I knew as soon as I gave up blogging my minor celebrity spots, I’d get a really good one.
I think I’m going to stop blogging these in 2011. I just see too many minor celebrities that it’s super boring. But I did see two on New Year’s Eve so they are the final additions to the canon.
56 – Philip Bretheton, actor from grandparent-friendly sitcom As Time Goes By.
57 – Peter Serafinowicz aka Darth Maul (or to be more precise Darth Maul’s voice) and former alumnus of Mr Beet’s school.
As this is the final spot, I thought I’d rank my top and bottom 5 spots.
1. The Queen and Prince Philip – is the Queen even technically a celebrity? She’s almost too famous to count.
2. Camilla Parker-Bowles - another royal spot. She drove past me with her car window open and I didn’t poke her or nothing. Honest, guv’nor.
3. Denise Lewis - the only celebrity I high-fived.
4. Mark Lawson - for sheer volume of spots, I must have seen him a dozen times.
1. The girl from the Polo advert, where she’s taking her driving test and the examiner makes her read the polo advert to test her eyesight. The only spot that I can’t actually find out their name, so that is pretty obscure.
3. Nole Marin - pretty obscure and my only international spot, spotted in New York.
4. Sarfraz Manzoor – another journalist, only recognised because I’d seen a photo of him the same day in the paper.
5. Aidan McArdle – aka that guy from that thing, you know, that programme, with that actress who used to be in that other thing.
Turning on the Christmas lights in Blackheath was Kevin Bridges. It was pointless getting a stand-up comedian in as the microphone wasn’t working. But I’m sure he was being very amusing.
From a few weeks ago that I forgot to blog – Brian Blessed.
I was just going to blog that I saw Jasper Carrot in a lift, but then I remembered that that was in a dream.
As you were.
At the train station this morning, actress Katherine Parkinson from the IT Crowd (and Malteasers adverts).
Three fifths (or possibly three quarters?) of Westlife, leaving the hotel by work. Even though they were apparently off duty, they were dressed in such a way as I could tell they were celebrities even from a considerable distance. Or maybe I am now developing some kind of celebrity spidey-sense.
Most recent spot is Channel 5 presenter Vicki Butler Henderson.
Today’s three spots are very minor indeed and I’m not sure they even add up to one minor celebrity between them.
The first was Sarfraz Manzoor and I wouldn’t have recognised him at all had it not been for the fact that (a) I’d read an article by him in the Guardian that very morning, with a picture of him in it and (b) he has quite distinctive hair.
The second was Matt Stevens, rugby player.
The third one barely registers, it was the girl from this advert.
Today’s spot is poet and children’s laureate Michael Rosen.