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Old 7th Jun 2021, 21:04
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Celebrity?

I'm a member of a sports & social club in Surrey which is holding an event in August and as part of this event, they have a "celebrity" guest in attendance.
The name of this guest is Sandra Martin.

Just out of curiosity and without the use of Google, I was wondering how many people have actually heard of this celeb and can recall what she did to earn celebrity status.
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 21:24
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Never heard of it/her/them/their.
After googling may I suggest you don't go and boycott the event.
They are not a celebrity and should not be treated as such.
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 21:40
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Has she been on “I’m not a celebrity - get me in there”?
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 21:51
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Surely it's against the Trades Description Act to advertise her as a celebrity?
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Old 7th Jun 2021, 21:59
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She is one of the many people who are famous for being famous.
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I hadn’t until I looked her up, sounds like scraping the bottom of the barrel for a guest.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebri...opped-12096725
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 05:19
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She sounds like a right space waster...

We had a charity cricket match at school in 1980, our First XI against a Celebrity XI. The only member of the celebrity team anyone had heard of was Terry Scott - who was out first ball and got rather grumpy. Odd thing, the Beadle's wife was Geoff Boycott's sister so one would think he might have played for the All Stars...
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 06:25
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Originally Posted by Spunky Monkey View Post
Never heard of it/her/them/their.
After googling may I suggest you don't go and boycott the event.
They are not a celebrity and should not be treated as such.
Ditto,
Ditto,
and Ditto
Tried watching BAFTA TV awards the other night; the same applies for the majority of nominated and winning programmes and actors/actresses.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 06:58
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Never heard of her. Though that would cover many such people for me. I have sat next to two celebrities on flights Joanna Lumley and Peter Ustinov in all my years of being SLF, both were excellent company and polite to all the other SLF in the cabin and crew. Cheers
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 07:26
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I hate myself for wasting time looking her up. What a waste of 19 minutes I won't get back. ..
Still none the wiser of why she deserves Celebrity status. Other that we are talking about her...damm 23 minutes wasted
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 07:57
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She sounds like a right space waster...
And quite a bit of space, at that!
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 09:06
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Sandra Martin? Not going to look them up, but I remember a Sand Martin when I was younger - a small bird alike a swallow.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 09:20
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Sadly, large sections of the general population - staring at tablets and smart phones and moronic adverts, instead of going outside and learning about the real world - regard anybody whose image is seen on such a device as a celebrity. "They must be clever or worth listening to because they are on telly" - even though many so-called "celebrities" are self promoters who cannot construct a logical sentence or provide an original thought.

"Celebrity", along with "iconic", are two of the most misused words today.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 09:29
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Originally Posted by Spunky Monkey View Post
After googling may I suggest you don't go and boycott the event.
The problem is, I've been told that one of the exhibitors is a local brewing company who will have a full selection of their wares available for sampling and purchasing and providing that it's a reasonably sunny day, this is one of the tents/stands that I would quite like to visit.
If I did go, I'm sure that I could manage it so that I didn't end up rubbing shoulders with any "celebrities" unless of course, they were someone famous for doing something apart from being on TV and it was someone that I would actually enjoy talking to. (and assuming that they would also want to talk to me!).
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 10:00
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
She sounds like a right space waster...

We had a charity cricket match at school in 1980, our First XI against a Celebrity XI. The only member of the celebrity team anyone had heard of was Terry Scott - who was out first ball and got rather grumpy. Odd thing, the Beadle's wife was Geoff Boycott's sister so one would think he might have played for the All Stars...
Alas, as this was presumably a limited overs game, there would be insufficient available for the Greatest Batsman ever in the history of the game (c.G.Boycott) to play himself in.

" Celebrity", along with "iconic", are two of the most misused words today"

You missed out "national treasure " albeit usually awarded in their later years, prior to, and after, their passing.
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The 59-year-old, known for her extravagant jewellery and big gold rings, appeared on This Morning in 2017 and announced she had also quit the show. ... After quitting the Channel 4 show, Sandra moved out of her house and into a hotel. She went on to reveal she had spent all the money she made from Gogglebox.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 10:44
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
The 59-year-old, known for her extravagant jewellery and big gold rings, appeared on This Morning in 2017 and announced she had also quit the show. ... After quitting the Channel 4 show, Sandra moved out of her house and into a hotel. She went on to reveal she had spent all the money she made from Gogglebox.
At least this time the money was hers, unlike the fraudulent income that earned her six months in the slammer back in the '80s.
Media exposure works both ways.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 15:19
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It sounds a bit like the showbiz 11 versus inmates football match in the "Porridge" film
In the words of Fletcher when the celebrities got off their coach:
"Excuse me for asking Mr McKay, who the hell are they"
and Mr McKay's reply:
"Chap with the red hair, he does the weather on Anglia TV and the organiser himself has just finished a panto season at Swansea"

Over the past few years, "celebrity" must be one of the most over used words on both TV and in the newspapers.
As for the person in question (I also had to use Google to find out who she is).
If that's what passes for a celebrity, I'm glad that I'm a nobody.
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 16:04
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Originally Posted by 419 View Post
I'm a member of a sports & social club in Surrey which is holding an event in August and as part of this event, they have a "celebrity" guest in attendance.
The name of this guest is Sandra Martin.
Is the Lord of the Manor, or his good lady, not available?
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Old 8th Jun 2021, 16:20
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Perhaps Notoriety would be a better term for such people...
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