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The Day I Met The Celebrity Of My Dreams And Made A Complete Idiot Of Myself!

Michael Praed Robin

Michael Praed Robin

Every body I know has a favorite celebrity. Whether you are a teen or older, you will remember that feeling when you saw him or her on TV or live on stage. And we can all remember sitting in the Cinema watching the movie and sighing to ourselves. ‘I love that man, wish I could meet him’ So I hope you will be sympathetic to me, and please don’t laugh too much, when I tell you about the day I met my screen heart throb, hero, lust of my life or whatever else you would like to call it. The man in question is a Movie Star, West End Actor and has stared in many TV programs including Jilly Cooper's Riders, Robin of Sherwood and Dynasty where he played Prince Michael of Moldavia.

Let’s just put it this way, here’s a list of all the things you DON'T do when you come face to face with the man of your dreams!

I still blush now, when I think of it! And this happened way back in the early nineties!

A great idea. Not!

It was a dark cold night, or maybe it was summer, can’t remember, think I must have blocked it out. Anyway, I decided in my wisdom, no, sorry craving, to go over to the shop opposite my house to get a pack of cigarettes. It just happened to be half ten at night. it stays open until eleven. For some reason my son came with me. It was his fault, If he hadn’t turned to me and said:

‘Mom, what’s that light up the road?’ I would have gone back home, none the wiser.

Turning around I looked to see what he was pointing at.

‘I think they must be filming’ I said in all my innocence. It was one of those big spotlights that they use for night filming.

‘Let’s go and take a look’ said my son.

So, instead of going to the shop, I decided to go and be nosy. Typical!

Michael Praed As Robin of Sherwood Now ask me why I liked him! Go on I dare you!

Michael Praed As Robin of Sherwood Now ask me why I liked him! Go on I dare you!

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Turning Into A Quivering Jello Is Not A Pretty Sight!

We could see the light was shining down on the pub at the top of the road. So, crossing over, we headed around to the side road so that we could peer over the metal gate. There were quite a few people there watching the goings on, so we edged our way in to the front and started to watch the filming. I remember there was a huge helicopter at the back of the pub in the car park. It kept taking of and landing, over and over again. And someone was pumping loads of smoke around to make it look eerie.

It was at this point my friend turned up. So she stayed to watch it with me. Everything was fine, we were enjoying ourselves when suddenly, I did the one thing I shouldn’t do.

I opened my mouth.

In all my innocence I turned to the Cameraman and said’

‘scuse me, who’s in this film, its too dark, I can’t really see their faces’

Walking over, he looked down at his list and said,

‘Martin Clunes, Virginia McKenna, and…’

‘Oh, I like Martin Clunes he is so funny’ I interrupted. Not seeing the great big gaping hole I was just about to fall into. Big time.

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The Cameraman continued, ‘ But the main star is Michael Praed’

I looked at him. He looked back.

‘What?’ I said

‘Michael Praed, he’s the main star, he’s in the pub at the moment, getting changed.’ Then he walked off.

I was frozen, not cold, not the weather silly, oh no. I mean frozen like a tree. Petrified, use whatever metaphor you want, I was gob smacked.

Before my friend had a chance to ask what the hell was the matter, I said, or should I say screamed,

‘Oh my God! Oh my bloody buckets! Michael Praed! Gotta meet him, where is he?’ I looked around, my eyes getting bigger and bigger, my little heart thumping away like a whippet after a hare. To anybody looking my way, I looked manic, think mad woman and you'd be right.

Michael Praed

Michael Praed

Staggered - The Film That Michael Was Making

Turning To Mush

What I hadn’t noticed at this point was the fact that there were about 20 kids milling around behind me. After hearing me scream, they realised that something was amiss and scuttled up to hear what I was saying. But I never saw them. All I could think of was ‘I have to meet him now’!

Seeing my expression, my friend called over the same Cameraman and asked if we could go and get autographs. He said that we could, but would have to wait in the pub hallway for them to come out. Well, the second I heard this I was off like an Olympic sprinter! What I didn't realise was that I was being followed by the 20 kids! We sprinted around to the back door and I stood there shaking like a leaf. My friend was highly amused by this time. It looked liked something out of the Pied Piper, me surrounded by a load of babbling children!

I couldn’t keep still, then I caught a glimpse of Michael in the pub. He waved at me! That was it, I nearly passed out! By this time the whole pub was watching through the large window. But I didn’t care!

