Vanessa Feltz has revealed rather unorthodox plans to scatter her ashes in an unexpected location.
The radio presenter and former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant has admitted that she’s keen for her family to scatter her ashes at London’s Brent Cross Shopping Centre, the site of plenty of happy memories from her teenage years.
That’s right, the shopping centre. Specifically one she “couldn’t be dragged away from” in her younger days.
Vanessa Feltz at the Brent Cross Shopping Centre, where new animal art installations have been unveiled
Speaking to the Brent & Kilburn Times at the shopping centre’s 40th birthday, where she was a special guest, she joked: “When the time comes I’d like to be cremated and my ashes sprinkled all over Brent Cross then at least I know my children will come and visit me!"
Vanessa added: “[The shopping centre] played a huge part in my life. For loads of us it was the first place we could go on our own without grown ups. You could go on the bus and your parents wouldn’t worry about you.
"You’d wander about, you’d wish you had money, you would look at the things you would have bought if you could have afforded it, you’d have a Danish pastry at Lindy’s and come home again."
She isn’t the first star to have an unusual wish for her ashes, though, as ‘Star Trek’ actor James Doohan - best known for playing Scotty in the sci-fi show - had his ashes sent into orbit in 2012, seven years after his death.