The famous faces who follow Burnley FC - including some surprising names

From sports stars to TV personalities and musicians to local heroes, the Clarets have a number of famous fans – including some surprising and international names.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 11:56 am
The famous faces who follow Burnley - including some surprising names

Over the years, we have seen many celebrities come out and publicly announce their support of Leeds United with some household names among the list - and you can scroll down and click through the pages to see the most famous ones among the lot, let us know if you think we’ve missed any!

Sam Aston (right) has portrayed the role of Chesney Brown on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street since 2003.
Since March 2018, Jordan North has co-presented the comedy-agony-aunt podcast 'Help I Sexted My Boss' together with friend and etiquette expert William Hanson. He also presents the Greatest Hits show on Sunday mornings. North is a keen supporter of Burnley and was reported to be a season ticket holder in early 2018.

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The England cricketer is a keen and well-known Burnley fan. Anderson is the all-time leading wicket-taker among fast bowlers surpassing Glenn McGrath (563 wickets) and holds the record of most wickets for England in both Test and One-Day International cricket. He is the only English bowler, and the 6th overall, to pass 500 Test wickets.
Johnny Briggs, now 84-years-old, is best known for his role as Mike Baldwin in the soap opera Coronation Street, in which he appeared from 1976 to 2006 and again in 2012 in the Text Santa special as a ghost. He received a lifetime achievement award at the 2006 British Soap Awards for his thirty years of contribution to the soap.
Eric Knowles is best known as an antique expert and television personality, whose main interest is in ceramics and glass. He first earned fame as a ceramics expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow. After Tim Wonnacott left Bargain Hunt, Knowles became one of a number of 'guest presenters' hosting the show.
'Ted' Heath, was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975. Heath served 51 years as a Member of Parliament from 1950 to 2001. He passed away in 2005.
John Kettley used to work for the Met Office, and has previously presented weather for BBC Radio Five Live. Since October 2019, the Burnley fan has presented the weather forecasts during weekday breakfast on national rolling news radio station LBC News.
Alistair Campbell worked as Tony Blair's spokesman and campaign director (1994–1997), then as Downing Street Press Secretary (1997–2000) for Blair, who was then Labour Prime Minister. He then became Downing Street Director of Communications and spokesman for the Labour Party but resigned in 2003. He published his fifteenth book in 2018 and is a regular at Turf Moor.
Toney Livesey is a British journalist and broadcaster who presents 'Drive' for BBC Radio 5 Live. The 56-year-old is a big Burnley fan and recently delivered an impassioned monologue about the anger he felt seeing a 'White Lives Matter Burnley' banner being towed over his teams match against Man City at the Etihad stadium.
Global hip hop sensation Snoop Dogg, more used to cruising round Long Beach, California, revealed his respect for Burnley back in 2016 after producing his hit songs using Burnley-made mixing technology, courtesy of AMS Neve.
Burnley-born Julia Haworth is known for playing the role of Claire Peacock in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2003 to 2011 and has also made several appearances is in the TV show Doctors.
His Royal Highness and future King of England told an audience at a reception and dinner at Windsor Castle that he was a keen fan of the Clarets back in 2012.