US comic Joan Rivers nearly arrested in Faversham after being mistaken for illegal immigrant
US comic Joan Rivers was
nearly arrested on a fishing trip
by Lauren Fruen
Comedian Joan Rivers very nearly found herself in deep
water on a fishing trip in Faversham - after being mistaken
for an illegal immigrant.
After it was revealed the A-list star spent a weekend
in the town filming her latest reality show, it has now emerged she
was almost arrested during her stay.
Joan, pictured left, was visiting her
close friend The Countess Sondes of Lees Court Estate when they
were questioned by the UK Border Agency.
The agency had received a tip-off regarding a suspicious group
of people on two fishing trawlers at Harty Ferry.
Border agency staff went to the site - a well-known spot
for illegal immigrants - but instead found Joan, her daughter
Melissa and a film crew as they recorded an episode of Joan and
Melissa, Joan Knows Best! for US television.
Funnywoman Joan said: "Even though we were innocent I am so
sorry they didn't arrest us.
"I love Englishmen and they were very cute!"
The American spent the day at the Lees Court Estate, in
Badlesmere, and Sheldwich and went fishing with local fisherman
Lady Sondes said: "Given the Lees Court Estate's close
involvement with the Swale, it was a great comfort to know that the
Border Agency acted in a pro-active, efficient and friendly
The UK Border Agency
arrived to check out reports of a suspicious fishing trip
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