Lame claims to fame

Being regular tweeters (if you're not with us, you can follow us on Twitter at esquireuk) we must confess to enjoying the Trending Topics. Sometimes they fly, sometimes they crash and burn, but Tuesday's #lameclaimtofame was an absolute stonker. There were literally thousands, and doubtless thousands more to come. Here, we select our personal favourites...  

1) My grandfather's barber was Leonard Nimoy's dad. @beckzorz

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2) Sean Maguire (then Tegs in Grange Hill) was once quite impressed by my high score on the arcade game Xain'd Sleena @paulgoldsmith

3) My uncle once removed is 'Captain Sensible' of 'The Damned' @samnichol

4) my mate knows the tallest 16 year old in the UK @LisaTheStar

5) I used the toilet in Nandos after Lily Allen mum’s best mate @BeLikeAudrey

6) I fumbled the passing of a pen to Sylvester McCoy @_L_M_C_

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7) I once shared an aisle with the lovely Joanna Lumley at the Nine Elm’s Sainsbury's. She smiled at me @Mshairi

8) I once got Simon Bates' autograph whilst on a train. He seemed very thrilled that some1 had recognised him – bless @esskay

9) my aunt used to be married to the brother of the bassist from the b-52s @RoxieN

10) Former England and Liverpool footballer Terry McDermott threatened to kick my head in for swearing at his wife. I was 12. @Deejay_sleepy