Conan O'brien - Conan O'Brien enjoys anonymity in England
America chat show host Conan O'Brien has been able to enjoy exploring London as a regular tourist after admitting that nobody recognises him in the UK.
Conan O'Brien is enjoying his anonymity in England.
The American talk show host has been able to experience London as a regular tourist after discovering that most Brits don't recognise him.
The 51-year-old television personality is in the UK capital to promote his talk show 'Conan' for the launch of the new digital channel, truTV
Talking to BBC Radio 2 today (04.08.14), Conan joked: ''The other night I went to some posh restaurant. I come out and there's all this paparazzi and they start talking all these pictures of me and I pose and as I'm walking away one of them shouts, 'Who are you?' So I said I was a male model. He looked like he didn't believe me.''
But the TV veteran - who has worked in TV since 1987, starting off on 'Saturday Night Live' - admits he has enjoyed his relative lack of fame in the UK.
When asked how he has been enjoying his anonymity, he explained: ''It's horrible! No it's really not. It's nice. What's strange is you never know, especially in London the past couple of days. Sometimes someone will stare at me and I will think it's because they know it's me, Conan O'Brien. So I'll say, 'Well hello there, how are you?' And they won't know who I am they're just looking at my weird hair.
''And so there's a lot of American tourist here who know me and Canadians and an occasional Brit knows me. Australians know me for some reason ... I have to say it's nice to get a break and walk along the streets and people just stare at me for my weird hair.''
he jokingly added: ''The mind can't fathom what a massive star I am.''