Ah, yes, it’s that time of year again. You can smell the innocence around George Square, see the doe eyes glinting at the library doors, and even glimpse genuine enthusiasm and excitement for college. Yes, the Freshers are on their way.
But they are not the only ones making their debut at the University of Edinburgh. Oh no, far from it. There are even more exciting appearances to come.
You might remember your own Freshers experience, seeing Game of Thrones’ Hodor tickle his deck or even run into an irrelevant contestant from Love Island – but what are the weirdest celebrities who’ve made a fresher appearance here at Edi? ? Check out our list from “bottom of the barrel” to “what the hell happened here?” “.
10. Scotty from Geordie Shore, 2016
In Scotty’s defense, I’m sure the utter chaos, likely underage drinking and reckless behavior by the Freshers is on the mark – kudos to whoever was his manager at the time.
I’m sure Big Cheese Limits had a good time trying to figure out his accent and doing their best not to kick him out just because of a contract deal.
9.Sam Thompson, 2015
Okay, before you roast Sam to be a D-lister, I’ll say he was probably more of a C-lister in 2015. However, going from having boatloads of mom and dad money at his disposal to nepotism to have a £200,000 salary at Goldman Sachs for having to make an appearance at Big Cheese had to sting. If not him, definitely mom and dad.
8. Josh and Sam from Love Island, 2018
Quite possibly the worst duo ever imagined, these two utterly irrelevant contestants graciously managed to host a VK-sponsored club night in 2018. I mean, it’s not quite a £3m deal with Pretty little thing, but you have to do with what you get, don’t you?
7. Aston Merrygold of JLS, 2018
From heartbreak to heartbreak. From selling stadiums to selling Edinburgh’s cutest club. It’s a slight fall from grace, Aston, but we Edi students salute your Fresher’s service.
6. Dick and Dom, 2018
You might remember this pair from your childhood television. Well, they made a comeback to teenage life in 2018 when they were an act at Big Cheese — since then they’ve been banned for reasons I can’t disclose.
5. Union J, 2015
I can literally imagine the conversation that took place in the PR office in Edinburgh:
“Ideally, we want One Direction.”
“Ah rats, sorry they’re on tour – we have the slightly less appealing, less talented, completely unreleased version available if you’re up for that?”
“Yeah, go ahead then. From the back of Big Cheese, they’ll be too crushed to notice anyway.
4. Hodor from Game of Thrones, 2017 AND 2019
Did you know that Kristian Nairn, or Hodor, is a passionate DJ? He is also very good. He actually broke his set in 2019 – I would know because I was there and I still have the video I took of him as proof. The only thing missing was a DnB mashup of the Game of Thrones theme song.
Ten points to whoever launches RAVE OF THRONES.
3. Gok Wan, 2022
Fashionista by day and another passionate DJ by night. If you’re in Edinburgh this Fresher’s Week, be sure to spot Gok on his decks.
2. Iain Sterling, 2015
The last thing I would expect to hear during the absolute music party playing at Big Cheese is the voice of Love Island. Iain, we all know you’re better than that. If you’re short on cash, just go to BBC Radio 3 or Capital FM. Please. Don’t come to our dear Big Cheese.
1. The Vengaboys, 2013
Whether We are going to Ibiza played LIVE at Big Cheese, I would lose it. No other experience at the University of Edinburgh would top this. Class of 2013, I hope you’re happy because you got the better of an incredibly bad band.
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