Wellingborough's 10 most famous faces

It might be a challenge for most people to come up with famous names from Wellingborough.

Friday, 13th September 2019, 4:19 pm
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But we've come up with our top 10 famous people who have lived, worked or gone to school in the borough.

The Radiohead frontman lived during his early years in Jubilee Crescent in Wellingborough before moving away to Oxfordshire, selling 30 million albums and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The World Champion snooker player Peter Ebdon lived in Wellingborough for several years as his wife was from the town. He's pictured here in Don Pepe's restaurant in the town in 2009.

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Sir David Frost attended Wellingborough Grammar School while living in Raunds. He became one of the world's most celebrated broadcasters and journalists, interviewing American president Richard Nixon during the 1970s later becoming the subject of a Hollywood Film.,
Former Wrenn School pupil Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey were the runaway winners of Britain's Got Talent 2012. Pudsey was given the Freedom of the Borough of Wellingborough and the pair went on to make a movie.
The 'Godfather of Goth' Peter Murphy grew up in Wellingborough and formed his legendary band Bauhaus in the town with his pal Daniel Ash. They recorded their first music at the town's Beck studios.
You might not have heard of him if you're over 18 and don't play video games but DanTDM is one of the UK's most successful Minecraft YouTubers - and he films all his videos watched by millions of fans from his studio in his Wellingborough home.
Irchester's most famous son, Phil Neal is one of England's most successful footballers. After starting his career at Wellingborough Town, he went on to win 8 First Divisions, 4 League Cups,5 Charity Shields, 4 European Cups, 1 UEFA Cup and 1 UEFA Super Cup during his 11 years at Liverpool. He also got 50 England caps.
To parishioners of St Mary's, Finedon, he's just plain old Reverend Richard Coles. But after leaving Wellingborough School he went on to have a music career with The Communards then regular radio presenting gigs on BBC Radio 1,2, and 3 and then in 2017 he was chosen as a contestant on BBC's flagship entertrainment show Strictly Come Dancing.
The first regular female presenter of BBC Test Match Special, Alison Mitchell was educated at Wellingborough School and began her broadcasting career at BBC Radio Northampton while doing her A-Levels.
He's got one of the most coveted jobs in sport. BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan grew up in Northamptonshire and was educated at Wellingborough School. He has an honorary degree from the University of Northampton.