Rivers mistaken for illegal immigrant

Last updated 16:43 17/11/2012
Joan Rivers
ANNA WEBBER/ Getty
CAUGHT OUT: Joan Rivers was mistaken for an illegal immigrant when she arrived in the UK by fishing boat.

Relevant offers

Entertainment

Guy Williams: why John Key was comedy's great gift Kiwi artist Theia makes a splash with first hit single, Roam Weediquette's Krishna Andavolu is serious about marijuana Summer reading: Kiwi authors tell you what to read on the beach this year Jennifer Lawrence forced to apologise for Hawaiian rock 'butt-scratching' story Dance review: Pango/Black will stay in the memory a very long time Movie Review: Le Ride Oscar Kightley: John's gone so the fun has to stop At my place: TV weather presenter Renee Wright's kid-friendly bungalow Shortland Street serial killer still an Aristocrat

US comedian Joan Rivers was quizzed by British officials when she was mistaken for an immigrant illegally entering the UK.

Four border patrol officers descended on Rivers as she disembarked from a fishing boat on the Swale Estuary near Kent, after they received a tip-off regarding a suspicious group of people.

Rivers, her daughter Melissa, and her TV crew were questioned for several minutes at the scene before officials recognised Rivers.

The funnywoman, who was filming a segment for her new TV show ‘Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best!’ insists the incident was amusing and admits she thought her questioners were good-looking.

"Even though we were innocent I am so sorry they didn't arrest us. I love Englishmen and they were very cute!" she said.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content