So today I’m walking down the street where I work, and I spot former England footballer and TV pundit Peter Reid. He’s dressed smartly, has a suit-bag slung casually over one shoulder, but otherwise looks a little flustered. He quite clearly doesn’t know quite where he is. I decide to get involved.
Me: Hey Peter! Are you lost?
Peter Reid: I am actually. Do you know where this is? (hands me a business card)
Me: St. Martin’s Court? No. But it’ll be over that way – St. Martin’s Lane is two streets ahead of you, and St. Martin’s Church is round the corner.
Peter Reid: Great, cheers.
Me: No worries.
I believe that this is the first time I’ve had to give a celebrity directions since I misled Princess Diana as to the whereabouts of Marylebone Lane in 1989, causing a delay in her journey which may ultimately have contributed to her death.
Please feel free to leave any casual celebrity encounter stories in the comments below. I’d be delighted to host them.