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Challenge of the day #3 (3 April) - 5 dream dinner party guests

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LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 03-Apr-20 08:33:35

Tell us 5 people - dead or alive, famous or not - who you'd invite for a particularly interesting dinner party. And why...

I'm going to have to give this some thought grin - be back shortly with my list.

etheltbags1 Fri 03-Apr-20 09:05:44

My choice would be , Monty Don for advice about gardening, San die tocksvig for her wit and humour, the queen for her calming influence she's seen it all before, Freddie mercury for entertainment and Tina Turner to do a duet with Freddie. A mad party or what

Missfoodlove Fri 03-Apr-20 09:13:30

Freddie Mercury, The Princess of Wales, Jane Austen, my Grandmother ( I was 8 when she died and I want to know stuff!) and finally Billy Keane the Irish columnist and author.

Caramac Fri 03-Apr-20 09:31:21

I’d like to dine with Jo Brand, Jonathan Ross, Steve Cougan, Susan Calman and Monty Don. I think there would be lively conversation, humour and wit. Do you think they would turn up if I invited them? smile

Teetime Fri 03-Apr-20 09:35:39

Peter Ustinov- great raconteur

Germaine Greer- always gets everyone going

Alan Rickman for me to gaze at and hear his wonderful voice

Marco Pierre White - he could help me in the kitchen etc! grin

StellaStreet Fri 03-Apr-20 09:38:37

Miriam Margolyes, Trevor Phillips, Chrissie Hynde, Will.I.Am and Billy Connolly. All thoughtful, talented, hugely creative people. I'd be happy to feed them and listen, maybe ask an occasional question. I became a granny six weeks ago and have just joined the forum – this is my first post, prompted by this challenge. Coincidentally, I started a fantasy dinner party guest list a couple of weeks ago and had chosen the first four already, adding Billy Connolly just now because, to me, he's the funniest person in the world.

StellaStreet Fri 03-Apr-20 09:39:49

And if I could squeeze in one extra guest, it would be Jo Brand

TwiceAsNice Fri 03-Apr-20 09:48:54

Billy Connolly, ( for the fab comedy) Stephen King, ( because he’s got a strange mind,)Sidney Poitier, (because he’s gorgeous) (Michael Portillo, (because he’s interesting) Michelle Obama( because I’ve realised I haven’t put any women and after reading her book think I’d really like to talk to her.

SalsaQueen Fri 03-Apr-20 10:05:02

Sir Davis Attenborough - such a lovely and wise man with a soothing voice too.

Margaret Thatcher - to help Boris
Gordon Ramsay - to do the cooking
Frank Skinner - for his witty humour
David Bowie - to sing for us.

henetha Fri 03-Apr-20 10:11:24

Billy Connolly for his wit and humanity
Jamie Oliver to do the cooking
Hugh Grant, just to drool over that handsome face
Jane Fonda, we are the same age and she's my role model.
My brother in Canada whom I have only met once.

Missfoodlove Fri 03-Apr-20 10:15:56

Henetha, there must be a story regarding your brother. 😉

gma Fri 03-Apr-20 10:25:00

My five dream dinner guests would be
Sir Terry Wogan .... miss him so much on the radio
Michelle Obama, an elegant intelligent woman
Peter Kay, so very clever and I love his Bolton accent
Carole King, to sing to us
Terence Stamp....my pin up from the 60s

JessK Fri 03-Apr-20 10:36:23

Rik Mayall - because he would cheer me up and make me laugh
Princess Ann - (yes really) I'm sure she would be good fun
Elvis - to serenade us all
Dame Judy Dench - she must have some fascinating tales to tell
Zsa Zsa Gabor - to keep us amused about all her husbands

b1zzle Fri 03-Apr-20 11:02:11

Jesus - who needs anyone else?

Daddima Fri 03-Apr-20 11:06:26

I would have Sandi Toksvig and Miriam Margoyles for the chat, Billy Connolly to talk about his travels around Britain, David Attenborough , who must have many a tale to tell, and Paul McCartney, whom I’ve loved since I was about 11.
Mind you this could change shortly, as I remember more people!

Northernandproud Fri 03-Apr-20 11:07:33

Billly connelly some one who would make me laugh
Anne bronte the tenant of wildfell hall has always fascinated me the themes of it seem so different from the normal
Thomas Cromwell probably because i am reading the mirror and the light but been dreading the end as i don't want him to die
Sean bean no explanation needed
Emily davidson to find out what actually happened.
Not a dinner party anyone else but me would want to attend

Dee1012 Fri 03-Apr-20 11:08:56

Billy Connolly...nobody can make me laugh like he can.
Keanu Reeves...just to gaze at and perhaps stroke!
Susan Sarandon...I just really like her warmth, humanity and intelligence.
Terry Pratchett....an admirable man.
Joanna Lumley...beautiful voice and utterly charming.

Aggy21 Fri 03-Apr-20 11:33:06

Graham Norton, rufus wainwright, Nicolas cage, John Lennon and Johnny cash...

missdeke Fri 03-Apr-20 11:33:49

Henry VII - curiosity

Miriam Margolies - to put Henry down

Eric Clapton to provide the music

Janet Street Porter - She's so outspoken

My Swedish grandfather - he died under mysterious circumstances before I was born, I'd ask what happened and I'd tell my mum before it's too late, she's almost 100.

Thecatshatontgemat Fri 03-Apr-20 11:34:08

Only five, a bit tricky, but these spring immediately to mind.

1) J. G. Ballad : a favourite author of haunting and disturbing novels, l would love to talk to him about them.
2) Terry Wogan : Lovely man, much missed. Puckish sense of humour with all his Togs etc.
3) David Attenborough : Very interesting and well travelled man, with many a tale to tell.
4) & 5) : my old Ma and Pa, now dead, as l have so many questions to ask them, and mysteries to unravel.

Kartush Fri 03-Apr-20 11:49:41

Freddy Mercury of course
Derek Ryan because I love his music
Adam Lambert seems like an interesting person
Ron Perlman just finished his book and I am fascinated
and Catherine Cookson author of most of my favourite books

Aepgirl Fri 03-Apr-20 11:50:53

Definitely Terry Wogan, Queen Victoria, Matt Baker, Michael Ball, Peter Kay.
Definitely NOT Brian Blessed or Richard Osman.

annab275 Fri 03-Apr-20 11:52:09

Nigella Lawson to to the cooking
Eddie Izzard to make us laugh
Boy George to make us laugh and sing a song
Grayson Perry to teach us to laugh at ourselves
David Attenborough to help us believe there is something more important than us.

Neilspurgeon0 Fri 03-Apr-20 11:59:07

Poirot, for the craic
Gaugin, to entertain us about Brittany and Tahiti
My mum, just to hear her voice once again and to hug her
Rodin, for tales if naughty nineties Pars
Aristotle, for his questioning of the other guests to get their full stories

Laurensnan Fri 03-Apr-20 12:06:03

Adam Lambert ( cos I have an old lady crush on him 🤣 plus he could sing to me)
Robbie Williams ( cos I have an old lady crush on him 🤣 .... plus he could sing to me)
Lee mack and David Mitchell for the banter.
Claudia Winkleman because she would be fun to chat to.