This blog post is one of the posts that really, at the age of 44, I shouldn’t be posting. Trust me, I’m not going to come out of this looking good. Having said that, WitWitWoo has always been a bastion of honesty, integrity and the occasional silliness, and so today I’m talking about … FAMOUS PEOPLE I FANCY BUT PROBABLY SHOULDN’T.
I expect to win a Pullitzer for this.
1. Lenny Henry
I can’t say I watched Tiswas and thought, wow, Lenny Henry … phwoar. In fact, he’s not really my type of comedian … BUT, just lately, as he’s got older, I’ve just thought more and more how I totally would. Firstly, he played the part of Othello. I loved the fact he made such a departure from his usual appearances and, having studied Shakespeare for a year at Uni, I just love seeing famous people in these type of roles. (Couldn’t get a ticket for love nor money mind you.) I then saw this photo of Lenny whilst reading The Guardian’s Top 100 Media List and I was smitten. He’s an advocate for more more ethnicities being visible in creative industries, he’s smart and talented … the grey hair, the serious face … yup, that’ll do for me. A poor man’s Idris Elba if you will.
2. Damian Lewis (aka Brody from Homeland)
Now obviously, I’m a big fan of The Gingers … being one myself, but I can’t say there are any ginger men I’ve ever been remotely attracted to. Until now. I’m a latecomer to Homeland and it’s one of the best shows I’ve watched this year but trust me when I say that most of the time, Damian Lewis does not look hot in this show. AT ALL. And yet still … there is just something about him. It’s definitely the eyes.
3. Bradley Walsh
No, I have no idea either, but ever since I saw him in a panto in Chatham where I laughed like a lunatic for an hour non-stop, I’ve been in love. The Chase also happens to (coincidentally?) be our favourite quiz show and so I get to see him every day on my telebox. Another silver fox, he’s hilarious, when he gets the giggles it is so infectious and just seems like a ruddy nice bloke. He’s also in Law & Order UK (so I’ve been reliably informed) and I think I may need to get that boxset for a bit of me time.
4. Chris Moyles
I think my choices might be getting a little stranger now, but I was always a fan of Chris Moyles’ radio show back in the day and I’ve seen come across him recently (as it were) as he got a lot of press over his new YouTube channel. He’s lost weight, which really suits him, and as you know, I’m a notorious beard lover and so his stubble totally did it for me too. I find him really funny – his sense of humour is an acquired taste, as his sarcasm/dry wit can be a little OTT but still, I just think he’d be great fun to be around. Until, that is, a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of a Tweet he sent which mocked Gemma Collins wearing a swimsuit in a recent episode of I’m A Celeb. And now I think he’s a twat. But he still made the list.
5. Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy (as I like to call him) is an American TV chat host and a very naturally funny guy. He also seems to be best friends with Justin Timberlake which, you know … wouldn’t mind one of those sandwiches. I digress … he’s funny, cute, can dance (or sorts – Google his ‘history of rap’ dances) and I just think he’s probably a really good husband. Yes, I think about these things.
Now I’ve metaphorically bared all, it’s your turn. Who are your weird crushes?