A few weeks back i dragged my weary bulk all the way down to the 'capital' Where i eventually met up with the world famous ,in his house anyway SIMON ELLINAS, god bless his wooden tie and plastic socks. He very kindly bought me a pint of dirty beer took me to his very nice house and put me in a campbed. There was a reason for all this ,not just because he's desperate for visitors, but because the following morning we were due to take part in Simons latest crazy, but fun and interesting scheme the CHATTOON.
THE CHATTOON,basically is meeting a celebrity / famous person, whatever ,basically whoever Simon can get his hands on and persuade to be interviewed and caricatured at the same time .When the interview finally comes to its end the 'targets 'are presented with and hopefully are delighted with the finished masterwork. They've had some good artists do a stint. My turn came about and it was to interview CHRISTINE and NEIL HAMILTON...Once stars of politics , now stars of stage screen ;after dinner speaking;television cookery programmes; survival in the jungle celebrity competitions and a variety of othe things. They were actually a nice couple. Christine when we arrived had a stinker of a cold and was a bit flummoxed by the sudden stampede of film crew ,photographer, cartoonist ,interviewer suddenly shattered the peace and quiet. There was a slight hiccup when we inquired about what the tone and subject matter of the interview should be and we did strike a nerve ,but the chaos and flu germs weren't helping Christine. But that passed and on we went .But she's definitly a trooper, as that evening she was on that KEITH LEMON 'S CELEBRITY JUICE...Got me some 'cool' points with the daughter, but that was short lived.
But Christine went and sat with Neil and were interviewed by the lovely DEBBIE TARRIER who charmed them and almost instantly all was joy and humour in the Hamilton appartment. The interview was entertaining and funny and enjoyed by one and all ,Christine even gave me some ideas to turn some of the 'digs' back on the people i'd included in the background and i think they were genuinely pleased with the finished result. So after a goodbye kiss, no less (from Christine)...We retired to the boozer directly opposite.
If you want to see the pile of other CHATTOONS....look up SIMON ELLINAS CHATTOONS or CHATTOONS on YOU TUBE or FACEBOOK.