Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Three Degrees of separation

It wasn’t just London’s jubilee celebrations that were coated in celebrity stardust. Whitehaven’s also had their fair share of famous faces.

Novelli photo
Jean-Christophe Novelli

One was celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli – and he has told of how he spotted three more famous faces at the hotel were he was staying.

There standing in reception were songstresses The Three Degrees, appearing at the same event. The trio had been heroines of his youth so Jean-Christophe tried to pluck up the courage to go and say hello.

Fortunately, as it seemed, they also recognised him, one of them saying: “There’s that famous chef!” Good, thought Jean-Christophe, they also know who I am.

They couldn’t quite recall his name however, until it suddenly dawned on one of them. “It’s Marco Pierre White,” she said.

Jean-Christophe couldn’t bring himself to correct them.

But it could have been worse. They might have mistaken him for Ronald McDonald.


News & Star What's On search


Easter - and your favourite treats will be...?

Chocolate eggs

Hot cross buns

Long walks

Time off work

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for: