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My challenge to try and meet the 500 famous individuals you see listed at the bottom of this page during the last 6 months of 2005 as part of a bet with my friend Michael (see picture in the top left) is obviously now at an end.
A hell of a lot has happened since then, England failed to win the World Cup (but have another crack this year), an idiot barbecued himself at Glasgow airport, Mel Gibson was taken off the Bahmitzvah speech circuit, most of the world might lose its job, a young girl was kidnapped in Portugal, North Korea can now fire nukes and I can't smoke in public (just as well I've given up then).
As far as this bet was concerned, amazingly enough this website won an award from Yahoo, which may be hard to believe, it is to me, I scruffily appeared on several national and local TV news programmes and much of what used to be written on here now forms the core of this non-award winning book,
which you may decide to order from here: Greeting the 500 at AMAZON.
Anyway, I have left up some of the FAQ's that were put to me back in 2005 (see 'categories' on the left). I know that the several thousands pounds that was raised for the RNIB by the project has helped a number of people with ocular impairments, as I've been informed as much, so it wasn't all in vain.
So basically cheers to everyone who was involved including some of the following:
Jenny Agutter Asad Ahmad Caroline Ahern Donna Air Damon Albarn Peter Alliss Martin Amis Clive Anderson Toby Anstis Nicole Appleton Archbishop of Canterbury Jeffrey Archer Joan Armatrading Leslie Ash Jane Asher Rick Astley Rowan Atkinson David Attenborough Richard Attenborough Alan Ayckbourn Steve Backley David Baddiel Bill Bailey David Bailey Clare Balding Zoe Ball Cheryl Baker Danny Baker Tom Baker Iain Banks Jeff Banks Sue Barker Ronnie Barker Sacha Baron Cohen Michael Barrymore Sanjeev Bhaskar Helen Baxendale Jeremy Beadle Sean Bean David Beckham Victoria Beckham Kate Beckinsale David Bellamy Floella Benjamin Nigel Benn Tony Benn Cilla Black Tony Blackburn Cherie Blair Tony Blair Alan Bleasdale Jennie Bond Helena Bonham Carter* Ian Botham Jim Bowen Edith Bowman Boy George Geoff Boycott Billy Bragg Melvyn Bragg Jo Brand Richard Branson Tim Brooke-Taylor Derren Brown Eric Bristow Fern Briton Michael Buerke Julie Burchill Kathy Burke Darcey Bussell Gary Bushell Jenson Button Darren Campbell Naomi Campbell Nicky Campbell Will Carling Jimmy Carr Jasper Carrott Willie Carson Todd Carty Craig Charles Keith Chegwin Linford Christie Charlotte Church Nicky Clarke Jeremy Clarkson Julian Clary John Cleese Martin Clunes Sebastian Coe Joan Collins Robbie Coltrane Sean Connery Billy Connolly Tom Conti Jasper Conran Terence Conran Norman Cook Steve Coogan Jilly Cooper Ronnie Corbett Hugh Cornwell Simon Cowell Steve Cram Mackenzie Crook Barry Cryer John Culshaw Richard Curtis Sophie Dahl Lawrence Dallaglio Paul Daniels Jim Davidson Alan Davies Barry Davies Bobby Davro Steve Davis Peter Davidson Darren Day Cat Deeley Angus Deayton Jack Dee Jermaine Defoe Les Dennis David Dickinson David Dimbleby Declan Donnelly Greg Dyke Sheena Easton Eddie the Eagle Noel Edmonds Adrian Edmonson Johnathon Edwards Ben Elton Tracy Emin Harry Enfield Chris Eubank Chris Evans Lisa Faulkener Vanessa Feltz Alex Ferguson Helen Fielding Ranulph Fiennes Judy Finnigan Colin Firth Dexter Fletcher Keith Flint Andrew Flintoff Keith Floyd Carl Foggarty Ben Fogle Emma Forbes Bruce Forsyth Norman Foster Dr Fox Samantha Fox Mark Lewis Francis John Francome Martin Freeman Anna Freil Dawn French Emma Freud David Frost Sadie Frost Simon Fuller Kirsty Gallagher Liam Gallagher Noel Gallagher George Galloway Leslie Garret Paul Gascoigne Ricky Gervais A.A.Gill Trisha Goddard Duncan Goodhew Dave Gorman Anthony Gormley Damon Gough Darren Gough David Gower Hugh Grant Richard E Grant Leslie Grantham Jimmy Greaves Simon Groom Sally Gunnell William Hague Eric Hall Geri Halliwell Christine Hamilton Neil Hamilton Nick Hancock Ainsley Harriott Keith Harris Audley Harrison Sara Cox John Harvey-Jones Max Hastings Nigel Havers Tony Hawks Stephen Hawking Barry Hearn Stephen Hendry Tim Henman Lenny Henry