|Georgie and DOLLY columnist Maude Garrett|
As I stood in line, I looked around and realised there were thousands of other girls there for the exact same reason as I was, and this was just one of the four days you could meet him. It was a crushing moment as the reality hit that he probably wouldn’t actually marry me, though when we met and he called me "sweetheart" and "lovely" and hugged me and stared into my eyes, I decided that was the equivalent of a proposal.
|Josh Thomas + Tom Felton = fangirl flush.|
Complete with giant hedges on stage spelling out his name, Josh had a packed Playhouse Theatre in hysterics from the moment he came on stage. I was glad I was just with my BFF, as most of Josh’s anecdotes were NSFM (Not Safe For Mothers). He dropped the C-bomb a few times too many for my liking, and a few of his more sexual stories could potentially be uncomfortable to some. Crude jokes aside, Josh was hilarious, and at the end he did a signing, which was brilliant.
Meeting Tom Felton AND Josh Thomas in one day? Be still my fangirl heart.
My week continued with more idol sightings as I headed to Dolly for a week of work experience. I love doing work experience, as I look up to all the staff at the mags so much, so to actually be in the same room as them, talking to them is a dream come true.
I was almost sick with nerves walking into Cleo to talk to the lovely editor Gemma Crisp, though I shouldn’t have worried, as she was even nicer than I imagined. We spent around an hour discussing everything and anything, which I thought was wonderful as I wasn’t even one of her workies.
My celebrity encounters were not over yet, as on Thursday I was lucky enough to attend Russell Brand’s press junket for his new film Arthur, with lovely DOLLY features editor Millie. As it was my first ever press conference, and time at the Ivy, I was more than excited. When I got there and found out Wil Anderson, another one of my favourite comedians, was MC, I couldn’t believe my luck. It was such a brilliant experience, and gave me a new aspiration in life – to become an entertainment editor.
As I got off the train at Central, and said goodbye to Dolly editor Tiff, I was saddened to remember that my amazing week was over, and I had to go back to a real world filled with school assessment tasks that needed to be completed. I then realised how lucky I was to have such a week, and to be given such amazing opportunities.
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