The Tovey blog has always done its best to show all sides of Russell and his friends. Usually I have pictures of them in their natural environments…on the set filming, attending art galleries, dining, clubbing or boozing at the local…
As with every person though, there is a soft and fuzzy side, in Russell’s case her name is Nelly! Princess Nelly is owned by friend Matthew Cain the arts and culture reporter for Channel 4 UK but Nelly is such a demanding princess she relies on them both for servitude….and anyone else who strays into their apartment!
I asked Matt ages ago could we have a blog snap of him with Nelly and this is because Nelly had piqued the interest of many of Russell’s fans and they asked me to get a picture of her with her owner. It took considerable persuasion (blackmail) to convince Matt to make an appearance on the blog! Now he has, I have fended off more inquiries like, “Who is the cute man who owns the cat?” and “Where can I get one of those, and the cat is nice too?”
Since posting the snap of Nelly, Matt and Russell have been Twitundated with hundreds of questions and comments. I saved over 47 A4 pages…I keep telling Matt and Russ that Nelly and the two of them could have a reality show…the viewers would love to see “Two men and their cat!”
Posted below are just a few of the comments …I gave up counting when I got to 500 and a day later they are still arriving...also believe it or not, Russell started trending on Twitter Trendsmap with the release of his pictures of Nelly!
THE BLOG IS CLOGGED!
Ishbel_Haf: @russelltovey So cute & loving the fireplace. Beats my little electric one any day! xx
AllieMunster: @russelltovey your Nelly is gorgeous! Your ok too :p x
Lindsey_Viner: @russelltovey aw how cute! :)
jonesyinc1: @russelltovey she's beautiful! Gorgeous colour!
our_tone: @russelltovey Your cat is giving it some serious Blue Steel.
imjustanerd: Awwww how are you so adorable?
Mavro_Arni: @russelltovey She's a sweet puss.
SwindonSteve: @russelltovey wondering which one I'd like to stroke more! x. :-P
miffybarker: @russelltovey and there was me expecting a black rapper with a plaster
Fine_Artist: @russelltovey thought I was going to see a picture of an elephant then!
Steevil: @russelltovey So cute!! The cats not bad either.
bjgerrard: So cute, so mischievous, so vulnerable, makes you want to stroke & feed & love & protect. The cat is cute too. @russelltovey
AND THE OTHER BIG QUESTION IS FOR MATT...
Scotch1709: @russelltovey we're loving Nelly, but who's the cute blonde guy?
several_d: @Tom_in_Oz_: Where can I get one of those, and the cat is nice too?
PRINCESS NELLY - THE REIGNING MONARCH OF THE TOVEY BLOG AND HER TWO SERVANTS
MatthewCainC4: By popular demand here's a photo of me and my beautiful princess Nelly taken by my twin @russelltovey
MatthewCainC4: And here's a photo I took of my beautiful princess with my talented twin @russelltovey
russelltovey: Me and Nelly X