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Friday, 19 December 2014

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Celebrity drivers' stop off at Cumbrian petrol station

It didn't take long for a car salesman to spot a pink Rolls Royce boasting a FAB 1 number plate at the M6 service station...

Chris Evans photo
Gavin Bremner, right, with Chris Evans

Gavin Bremner, 32, had been on the lookout for the distinctive motor after following its occupants – Chris Evans, Gary Barlow, James May and Brian Cox – up the M6 after a meal out.

The Lloyd BMW salesman had been noting the progress of of the stars’ challenge to raise £1 million for Breast Cancer Care. And as he and girlfriend Susan Walker, 26, were returning from a meal out when the spotted the Rolls Royce en-route from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

They followed them up the M6 and into Todhills services, where the stars were stopping to fill up and stock up on supplies.

Gavin said: “It was all pot luck. We were driving up the motorway and wondered if we would see them. As we were going between Rosehill and Kingstown they came past us. At the official stops they made along their way, there were people being kept behind barriers, but we were the only ones with them at Todhills.

“They were accommodating and happy to chat.”

The stars posed for pictures with the couple before heading north, with Barlow behind the wheel and May asking if it was his turn to sit in the front.

The stars completed their 874-mile trip early yesterday morning, with singer Barlow tweeting: “We made it! Thanks to everyone that has supported us in the last 20 hours! And everyone who's donated.”

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