with Drivetime DJ Andy Walker
Is November too early to be playing Mariah Carey’s All I Want
For Christmas Is You - or even Fairytale In New York come to that?
That is what I was asking on kmfm Drivetime last week. I know there
are five weeks to go until Christmas but Coke’s ‘Holidays are
coming’ TV advert aired during the X Factor two weeks ago and to me
that means Christmas has started. The lovable John Lewis snowman
advert is capturing our attention too, so Mariah’s top festive tune
is acceptable, right?
Kent was divided with their answers so I held off from playing
it – for now.
But whatever happens the festivities are just around the corner
and I’m looking forward to them with the same excitement as the
children have in the Coca-Cola ad when they see the lorry
approaching. But why has no one ever questioned what a 50 tonne
lorry is doing driving through a village?
The biggest A list celebrities to grace us with their
presence recently have been Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The
Hollywood stars have been living in Ickham, near Canterbury, whilst
Brad finished his forthcoming zombie movie World War Z. With this
in mind I was asking on kmfm Drivetime, “Have you ever physically
touched a celebrity?” For example, has someone on TV brushed past
you? Has a star shaken your hand?
Nick called me to say he stood next to Des Lynam at the urinals
at a Kent golf club. He was claiming air was the physical contact
so I could not ‘grade’ his effort. However, Ceri from the coast
called to say she once received a kiss on both cheeks from actor
Ray Winstone. He’s a big name so I graded that a seven out of 10.
Then followed a succession of celebrity stories; Sarah Hodgkinson
revealed that Jonathan Ross was behind her as she exited a plane
and he breathed on her hair. He’s a TV household name– that was
also a seven out of 10.
Lynnette Hanson measured the inside of Wet Wet Wet’s Marti
Pelow’s leg. That’s impressive and received eight out of 10. Denise
Bottali posted on Facebook to say she once drove her trolley into
Joanna Lumley’s heel at Safeway in Canterbury. Not only was there
physical contact, but Denise nearly injured a celebrity – and that
is a totally new topic!
Stay listening to kmfm as you can win Kent’s Biggest Hits
throughout December. Not only are we playing you the biggest hits,
we are now giving you the chance to win them too. Plus, we have the
biggest artists taking over kmfm over Christmas. JLS and The Wanted
are just two of the bands you can hear soon. Speak to you on the
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