Martin Clunes came out first, and we got his autograph, but then the time came for Michael to come out. Once again I froze! He came up to me, smiling and said hello, and my mouth, oh, how I hate my mouth! I opened it to say hello and all that came out was a load of garbage! He must have thought I was mad.

He said, ‘Come into the pub and I will get you a drink'. Well, the kids wanted to come too, but he stopped them and said he would be out in a minute to speak to them.

I remember standing at the bar, just gazing at him. Then I looked around the pub. Oh my God! I knew most of the people in there and they were in hysterics at me. Talk about a dribbling, gabbling, fool! Don’t ask me what Michael said, I just turned into a jelly mold mixture! My hands were shaking, and wait for it, yep, I managed to make myself look a bigger idiot by saying,

‘Can I kiss you????! (what the hell was I thinking? Oh my bloody buckets! What an idiot!)

He smiled and leaned over and kissed me on the cheek. Well, that was it. Complete swoon, well, nearly! He had to go back to work so left us with a smile and a wave.


I ran home with a smile as big as the Grand Canyon, trailing my poor son behind me who hadn’t said a word. You’d think that would be the end of it, but no, not quite.

First of all I had forgotten the cigarettes and desperately needed one, and the second thing I did was, slamming open my front door, I ran into the front room and yelled’

‘I met Michael Praed’! before anyone had a chance to ask what the hell I was talking about, I heard a moan, and, looking around I saw my other friend who was staying with me, squashed against the wall! I had slammed the door on her!

The outcome was that I hadn’t killed her, nearly, but not quite, and my partner was peeved because of the lack of cigarettes!

So, the motto of this story is, if you are faced with the movie star of your dreams, don’t dribble, babble ask to kiss them, or slam your best friend in the door.

Have some decorum. Please.


Nell Rose (author) from England on November 19, 2018:

Lol! I suppose so, thanks!

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on November 19, 2018:

But look at the great story you wrote. Surely that's worth a little embarrassment, no? :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 19, 2018:

LOL! yes meltdown was the word! Jeesh! I feel such a fool and still get embarrassed!

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on November 19, 2018:

What a brilliant comedy sketch this would make, Nell. lol

He sounds like a class act. I doubt any celebrities today would have been so nice to someone who was in complete meltdown.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 23, 2016:

Thanks Peggy, yes Morgan Freeman was a real gent! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 23, 2016:

I got a kick out of reading this. I have to admit not even knowing your celebrity. Now Morgan Freeman I do know and I see from the comments that you also met him. This was a fun read! :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 04, 2016:


Nell Rose (author) from England on July 16, 2015:

LOL! thanks for making me laugh grand old lady! yes he definitely was that!

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on July 16, 2015:

He is totlly hot. Brngs out the cougar in you. I understand:).

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 05, 2012:

Hi, ishwaryaa, thanks for reading, sorry it took so long to answer, cheers nell

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on January 02, 2012:

I agree that your crush was handsome. Good that u met him and ur dream got fufilled!

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 16, 2011:

Hi, Freya, he was gorgeous! lol! I came over all unnecessary! ha ha! my decorum went completely out of the window! thanks for reading, and I am glad it made you laugh, cheers nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 28, 2011:

Hi, ahostage, lol! seriously, how to lose your decorum in one second! it took my mouth three days to work again! ha ha! thanks again, nell

The Lion Queen on November 28, 2011:

Lol. I just met a midwife/author that I've loved for 5 years. I was just shy of an asian chick in a micheal jackson documentary over it. I totally get this. Very fun.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 23, 2011:

Hi, Sunshine, its funny when you meet someone and they are relatively new, then later you feel that if you met them now, well! lol! I remember one year going down the coast and getting out of the car, literally fell over the Beasty boys as they were singing on the beach at a concert! the funny thing was I didn't know who they were at the time, and all I could hear was girls screaming in my ear! lol! thanks for reading, cheers nell

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on November 23, 2011:

Hi Nell! Awesome story! I felt for you! When I met Keith Urban many years ago he was new to the country scene and not very popular. We shook hands, looked into each others eyes and said hello and he even called me sweetie. It was a cool moment but not a big deal. If this moment would have happened in the past 7 years I would be speechless and probably make an ass of myself somehow! LOL

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 23, 2011:

Hi, Marie, that was a day! lol! I turned into a babbling mess! not the usual calm person that I am, well, most of the time! shame that you never got to meet your favorite singer, maybe next time? thanks again nell

Renee on November 23, 2011:

Hi Nell, how are you? kinda hard to stay put and not don’t dribble, babble ask to kiss them, or slam your best friend in the door when the man of your "dreams" is right in front of you....hahaha decorum my foot, i would rather get a kiss, jk. while i saw my favorite singer it was in a concert and never as close as what you had and too bad coz i never got a kiss.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 18, 2011:

Hi, Ivona, Oh that was a day! lol! I thought I was going to turn into mush! thanks for reading, cheers nell

Ivona Poyntz from UK on November 18, 2011:

\who needs decorum when you can get a kiss! Great story. I've only ever met women celebrities so don't have any tales to tell like that.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 07, 2011:

Hi, habee, that was a day! never again! lol thanks for reading, cheers nell

Holle Abee from Georgia on November 07, 2011:

Too funny, Nell! Glad you can laugh about it now. Voted up!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 06, 2011:

Hi, Alicia, it was a nightmare! ha ha talk about a gibbering wreck! my feet didn't want to go the way I did, and my mouth, well, lets just say that I started to talk klingon! thanks for reading, and I am glad you found it funny, cheers nell

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 06, 2011:

This is such a funny story, Nell, and a very entertaining hub! A lot of filming takes place where I live, so I get a chance to see some interesting things. I don't know how I would react if I met one of my favorite actors - it would be interesting to find out!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 05, 2011:

Hi, Hello hello, talk about embarrass myself! ha ha thanks as always, nell

Hello, hello, from London, UK on November 05, 2011:

Oh, Nell, that was a great story. The things you got up to lol

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 04, 2011:

Hi, Genna, its amazing how tongue tied we get! fascinating encounter! I think the sweetest person I met was Morgan Freeman, I was returning from Tenerife, and we had been staying at the Golf apartments as my friend had a timeshare there, when we got back to the airport, we had to stand in line to get our cases through. Just in front of me stood a very tall fair haired guy with a load of golfing gear, my friend who loves chatting to everybody, started up a conversation. At this point I realised that the guy in front of him was with this guy, so I shuffled forward and started talking to him. He let me talk for a while and never said hardly anything, but then I realised that something was amiss. he was wearing a cap and held a book in his hand, so I thought this was strange and looked at him properly, I nearly jumped out of my shoes when I realised who he was! he was trying to be incognito! lol I was about a foot away from him and thought to myself, I am chatting to Morgan Freeman! I found myself counting his freckles! ha ha he has eight on one cheek and nine on the other! lol he started to speak softly to me, so I couldn't really hear him, but it was just chit chat, and then someone came out of the celeb lounge waiting room and called them in. when we boarded the plane, I was driving my friend mad with, its morgan freeman! lol he smiled when I sat down, and ever so often we caught each others eye, when I left the plane he waved and said, goodbye! I was so impressed, every time he comes on tv I drive everybody mad with, 'I met him'!! lol

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on November 04, 2011:

Hi Nell;

In answer to your question…

After my friend and the pilot chatted about the private jet, the pilot disappeared inside the jet and emerged seconds later, smiling, and invited us in for a quick peek at the cockpit area. (You can’t get a word in edgewise when these guys start talking about their flying machines.)

There was a man sitting toward the rear of the jet with his head bent down; it was dark, there was a soft light on and he seemed to be reading something. He said hello, and we said “Hi” back very quickly and thanked him for letting us see the jet. Then he stood up and moved forward to where we were. I looked up to see the weathered, lined face and slighter build than what we see onscreen of Jeremiah Johnson. (My friend is convinced to this day that he came over to chat briefly because we didn’t recognize him at first.) After my heart resumed beating, all I remember was nodding and saying, “Good evening, Mr. Redford,” in what sounded like another language while my friend gushed on about the jet. Everything else is a haze. It was over in about a minute – I think - thank God!

(Sorry for the long post.)

