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    When I was a professional dancer at the Moulin Rouge in Paris we did a fair bit of television work, often with celebrities. We did a live TV spectacular, shown on French TV with Sacha Distel. For the photo shoot afterwards he pinched me on the arse. Cheeky old git. There is a famous racing driver [was] called Paul Belmondo. He is the son of the actor Jean Paul Belmondo. He appeared on the Moulin Rouge stage with us all and his racing car. We were photographed in Paris Match magazine. Sadly I never got a copy of the magazine my photo was in. But the exact same photo appeared in a published book about the Moulin Rouge and so, my photo is in it.!!There were many celebs in the audience on various nights. Liza Minnelli was in the audience one night and came backstage after the show to meet us all. Annoyingly about a month before arriving in Paris the ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov appeared ,and again went backstage to meet everyone. This was around the same time that he appeared in the film White Nights. Me and my friend saw that film 7 times !! But most impressive of all for me was when I was later on working in Japan. We all had been given the night off .The show we were dancing in had been cancelled as a block booking to the hotel where we lived and worked had cancelled at the last minute.[A lot of big hotels in Japan have their own built in theatre and put on shows nightly for guests.] Anyway, we were told that afternoon there was to be no show that night and we had just been paid our monthly salaries the day before. So we all headed off to Tokyo. After a day at Disneyland we went to the Hard Rock Cafe. And there was George Best. As someone brought up in the Old Trafford area of Manchester and being told by my dad from the youngest age possible about him,I idolised him. Long story short, Kevin Keegan ,Pat Crerand and Ruud Kroll were also there for Kick Aids. We all chatted with them all night, trying to teach them the Five Positions of The Feet [5 basic classical ballet steps]. It was hysterical, but they were all a good laugh. George had been knocking back white wines all night. His hands were all over me. I just wanted to talk about football ! Anyway George asked me if I wanted to go back to his hotel room and spend the weekend with him, "And i'll take you shopping and buy you anything you want". I declined his invitation. George looked rather put out and offended that I had rejected him. So Kevin Keegan was all over him trying to massage his ego saying, "She's a football fan George, they see you differently to other women". Anyway it got to around 4.30 in the morning and they were all heading off. George then said to me "Will you at least give an old man a goodnight kiss?" So I agreed. I snogged George Best. Floozy. Actually the experience was most unpleasant as he tasted of wine and I hate all alcohol. Plus his moustache was tickling my nose. I met him back in 1989, I think it was. I absolutely ****ing cried my eyes out when he died.
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    I haven't met any famous people but statistically, someone who I have met at some point in the past should become famous one day right?

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    How come you met the Queen and Blair?
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    I haven't met any famous people but statistically, someone who I have met at some point in the past should become famous one day right?

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    How come you met the Queen and Blair?
    That reminds me of the six degrees of kevin bacon thing :rolleyes:

    Oh it was at an anniversery event she, a few government folk etc. attended
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    (Original post by markova21)
    Do you mean the actor or the Physicist? I LOVE Brian the scientist. He replied to a Tweet of mine once. I ran around the living room like a mad teenager [i'm 48 and should know better at my age]. Then he came to Ireland to give a talk at University College Dublin. He had just started speaking and I felt really ill,as if I was going to faint. I had had nothing to eat since 6 o'clock that morning and my blood sugar levels had crashed. Went to the canteen ,had a sandwich and a can of coke and slipped back in to my seat. But by then the talk was half over. I was so disappointed.
    Physicist He came to my sixth form college, did a small talk and everything. I was a science ambassador (albeit Chemistry ambassador) and he came over to all the ambassadors to say hi. When he came over to us I literally started squealing to my friend lol. Then the hype died down and I realised he was just an ordinary guy
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    (Original post by Napp)
    That reminds me of the six degrees of kevin bacon thing :rolleyes:

