I arrived about 11 - alot later then I would usually attend such an event -
But that's public transport for you- they had already given out about 100 pink wrist bands and were now on the orange ones. So I still had a chance at front row but not a great one, they finally let us in about 2pm and we were all ushered into a small pen where I was alas second row. I stayed there for a shot while contemplating how was to get all I wanted done then we noticed there was a separate barrier section before our pen which was better and so moved and was front row- I was a happy bunny.
Arrivals began about half 4 which was early for this event but I was happy with as burning up in the sun was starting to get irritating.
First guests to attend were the cast of shameless who for the life of us we couldn't name them so in such a rookie undignified Way we shouted out shameless and waving our DVDs and photos to signal them over- luckily it worked and managed to get them all on my DVD sleeve and photos with all bit Tina Malone who had to run off.
Next over were apprentice Helpers nick newer and Karen Brady but were very brief and off to the press.
The crowed then went wild as moriaty from sherlock began signing the line- he was really nice and happy to sign and pose for photos unlike his co star Benedict cumberpatch who did walk the line but was a diva on what and who he would sign for refusing most photos dvd sleeves and pics with. He blanked my blu ray cover as he passed. But as I was asking nicely and not pushing his PA took it from me took it to him to sign for me so that was very nice of her - see kids manners count.
The guests started to arrive thick and fast many just waved and walked in - Jennifer Saunders, Ade edmondson, Alan sugar, Ruth jones to name a few.
The very talented but grumpy miserable Stephen moffat appeared and signed my blu ray sleeves for dr who and Sherlock.
Followed by mark gattis who I said looking forward to seeing how you do next ep of Sherlock and resolving the cliff hanger to which he replied "so do I" with a cheeky glint in his eye.
Laura Pulvar was up looking delightful and was ever so sweet - oh why didn't I buy Sherlock series 2 -
Then the brannibg brothers maz abd jack and daughter lauren fron eastenders joint the now chaotic scene. They were nice but kicked myself that did bring my red dwarf DVD for "max" to sign- had a nice picture with "lauren" accidently headbutting her whist doing so.
Then I went on to embaras myself with daniel Mayes saying I enjoyed his show survivors " you mean outcasts? I wish it was survivors as we would have gotten a second year" Argh red faced me especially as never seen survivors and did really mean outcasts - so blamed it on the heat and hid behind barrier till after he went away.
The next to arrive was " the killing" original lead actress who was so sweet and blown away that people wanted to meet her. I had to comment that she smelt very nice " thank you I just had a quick squirt in the car" - ohh how many jokes I could have said but I behaved.
Keith lemon Holly and feane arrived bring fun and friendly to the line - oh my god Holly gets hotter everytine I see her.
Then my luck changed - the one guy I wanted to meet for so many years - jeremy piven arrived he usually really great I hear but he seemed off not very happy and only signed a few and moved on to press - so close but yet so far.
Was starting to feel sad bit then the misfit Boys showed up they always so friendly and the new guy Joe was just so sweet and down to earth saying how playing two characters was so much hard work and how Nathan had it easy as he was replaced with a girl half the time.
As the event started to wind down we assumed that most people had gone in bit then a second wind ...
Ricky gervais Alan carr professor green all appeared and worked thier way along the line.
Robert Sheehan the last misfit I needed waked past waving we called him over to no avail he was gone but by the
help of my friend consta further down the line he came bounding back to finish
my cast shots oh happy day - he even enjoyed the graffiti that the other actors had done to his face.
Annoyingly alexander miller came up and couldnt find my blu ray cover in time.
The beautiful Kelly brook glided over and made it very hard not to stare at her amazing ... Dress ... Yes a nice firm shapely ... Dress. My teenage crush louise rednapp this was fast becoming a teenage Ashleys
In all had a great day hanging with good friends and got great photos still sad missed piven but that's how it goes some times.
Below are my photos with and my autographs i got ( the ones ni my auto book still to be mounted and added)