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 04, 2011:

Hi, Genna, Wow! that must have been really interesting, did he stop and chat? I can see why you got lock jaw! lol loved your story, thanks nell

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on November 04, 2011:

This is a delightful story, Nell, and brought back memories. I think we all get tongue tied when we meet one of our idols. I experienced lock-jaw when I unexpectedly met mine one late evening at an airport in New England. A young friend of mine was a pilot who had just taken me on a flight on his Piper. After we landed, we walked near a private jet and my friend was admiring the sleekness of its design. The jet's pilot caught his interest and these two fellows launched into jet-speak for several minutes. Moments later, we met the lone was Robert Redford.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 03, 2011:

Hi, Pras, I am sure one of these days Tom Cruise will come over to your Country and you never know, you may just get that photo of him with you! good luck! and thanks as always, nell

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on November 03, 2011:

I wish I could meet Tom Cruise and shake his hand or just taking pictures with him. But I think this dream is difficult to be achieved. There are a dozens in my list about celebrities. Just meet one of them makes me happy. I am not too familiar with Michael Praed. But I thought he is a very talented actor. Thanks for share with us. Well done, Nell. Rated up!


Nell Rose (author) from England on November 02, 2011:

Hi, beth, LOL! sounds like a great night!

Beth Perry from Tennesee on November 02, 2011:

Well..let's just say it was some years back and the event shook me all night long.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 02, 2011:

Hi, beth, just came back from your hub! lol Oh go on tell us! Please! lol

Beth Perry from Tennesee on November 02, 2011:

Nell, how awesome! I always thought he was cute, too.

I have a real-life celebrity story, but as it isn't G-rated I probably won't be sharing it any time soon, lol.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 02, 2011:

Hi, kitty, yes he was lovely! (sigh)! lol the funny thing was that there was another actor there who I totally ignored! ha ha can't remember who he was, but he said, 'don't you want my autograph? I was in Buster, you know!' hee hee

Kitty Fields from Summerland on November 02, 2011:

Hilarious, Nell! I absolutely adore this story. But...I think that if Michael is a good person (and it sounds like he is) they really get a deep joy for making someone's day as he did with yours. I had talked to one lady who had met Sammy Hagar (Van Halen singer in case you didn't know) and she had said that he told her "the moment people stop getting jittery in front of me or wanting me to give them autographs is the moment I stop doing this job". Thanks for sharing, really loved it!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 02, 2011:

Hi, carrie, luckily my friend thought it was highly amusing even though she got squashed in the door! lol that was one brilliant evening! ha ha thanks again nell

Hi, Alastar, haven't heard back from her yet, mind you last time it took about three days, I just want to meet William Shatner! ha ha

Hi, Polly, ha ha so you like him too? he was, as we say in England, 'Well Fit'! lol

Pollyannalana from US on November 01, 2011:

Wow...and that is probably all I could have said to him! He is something

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on November 01, 2011:

Ms. Nell you know I'm always joshing around with you, I know your not an alchoholic..LOL. Hey, but its no joke when Alastar's intuition is right, is it! Congratuations Nell. You haven't put her off. Please keep us up-dated, okay.

carriethomson from United Kingdom on November 01, 2011:

OMG!! he actually bought you a drink and a peck on the cheek!! omg omg omg!! i absolutely enjoyed reading!! and after all that its justified the way you behaved except slamming the door on your friends face:)) she must have been fuming at you:)) voted up and funny


Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Green Lotus, how you managed to interview all those celebs I will never know! I would have been so nervous! its nice to know that you nearly threw a wobbly as we say over here! ha ha thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Ruby, yep, gob smacked! ha ha I loved Elvis too! I still listen to his music, I can imagine just how you would react! lol pity we haven't got a time machine! now that would be something! ha ha

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, b. Malin, isn't it funny how their partners say that? I remember my friend worked in a hotel and she met Rod Stewart, who was with his wife, they were told not to talk to him, but not even look at the wife! bloomin cheek! who did she think she was? lol thanks again nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Laura, love that one! can you imagine a mosquito the size of texas? lol thanks for reading, cheers nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Movie, hopefully I would be more grown up now, or not, maybe...! lol thanks for reading, cheers nell

Hillary from Atlanta, GA on October 31, 2011:

So funny Nell and a perfect tale for a night when everyone here is obsessed with spooks and demons (Halloween!). I have a few tales of making a fool of myself in front of celebrities but I'm too proud to tell 'em and I never got kissed, darn it.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, lily, Wow? Really? you should have held onto him! lol we do the strangest things when we meet someone like this though, all decorum goes out of the window! ha ha thanks again nell

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 31, 2011:

OMG, This is hilarious. I can't stop laughing. ( GOB SMACKED ) HaHa. I don't know him, but he's a handsome Dude. I know without a doubt, if i had ever met Elvis, i would have made a complete fool of myself, plus, if i ever saw Clark Gable, they would call the police to protect him. HaHa.. Nell you're a great comedic writer. I thoroughly enjoyed..Cheers

