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Have you taught anyone famous?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BertieBassett2, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Inspired by Nomad's confession of having taught Gary Numan in a previous thread, it brought to mind one of my, unfortunately, infamous alumni. I taught Sol Campbell's brother. who was convicted of murder a while back. He was extremely bright. Any other contributions?
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  2. smurphy6

    smurphy6 Lead commenter

    I didn’t teach her but lived next door to Toyah for a couple of years when she was starting out. One day I opened my sister’s Jackie magazine and there was a picture of Toyah in it. I went round her house and told her and we giggled our heads off looking at it. One day she changed her hair colour three times. She was/is a lovely person.
  3. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

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  4. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

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  5. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I taught Ryan Giggs...

    Oh, you mean actually famous people, rather than namesakes don't you?
    No in that case.
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  6. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Rather more infamous than famous.

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  7. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    That was the exact word I used in my post!
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  8. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I once taught Paul Newman... but not the real one!
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  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I went to one of Toyah's gigs in London (it wasn't my idea) - she tugged at her multicoloured hair and a big chunk of it came out in her hand

    That's about all I remember
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  10. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I taught at the same school as others taught 2 international footballers (they chose not my subject). Sadly I taught a now (I hope forever) imprisoned piece of s*** who raped and murdered his infant niece. The whole family were a word that won't get past the swear filter.
    In the last 4 yrs, a total of 6 young men who dangerously drove themselves and others to death.
    On a brighter note - did supply where Mel B and David Platt learnt, and various other Corrie actors!
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  11. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    [QUOTE She was/is a lovely person.[/QUOTE]
    I can confirm this.
  12. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    I haven’t but Mrs J taught Michael Vaughn, Joe Root and the children of the boxer Prince Nadeem.

    I did have the misfortune to teach the b*****d who set fire to the house in which four children died in Salford.
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  13. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    I taught one of the presenters of Channel 5 News.
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  14. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    An Olympic medal winner.
  15. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    I taught someone who ended up on Jeremy Kyle involved in a mighty punch-up with an erstwhile best friend who slept with her boyfriend (or was it the other way round, I really can't remember and I doubt if they do either).
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  16. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I'm not going to give details cos a quick Google will reveal which school I taught at. And it's a small world.
  17. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    This was an extra curricular activity but I was with Cheshire Schoolgirls Hockey teams and Sam Quek (Olympic gold medal winner) was on my squad..... and what a really nice girl she was too !!!
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  18. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    No but was at university with some now B+-listers ;)
  19. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Star commenter

    Yes, but not giving details because it would be easy to work out where I work.

    But continuing with a theme started upthread, I have in my career taught a Michelle Fowler, an Alice Cooper, two James Taylors and no less than three students named James Brown.
  20. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    This thread reminds me
    I feel mirth welling up-the best thread I ever enjoyed (as relatively new here I suppose) was the name droppers' thread last year, anybody remember?
    Exponentially increasing outrageousness-it was so funny.
    As this one already is.

    It's the undiluted sowhatness of being seven steps away from second-hand celebrity-cracks me up,seriously!

    My neighbours uncle was almost on Jim'll FixIt but in the end couldn't go as he got chicken pox.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2018

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