In Reichenbach fall: John tells Sherlock that everyone gets a tabloid nickname. Then he says "Subo (or Soobo), nasty nick". I assume he's referring to some other tabloid frequenter.

Who is Subo?

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SuBo is Susan Boyle:

a Scottish singer who came to international public attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.

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    P.S.: Nasty Nick is Nick Bateman
    – Oliver_C
    Feb 20, 2013 at 10:07
  • Ah, I see SUsan BOyal, Brilliant, thanks
    – Matt
    Feb 20, 2013 at 17:32
  • Is this something that all Brits would know and is just confusing to us yanks? I had the same question about SuBo
    – PaulStock
    Feb 21, 2013 at 22:06
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    @PaulStock - Does every American know who e.g. JLo or LiLo are? I guess it depends on how familiar one is with tabloids.
    – Oliver_C
    Feb 22, 2013 at 10:59
  • @Oliver_C - Ha! Very True!
    – PaulStock
    Feb 22, 2013 at 12:57

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