So, after getting over the joy of meeting Ruth and Eamonn, including Eamonn having his hand on my knee, we continued to wander around the this morning LIVE stands.
It was lunch time so headed to the food area. Burgers, hotdogs, pulled pork were in abundance. Being on Slimming World, I wanted something healthy! After checking all the food stands we found one that did a duck salad! Woo hoo!
We paid and started to look for somewhere to sit!
To the right of me I could hear a commotion! Being nosey I decided to investigate! Salad in hand!
OMG, it was only Anton Du Beke! I know, how amazing right! He was on the WH Smith stand signing books! I one handed tried to take a picture. As we still had our salads in our hands we headed back to the food area where we found somewhere to sit and eat!
The whole time my eyes were drawn to where Anton was! Oh I so love him! Not in that way, but in the way that you have a celeb crush!
Many years ago I met him at a dinner dance at Wroxall Abbey! We got chatting and he invited me to dance lessons the next day, which I obviously took up!
He is such a gent! Cheeky, funny and so charming! You can’t help but love him!
He and Erin even gave me their autograph which was hung proudly in the hall in my old house until I moved.
So I’m sat there eating my lunch. I so want to meet him again ! I’ve finished my lunch but Charlie hasn’t! What to do? How long would he stay there for? It’s no good, I have to politely excuse myself and head back to the stand!
I quickly bought his new novel! Yes he is a man of many talents! I join the queue and wait my turn!
I am so excited. As I approached him, he was so warm and called me by my first name! We chat away and I mention the last time I met him. I’m so star struck I cant remember the name of the hotel! It’s ok though Anton does!
I get my signed book back, a hug and a kiss in the cheek! Oh that has really made my day!
Check it out here on my video of the day!
He really should be the next judge on strictly!
He has a baking programme out now. I’m definitely going to be series linking that!
He is everything and more of what you see on TV! @antondubeke @thismorning