Welcome into the back of my cab, but before looking at the list of who have sat on that very seat before you, learn some CabbieSpeak, we can talk about them later. Also check out what it’s like to be a London Cabbie.
Now here is that list of some who have sat in the back of my cab:
Adam Boulton – Journalist – Sky’s heavyweight
Al Murray – Comedian – not a barman this time
Andrew Buchan – Actor – Looking tired after trying to extinguish the Great Fire of London
Andrew Wilson – Author and Journalist – Better known as A. N. Wilson picked him up at BBC
Alistair Darling – Chancellor – picked Monochrome Man up at No. 10, I put him straight
Alan Coren – Journalist – coming out of The Ivy, now sadly missed
Angela Rippon – Television Presenter – matching luggage, naturally
Barbara Winsor – Actress – just like our Babs, would know that voice anywhere
Bill Nighty – Actor – one of our great character actors has been twice in my cab
Boris Becker – Tennis Player – before cupboard assignation
Bruce Reynolds – Great Train Robber – a perfect gentleman
Carole Drinkwater – Actress – you don’t know who she is, do you?
Chris Evans – DJ – much quieter and polite than expected
Chris Moyles – DJ – tired and grumpy, well it was late at night
David Gest – Liza Minnelli ex – vanity personified
David Trimble – Politician – one of the bravest men you are likely to meet
David Walliams – Comedian – one of the cleverest comic writers of his generation
Diane Abbott – Politician – twice used my cab in 10 days using her allowances
Elizabeth Richard – Actress – don’t know her? She’s the Queen lookalike often seen
Grayson Perry – Turner Prize winner – dressed as Miss Muffet what more can I say?
Griff Rhys Jones – Presenter – returning home in a reflective mood
Gwyneth Dunwoody – Politician – still working and just returned from Iraq at 78
Harriet Harman – Politician – can’t refuse them, like to!
Helen McCory – Actress – sexy voice, need I say more?
Jack Jones – Singer – bigger entourage than The Pope
Janet Suzman – Actress – one of the greats of English drama
Janine Divinski – Actress – starred in The Knowledge, must be OK
Jason Donovan – Actor – pulled hat over eyes, not much of a disguise
Jeffrey Archer – Author – got that cheeky Archer smile
Jeremy Clarkson – Television Presenter – not impressed by cab
Jimmy Choo – Cobbler – gave tourists a fee lift, no free shoes for the wife, but a gent
John Sentamu – Archbishop of York – the leading light in the Anglian Church
Joely Richardson – Actress – third generation of fine English actors
Jon Snow – Journalist – we had to pick up his famous bike from Channel 4
John Hurt – Actor – no aliens near him
John McCarthy – Journalist – did not hold him hostage
Jono Coleman – Radio Presenter – wearing shorts in winter, brass monkeys came to mind
Les Dennis – Television Presenter – think wife could have been giving him stick
Linda Robson – Actress – twice now in cab, once with her mum, both charming
Lionel Blair – Entertainer – one of the greats
Lloyd Grossman – Television Presenter – told him off about crap flats (see blog)
Lord St. John of Fawsley – Politician – sartorially elegant
Mary Archer – Wife of above – don’t hold it against her
Maxwell Hutchinson – Television Presenter – tested me on my historical knowledge
Michael Portello – Television Presenter – charming and better than he looks
Nigel Planer – Actor – not hippie Neil of the “Young Ones” any more
Ol Parker – Writer and Director – wrote Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and married to Thandie Newton
Pamela Stevenson – Billy Connolly’s wife, now a psychologist and lately a dance contestant
Paul Shane – Actor – Hi-di-Hi!
Pru Leith – Restaurateur – caterer, broadcaster and cookery writer took her to the dentist
Ralph Fiennes – Actor – Don’t call me Ralph it’s Raf
Rhona Cameron – Comedian – very quiet
Richard Curtis – Scriptwriter – Notting Hill, Blackadder need I say more?
Roy Strong – Historian – big moustache, more than you could say for the tip
Sally Humphreys – theatrical producer and writer – oh yes! she’s Ronnie Wood’s wife
Sian Phillips – Actress – not a word, for an actress
Simon Sharma – Historian – don’t miss his programmes, more knowledge than me!
Steve Wright – Radio Presenter – dopey he lost his keys
Thandie Newton – Actress – great voice
Tommy Walsh – Television Presenter – wouldn’t do my decking
Tony Blair’s Head – Bronze Bust – alas not the real McCoy!
Victor Spinetti – Actor – knows the back doubles through Soho, that isn’t a euphemism
Zoe Wannamaker – Actress – great father, built The Globe