In Private Eye, the Colemanballs column features silly things said by sport commentators that have been noticed by readers. Each one printed gets a crisp tenner! This week, one Green Gartside had his suggestion printed. Congratulations, Green!
It made me recall the time I noticed among a thick block of text listing 50 or so winners of a Smash Hits competition (I am estimating this to be around 1982) “D Gahan, Basildon”. And it was indeed the JCGE hitmaker.
Arguably the best one was Mark Hamill out of Star Wars sending in his 45p to enrol in the Dennis the Menace Fan Club! This was noticed (and celebrated) in the following week’s Beano.
So I want hear about other voluntary print media appearances from pop stars. A letter to the Editor from Rick Witter? Perhaps Wattie from The Exploited asked Alan Tichmarsh a gardening question in the Sunday Mirror?