Sam Heuston James Hewitt Jimmy Hill Damian Hirst Ian Hislop Amanda Holden Noddy Holder Eamonn Holmes Kelly Holmes Jools Holland Bob Holness Anthony Hopkins Trevor Horn Nick Hornby Kate Humble John Humphrys Liz Hurley Glenda Jackson Colin Jackson Marc Jacobs Mick Jagger David Jason Lee Jasper Elton John Dom Joly Aled Jones Tom Jones Vinnie Jones Jordan Boris Johnson Digby Jones Chris Kamara Natasha Kaplinsky Kerry Katona Jay Kay Peter Kay Vernon Kay Penelope Keith Lorraine Kelly Matthew Kelly Martin Kemp Ross Kemp Felicity Kendall Charles Kennedy Nigel Kennedy Patsy Kensit Bill Kenwright John Kettley Richard Keys Jodie Kidd Robert Kilroy Silk Oona King Neil Kinnock Mervyn King Kiera Knightley Cleo Laine Frank Lampard Lynda la Plante Eddie Large Hugh Laurie Jude Law Kate Lawler John Le Carre Rusty Lee Mike Leigh Annie Lennox John Leslie Denise Lewis Lennox Lewis Victor Lewis Smith Robert Lindsay Gary Lineker Maureen Lipman Ralph Little Richard Littlejohn Ken Livingstone Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen Andrew Lloyd Webber Rebecca Loos Matt Lucas Joanna Lumley* Des Lynam Nicholas Lyndhurst Humphrey Lyttleton Ellen MacArthur Cameron Mackintosh Richard Madely John Major Nigel Mansell Michael Mansfield QC Andrew Marr Chris Martin Bernard Matthews Rick Mayall Davina McCall Paul McCartney Stella McCartney Ian McCaskill Malcolm McClaren John McCririck Trevor McDonald Alistair McGowan Rory McGrath Ewan McGregor Ian McKellan Paul McKenna Linsey Dawn McKenzie Colleen McLoughlin Liz McClarnon Andy McNab Ant McPartlin Alexander McQueen Colin McRae Sam Mendes Paul Merton Melinda Messenger George Michael Sienna Miller Bob Mills Anthony Minghella Miss Dynamite Jimmy Mistry Colin Montgomery Patrick Moore Piers Morgan Chris Morris Neil Morrissey Bob Mortimer Kate Moss John Motson Chris Moyles Mystic Meg Prince Naseem Hamed Dennis Norden Barry Norman Richard O Brien Christian O Connell Des O Connor Bill Oddie Martin Offiah Paul O Grady Bruce Oldfield Gary Oldman Dermot O Leary Jamie Oliver Kelly Osbourne Ronnie O Sullivan Michael Owen Michael Palin* Geoffrey Palmer Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Nick Park Michael Parkinson Tony Parsons Nicholas Parsons Joe Pasquale Jeremy Paxman Simon Pegg Raj Persaud Fiona Phillips Matthew Pinsent Courtney Pine Billie Piper Graham Poll Eve Pollard Su Pollard Gail Porter Ian Poulter David Puttnam Jason Quealy Caroline Quentin Paula Radcliffe Gordon Ramsay Esther Rantzen Simon Rattle Claire Rayner Steve Redgrave Louise Redknapp Vic Reeves Tim Rice Cliff Richard Keith Richards Wendy Richards Miranda Richardson Alan Rickman Lisa Riley Guy Ritchie Shane Ritchie William Roach Anne Robinson Tony Robinson Linda Robson Lisa Rogers Wayne Rooney Johnathon Ross Nick Ross Paul Ross Patricia Routledge Salman Rushdie Steve Rider Charles Saatchi Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Oliver Sacks Iqbal Sacranie Jennifer Saunders Jimmy Saville Julia Sawalha Alexei Sayle Phillip Schofield Ridley Scott Will Self Brian Sewell Pat Sharp Suzanne Shaw Alan Shearer John Simpson Rav Singh Clive Sinclair Frank Skinner Carol Smillie Paul Smith Sheridan Smith Zadie Smith Peter Snow Ringo Starr Shaking Stevens Jessica Stevenson Moira Stewart Richard Stilgoe Sting Michaela Strachan Peter Stringfellow David Suchet Alan Sugar Suggs David Sullivan Meera Syal Melanie Sykes Jimmy Tarbuck Lisa Tarbuck Chris Tarrant Bernie Taupin Phil Taylor Margaret Thatcher Jamie Theakston Louis Theroux Daley Thompson Emma Thompson John Thomson Alan Titchmarch Abi Titmuss Ricky Tomlinson Jane Torville Sue Townsend Philip Tuffnel Anthea Turner Denise Van Outen Johnny Vaughan Johnny Vegas Terry Venables John Virgo Carol Vorderman Rebekah Wade Jessie Wallace David Walliams Julie Walters Zoe Wannamaker Dennis Waterman Pete Waterman Rachel Weisz Irvine Welsh Daniella Westbrook Vivian Westwood Fatima Whitbread Paul Whitehouse June Whitfield Anne Widdecombe Johnnie Wilkinson Robbie Williams A.N.Wilson Quentin Wilson Richard Wilson Barbara Windsor Claudia Winkleman Michael Winner Kate Winslett Ray Winstone Dale Winton Ronnie Wood Victoria Wood Clive Woodward Lord Woolf Ian Wright Alan Yentob Thom Yorke Kirsty Young