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Beatle Sir Paul McCartney spotted at Ashford Cineworld

By Sam Williams

Rock and pop legend Sir Paul McCartney was spotted at Cineworld in Ashford yesterday to catch the third instalment in the Kung Fu Panda series.

He visited the multiplex with a teenage boy, believed to be his grandson.

Zoe Robertson, from Folkestone, who is a massive fan of The Beatles, was in the same screening as the singer/songwriter.

Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney

Her dreams came true when he approached her after the film was over.

Miss Robertson said: "We saw him in the popcorn queue before the film and my partner said 'That's Sir Paul'. But I didn't believe him.

"But then when we were handing our tickets over to go through, the member of staff said 'Hello Sir Paul' to him, so we knew it was him."

Sir Paul, 73, and his young companion sat in the row behind Miss Robertson, who was with her partner and his daughter.

The music legend was seeing Kung Fu Panda 3
The music legend was seeing Kung Fu Panda 3

She adds: "When I went to the loo, another woman came up to me and asked if it was him sitting behind me.

"Then when we were walking out, I saw him over my shoulder. He said hello to me and I said it back. He then crossed the foyer to come and talk to us.

"He was really relaxed and friendly and asked us if we liked the film and what we were doing for the rest of the day."

Miss Robertson did ask for a photo, but the Hey Jude, Let it Be and Yellow Submarine hitmaker said he didn't take pictures.

Customers were surprised to see Sir Paul at Cineworld in Ashford
Customers were surprised to see Sir Paul at Cineworld in Ashford

Miss Robertson said there was a "buzz" around the cinema, adding: "He could have just said hello, but he actually crossed the cinema to talk to us.

"My partner said that is one thing now crossed off his list, finding a way to get me to meet a Beatle."

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