It was Saturday Afternoon Fever for the regular shoppers of Fakenham Morrisons this weekend after Hollywood icon John Travolta stopped for a spot of grocery shopping in the Norfolk town.
The A-lister, 68, who earlier in the week took a trip to Wetherspoons – where you can indulge on a sirloin steak and a chosen tipple for less than £10 – browsed the hot cross bun aisle before security guard Gary Middleton, 48, bumped into him at the bread counter.
Gary said: ‘I didn’t even go up to him, he just came up to me and shook my hand. We had a really nice chat.
Saturday Afternoon Fever! John Travolta, 68, sparked frenzy by shopping at Morrisons in Norfolk – before celebrating his daughter Ella’s 22nd birthday with a British tea party
Starstruck: The New Jersey native also dropped in for a drink at the Wetherspoons in Dereham on Thursday night, with staff at the Romany Rye pub confirming his presence (pictured with Jamie Salter, who was at the pub at the time)
‘When I put it on my Facebook everyone said I was mucking around and they didn’t believe it was true but it was.’
Once shoppers got wind of the Grease star’s presence, excitement spread throughout the store and John spared time to talk and have photos with staff and customers.
Supermarket worker Nicola Gee was amongst those lucky to snatch a selfie with the actor.
Disbelief: Jamie Salter, who was drinking in the Romany Rye pub at the time, said he ‘couldn’t believe’ it was actually him
The New Jersey native also dropped in for a drink at the Wetherspoons in Dereham on Thursday night, with staff at the Romany Rye pub confirming his presence.
Jamie Salter, who was drinking in the pub at the time, said he couldn’t believe it was actually him.
He said: ‘Meeting John Travolta was unreal, Dereham doesn’t usually play host to one of the most famous Hollywood stars on the planet.
‘I feel extremely lucky to have met him as it certainly wasn’t what I expected to experience on a Thursday night out in Dereham.
‘We were sat at another table at the Wetherspoons and a couple of staff members pointed him out. We didn’t believe them, but I walked past and got a glimpse of him.
Star-studded selfie: Once shoppers got wind of the Grease star’s presence, excitement spread throughout the store and John spared time to talk and have photos with staff and customers (supermarket worker Nicola Gee pictured)
“I went over and said, “excuse me, sorry for disturbing your evening, I’ve just got a question: Is it John?”‘
‘If the reply of, “It certainly is” wasn’t enough, the strong American accent further confirmed my suspicions.
‘I went on to ask if I could shake his hand and get a picture. He told me how he was over here for a week filming for a Christmas movie at a local airstrip.’
John is understood to be filming at the Raynham Hangar Studios in West Raynham, but details about his upcoming festive project are scarce.
Last year, the acting veteran filmed an action movie called Paradise City, but it has been claimed that is now in post-production.
Elegant celebration: The Morrisons outing comes amid John treating his daughter to a British tea party in honor of her 22nd birthday
Over the weekend, John also treated his daughter to a British tea party in honour of her 22nd birthday.
The film star took to Instagram on Sunday morning to wish his offspring a happy birthday and share a sweet clip of their special day with his 3.9M followers.
‘Happy birthday my dearest Ella! I love you so much,’ the doting dad wrote in the caption of the post.
‘We’re here in England having afternoon tea to celebrate and I’m also here to shoot a short film called, ‘The Shepherd’ based on a book by Frederick Forsyth that I’ve always loved,’ he added.
The clip, set to the soundtrack of The Kinks song, Afternoon Tea, featured the father-daughter duo sipping tea from elegant porcelain cups while sitting across from each other by a large window with a stunning garden view.
The video also showed a variety of delicious pastries and small cakes laid out on the table.
Sipping tea: The film star took to Instagram to share a sweet clip of their special day with his 3.9M followers, as they sipped tea from elegant porcelain cups
Yummy treats: The video also showed a variety of delicious pastries and small cakes laid out on the table
Ella then filmed her dad as he flashed a smile and dived into one of the sweet delicacies on his plate.
His friends and followers were quick to comment on the post, with Australian singer Kate Ceberano writing, ‘Happy Birthday beautiful girl.’
Actor Donnie Wahlberg also chimed in with simple birthday wishes, commenting, ‘Happy Birthday!’
Digging in: Ella then filmed her dad as he flashed a smile and dived into one of the sweet delicacies on his plate
Family: Travolta is also dad to son Benjamin, 11; The trio pictured on New Years Eve 2022
Ella’s had a busy music and acting career as of late. She recently wrapped up filming her new movie Get Lost.
Travolta has also been very vocal about how proud he is of Ella and her rising singing career, after the brunette beauty released her first single, titled Dizzy, in January.
The Pulp Fiction actor shares Ella with his late wife Kelly Preston, who died in 2020 at the age of 57, following a two-year battle with breast cancer.
They also had son Jett, born in 1992, and Benjamin, 11. While on vacation in 2009, their eldest son died after having a seizure at the age of 16.
With Kelly: The Pulp Fiction actor shares Ella with his late wife Kelly Preston, who died in 2020 at the age of 57, following a two-year battle with breast cancer