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Do we have any famous people on here?

(120 Posts)
JenniferEccles Thu 28-May-20 13:37:55

Obviously I am not expecting anyone to reveal their identity but I do wonder if there are any incognito!

pensionpat Thu 28-May-20 13:41:09

A poster once said that she was the mother of a famous author.

Elizabeth1 Thu 28-May-20 13:50:22

I’m famous I’m someones granny wink

NanKate Thu 28-May-20 13:50:50

That’s me PensionPat unless there are more than one of us. I wonder if we have a parent of an actor or artist, or even a film star.

I’m sure, on the whole, we are proud of our kids whatever they do.

yggdrasil Thu 28-May-20 13:52:52

Me. I was captain of my team on University Challenge. We got to the final, and in the semi-final got the highest score of 415.
I know I was famous, because I got recognised in the street by complete strangers.
It was a few decades ago now though.

JenniferEccles Thu 28-May-20 13:54:11

I was thinking that there are still quite a few ‘mature’ women in the public eye so I wondered if by any chance any were GN members.

Newatthis Thu 28-May-20 13:55:48

I've met lots of famous people including many members of the royal family but not famous myself.

Galaxy Thu 28-May-20 13:56:48

I am aware of famous people on MN so it's not out of the question.

NfkDumpling Thu 28-May-20 16:16:25

I once met Prince Philip on a footbridge at Sandringham and he called me a pleb for being on the bridge. Does that make me famous?

NfkDumpling Thu 28-May-20 16:16:49

(Actually he said “bloody pleb“)

Nortsat Thu 28-May-20 16:20:31

As we will never know the identity of any famous GNs, I would prefer not to know whether there are any - because I will spend my time wondering who’s who.

Whitewavemark2 Thu 28-May-20 16:23:53


Oh dear they really need to be given the chop.

AGAA4 Thu 28-May-20 16:24:51

Maybe not Nfk but it makes him a pleb to put it politely.

morethan2 Thu 28-May-20 17:30:38

NfkD I’d have politely told him that it was us ‘plebs’ that kept him and his family in the elitist position they are in.

Pantglas2 Thu 28-May-20 17:40:01

Well done - eight posts slipped in on topic before the republicans managed to bring it around to getting rid of royalty!

There’s a thread on Revolting Breakfasts which you might like to corrupt - best be quick or some other idiot will beat you to it.......

Wheniwasyourage Thu 28-May-20 18:07:12

Well, I'm very famous, but I couldn't possibly tell you who I am. grin

Gabriel56 Thu 28-May-20 19:16:45

I'm not in the least bit famous but I move in very famous circles. I'm very discreet and have been friends with these people for over thirty years - they don't seem famous to me at all 😂

Callistemon Thu 28-May-20 19:25:45

Why would I reveal who I am?
I like to be incognito.

GrannySomerset Thu 28-May-20 19:28:31

Can’t imagine anything worse than being famous for anything at all. Anonymity definitely best!

GagaJo Thu 28-May-20 19:31:26

When I was 18 I was Sienna Millers nanny. She was a little sweetie but her elder sister Savannah was awful.

kittylester Thu 28-May-20 20:56:33

I haven't ever got over Susannah Reid's mum being on the Strictly thread and trying to persuade us to vote for her daughter.grin

MawB Thu 28-May-20 21:24:28

Welcome back Gabriel(la)56

Do I get a prize for spotting you?

Luckylegs Thu 28-May-20 21:31:04

I thought that might be the case as soon as I saw the name, MawB!

phoenix Thu 28-May-20 21:40:49

I have done several radio interviews, and had a rather cheeky conversation with Prince Charles at a dance when I lived in Windsor Castle, but definitely NOT famous!

merlotgran Thu 28-May-20 22:16:11

I haven't ever got over Susannah Reid's mum being on the Strictly thread and trying to persuade us to vote for her daughter

I remember falling for all the flannel in the early days, kitty. Very flattering pms etc., etc., then I noticed she would disappear during the week after Strictly had been aired.

One Friday morning, jingl announced, 'Oh, here she is again, drumming up votes for Susannah then if she gets through she'll bugger off until next Friday!' grin

Nothing got past jingl. sad