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West Ham’s Top 10 Celebrity Fans

Yesterday, I wrote about the top Man United celebrity supporters, now today I’m heading south and focusing on West Ham. Mark Turner wrote a brilliant list on our parent site FootballFanCast.com (see it at http://www.footballfancast.com/football-blogs/top-10-celebrity-west-ham-united-supporters), so I’m going to try and include different celebrities to him that support West Ham. The main ones will be in here and we have a variety of actors, singers, athletes and comedians that support the Hammers. So here are the top ten:

 

Noel Edmonds

The 61 year old TV presenter is a known Hammers fan and is known for presenting shows like Noel’s House Party, Deal or no Deal and Noel’s HQ.

Ray Winstone

Ray is a well known Hammers fan and lived in East London till he was seven. The actor, who has starred in Sexy Beast, Scum, Beowulf and the latest Indiana Jones film, regularly follows the Hammers wherever he is in the world. Harry Redknapp even said if there was a film to be made of his life, he would want Ray Winstone to play him.

Pixie Lott

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The singer, who has had hits like “Mama do” and “Cry Me Out” is a big Hammers fan apparently, and after seeing Katy Perry dress up in the West Ham get up at the MTV Awards, Pixie said she really wants a similar outfit, as she is a big fan. It’s doubtful whether she knows her Zola from her Zavon Hines though.

Keira Knightley

The Pirates of the Caribbean actress is actually a big West Ham fan and despite her work commitments, she tries to watch the Hammers games either live or on TV, regularly watching the games at a pub in Santa Monica.

David Essex

Essex is West Ham through and through, was born in the area and even played for West Ham juniors for a time. The singer and actor has enjoyed a successful showbiz career that has spanned over three decades. A model and recording of Essex is even displayed in West Ham’s museum.

James Corden

The actor and comedian is most famous for playing “Smithy” in the hit sitcom Gavin and Stacey, which he wrote with Ruth Jones. Like Smithy, Corden is a big West Ham fan and still owns a season ticket with the club.

 

Lennox Lewis

The three-time heavyweight champion was born in the east end of London and is a big West Ham fan. The boxer was one of the best in the world at his prime and along with Muhammad Ali, Vitali Klitschko and Michael Moorer, has won the heavyweight championship three times.

Kriss Akabusi

The former athlete and TV presenter is a West Ham fanatic and won a host of medals for Great Britain in the late 1980’s. Akabusi went on to present shows like Record Breakers and The Big Breakfast, as well as appearing as a panelist on A Question of Sport.

Danny Dyer

Dyer is a well-known football fan and West Ham fanatic, and has appeared in numerous football films like the Football Factory. The cockney actor has also appeared in films like Outlaw and The Business.

Russell Brand

The comedian and serial shagger is a well known Hammer and attends games whenever he finds time in his busy schedule. Brand has delved into acting, starring in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and has wrote numerous books on West Ham, including “Irons in the Fire” and “Articles of Faith”, which are an assortment of articles Brand wrote for the Guardian. Brand’s love for West Ham was immortalised when fiancee Katy Perry donned a Hammers outfit at the MTV Awards last year.

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