Wednesday, June 6, 2007

reasons to love cbeebies (part two)


Gary Gibson was a high-flying broker who thrived in a world of cut-throat competition. He had good prospects for promotion and was more or less guaranteed a job as a director at a computer firm.

Then he gave it all up and moved to Brighton to become an actor.

He struggled through working as a postman to support his family while studying at Brighton's only acting academy, The Academy of Creative Training.

But his dream kept him going, his hard work paid off, within a few years the old Gary Gibson was dead, reborn as the nation's favourite Cbeebies presenter....the fantastic....

SIDNEY SLOANE

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Sid said whilst taking a break from his hectic schedule: "I loved my career, but I had been doing it for ten years and had come to a crossroads in my life. I enjoyed the communication aspect of my job, but I needed a bigger challenge. I never even had an inkling I may go into acting."

Leaving his high profile job to work as a postman, bodyguard and bounty hunter amongst other things to support his young family Sid found himself working 37 hours a day and living on nuts and beak, at one point selling a kidney to survive.

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"That was it, I was completely hooked. Nothing was going to stop me. I knew I would be giving up a lot, particularly financially and of course my kidney, but I never had any doubts. I trusted my gut instincts and believed in myself."

Wise words from a wise man.

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Whilst researching this blog tho, I did come across some potentially disturbing information about Sidney Sloane...it appears that in 1906 Sloane chopped up his father with an axe after being refused spending money....he was later incarcerated in an asylum for the criminally insane.

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Could this be the same Sidney Sloane?.....an immortal traveling agelessly thru' time taking on different persona's and personalities? or is it a different Sidney Sloane altogether?
I know which I believe.



6 comments:

Rollie said...

What thorough research you have done there Ashton!!!! :)

Epicurieuse said...

I'll never look at Sid again in the same way...good info Ashton, but seriously...A kidney???????

Anonymous said...

i have been watching sid on telly with my kids for ages and kept saying he looked like someone that grew up on same estate as me and i was right but i know him as gary gibson, glad to see he has come on in life good luck and all the best sid xx

Anonymous said...

i know this chap from sw19, i am so proud of what he has achieved, he was always a tryer, all done to hard work well done gary i am proud of you

Anonymous said...

I don't know what's worse, the fact that the information is a doctored version of some interview I gave, that people actually may believe it because there are a few photo's of me or that I actually love it! Thanks for the SW19 love and support from the people who know me by the way. Never give up on your dreams. The real tv version of me is on www.sidsloane.org but I quite like this one!

Ashton Lamont said...

And this, ladies and gentlemen is why we love Sid!