it's the 12th of May 1999, and in yet another exclusive for The Unofficial
TFI Friday Website Chris has finally given me a whole "couple of minutes"
of his time, in which to ask the burning questions of the day!
12:30 PM, and I'm standing in the Trocadero, watching the festivities of national
nurses day! 50 nurses, Anthea Turner and the breakfast show team all having
rides on the Pepsi Drop thingy.
spotted Johnny Boy looking all excited at the entrance desk, ushering all
the nurses on. Dan was stood alongside him. A few minutes later, and Anthea
Turner was coming up the esclator. I heard some people shout out to her what
she thought of the ride, but she disappeared straight away.
was looking through the rides car, pulling faces at the nurses as another
ride started. But where was Chris?
after, I saw a man wearing a doctors white coat with a stethoscope round his
neck. Someone taking this seriously I thought! When I noticed the big floppy
hat, I knew it could only be one person!
thing, I spotted Dominic Mohan from the world's best newspaper (That's the
Sun by the way), talking to Chris. Damn you Mohan - you beat me! Just wait
till next time!
afterwards Chris comes up the stairs, and stands by the balcony. "Chris",
I said to him, "Pleased to meet you at last", shaking his hand. I explained
to him who I was, and that I did this website, to which he smiled and thanked
me for my support.
him what he thought of the ride. "Fantastic!" he replied. I then asked him
if Holly was with them, as I hadn't spotted her? He told me she was here.
Jokingly, I asked him if she was still blonde, or was she back to brunette
now. He laughed, and told me she was never blonde! "What?" I asked him. "It
was a joke" he told me, "she was never blonde!"? "What about the pictures
Chris? Were they not real either?" "No" he replied. Laughing, I asked him
if Holly's blonde hair was announced on the first of April. Chris laughed,
and said he was on holiday when it was announced! It was the rest of the team
that did it!
then asked if I'd been down to see the show, and if I'd been in the bar. I
told him I had, but never got the chance to say hello to him then, as he shot
off as soon as the show finished. By this time, Chris had to shoot off to
other festivities. (An afternoon in the pub, no doubt!)
meeting you Chris! And a happy nurses day to you!
Mohan - No offence mate! Keep up your work for the worlds best paper!