Chris Rea has been spotted filling his car up at a London petrol station before heading north on the M1 motorway, fuelling speculation about where the singer might be going. Neighbour John Byrne said he tends to head off at this time every year and doesn’t return until January.
“Regular as clockwork. It’s always the same thing. It’s like he’s driving somewhere for something that happens this time of year every year but for the life of me I can’t put my finger on it.”
Eye witnesses say Chris often takes a look at the driver next to him and has a little smile to himself during his journey.
Sales assistant Janice Freeman said the singer fills his car up where she works on the same day every year before heading off up the motorway.
“Yeah, lovely fella Chris. Always very festive and cheerful. I haven’t a clue where he goes though. All I can say for sure is that he’s probably not driving home for Christmas ‘coz he’s from Middlesbrough and that’s a right shithole.”