All across the nation, celebrities, Back To The Future fans and the lazy are in bereavement. We saw a glimpse into a new world of personal transport, but it has been cruelly snatched away by the party-poopers at the UK Crown Prosecution Service.
That’s right, hoverboards - or self-balancing scooters to use their proper term - have been banned on British roads and pavements and so the dream of a walking-less paradise, where we all glide through our days ala Marty Mcfly, has been crushed.
Apparently the scooter’s 8 mph maximum speed is a threat to hapless pedestrians and too annoying for drivers on the road; so the only place you can legally use them is on 'private property with the permission of the landowner.'
Oh well, it was good while it lasted. To mourn the passing of the future, we’ve compiled a list of celebrities galavanting on their hoverboards, ban-free and blissful.