    Oh it was at an anniversery event she, a few government folk etc. attended
    Well, I'm jealous. I'd love to meet the Queen! Was she nice?
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Physicist He came to my sixth form college, did a small talk and everything. I was a science ambassador (albeit Chemistry ambassador) and he came over to all the ambassadors to say hi. When he came over to us I literally started squealing to my friend lol. Then the hype died down and I realised he was just an ordinary guy
    How lovely. I follow Brian and his wife Gia Milinovich on Twitter. They're a great couple. She has replied to a few of my Tweets . Brian only ever replied to one. There was a man from Gaza on Brian's Facebook page trying to contact him, telling him Brian had many fans in Gaza and how wonderful it would be if Brian were to go over to do some talks there. Brian's Facebook page is just a fan site. He never ever goes on it. So I messaged the man in Gaza and told him to contact Brian on Twitter. But he didn't have Twitter and asked me to tell Brian to contact him. Anyway I contacted Brian on Twitter telling him about this man and he replied to my Tweet almost immediately. "Tell him to contact me on here". I don't know whether the man did or not. But I was so happy Brian had replied to my Tweet, even if it WAS about someone else. !!
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    Well, I'm jealous. I'd love to meet the Queen! Was she nice?
    Ah it was excellent, got to love her accent She just had a few questions about the uniform [RN dress uniform] The friends on the other side got to chat to Prince Phillip though which I imagine was rather amusing The amount of security she has is very impressive though, I mean this was a closed event in the middle of nowhere and she still had a massive armed motorcade!
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    (Original post by markova21)
    How lovely. I follow Brian and his wife Gia Milinovich on Twitter. They're a great couple. She has replied to a few of my Tweets . Brian only ever replied to one. There was a man from Gaza on Brian's Facebook page trying to contact him, telling him Brian had many fans in Gaza and how wonderful it would be if Brian were to go over to do some talks there. Brian's Facebook page is just a fan site. He never ever goes on it. So I messaged the man in Gaza and told him to contact Brian on Twitter. But he didn't have Twitter and asked me to tell Brian to contact him. Anyway I contacted Brian on Twitter telling him about this man and he replied to my Tweet almost immediately. "Tell him to contact me on here". I don't know whether the man did or not. But I was so happy Brian had replied to my Tweet, even if it WAS about someone else. !!
    I didn't know he was married I assumed he just had a gf...

    That's very nice of him though! And I certainly would be amazed if I got a reply from him :lol:

    Fun fact... He was born on the same site I did my A Levels in... My sixth form used to be a hospital
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    The CFO of Marvel was sat next to me at my dad's wedding and I had to recite a poem in front of him and another thousand people :embarrassed: Important more than famous but still. I've met lots of big ppl because they're my friends' relatives too.. at a year-group party once I met the dad of the guy hosting the party who turned out to be the owner of one of the biggest multinational retail chains in Latin America, and on the Forbes 500.. quite a few politicians too
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I didn't know he was married I assumed he just had a gf...

    That's very nice of him though! And I certainly would be amazed if I got a reply from him :lol:

    Fun fact... He was born on the same site I did my A Levels in... My sixth form used to be a hospital
    Chadderton? I'm from Manchester originally. Live in Northern Ireland now. Yes,Brian's wife is American.
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    Penelope Cruz. We lived in the same neighbourhood when I lived in Madrid!
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    Nick Clegg if that counts
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    (Original post by markova21)
    Chadderton? I'm from Manchester originally. Live in Northern Ireland now. Yes,Brian's wife is American.
    Yeah, just a bit away from there, in Oldham town centre
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Yeah, just a bit away from there, in Oldham town centre
    Although the family live in London ,Brian still has a flat in Oldham. He uses it to crash there if he has an early lecture at Man Uni.
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    Priyanka chopra
    I met a murderer once (does that count?)
    met with world ambassadors (it was daunting lol! 6 peeps from South and East Asia)
    Prime Minister (didn't meet but saw him when I went to Number 10)

    (Priyanka was the best though)
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    I met Razor Ruddock when he came to open a bookies in my town
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    (Original post by Napp)
    Nice! What's he like?
    Indeed you see people going nuts if they get near some celebs or the like screaming/shouting/jumping around ... never quite got that...
    Like you and I but with millions in the bank...
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    Benedict Cumberbatch for like 5 seconds. I thanked him for the autograph and he said thank YOU very much and that was it.
    My mom actually met him another time and they talked for a few minutes.

    Also Amy Lee and the rest of Evanescence members. That was actually pretty cool as I talked to some of them for a while!
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    I was in an elevator with Sir Alex Ferguson once when I stayed at the same hotel as the team ... by complete coincidence. Also served him at work. Had the pleasure of meeting Mr Bruce Springsteen outside his hotel in Paris before a Wrecking Ball Tour show there in 2013, that was a very brief encounter though as there were quite a few people around trying to talk to him. Weirdly I had a conversation with former WCW president Eric Bischoff as well once when he was in Manchester for something ... I can't remember what event he was actually doing.
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    (Original post by markova21)
    Although the family live in London ,Brian still has a flat in Oldham. He uses it to crash there if he has an early lecture at Man Uni.
    If you pay me, I can stalk him for you haha
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    I was in an elevator with Sir Alex Ferguson once when I stayed at the same hotel as the team ... by complete coincidence. Also served him at work. Had the pleasure of meeting Mr Bruce Springsteen outside his hotel in Paris before a Wrecking Ball Tour show there in 2013, that was a very brief encounter though as there were quite a few people around trying to talk to him. Weirdly I had a conversation with former WCW president Eric Bischoff as well once when he was in Manchester for something ... I can't remember what event he was actually doing.
    That's amazing! I would love to meet Sir Alex :heart:
 
 
 
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