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Who is the most famous person you have seen in a canoe?

I score a low zero on the famous people seen in a canoe front. :-( But I did see the lead singer of "Jesus Jones" rock up to a mountain bike race and Prince William cruised along to race the Pembrokeshire Triathlon so I am thinking that aside from Jack Osbourne there must have been some celebs in boats. Who knows maybe the cheeky girls paddle a duo!

Spill the beans people. :-)

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Burt Reynolds
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Probably Campbell Walsh or David Florence, shout out for the slalom boys.

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The farmer from Babe was in a raft group on the Zambezi I was paddling along with years ago. Stars just don't come bigger than that.

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If we include rafting I'm sure lots of guides have some great claims to fame.

Mine has to be watching John Prescott 'heroically' rescue a paddler who was swimming down fingers after getting too cosy with one of the rubber buses.

I was also working on the day the London bombers came rafting, apparently.

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Roland something or other. The lead singer from fine young cannibals.
He could actually paddle too.
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Millsy wrote:Roland something or other. The lead singer from fine young cannibals.
He could actually paddle too.
Roland Gift.

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Lowri Davies wrote:I was also working on the day the London bombers came rafting, apparently.
We saw them at the campsite that weekend to...at the Tryweryn!

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Jeff Probyn, Brian Moore and Jason Leonard on a raft on the Tryweryn.
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Ricks-Freestyle-Mind wrote:
Lowri Davies wrote:I was also working on the day the London bombers came rafting, apparently.
We saw them at the campsite that weekend to...at the Tryweryn!
How did you know it was them?! About 50 raft groups come through Tryweryn every day on a busy summer's weekend such as that. I only know I was working on that particular day as I had to be interviewed by police because of it!

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Chaucer wrote:Jeff Probyn, Brian Moore and Jason Leonard
Are they famous? Never heard of them.

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Richard Angwin.

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Lowri Davies wrote:
Ricks-Freestyle-Mind wrote:
Lowri Davies wrote:I was also working on the day the London bombers came rafting, apparently.
We saw them at the campsite that weekend to...at the Tryweryn!
How did you know it was them?! About 50 raft groups come through Tryweryn every day on a busy summer's weekend such as that. I only know I was working on that particular day as I had to be interviewed by police because of it!
Well, there tent was next to ours...there was 3/4 of them in one tent!
It was the weekend before the disaster...
They looked the spitting image of "the bombers" on TV afterwards...

Maybe it wasn't them, uncanny though!

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Ricks-Freestyle-Mind wrote:
Lowri Davies wrote: How did you know it was them?! About 50 raft groups come through Tryweryn every day on a busy summer's weekend such as that. I only know I was working on that particular day as I had to be interviewed by police because of it!
Well, there tent was next to ours...there was 3/4 of them in one tent!
It was the weekend before the disaster...
They looked the spitting image of "the bombers" on TV afterwards...

Maybe it wasn't them, uncanny though!
I was spectacularly unhelpful in the investigations as to me they were just another group, on a busy day in the middle of a busy season. I suspect the majority of other staff at CT who see hundreds of faces everyday were equally helpful, particulary given we were interviewed several months later. Whatever information they hoped to get out of us, it seems your group would have been far more helpful. I bet the investigation is still open if you fancy an interview!

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Adrian Cooper wrote:
Chaucer wrote:Jeff Probyn, Brian Moore and Jason Leonard
Are they famous? Never heard of them.
Adrian, you are clearly a kissball fan.


Most famous = Mr Rainsley at Newbridge this season. Yes, sad, I know.
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Tony Aiuto wrote:
Adrian Cooper wrote:
Chaucer wrote:Jeff Probyn, Brian Moore and Jason Leonard
Are they famous? Never heard of them.
Adrian, you are clearly a kissball fan.
I know it might have sounded cheeky to someone in the know but honestly, I've no idea.

