On Wednesday’s show, Vernon revealed to Giovanna that her favorite celebrity is Tom Hanks.
He had met the Hollywood movie star while he was a new presenter on T4 and Tom was promoting his movie The Polar Express.
“He was amazing, he was just the best guy,” Vernon said.
“I interviewed him for The Polar Express but he was so sweet and at the end I said I knew it was really unprofessional, is there any chance you could sign this cover of Forrest Gump DVD for me.
“And he doesn’t like a problem, so he signed it to Vernon, good luck with the new gig, Tom Hanks.” “
Vernon went on to explain that he met the star again at a Eurostar press conference for The Da Vinci Code.
“I’ll never forget it, I can see it now, Tom Hanks saw me and he just turned to Ron Howard (the director of the movie) and he said ‘oh it’s Vern, he’s fine. ‘.
I’m like, ‘He remembered my name!’ and he just turned around and said Vern, oh he’s a good guy! ”
One viewer tweeted, “Dang Vernon is dropping names like no tomorrow. I wonder who he’ll drop after Hanks, DiCaprio? DeNiro? ”
Another joked, “I’m waiting to see how long it takes Vernon to name a celebrity he saw in his local Argos.”
A third moaned, “How many more celebrities is Vernon going to take down in the next few weeks?” I’m tired of it already ”.
This isn’t the first time Vernon has dropped his name, as he and Shane Richie have both been charged before.
Shane Richie shared with his fellow campmates the moment he and Tom Cruise went karting together until 5 a.m.
Shane boasted, “When I was in the West End doing Boogie Nights in 1999, Nicole Kidman and Tom were shooting Eyes Wide Shut.
“And there was a big indoor go-kart track near the BBC.
“I got a phone call from Charlie who was running this and he told me to come on my own and I was going through a real public divorce at the time.
Vernon then recounted to the campmates the time he met Brad Pitt at Marks and Spencer.
He continued, “And this very afternoon I went to my favorite DIY store to pick up a few pieces.
“As I cross the road Kate and WIlliam pulled up to their Range as I was crossing the road, what a day.
“Angelina used to go to our Sainsburys,” he added.
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