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Rapper Professor Green with Ellie Bridges and Charlene Tutt during his visit to Rodney's, Herne Bay
Rapper Professor Green with Ellie Bridges and Charlene Tutt during his visit to Rodney's, Herne Bay

Rapper Professor Green with Ellie Bridges and Charlene Tutt during his visit to Rodney's, Herne Bay last week.

by Joe Walker

joewalker@thekmgroup.co.uk

Heads turned as hit-making rapper Professor Green was spotted at a Herne Bay pub.

The popular artist - who has two top ten hits and a number two album under his belt - was seen at Rodney's in North Street last Wednesday.

But the 27-year-old hadn’t just popped in for a pint – he was filming for a six-part Channel 4 documentary on his day-to-day life.

The cameras were in town to focus on the rapper’s personal security guard Trevor Arthey, who lives in Greenhill.

The dad-of-three – who provides close protection to the artist, real name Stephen Manderson – was one of six people given their own half-hour programme.

But while others close to the rapper chose lavish outings during their slots, Trevor opted for a spot of fishing.

He said: “The show is basically about Stephen, his best friend, his security, his DJ and how we all work together and what we do.

“Each of us was given our own day to do our favourite thing, and I like to fish.

“Stephen’s mate DJ IQ spent his day getting measured for an Armani suit in London, but for mine we went out on a boat off Dover.”

The fishing was a minor success, with some whitebait reeled in, but not everyone enjoyed the trip.

Former soldier Trevor, 51, said: “Stephen was a bit queasy at first and his girlfriend spent the whole time filling up buckets."

The first part of the documentary is set to air on Channel 4 on October 10.

Read more reaction to Professor Green's visit in this week's Herne Bay Gazette, out Thursday.

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