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Lowri Davies wrote:
Ricks-Freestyle-Mind wrote:
Lowri Davies wrote: How did you know it was them?! About 50 raft groups come through Tryweryn every day on a busy summer's weekend such as that. I only know I was working on that particular day as I had to be interviewed by police because of it!
Well, there tent was next to ours...there was 3/4 of them in one tent!
It was the weekend before the disaster...
They looked the spitting image of "the bombers" on TV afterwards...

Maybe it wasn't them, uncanny though!
I was spectacularly unhelpful in the investigations as to me they were just another group, on a busy day in the middle of a busy season. I suspect the majority of other staff at CT who see hundreds of faces everyday were equally helpful, particulary given we were interviewed several months later. Whatever information they hoped to get out of us, it seems your group would have been far more helpful. I bet the investigation is still open if you fancy an interview!
Well they ate a fry up in the morning, drank lots of Volcanic water, looked like they did in the pictures, went to bed early, were grumpy as f**k!

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Tony Aiuto wrote:Most famous = Mr Rainsley at Newbridge this season. Yes, sad, I know.
Okay, I'm only slightly scared ...


I have scientifically calculated that the simple and banal job of running a website accords me a level of famousness precisely equivalent to that of any contestant on the 2004 series of Pop Idol who made it through the first round but then bombed in the next heat.
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Mark R wrote:
Tony Aiuto wrote:Most famous = Mr Rainsley at Newbridge this season. Yes, sad, I know.
Okay, I'm only slightly scared ...


I have scientifically calculated that the simple and banal job of running a website accords me a level of famousness precisely equivalent to that of any contestant on the 2004 series of Pop Idol who made it through the first round but then bombed in the next heat.
Was it TWP that had a list of the 50 most famous UK paddlers or something like that? I think Mr Westgarth came first...

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A Shawn Shaun Baker recognised me as 'A face from the past' at the Expo last year. Not strictly in a canoe, but I have seen him in a kayak before, on many occasions.

I think that Tom and Flowri might count, but they're mates too.

What about Peter Gabriel or Howard Jones?

Before they were famous? Mr Laws, Mr Cornfield and Mr Westgarth.

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I've had the privilege of paddling with the one and only Mitch!

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Adrian Cooper wrote:
Chaucer wrote:Jeff Probyn, Brian Moore and Jason Leonard
Are they famous? Never heard of them.

They are famous England rugby union front rowers from the 1990s. Jason Leonard has over 100 caps and was a world cup winner. Brian Moore is now a hilarious commentator who periodically gets in bother for (eg) describing a punch as "more of a gay slap," live on the air.

see herehttp://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EfRpbF6k-NE and here http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4ip7y ... bows_sport
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Spud wrote:I've had the privilege of paddling with the one and only Mitch!
Was he drinking Tea at the same time?

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Lowri Davies wrote:
I was also working on the day the London bombers came rafting, apparently.

Claire took them openboating on the lake when we worked at bala water sports.

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Well - i worked on the Deschutes river in 1993 as a raft guide (yes that makes me pretty old) and saw Meyril Streep in a raft about 10 times while she was filming "the river wild". I also saw Jimmy Scmitt in a canoe. They were both very friendly.

In the UK i'm sure i have seen Alum Armstrong in a canoe on the Thames. He didn't wave.

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dogger_dave wrote:
Adrian Cooper wrote:
Chaucer wrote:Jeff Probyn, Brian Moore and Jason Leonard
Are they famous? Never heard of them.

They are famous England rugby union front rowers from the 1990s. Jason Leonard has over 100 caps and was a world cup winner. Brian Moore is now a hilarious commentator who periodically gets in bother for (eg) describing a punch as "more of a gay slap," live on the air.

see herehttp://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EfRpbF6k-NE and here http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4ip7y ... bows_sport
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Rick Foster - I have also seen him in his world famous Campulance. Oh and some guy called Tom Laws was once pointed out to me (who, I am told, is apparently a famous paddler). Never heard of him myself.

I also saw Lord Lucan riding Shergar in the 3:30 p.m. at Doncaster on Saturday and Rufus T. Firefly in Duck Soup, do they count!!!
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