The Wealdstone Raider on this Barcelona stag do is pure gold
The Wealdstone Raider has been making the most of his guest appearance at a stag do in Barcelona, after arriving in the Spanish city handcuffed to the groom on Thursday.
Gordon Hill, who became an internet sensation after a video of him watching Wealdstone FC went viral in 2014, said it was “one of the best events I’ve ever done”, while speaking from a packed bar on Saturday evening.
He said: “This is amazing. Absolutely amazing. I tell you, it’s brilliant. We’ve had a right good time.
“The stag’s enjoying himself. Everybody’s enjoying themselves.”
Gordon, who does not accept money for appearances as the Raider, said he agreed to accompany the group to Spain after they offered to donate to charity in lieu of payment.
Laurie Carey, who is the best man for the party’s stag, James O’Connor, said he’d been unsure if the joke would fall flat when the group first met up at the airport.
He said: “To be honest, when we turned up at the airport, I didn’t think anyone was going to get the joke – you know, what my intentions were.
“It could have been three years too late, but we’ve come out here and everyone’s enjoyed it. Yeah, it’s been really good.”
Gordon, who works as a labourer, revealed his highlight had been drinking champagne with the lads, and said he couldn’t have hoped to meet a nicer bunch of people.
He said: “Everybody’s getting on, it’s just been a brilliant few days. I’m privileged to have been invited.”
The group are due to fly back to the UK for some rest on Sunday, before James ties the knot in September.