Middlesbrough Celebrity Fans and Famous Fans
Bob Mortimer Fan
The legendary comedian was born in Middlesbrough and grew up in the Linthorpe area and has been a big follower of Boro, even having trials with the team as a youngster. In 1997 he recorded the club's FA Cup Final song "Let's Dance" with fellow fan Chris Rea.
Chris Rea Fan
The singer (best known for his festive classic "Driving Home For Christmas") was born and raised in Middlesbrough in the 1950s and has been a big fan of the club. In 1997 he recorded the club's FA Cup Final song "Let's Dance" with fellow fan Bob Mortimer.
Glen Durrant Fan
The three times BDO World Darts Champion, nicknamed "Duzza", hails from the city and is a huge 'Boro fan.
Mark Benton Fan
The actor was born in nearby Guisborough and is a confirmed Boro fan.
James Arthur Fan
Best known as the singer who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, James Arthur was born and raised in Middlebrough and has been a big fan of the club all of his life (although it's also claimed that he has a soft spot for Rangers).
Other Confirmed Famous Followers of Middlesbrough
- Stephen Tompkinson - Actor.