BACK in the 1990s you couldn’t turn on the TV without having to endure some truly naff minor celeb. Here are some you might, possibly, remember.
The media had multiple orgasms when Bates became the first Brit to win a match at Wimbledon since the days when men played tennis in trousers. He wasn’t as good as Tim Henman, though.
Maureen from Driving School
In true 90s style, Welsh learner driver Maureen Rees achieved celebrity status for being a shit driver and repeatedly failing her test. With hindsight, she should never have been allowed anywhere near a car.
Neil and Christine Hamilton
When Neil famously lost his seat as a Tory MP, he and his wife took every opportunity to get their faces in the media. Neil eventually returned to politics when he was old enough to join UKIP.
The son of prime minister John, James Major’s relationship with glamour model Emma Noble kept him in the tabloids. Give yourself an extra point if you remember his uncle and fellow Z-lister Terry Major-Ball.
The fact she landed countless TV presenter roles had absolutely nothing to do with her marriage to owner of distinctive chin and friend to Princess Diana, England rugby captain Will Carling.
Tamara was never out of the gossip columns. She worked as an “It girl”, although nobody had a clue what that meant.
Before Greta Thunberg there was Swampy, who took to digging tunnels in an attempt to stop dual carriageways being built. Naturally, he was pilloried more by the public and press for taking a stand than for not washing.
Mike Flowers Pops
The decade saw something of an obsession with 1960s easy listening. But while the 60s had Sinatra, novelty act Mike Flowers was the crooner 90s lad culture deserved.
MI5 whistleblower turned conspiracy theorist David Shayler ended up in Belmarsh prison, so he must have been a rubbish secret agent.