Staff at an Angus leisure centre got a shock on Hogmanay when two Hollywood A-listers turned up to play football.
Director Tim Burton and his wife, actor Helena Bonham Carter, arrived at Forfar’s Lochside Leisure Centre on Monday afternoon, under a booking in the name of David Ogilvy, the 13th Earl of Airlie.
Leisure centre workers were astounded when the couple turned up to take part in a five-a-side game.
One worker, writing on the Angus Leisure Facebook page, said: “They just came into play fives. The booking was under David Ogilvie from Airlie Castle so I think they are just here to bring in the New Year.”
A council source said: “It was a massive surprise for everyone at the centre. They were really lovely – a great couple and very down to earth and they seemed to enjoy their visit.”
“They will, of course, be welcome back any time!”
A centre visitor, who was in the building when the couple turned up, added: “Helena was playing football in her boots and dress – it was quite a sight.
“They were great – one of the workers had a Batman t-shirt and Tim took the time to stop and autograph it for him.”
The pair are believed to be spending the New Year holiday in Angus.
Someone also managed to snap a picture of Helena and Tim with some of the staff at the centre. You can view it in the gallery below, but make sure to login!
Source: STV News