The 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet' star is another long-standing fan of Newcastle United, having been born in the city in 1954.
Newcastle United may well have made an underwhelming start to the Premier League season - but there is still plenty of excitement lying in wait during the remainder of the campaign.
Eddie Howe’s side got their season underway with a 5-1 demolition of
Aston Villa but the Magpies have emerged empty-handed from their home game against Liverpool and away days at Premier League champions Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion.
United will return to Premier League action next Saturday when they host
Brentford at St James Park in their first game following the international break - but that game will be quickly followed by the Magpies long-awaited return to the Champions League as they travel to Serie A giants AC Milan. Despite growing up a Manchester United fan, the Yorkshire-born actor has a ‘soft spot’ for Newcastle United and can even recall the club’s FA Cup winning starting line-ups from 1951, 1952 and 1955.
Howe and his players will be able to count on the backing of an impressive support at home and in Europe this season - and there will be some familiar faces throwing their support beyond United from near and far over the course of the campaign.
Eubank’s support for Newcastle may just be mythologized, however, he has claimed to be a Newcastle supporter and has attended functions at St James’s Park. Ritson emerged as one of the north east’s brightest boxing talents and often fights in black and white colours. Former health secretary Matt Hancock gained notoriety during the coronavirus pandemic and is a Newcastle United supporter thanks to his ‘uncle Dave’. He claims to have attended matches at St James’s Park in his younger years. Another politician, albeit one who does the majority of his work far from these shores. Vejjajiva is a former Prime Minister in Thailand, but was born in Newcastle. He declared his support for the Toon Army in 2008. Dobey reached the quarter-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship earlier this year and earned himself a place in the Premier League - one he has grabbed with both hands. Dobey has been spotted at away games following his beloved Newcastle United. Chaudhry is another celebrity that, despite not being from the local area, is a Newcastle United supporter. Like many before him, a combination of the 1990’s, memorable kits and Alan Shearer was enough to make the comedian and writer a Magpies supporter for life. The former England cricketer often appears on TalkSport to offer his opinion on all things Newcastle United. The Wimbledon star claims to be a Newcastle United fan despite being born in South Africa. He even accepted Mehrdad Ghodoussi’s offer to come and attend a match at St James’s Park this season. Despite Logan’s father being former Leeds United and Coventry City midfielder Terry Yorath, the TV presenter became a Newcastle United fan after moving to Durham for University. The Northumberland born actor is a supporter of Newcastle United. Despite hailing from Northampton, Swann is a Newcastle United fan and was even pictured in the away end as Eddie Howe’s side defeated Nottingham Forest last Friday night. The television presenter hails from County Durham and is a Newcastle United supporter. Bay may have been born in Hertfordshire, but it was his love of Alan Shearer that made the musician fall in love with Newcastle United. This relationship extends both ways however as Shearer has also admitted to being a huge fan of Bay’s music. Wood has been caught on camera screaming a name of a 90’s Newcastle United player whilst attempting to run a batter out by kicking the ball at the stumps. Wood shouting ‘Asprilla’ and ‘Ketsbaia’ have been picked up on occasion by the stump mic. In case you hadn’t realised, the North Shields musician is a big Newcastle United fan. He certainly doesn’t hide it! His net worth is not known with figures ranging from £1.8million to a whopping £55million depending on the source. Cheryl is well known for her Geordie accent and is a Newcastle United supporter. Shearer is Newcastle United’s record goalscorer with 206 goals for the club. Need we say more? Despite being born in Edinburgh, the former Prime Minister claims to be a Newcastle fan. Ant & Dec are lifelong Newcastle fans. Knopfler was a member of Dire Straits and composed ‘Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero’ which Newcastle United walk out to on match days at St James’ Park. The AC/DC frontman was born in Gateshead and was even approached to be an honorary board member of Newcastle United in the 1980s. He turned down that offer, but remains a fan of the club. He even had a cameo appearance in the film Goal! Sting was born in Wallsend and is a big Newcastle fan. We'd love to see Oz giving it six-nowt under the Strictly glitterball. (Photo: Getty Images)