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When I Met the Queen

by 'Mad Marty' Wilson |  Published: Oct 01, 2010

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Anyone who knows me will know I love quiz questions — like what is the capital of Peru? What is the most consumed fruit in the world? etc… etc… But my speciality is football — who scored the first ever Premiership goal? Who was the first Premiership manager to get the sack? And many more. However, back in 2005 my friend Jesse May went too far. What he did will live with me forever. It all began when myself, Jesse, and Padraig Parkinson had been asked to provide tuition for a charity poker event being held after the Royal Variety Performance. What an honour this was for me to be working alongside Michael Parkinson, who was the host, along with Sharon Osborne and Shirley Bassey. There were also numerous acts backstage including Andrea Bocelli, Charlotte Church, Ozzy Osborne, and, of course, Cliff Richard. We went around the changing rooms with ...


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