Monday, 24 November 2014

I'm a little star-struck. The story of a selfie with LLB


I am rubbish at spotting celebrities - generally I am the person wildly searching the space around me when someone points out the famous person in the vicinity.  I usually see them, or the back of their head, as they are walking away.

There are often television personalities at blogger events - luckily I have a couple of blogger friends who are much better then me at spotting and identifying people, especially if they are newer celebs and have been on Towie or Strictly or whatever. I don't watch much TV - unless you count Pokemon.

But walking into the press office at Earls Court for the first day of the Ideal Home Show at Christmas even I could instantly identify the very lovely Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen with his famous flowing locks and characterful outfit! I have enjoyed TV programmes with him as presenter for many years although I wasn't sure about his themed bathroom at the Ideal Home Show.

I love the colours, adore the armchair and even quite like the tree with the fake owl and fairy lights but think in my house with so many males, the pure white snow round the base of the tree would soon have some yellow trails in it!


Anyway - back to the story behind the picture. I dithered for a while but couldn't resist asking him to pose for a selfie (or an Elfie as he insisted I call it because of all the festive fun going on around us) after he had cut the ribbon to declare the show open.

He was very gracious - I was a blithering, babbling wreck (can you tell from my barmy smile?) and now I am an even bigger fan!

I also saw a few other celebrities at the show including chef Gino D'Acampo who is even more gorgeous in the flesh than on the cover of his recipe books or on TV. And his voice made me melt inside just a little bit. Especially when he was speaking Italian on his mobile. Be still my beating heart.

I couldn't quite pluck up the courage to ask for a picture with him when he was in the foyer and think it's bad form to ask when they are relaxing in the press office and green room.

Celebs aside I had a fab day at the show and now can't wait to start decorating my house ready for Christmas!


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14 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a great time!
    Fab photo!
    Ohhh Gino D'Acampo.....I love him!

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    1. I do love The Ideal Home Show no matter what time of year - the Christmas one is perfect for making you feel festive

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  2. Wow, you got to meet a couple of great famous faces! I wouldn't know who half the people that are known as celebrities are nowadays, the kids would have to explain! Hope you had a great time with the stars! Popping in from Magic Moments.

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  3. Looks like you had so much fun - I've missed out on most of the food & home shows this year...I'll try harder next year! #Magicmoments

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    1. It's the best bit of the job - going out to see new things and meet new people

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  4. Soounds fabulous! And that is a selfie to treasure :) #MagicMoments

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    1. I am ridiculously pleased with it - can you tell?

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  5. Oh how lovely to get a selfie with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and you do look very happy to be posing with him! Your comment about the males in your house and the fake snow in the themed bathroom made me chuckle. Sounds like you had a fab time :-)

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    1. A bit too happy and slightly lunatic! I had a great time

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  6. Celebrity news and journalism is like crack. Americans are addicted to it. We need to hear the Mel Gibson rants and see Lindsay Lohan report to jail.

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  7. I went on Saturday and was gutted I was too late for Gino. At least you had the nerve to ask for an elfie - I would have been too shy x

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  8. Am I allowed to say he's aged somewhat since I last saw him but he still looks very distinguished!!! Glad you had a fab day :) #whatsthestory

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  9. To prove how rubbish I am at spotting celebrities...I thought it was your man from the Foo Fighters at first glance! LLB sounds lovely though I'm sure about that bathroom design either! :)

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