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Alastar, I sound like an alcoholic! ha ha what I meant to say is that the reason why everyone knew me in the pub was because we were all local! from school, work etc, oops! and gabbling means, well, gabbling on, talking, wittering, jabbering and well, you get the idea! thanks again nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Reprieve, hope it works! ha ha take a deep breath, hold, then fall to pieces! thanks for reading, cheers nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, chablis, lol! you should have gone over and spoke to him! at least got a photo, your husband was just jealous that you spotted him! hee hee

b. Malin on October 31, 2011:

We once actually sat at Jerry Seinfeld's Table by accident. The woman with him said stay, but just don't TALK to him. So we did, it was quite a thrill. Loved this Hub, very Funny...we get so Crazy over our Celebrities!

Laura Deibel from Aurora, CO on October 31, 2011:

That is a choice phrase: "a smile as big as the Grand Canyon".

Reminds me of the time in Sweden I said "I got bit by a mosquito the size of Texas". We all laughed for the minutes!

Movie Master from United Kingdom on October 31, 2011:

Hi Nell, this is hilarious! I am sure I would have reacted in exactly the same way, he is so drop dead gorgeous!

Lillian K. Staats from Wasilla, Alaska on October 31, 2011:

Love this Nell! In 1976, my boyfriend and I got into a fight- we were at this small place in Hollywood hills, and Michael Keaton was one of the roomates.. he probably saved my life, because I simply ran out into the smog-filled streets. He called after me, hugged me, and told me I looked awful crying, which made me laugh.. What made me remember ancient history? Lovely, funny story! lily

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on October 31, 2011:

Our Nell nosy, never! Darn Nell, if I was a woman I'd have fallen for the actor too. Most of the people in the pub knew you? Uh oh,..well that's okay. Really though, loved this story on the unexpected meet-up. Now, this needs to be said: if Michael had know you like your fans do, he'd been the one to be gob-smacked, dribbling and gabbling(what does gabbling mean?) Aww anyway, awesome and enjoyable reminisce Lady Nell. Triple T!

HS Contino from Oregon Coast on October 31, 2011:

I'll keep your advice in mind if I ever meet Jason Momoa. ;) Thanks for the chuckles!

chablis345 from Berkshire on October 31, 2011:

Ha very funny. In Dubai on holiday I once swam past the England football team captain who is also the captain of my favourtie footie club, Chelsea. My husband persuaded me not to pester him for an autograph as he deserved a holiday and said I was behaving like a stalker! Wish I had though as he left the day after!

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Cardisa, its like our brains disconnect from our mouths so that the rubbish that comes out really isn't anything to do with us! ha ha

Hi, BK, lol! I really can't remember! I think it must have been winter because I remember having an old tatty coat on, as I was just popping over the road to the shop! talk about scruff! mind you, If I had known he was there, it would have taken me hours to get ready! lol thanks for reading, cheers nell

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on October 31, 2011:

Oh I love love love that this all happened on a dark cold night - or possibly summer. I recognize him as an older actor and you had every right to have hot old time. I'm sure you made his dark cold night...or possibly summer...

Fun hub - rated up and yay!

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on October 31, 2011:

I know what you mean. The same thing happened to me when I met a radio personality when I was about didn't know what to say, I went completely dumb!

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Cardisa, LOL! I know, me just being me as usual! seriously, I turned into one big shivering quaking blob! ha ha ha ha

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on October 31, 2011:

At least you got a peck...LOL..LOL..LOL. ha ha ha

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, rosetta, lol! thank goodness its not just me then! thanks for reading, cheers nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Kathy, lol! so you know exactly what I am talking about! good thing your husband took over, otherwise you would have been a shaking mess! thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

Rosetta Ceesay from United Kingdom on October 31, 2011:

Bizarre and funny indeed and I can relate to it ... so like something which would happen to me.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Polly, thanks for reading, it was a bizarre but very funny day, or should I say night! lol

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, CMHypno, how funny! lol when I first read this, I could just see it! sounds like the kind of thing I would do! poor girl! ha ha still can't stop laughing! as for George Clooney, its nice to see a dig like that! maybe they should go out with people of their own age! (she says jealously!) lol thanks again nell

KathyH from Waukesha, Wisconsin on October 31, 2011:

Aww, Nell, I could totally relate! I met the celeb of my dreams (country singer Alan Jackson), only I KNEW I was going to meet him and was as prepared as I could be! (Giggling!!) I was nervous but managed to keep it together until after we met him, then I "went nuts!" LOL!!! Great hub! My husband was with me and saved the moment by asking Alan about CARS! Alan is a car nut and his eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and he and my husband "talked cars" for a minute while I watched. ;) It's a wonderful memory for sure!!

