Derby County Celebrity Fans and Famous Fans

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Margaret Beckett Links-to-the-area Fan

Margaret Beckett was the MP for Derby South from 1983. Whilst we don't expect that she was singing along in the Columbo End or the Popside Pen at the Baseball Ground, she did try to get involved to help save the club when Derby faced liquidation in 2022.

Tim Brooke-Taylor Fan

The comedian is best known as one of "The Goodies", from the surreal 1970s comedy show of the same name. He supported the Rams having been born in the north Derbyshire town of Buxton, and there are a few claims on the old interweb that at some point he was actually honorary Vice-President of the club. We emailed Derby County to find out if this was true, but they never replied.

Timothy Dalton Alleged Fan

Born in Wales, the 007 actor moved to the Derbyshire town of Belper when he was a nipper, and that's where his supposed allegiance to Derby County comes from. There doesn't seem to be too much evidence of it though, and there are a few rumours knocking around that he also supports Manchester City.

Geoff Hoon Fan

The Labour MP was born in Derby and has apparently been a regular sight at Pride Park over the years.

Niall Horan Fan

Coming from Ireland, you'd probably expect the former One Direction singer to be a supporter of Manchester United or Liverpool, but no, he has a genuine passion for Derby County that appears to come from his father, who would regularly fly them to the East Midlands to watch them in action.

Mike Ingham Dual-Club Fan

The BBC Radio 5 Live football commentator follows two teams, so whilst Plymouth Argyle is his first love, he also follows Derby County as his second. His support for the club comes from moving to Derbyshire as a youngster and beginning his career with BBC Radio Derby in the 1970s.

Robert Lindsay Fan

Best known for his role as Fulham fan "Wolfie" Smith in the BBC sitcom Citizen Smith (you know, "Power to the People", "Freedom for Tooting"), Robert Lindsay has been a lifelong supporter of Derby County having been born and brought up in nearby Ilkeston.

Kevin Lloyd Fan

Whilst there might be a few doubts surrounding how much of a Derby County fan that Timothy Dalton is, there were certianly no doubts about fellow actor Kevin Lloyd's football loyalties. Playing the much-loved "Tosh" Lines character on ITV's police drama The Bill, Llloyd was a lifelong fan of the Rams up until his death in 1998. So much so that, when he appeared on This Is Your Life in 1992, the Derby County squad paid tribute to him on the show.

Jack O'Connell Fan

The actor (best known for Skins and This is England was born just outside Derby, in Alvaston, and is a lifelong supporter of the Rams.