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The stars out and about and on Twitter ; CELEBRITY SPOTTING with Simon Wilson

June 8, 2013


RAVENSHEAD'S Joel Peat (@LawsonJoel), the guitarist with pop- rockers Lawson, may have toured the US and Japan, and met the likes of Shakira and Avril Lavigne, but it was bumping into British comedy veteran Ronnie Corbett this week that he described as One of the best moments of my life to date.

NEWS that @DavidHasselhoff was to star in this year's Theatre Royal panto, Peter Pan, was trending in Nottingham this week. The Night Rider and Baywatch star tweeted a link to the @NottmPost's online story saying: It's hofficial! I'll be in Nottingham this Xmas playing Captain Hoff the Hook in Peter Pan! BILSTHORPE singer Victoria Gray (@vicgraymezzo), appeared with her popera group Amore on E4's structured reality TV series Made In Chelsea, where they were singing at the Masquerade Ball.

DURING his visit to the @RoyalNottingham, comedian @billbailey lent his support to the venue's Big Red Seat appeal to raise funds for the replacement of all the seats in the Royal Concert Hall.

MORE national coverage for our bands and musicians this week, with Indiana (@indianathegirl, pictured) earning a 3.5/5 star review in The Sun for her new single Smoking Gun and Ronika (ohronikagirl) being featured in The Guardian. She tweeted: An article about the return of disco! Little pic of my humble perm.

THIS Is England and Trollied star @ChanelCresswell revealed on Twitter that she will be appearing in the next series of Silent Witness. We'll next see her on screen in the third series of the supermarket based comedy Trollied on Sky1 in August.

She was happily tweeting photos from her trip up to Manchester for the premiere of Shane Meadows' Stone Roses documentary Made Of Stone. She travelled up there with TIE co-star @AndrewShim, in a Porsche he borrowed.

She said: Get ready Manchester here we come, while he added: Setting off to the @madeofstone premier in the beautiful 981 Cayman thanks to @Porsche Nottingham! This car is remarkable! She also tweeted a photo of her and comedy actor Kayvan Novak at the premiere.

Although she couldn't make it due to filming commitments on the next series of drama Line of Duty, @Vicky_McClure tweeted a photo from the documentary when she met Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown at Heaton Park in Manchester. She said: A moment Shane''s captured in all its glory! EMMERDALE actress Lucy Pargeter (@lucyparge), who grew up in Lambley and attended the TV Workshop, was watching Britain's Got Talent this week when she noticed an old friend was in the semi-final. Amazing! I went to college with #joseph, she tweeted, when she recognised Nottingham dancer Joseph Hall. Bless him... sooooo cute and such a lovely bloke! She added: He hasn''t aged a bit! Oh memories of Notts days. Go go go #Joseph! THE Wanted's Jay McGuiness is still channel hopping as the boy band continue to work on the next album in the US. He found time to big- up the Big Apple this week through his Twitter account @JayTheWanted: New York has a reputation for rudeness but every time we come here we meet genuinely nice people with top humour... and lots of street tramps.

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