London: Rocker Van Morrison and Hollywood bombshell Pamela Anderson struck up an unlikely friendship when they met during the festive season at the Bath Spa hotel.
The two were spotted enjoying walks together and drove the hotel staff crazy with their bizarre demands.
Sources say that the notoriously grumpy 65-year-old rocker Van – who is married and has an apartment in the Georgian city – checked into the hotel when the former Baywatch star was staying there.
“They walked together a couple of times and seemed to get along rather well but they were checked into different rooms,” the Daily Mail quoted a source as saying.
While staying at the hotel, the diva-like demands of the pair caused staff headaches.
“All Pamela wanted to eat was asparagus and mushroom Cup-a-Soups,” said one worker.
“We didn’t have any in the hotel so my colleagues had to go to the shops for her. She’d eat them in her room.
“Van was different. He’d ring down from his room and tell us what he wanted and where from. It was always Italian food and it always had to be from one of the local restaurants. We had to go out in our cars and pick his food up, then take it up to his room,” the worker said.
Pamela also indulged in a bizarre beauty routine – taking ice baths. Staff had to carry ice up to her room twice a day.
“Pamela drove us mad with her constant demands for ice baths. She told us it stopped her aching and kept her feeling young,” said the staff member.
“Van, on the other hand, spent an hour a day in the gym. He didn’t use the personal trainer, he worked out alone,” the source added.