Leicester City Celebrity Fans and Famous Fans
Engelbert Humperdinck Fan
Or Arnold George Dorsey, as he was known to his mum and dad. The 1970s crooner was actually born in India because his dad was stationed there in the army, but a move to Leicester when he was ten years old, and his subsequent upbringing there, is where his link to the club comes from. There doesn't seem to be too much evidence of him attending many matches but he's stated in the past that he does follow the Foxes fortunes.
We're including the band as a whole because the name Kasabian is often associated to Leicester City as big fans of the club, particularly in their Premier League title winning season of 2015-16 when they performed live at the club's title celebrations. Whilst the original band members were all from around the same area of Leicestershire, Blaby, over the years several band members left, so it was frontman Tom Meighan and guitarist Serge Pizzorno who were most vocal of their love for the Foxes. Meighan's status as a well-known famous football fan also saw Umbro using him to unveil England's new away kit in 2010.
David Neilson Fan
The actor is well known for his role as Roy Cropper in ITV soap opera Coronation Street. Born in Loughborough, he's a lifelong Leicester City fan, often spotted at matches and a regular runner in Alan Birchenall's annual charity run.
Mark Selby Fan
Given that his nickname is The Jester from Leicester it's probably no surprise to hear that four-time World Snooker Champion Mark Selby is a big fan of the Foxes and has been spotted at matches and on the King Power pitch showing off his trophies.
Other Confirmed Famous Followers of Leicester City
- Gary Lineker - Former goal-poacher turned Match of the Day host.
- Bill Maynard - Actor (Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt).
- Tom Meighan - Singer (Kasabian).
- Mark Morrison - Singer.
- Gary Newbon - TV sports presenter.
- Lembit Opik - Former politician and Cheeky Girl admirer.
- Serge Pizzorno - Guitarist and singer (Kasabian).
- Willie Thorne - 1980's snooker star.
- Arlo White - Radio sports presenter.