Oh and one time, we met Huey Lewis (of Huey Lewis and the news) in an elevator in Hawaii! Our brother in law, Joe, is a salesman so he can talk to ANYONE! He asked Huey some GREAT questions and got some thoughtful answers! It was so COOL!!

If my husband hadn't been with me, I would have been a jello puddle for sure! ;) Voted up and Funny!!

OH!! And I DID ask if I could give him a KISS (Alan) He is the most gentle polite man I think I've ever met, he leaned down to let me kiss his cheek!! ;) I figured he must get that question ALL the time! ;)

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Thomas, I love your comment, it got me laughing again! lol any lady like behaviour went out of the window that day!! the trouble was, I had an enormous crush on him for years, bit like a kid with a pop star! ha ha I thought I had won the lottery! but alas my chance to woo him went amiss, as I turned into a gibbering mess! ha ha thanks for reading, cheers nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, christopher, talk about making a fool of myself! I could'nt help it, I turned into a quivering jello, and that's not something that's easy to stop when you are hyperventilating! ha ha

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Baileybear, very yummy! lol he also played Prince Michael of Moldavia, in Dynasty, maybe you saw him then? thanks for reading, cheers nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Flora, that's a shame you didn't meet him, on a different day, meeting Martin Clunes the other actor would have been good, the trouble was I only had eyes for Michael! lol thanks again nell

Polly C from UK on October 31, 2011:

Hi Nell, loved reading this hub, it was so entertaining and funny! You definitely know how to keep your readers engrossed until the end :)

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

Hi, Enlydia, there is quite a lot filming going on in my part of the country, it was just the fact that it was him! ha ha but I wouldn't mind meeting the Lord of the Rings Hobbits too! thanks as always, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2011:

HI, Doodlebugs, lol how funny! I bet you clamped your hand over your mouth! thanks for reading, cheers nell

CMHypno from Other Side of the Sun on October 31, 2011:

Very funny hub, Nell. I know someone who walked into the lobby of a London hotel on the way to a business meeting who spotted a member of a famous boy band, who had been her teenage idol, standing at reception. She was so exited that she slipped on the marble floor and literally landed at his feet with her skirt up round her ears. As she had hurt her ankle, she then had the embarrassment of having to be hauled to her feet by hotel staff, dusted down and then had to hobble with what little dignity she had left to the nearest sofa. Why do we give these people so much power - they are only people?

But I have to say that I was very much amused by the dig that George Clooney's Italian ex got in when she told a magazine a few days ago that they had 'more like a father-daughter' relationship. Way to make you feel old George!

ThomasRydder on October 31, 2011:

Oh my GOD!! HAH...bloody buckets? Sweet Jesus in Heaven, that was HILARIOUS!! Nothing like a good chuckle first thing Monday had me in stitches, Nell.....heh heh....the mental pics...TOO good :)TR

Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom on October 31, 2011:

He seems to be a really nice guy. It's a pity you were so star struck Nell. Still you did get a drink out of it, and some happy memories.

Thanks for the laugh. You have brightened up my day.

Baileybear on October 30, 2011:

Never heard of him. Made a yummy looking Robin Hood though

FloraBreenRobison on October 30, 2011:

I found after he died that before I was interested in him Gregory Peck brought his one man show to Bellingham, just over the border from me. Never did meet him in person. I have met a handful of famous people, but none of my favourites.

Enlydia Listener from trailer in the country on October 30, 2011:

Awesome...he is a really handsome guy!

My daughter lives in New York, and one night while she was out with a friend at a bar, they ran into the Hobbits from Lord of the Ring. Jessie said she got a kiss from Elijah Wood, and an email address from another hobbit.

I haven't met or kissed anyone famous yet...maybe I should put that on my wish list.

Nolen Hart from Southwest on October 30, 2011:

Very funny. I once met Chuck Norris in an elevator in Las Vegas. I waited to get up the courage to talk to him, debated whether I should bother him at all, and then blurted out as he was leaving "Keep Doing Your Own Stunts!"

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