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Celebrities back in 'normal' jobs?

Celebrities back in 'normal' jobs?

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NotKenBlock

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2,299 posts

96 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Thinking last night while her indoors (honest) was watching celeb big brother. That Kerreh Katona bird... what happens when she runs out of money?

Clearly she wont sing anymore (did she even in the first place?) and im sure she can last another 5 years on crappy celeb shows. But what happens then? She's clearly been in money troubles and scrapes a living going from celeb show to celeb show.

So what celebs do you now know of back in 'normal' jobs? I believe the East 17 boys went back to being roofers. What about any others?

As you can tell, im full of thought provoking intelect this morning

Robbo101

180 posts

68 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Didn't Geoffrey from Rainbow end up stacking shelves in a supermarket when his contract ended ?

paulmurr

3,675 posts

124 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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One of the Bay City Rollers is a nurse in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Tyre Smoke

9,902 posts

173 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Robbo101 said:
Didn't Geoffrey from Rainbow end up stacking shelves in a supermarket when his contract ended ?
He drives a taxi in somewhere like Southend I think.

Frog Dog

13,109 posts

72 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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'Celebrities'


Then mentioning Kerry Katona. Bleh.

I expect they get by on selling stories and pics of themselves to 'Celebrity' magazines etc....
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marshalla

15,902 posts

113 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Simon Groom (Blue Peter) http://www.manorfarmdethick.co.uk/Aboutus.htm
Adrian Mills (That's Life) http://www.thaitho.co.uk/
Simon Dee became a bus driver

darren9

855 posts

107 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Gary Croft

taken from Wiki:

[quote]Gary Croft (born 17 February 1974 in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England) is a former English football player who played as a left back. He played as a professional between 1992 and 2008 notably for Grimsby Town, Blackburn Rovers and Ipswich Town, having also had spells with Wigan Athletic, Cardiff City and Lincoln City. He is most famous nationwide for being the first footballer to play whilst wearing an electronic tag,[1] when playing for Ipswich Town. Croft made his England under-21s debut against Brazil under-21s on 6 June 1995, David Beckham also made his debut in the same match.[2]
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Now an estate agent

CaptainSlow

6,574 posts

124 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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She'll do some low rate adverts or get married and sell the pictures to magazines that are bought by retards.

NoVetec

8,691 posts

85 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Robbo101 said:
Didn't Geoffrey from Rainbow end up stacking shelves in a supermarket when his contract ended ?
I think so...

Little Britain had a sketch based on a childrens' tv personality working in a supermarket.

fido

12,102 posts

167 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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They can always land a job in PR or something that requires a face, albeit an ugly one. Let's face it, most of us don't have the celeb thing on our CV and manage. Clearly some of them are as thick as pig sh8t and i'm struggling to think what sort of job requires experience in being spit-roasted by footballers and ilk. But if you can sing, dance or tell jokes [badly] then you will find work.

milfordkong

626 posts

144 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Not really a celebrity as such, but there was a pub where my folks have a holiday home that was ran by an ex premiership footballer, nobody well known but he had pictures all over the wall of him in the team line up with some big stars, shaking Mandelas hand etc... Apparently had some big gambling problem and when I was up there the other week he was selling bacon butties and ice creams from a van down by the beach, seems he works for a local estate now as an odd job man. Decent enough bloke by all accounts and seems to be taking it all in his stride.

doogz

27,134 posts

99 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Not quite a celebrity, but the breakfast show presenter on Rock Radio used to play guitar with Nazareth.

I met him a couple of years ago, before he got the radio gig, he was driving delivery lorries for Asda, when i worked there as a student.

MitchT

10,147 posts

121 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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What about the failed celebrities who are £XM in debt and out of work yet still living multi-millionaire lifestyles? If they’re out of work and £XM in debt than they’re earning £X less than me and effectively have £XM less than me, yet I can barely afford to scrape a humble plebeian existence while they continue to live in sprawling mansions and drive Porsche Cayennes. I don’t get it.

Tyre Smoke

9,902 posts

173 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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milfordkong said:
Not really a celebrity as such, but there was a pub where my folks have a holiday home that was ran by an ex premiership footballer, nobody well known but he had pictures all over the wall of him in the team line up with some big stars, shaking Mandelas hand etc... Apparently had some big gambling problem and when I was up there the other week he was selling bacon butties and ice creams from a van down by the beach, seems he works for a local estate now as an odd job man. Decent enough bloke by all accounts and seems to be taking it all in his stride.
Peter Shilton AICMFP

ewenm

28,506 posts

157 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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I guess it depends if you're a "celebrity" because you're really good at something or a "celebrity" because you were on some talentless vacuous reality TV show...

Why do we (i.e. the UK media and its acolytes) celebrate these nonentities?

milfordkong

626 posts

144 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Tyre Smoke said:
Peter Shilton AICMFP
Nowhere near that high profile old bean

Big Rod

5,698 posts

128 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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doogz said:
Not quite a celebrity, but the breakfast show presenter on Rock Radio used to play guitar with Nazareth.

I met him a couple of years ago, before he got the radio gig, he was driving delivery lorries for Asda, when i worked there as a student.
Naz' are quite the celebrities around these here parts, as are Big Country and Barbara Dixon!! LOL

williamp

14,887 posts

185 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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Not quite the same, but ex Ferrari F1 world champion Jody Schekter is now a farmer:

http://www.laverstokepark.co.uk/about-laverstoke-p...

darren9

855 posts

107 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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williamp said:
Not quite the same, but ex Ferrari F1 world champion Jody Schekter is now a farmer:

http://www.laverstokepark.co.uk/about-laverstoke-p...
So is ex blur guitarist Alex James. Prize winning cheese apparantly.

Puggit

36,796 posts

160 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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marshalla said:
Adrian Mills (That's Life) http://www.thaitho.co.uk/
He was interviewed on Sky after the riots as their Ealing branch got trashed frown