Comedian Russell Howard enjoys tour of Dorset - thanks to tips from fans on Twitter

Comedian Russell Howard enjoys tour of Dorset - thanks to tips from fans on Twitter

MINE’S A PINT: Russell with Emmie Peake in the Ink Bar

POPPING IN: Russell with Claire Allen, left, Shane Creech, and Mike Coombes at Fitness First in Poole

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TV comedian Russell Howard has been appearing across Dorset after asking his fans for suggestions of places to visit around the county.

The star, who performed three sell-out shows at the BIC at the weekend as part of his Wonderbox tour, took to social media site Twitter to ask residents where he should go in Dorset.

After the Tweet was sent, the star of Russell Howard’s Good News, who also features as a panellist on Mock the Week, cropped up in different places across Bournemouth and Poole.

Mike Coombes met Mr Howard who visited Fitness First in Poole on Saturday to keep fit ahead of the second night of his tour.

The fitness instructor said: “He came in about 1pm and paid for the pass, then we just kept an eye on him, in case he needed any help with the equipment, because the place has just been fully refurbished.

Mike added: “When he was leaving, we just asked if we could have a picture and he was just really sound about it, and so down to earth.”

As well as Howard heading to the gym, he also was met by fans near Bournemouth seafront, at a restaurant in Poole, and cropped up at The Ink Bar, on Richmond Hill.

Emmie Peake, 30 from Oxford, said that she Tweeted the comedian with the suggestion of going to the popular bar, based in a former part of the Daily Echo’s offices, after visiting the town many times.

She added: “My husband, Richard, 40, and I were just buying a drink at the bar, when we turned around to see Russell stood behind us.

“It was quite amazing that I had made the suggestion and there he was.

“I asked for a photo and he made a remark on my phone case, which features a picture of a pug, and said that a couple of his jokes featured pugs within his show, which we saw later in the evening.”

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7:21am Tue 25 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Fitness first are so caring to look after such a massive star .Who phoned in this really great story . Free ad
Fitness first are so caring to look after such a massive star .Who phoned in this really great story . Free ad kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 12

8:44am Tue 25 Feb 14

trolley says...

Wow he is almost like a normal person taking recommendations on places to go,worthy news story if i ever saw one
Wow he is almost like a normal person taking recommendations on places to go,worthy news story if i ever saw one trolley
  • Score: 4

9:23am Tue 25 Feb 14

BarrHumbug says...

See twitters great when your famous, you have all these followers at your disposal who's knowledge and experience you can tap into at will, for the rest of us its just a tool for stalking people :-D
See twitters great when your famous, you have all these followers at your disposal who's knowledge and experience you can tap into at will, for the rest of us its just a tool for stalking people :-D BarrHumbug
  • Score: -3

9:51am Tue 25 Feb 14

uberbloke says...

I don't need to stalk you, I already know where you live.
I don't need to stalk you, I already know where you live. uberbloke
  • Score: 6

11:32am Tue 25 Feb 14

Gingertree says...

The best place he could have visited in Dorset is the exit door
The best place he could have visited in Dorset is the exit door Gingertree
  • Score: -22

12:16pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

"Kept and eye on him." Very funny - he'd like that!!!
"Kept and eye on him." Very funny - he'd like that!!! Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 7

1:08pm Tue 25 Feb 14

spooki says...

What a coincidence the gym had just been fully refurbished! And how nice if him to point it out so clearly! Nothing like free publicity.
What a coincidence the gym had just been fully refurbished! And how nice if him to point it out so clearly! Nothing like free publicity. spooki
  • Score: 7

1:19pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Pablo23 says...

What's the point of people with 2 first names
What's the point of people with 2 first names Pablo23
  • Score: -2

2:18pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ranger_bob says...

Shame the guy's about as funny as leprosy!
Shame the guy's about as funny as leprosy! ranger_bob
  • Score: -6

3:03pm Tue 25 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

He doesn't look ordinary he looks special.lucky girl Emmi Peak.He is a hunk
He doesn't look ordinary he looks special.lucky girl Emmi Peak.He is a hunk kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -1

5:25pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Just_Sayin' says...

Oh for goodness sake! One day I'll log on to the Echo site and read an actual, well written news story *Won't hold my breath though*
Oh for goodness sake! One day I'll log on to the Echo site and read an actual, well written news story *Won't hold my breath though* Just_Sayin'
  • Score: 1

8:06pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Vikki27 says...

Such miserable comments...oh well...don't care! Love him and thrilled to have seen him on Saturday night. So there!
Such miserable comments...oh well...don't care! Love him and thrilled to have seen him on Saturday night. So there! Vikki27
  • Score: 1

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