I’ve brought this blog category out of retirement for one time only for a very special minor celebrity spot in New Zealand. The location was en route to Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel Peninsula and the minor celebrity spotted was….me! Walking along the path, I distinctly heard the people going the other way say “…blah blah blah beetchawawa…“. I didn’t imagine it, Mr Beet heard it too. Now, it is possible that these people were just imitating a surprised Ewok, but it seems an unlikely coincidence.
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).