Global Gossip: A Very Expensive Volcano

BATD ON Apr 19, 2010 AT 10:23 am

John Cleese

You can only imagine the lengths some celebrities have gone to in order to avoid the disruption of the volcanic eruption in Iceland last week… but we think that John Cleese may have taken the biscuit!

In the chaotic aftermath of the Icelandic eruption, John Cleese took matters into his own hands after he couldn’t get home from a Norwegian Talk show.

The Monty Python star’s flight was grounded, so he ended up forking out around £3,300 on a taxi fare to Brussels in order to catch a train back to London, claiming necessity drove him to it!

“We checked every option but there were no boats and no train tickets available. That’s when my fabulous assistant determined the easiest thing would be to take a taxi.”

Although apparently this is the furthest taxi drivers in Norway have been asked to drive: “The longest trip so far was from Oslo to Paris,” Oslo Taxi spokesman Lars Dolva told the NTB news agency. That’s about 700 miles!!!

If needs must I suppose…

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