We’ve been pretty successful in settling readers’ celebrity debts, but now we’ve been set our biggest challenge yet: a debt that stretches back 50+ years – with a bona fide superstar.
Our reader says she was in a café overlooking Richmond Bridge with her then-boyfriend, sat alongside a pre-fame Eric Clapton who was tucking into a coffee and sandwich. They sort of vaguely knew him, so when they saw he was patting down his pockets and claiming that he had no money to pay his bill, our reader felt happy shouting him the cash.
She handed him a ten-shilling note which he took, paid his bill with… and then pocketed the change for himself.
Half a century later and he’s still not coughed up, despite their paths crossing multiple times since. For shame, Eric Clapton. For shame.
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