Video: Which famous actor was watching Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke at Latitude?
Norma NelsonIt's only been going four years but already the Latitude festival is a fixture on our summer calendar. As well as all the great music, comedy, drama, poetry - oh, and the food - it's a great spot for a bit of celeb watching, and not just on the stages.Norma Nelson
It's only been going four years but already the Latitude festival is a fixture on our summer calendar.
As well as all the great music, comedy, drama, poetry - oh, and the food - it's a great spot for a bit of celeb watching, and not just on the stages.
Wandering round the festival site this year, I spotted a fair few off-duty famous faces, not least festival regular Geoff Hoon. The former cabinet minister was defying a 'ban' slapped on him by organiser Melvin Benn.
Mr Hoon, who has a home nearby, was reportedly barred from attending because of his decision, in his former job as transport secretary, to give the go-ahead to a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
Mr Benn was quoted as saying: '…it would be a bit strange to sell a ticket to a chap who's just authorised a climate-wrecking new runway at Heathrow and who apparently thinks climate change is 'tree-hugging hoolah', whatever that is.'
But Mr Hoon was undeterred, attending the festival as usual, despite comic Marcus Brigstocke's Hoonwatch campaign in which people spotting the unfortunate politician were asked to chant 'Hooooooooon!' at him.
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Mr Benn said he thought it was 'very sweet' that Mr Hoon had attended, saying: 'I never banned him, but I did say it may not be appropriate for him to attend after making that decision, given that we are an environmentally-friendly festival.'
That's that cleared up, then.
Other celebs I spotted - the ones actually performing didn't count - included everyone's favourite bum-wiggler Jarvis Cocker, actor Patrick Baladi (Neil from The Office) and heavyweight comic Johnny Vegas.
And which famous actor - who bears an uncanny resemblance to Thom Yorke - was caught on video watching the Radiohead frontman at the Obelisk stage on Sunday lunchtime?
To find out, take a look at our online Latitude coverage at www.edp24.co.uk/latitude