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They're bound to disappoint - like the time we booked Wayne Hussey for the B3ta Radio Show. Five minutes before we're due to record, Wayne
phones, lost on the M25 with his Brazilian wife screaming in the background. Not so much the King of Goth, as a hen-pecked flake.

(, Thu 25 May 2006, 14:17)
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I had tea with that Brian Blessed once….
About 15 years ago my mate Bruce and I had a mutual friend who knew Brian Blessed’s daughter (Rosalind) and for some reason we all got invited around for tea on her (17/18th?) birthday.

When we arrived at the house (in Lightwater), Brian was hidden away somewhere in the house doing some writing (about Everest or something) and so we all generally pissed about until tea was ready.

Whilst Bruce & I were alone in the hallway waiting to go into the dining room we suddenly heard a small rumbling followed by a loud rumbling (and it wasn’t my stomach)…then thumping great foot steps getting louder and louder until suddenly… there he was… about 5ft tall (and 4 foot wide) but bigger (and hairier) than Goliath in presence…. He saw us ahead of him and charged forward at us booming “What the FUCK are you two FUCKERS doing in here?” Cue some nervous sweat and fumbling for words… but before we could answer he roared with laughter, shook our trembling hands and invited us on in. Bastard. Very f*cking funny.

We then proceeded to have tea with Brian, his wife (Hildegarde Neil, actress too), his 90 + year old Mother (now deceased) and Rosalind + mutual female friend. Throughout the whole time He told the most disgustingly filthy jokes and stories with complete abandon. Every single sentence included a swear word e.g. “Pass the fucking tea pot will you Mother?” and to our (lesbian) mutual friend: “Got yourself fucked properly yet?”

It was, by far, the most entertaining tea I’ve ever had with anyone. Ever. So there.

Disappointing to meet? Absolutely not. The man is a living legend and is exactly as you would imagine him to be - only a great deal funnier. And louder. And smaller. And wider. And swearier. Length? F*ck off.
(, Thu 25 May 2006, 18:21, closed)

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