Five weird celebrity obsessions discovered by Joe Lycett
From riding roller coasters, to collecting stamps, everyone has their own little obsession.
Comedian Joe Lycett is back with a brand new show where he explores the nation's weird and wonderful obsessions. Each week he probes his famous and not so famous guests to find out what their secret passions are.
Here are a few of the weirdest compulsions that we’ve collected, hoarded and then refused to throw away…
1) Katherine, Khloe and the rest of the Kardashians
Comedian Katherine Ryan has developed a deep affection for the Kardashian family. As well as sharing the first letter of her name with the sisters from the reality TV show, she reveals that she even once offered Khloe Kardashian some unrequested dating advice.
2) Gruesome medical instruments
Before embarking on a career in comedy Adam Kay cut his metaphorical teeth (and a few actual body parts) as a junior doctor. Since then he’s collected a terrifying array of antique medical instruments including the rather gruesome sounding tonsil guillotine.
3) Hula hooping (and Grace Jones)
Presenter June Sarpong became obsessed with hula-hooping after witnessing singer (and cultural icon) Grace Jones perform a whole show in honour of the Queen’s birthday with a hoop around her waist. Since then June has hula-hooped every day and even claims that the hip-swinging has helped her through a particularly bad hangover.
4) Nuclear bunkers
Most people’s pick for a relaxing 40th birthday retreat would be a luxury hotel or a nice quaint bed and breakfast but that’s not the case for stand-up comedian Angela Barnes. Her love of cold-war era concrete bunkers saw her ring in her fourth decade in a converted former shelter underground.
5) Fire engines
Some people would be embarrassed to still be obsessed with fire engines as an adult but comedian Lloyd Griffith isn’t that person. He confesses that he still finds himself trying to grab a selfie with a fire truck whenever he sees one.