Celeb Spotting

Alan Davies Bites A Man

I’m slowly clearing my backlog of techie posts but everyone who is visiting the blog at the moment is after Alan Davies (he lives near where I work, his wife is very thin). According to the Evening Standard he was “tired and emotional” (usually a euphemism for being coked up) and bit a beggar. “Man bites tramp”, tabloid gold.

Glad I’m just snide about him in a blog rather than mixing up his character and real name and getting a trip to A&E as a reward.

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Celeb Spotting, London

Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson

Wandering past the Almeida, side by side, like they were friends in real life. Higson had a white paper bag, which given the location and the improbability that he was out seeking a crafty afternoon kebab suggests a bite to eat at Ottolenghi. There is a certain odd couple quality to them, Whitehouse slightly brash and London; Higson diffident, quiet, very well-spoken. Both smartly dressed and not short a bob either.

Spotting them together must be extra points. Weird trivia: I am one of twenty people who have actually read Higson’s novel Full Whack. It is gruesome in parts, strange in others and is the only book I have read that features a dash along the M4 through Wales during which all narrative momentum is lost.

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Celeb Spotting, London

Comedy Spot Max Out

David Mitchell on the tube, picking his nose and reading the Plot Against America. Looks better in life than on film. Meanwhile once off the Tube managed to spot Justin Lee Collins weaving towards the West Country train on his way from Heathrow. Another tall television presenter, sporting brightly dyed hair. Actually looks like some outlandish cartoon character in real life.

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