LIVE BLOG: Robert Downey Jr lands in Cambridge

The Tab are liveblogging the RDJ event. Get in touch to have your say!

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The time has come.

Tonight. As darkness falls. The one and only, Robert Downey Junior will crash-land into the heart of our fair metropolis, ready to take the Union by storm.

The Tab will be live-blogging the talk from start to finish. Tweet us @tabcambridge to have your say!

Watch this space…

19:00 – FIN

Sadly, the talk has had to come to an end. What a great evening – well done Union.

Tonight we’ll be back with more salacious details and the private interview.

It’s been a pleasure.

18:53

and to finish The Tab asks a special question… ARE YOU A FEMINIST?

RDJ: “You bastard! I haven’t found out yet. That’s all make-believe, son.”

18:46

RDJ DROPPING MAD TRUTH BOMBS

“Having a lousy education is no guarantee of failure and having a privileged education is no guarantee of success.”

18:45

Weirdest fan thing?

RDJ: “I got a letter from a fan once saying that ‘It was time to come join my place in the ring of fire'”

Which college shield is your favourite one?

RDJ: “I like the blue one!”

[It’s Lucy Cavendish]

18:42 [It’s a late one]

Here’s a close up…

18:41

RDJ: “Wait a second! Alec Baldwin was here last week?! Uhh…!”

18:39

What would you study if you came to cambridge?

RDJ: “I would study engineering and architecture. My grandfather was an engineer on the Panama Canal.”

18:38

RDJ: “This place is called the chamber… what kinda stuff happens in here?!”

18:37

RDJ on Scarlett Johansson: “She’s great… she’s a new-yorker and she’s very much an east coast type girl. She just kick-assed [in Ironman]. She has a french boyfriend and they just had a kid and I’m really happy for her:

18:33

RDJ: “I’m a high school drop-out. And right now I’m sitting here in Cambridge talking to all of you! That’s an amazing thing for me.”

18:31

RDJ: “Getting tables at restaurants is the coolest thing about being a celebrity.”

18:28

Huge cheers from audience! RDJ is doing some impromptu acting for us…

18:27

Some guy in the audience has just got RDJ to act out some lines for his radio play!!!!

18:25

RDJ: “The best part about playing a superhero is when kids see you and kinda flip out. They’ll stop me and say, “You’re called Ironman aren’t you?”. That’s great — i’ll have that for the rest of my life.”

18:21

Sorry guys — the internet here is really shaky. We are currently unable to update as frequently as we would have hoped.

18:17

Mics keep screwing up. COME ON UNION.

18:13

Omg.

Can we just all take a moment to appreciate how alluring this man is.

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FLAMINGO OF DESIRE

 

18:12

RDJ: “I want to be Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge.”

17:56

IT HAS BEGUN. Sitting a couple of metres from Robbo. He is gentle and the atmosphere has yet to thaw.

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17:53

Union President Tim Squirrel says,
“This is all about survival of the keenest. I think it’s great operating in this way because the biggest fans get to see him.”
He went onto suggest that students should skive work for events like these. A role model if I ever saw one…

17:52

And so it begins…

17:49

HE IS HERE

HE IS HERE

17:38

17:34

DOWNEY IS IN THE BUILDING

17:29

Security officer overheard speaking to Downey’s chauffeur on the radio. Ordered him to go more slowly – does that mean he’s near?…

17:26

Heavy security presence at the back of the Union

Heavy security presence at the back of the Union

17:22

Sneaky insider Anna Mg, gives us the latest

17:13

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Union President Tim Squirrell seems calm and collected

17:06

Editors in the interview chamber. I repeat. Editors in the chamber.

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Serious journalist faces

16:57

We talked to those waiting patiently in the queue. Keir Baker, a fresher at Selwyn told us, “I’m straight but I would!”

Whilst Emily Wright said, “Wizard of Oz is one of my favourite films – loved him as Tin man!”

16:46

Union official just contacted us saying rumours of “exclusive guests” are untrue. Don’t worry, folks, you’re not going to be pushed out in favour of any fat cats.

16:40

Reporter Anna Mg overhears Union officials saying the BBC won’t be coming because they won’t be able to hear RD Jr’s voice.

16:38

Secret (bar staff) source tells The Tab the man himself will arrive at “six past six.”

16:36

Cunning reporter overheard a Union executive saying over 1,000 people are in the Union compound…

16:06

Rumours are swirling around the queue that many ‘exclusive people’ have been promised a chamber seat, meaning members might miss out.

15:52

Helicopter snapped low over the spires of King’s. Rumour did have it that he was coming by chopper…

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15:44

The scene in the Union bar already…

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Enthusiastic…

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