Ben and Alf brush up

WE have been bringing you Novocastrian brushes with fame and so far we have seen Newie folk snapped alongside of AC/DC, the late Robin Williams, the late Joey Ramone, Alice Cooper, Les Paul, Iron Jay, of the fish fingers ad; and John Farnham. 

Last week things got a little weird when Fiona Whitton, of Islington, submitted a highly suspicious picture of herself with Bruce Willis.  The Hollywood hunk was striking a pose remarkably similar to the life-sized wax figurine of the star found at Darling Harbour’s Madame Tussauds. 

We decided to give Ms Whitton the benefit of the doubt given her strong track record –  she has after all been pictured with Iron Jay. 

Ben Mitchell, of Newcastle, promptly responded by submitting this rather disturbing image of himself with Alf from Neigbours. Again our suspicions are aroused. 

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