David Essex has car serviced at Hurworth garage

Darlington and Stockton Times: NICE GUY: David Essex with garage owner Kieron MacDonald NICE GUY: David Essex with garage owner Kieron MacDonald

A GARAGE owner was surprised when 1970s crooner David Essex booked his car in for a service.

The singer was staying at the five-star Rockliffe Hall Hotel, in Hurworth, near Darlington, in between tour stops.

He dropped his car – a BMW X5 - off at nearby Oxford Garage for a check-up.

Owner Kieron MacDonald (CORR) said the singer and former EastEnders star had previously used the garage under his real name, David Cook.

Mr MacDonald said: “I remembered serving him two years ago, but had not realised who he was.

“He called up recently to book his car in for a service, under the name David Essex, and said he was using us again because we had done a good job the first time.”

He described the stars as "a nice guy, very laid-back".

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5:40pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Spy Boy says...

Maybe it needed a tune up.
Maybe it needed a tune up. Spy Boy
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9:59pm Wed 12 Dec 12

maclaren says...

Hardly bloody news this is it
Hardly bloody news this is it maclaren
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9:15am Thu 13 Dec 12

DarloTerrier says...

I'll sleep easier tonight now. Thanks.
I'll sleep easier tonight now. Thanks. DarloTerrier
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3:20pm Thu 13 Dec 12

pandorica says...

lol lol yes same here, i can rest easy knowing his car has been serviced, phewwwww
lol lol yes same here, i can rest easy knowing his car has been serviced, phewwwww pandorica
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4:33pm Thu 13 Dec 12

shirt of blue says...

it's only a winter's tale
it's only a winter's tale shirt of blue
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6:26pm Thu 13 Dec 12

foss says...

"Quick! Get a camera! David Essex is here again! Now all we need is someone daft enough to publish the pic and give my garage a free advert in a newspaper by pretending it's a news story!"
"Quick! Get a camera! David Essex is here again! Now all we need is someone daft enough to publish the pic and give my garage a free advert in a newspaper by pretending it's a news story!" foss
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