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Top Celebs from Yorkshire
The home of Yorkshire tea and the Yorkshire Pudding is celebrating as its official Yorkshire Day today, 1st August. We’re honouring the occasion by featuring top celebs from ‘God’s Own County’. Check out our pick of Yorkshire-born notables here:
1. Jessica Ennis-Hill
Born in: Sheffield
Famous for: The mum-of-one is a track and field athlete who won a bronze medal in the 2005 Commonwealths Games before winning Gold at the 2009 World Championships. Jessica’s defining moment came at the London 2012 Olympics where she earned a place in the history books as Olympic Heptathlon Champion.
2. Jeremy Clarkson
Born in: Doncaster
Famous for: The former presenter on the BBC show Top Gear is a journalist, broadcaster and writer who is known for his opinionated and forthright views. Following a ‘fracas’ with a producer, he was axed from Top Gear and will soon be seen presenting The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime with co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May.
3. Patrick Stewart
Born in: Mirfield
Famous for: The actor of stage, film and TV began his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company before TV roles including appearances on Coronation Street. He launched his film credentials as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and is also famous for playing Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series.
4. Louis Tomlinson
Born in: Doncaster
Famous for: The pop singer is famous as a member of the boyband One Direction, who finished third on the 2010 series of the X-Factor. He was also signed as a footballer by Doncaster Rovers on a non-contractual basis and even tried to buy the club before the deal fell through.
5. Melanie Brown
Born in: Leeds
Famous for: Best known as Mel B from the Spice Girls where she was known affectionately as Scary Spice, her music career started after responding to an ad in The Stage magazine for an all-female pop act and recording deal. She sang ‘Greatest Love of All’ at her audition.