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Famous Fans

ALBION boast a significant number of famous fans among their ranks of supporters.

Two of the most familiar faces for home matches at The Hawthorns are season ticket holders Adrian Chiles and Frank Skinner.

Broadcaster Chiles published a Baggies-related book in 2007 and recently presented the acclaimed Albion-themed BBC documentary 'Whites v Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation'.

Fellow broadcaster and comedian Skinner regularly showcased the club on the Fantasy Football League show, starring alongside Albion legend Jeff Astle, and continues to do so on radio and stage.

Midlands comedians Lenny Henry and Joe Lycett are Baggies fans alongside Liam Payne of One Direction, one of the biggest music bands in the world.

Continuing the music theme, rock legend Eric Clapton sported an Albion scarf on the cover of his album 'Backless' to show his love for the club. Clapton also sponsored Albion's UEFA Cup tie against Galatasaray in 1978.

A love shared by Twang guitarist Stu Hartland and late Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes, who sadly passed away in 2013.

In the sporting world, former world title holder - and Olympic and Commonwealth medallist - Richie Woodhall and fellow boxer Tommy Langford are both regulars at The Hawthorns, while Wimbledon tennis champion Goran Ivanisevic has been pictured in the famous blue and white stripes.

Actors Matthew Marsden and Josie Lawrence show their support for the club along with local BBC broadcasters Mary Rhodes and Adrian Goldberg.