Fans queue for hours to meet TOWIE pin-ups

The Bolton News: Rachel Bolton meets TV heartthrob Dan Osborne Rachel Bolton meets TV heartthrob Dan Osborne

CHRISTMAS came early for more than 100 people who queued to meet television heartthrobs from The Only Way Is Essex.

Women, girls and boys queued more than five hours to meet Dan Osborne and Tom Pearce who paid a visit to Bolton to sign their new calendars and meet fans.

They were met by some teenagers who were so overwhelmed they were crying and other brought Christmas cards and chocolate for the men.

The pin-ups set up shop on the first floor of Market Place Shopping Centre and met fans for two hours.

Among those in the queue were babies, teenagers and one of the men’s older fans, Rebecca Pantling, aged 52, from Doffcocker.

Mrs Pantling, speaking before she met the TV stars, said: “I came especially for the signing. My husband has left me to it. I came to see Tom. I like his eyes best, he has beautiful eyes. My husband thinks I am mad for coming. I will get a calendar but it will have to go up in the bathroom. Queuing up has made me feel like a school girl again, if only I was younger.”

Dan, a model and tattoo artist, aged said: “I have never been to Bolton before and I haven’t seen much yet, only the traffic when I came up from Essex.

“I find it really flattering that so many people have come out to see us. And I am really flattered that women in their 50s are here — I like an older woman.”

Christmas this year will be extra special for Dan, aged 23, as his former girlfriend is expecting their baby boy to arrive on December 25.

Tom, aged 23, said: “Today (Saturday) was the first time I had been to Bolton. I am hoping to see some of it. Being asked to do the calendar gave me an excuse to go to the gym for six weeks before the pictures were taken. I just worked hard for six weeks beforehand.”

He said he drew the short straw with the calendar as his photographs were taken in London and Dan’s in Majorca.

Fan Rachel Bolton, aged 13, from Deane, said: “I like Dan best, I came especially for the signing. He is one of my favourite people in TOWIE. He is gorgeous. My friends will all be jealous of me.”

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9:13pm Sat 21 Dec 13

MarkAllRead says...

Every one of these people that turned up clearly have nothing to offer society and should be shot.
Every one of these people that turned up clearly have nothing to offer society and should be shot. MarkAllRead

9:55pm Sat 21 Dec 13

tillyflop53 says...

and why is this news?
and why is this news? tillyflop53

12:01am Sun 22 Dec 13

wsw69 says...

What a load of utter codswallop! Pathetic and sad people and embarrassing. Well, at least almost 5 times turned up to meet these two chaps than did to meet that Katie Price thing at Tesco in Horwich.
What a load of utter codswallop! Pathetic and sad people and embarrassing. Well, at least almost 5 times turned up to meet these two chaps than did to meet that Katie Price thing at Tesco in Horwich. wsw69

1:40am Sun 22 Dec 13

wild one says...

Mrs Pantling, speaking before she met the TV stars, said: “I came especially for the signing. My husband has left me to it. I came to see Tom. I like his eyes best, he has beautiful eyes. My husband thinks I am mad for coming. I will get a calendar but it will have to go up in the bathroom. Queuing up has made me feel like a school girl again, if only I was younger.”

what a sad indictment of society. beggars belief.
Mrs Pantling, speaking before she met the TV stars, said: “I came especially for the signing. My husband has left me to it. I came to see Tom. I like his eyes best, he has beautiful eyes. My husband thinks I am mad for coming. I will get a calendar but it will have to go up in the bathroom. Queuing up has made me feel like a school girl again, if only I was younger.” what a sad indictment of society. beggars belief. wild one

2:20am Sun 22 Dec 13

wsw69 says...

wild one wrote:
Mrs Pantling, speaking before she met the TV stars, said: “I came especially for the signing. My husband has left me to it. I came to see Tom. I like his eyes best, he has beautiful eyes. My husband thinks I am mad for coming. I will get a calendar but it will have to go up in the bathroom. Queuing up has made me feel like a school girl again, if only I was younger.”

what a sad indictment of society. beggars belief.
Absolutely spot-on. A very sad indictment indeed. There are much better ways to 'waste' ones precious life.
[quote][p][bold]wild one[/bold] wrote: Mrs Pantling, speaking before she met the TV stars, said: “I came especially for the signing. My husband has left me to it. I came to see Tom. I like his eyes best, he has beautiful eyes. My husband thinks I am mad for coming. I will get a calendar but it will have to go up in the bathroom. Queuing up has made me feel like a school girl again, if only I was younger.” what a sad indictment of society. beggars belief.[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot-on. A very sad indictment indeed. There are much better ways to 'waste' ones precious life. wsw69

2:38pm Mon 23 Dec 13

macauley says...

over 1000 people,just tells me that there are over 1000 very sad people about.
over 1000 people,just tells me that there are over 1000 very sad people about. macauley

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