Four-hour queue was SO worth it, say girls after meeting their idol
First in the queue to meet Samantha Faiers were Amber Moseley, 14, and Ellen Hills, 21, who arrived at 10am – four hours before the star was due to appear.
Amber, who goes to Ashford’s Highworth Grammar School, said: “I idolise her and just love TOWIE.”
Ellen, who is unemployed, said: “I hope I get to speak to her. We both came early so we could get to see her.”
Both girls were rewarded for their patience by being the first in the shop to meet Samantha.
She signed autographs and their bottles of perfume, chatted to them and posed for photos and selfies.
Afterwards Amber said: “It was definitely worth the wait. It was lovely and she is so nice.”
The girls had travelled independently but got chatting as they waited.
One of the few men in the crowd was Gary Blackford who was with daughter Yasmin, 15.
“I have not got a clue who she is, although I have heard of Joey Essex,” admitted Mr Blackford, of Rene Mac Kisray Place, Ashford. “I’m only here because Yasmin wanted to come.”
Yasmin, who goes to Towers School, said: “She is my favourite character. I really like her and she is so fashionable.”
Dad and daughter Gary Blackford and Yasmin in the queue
Ellen Hills, left, and Amber Moseley at the front of the queue