit, and sold her story to the news of the world. Centre spread with only a guitar to hide behind......

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NoLoveofMine · 12/07/2017 17:01

An author of horrendous but unfortunately sales-wise successful supposedly "erotic" books lives about a minute down the road from me. A link hopefully tentative enough for me not to shudder too much at.

I'm told one of my other near neighbours had people including Kirsty MacColl round a few times at gatherings for parents from the school their children attended.

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Allthebestnamesareused · 12/07/2017 17:04

Tenuous include:
People who went to my school include Sarah Brightman, Fern Britten, Carey Mulligan and Amal Clooney (although not at the same time and only two at the same time as me although they were older.

Also when I was 15-17 my dad's friend was the producer of Top of the Pops so we often went along and met lots of famous pop stars (late 70s/early 80s)

Not so tenuous and definitely not a stealth boast, oh, yes it is when I was 19 I went out with a footballer who went on to play for England and Liverpool but was at a lower league club at the time.

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Laura1206 · 12/07/2017 17:05

My mum lived next door to Bradley Walsh and went to school with him

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MrsSeverusSnape · 12/07/2017 17:08

Picture the scene - its 1996, the era of BritPop and Cool Britannia and my best friend's big sister's best friend's grandad was best friends with Damon from Blur's Grandad.

Now that is about as tenuous as it gets Grin

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tinytemper66 · 12/07/2017 17:11

My mother worked for Richard Burton`s half brother!

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TheGirlWhoWasntThere · 12/07/2017 17:12

My granddad lived next door to Robbie Coltrane's mum. I once saw her in her garden.

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tinypop4 · 12/07/2017 17:12

My mum went to school with Twiggy. They were in different years and weren't friends but caught the same school bus. :-)

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Piffpaffpoff · 12/07/2017 17:14

Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter (Shirley Henderson) shops in the same Asda as me.

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simon50 · 12/07/2017 17:15

In my dim and distant past I trained at a gym run by this guy Mike, a couple of years later he was Wolf on Gladiators

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DevilsInTheDetail · 12/07/2017 17:16

My nans cousin dated Ozzy Osbourne back before they were famous, she said he was bat shit crazy back then too!

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TheLittleShirt · 12/07/2017 17:16

I tell people that I went on holiday to USA with John McEnroe, well we were on the same plane.

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OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow · 12/07/2017 17:16

My dsis got asked out by a 70s pop star (think very arty, Geordie) she was dressed as a pixie at the time.
Dh was in tge same American studies class at hull uni as a very famous hostage. (Also Sarah green, but she did drama)
A colleagues bf teaches at the school of a mn heart throb's dc.

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justatoe1 · 12/07/2017 17:17

I once snogged Jimmy Page's ex gardener ?

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Angeldt · 12/07/2017 17:20

My late mum's friend used to look after a famous persons dog (who also made tv appearances so was in itself famous ) When they were out of the country.

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user1485342611 · 12/07/2017 17:22

My cousin's neighbour's mum's dentist was Mollie Sugden's bridesmaid.

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