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 February 6

by Carolina

Worcester is home to many famous faces.

They may not have been born here, but they did get a fantastic education in the county.

Some attended schools in the region, while others sought further education at the University of Worcester before finding fame.

Here are just six notable celebrities who were educated in Worcestershire- did you attend the same school or university as them?

Chris Tarrant

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Chris Tarrant was once a big part of our Saturday night entertainment.

He is best known for presenting the game show, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?

Since quitting the show in 2013, he has gone on to present other television shows such as Extreme Railways and daytime game show Show Me The Telly.

While he was born in Reading, did you know that Tarrant attended King’s School in Worcester?

He was there in the early 60s and was a boarder in Choir House

Clive Everton


Clive is a renowned commentator journalist, author and former snooker player.

Originally from Wales, Everton spent the majority of his career commentating for the World Snooker Championships.

He continues to commentate for other broadcasters such as Sky Sports and ITV.

Clive also made his mark on the professional snooker world and was once ranked 47th in the world.

He was educated at King’s School.

Imogen Thomas

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Reality TV fans might recognise Imogen Thomas for her appearance in the 2003 series of Big Brother.

However, that’s not all the Welsh beauty is known for as she also won the Miss Wales award in 2003.

Imogen also hit the headlines back in 2011, it was revealed that the model had a six-month affair with  Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs.

Imogen attended the University of Worcester where she studied health and psychology.

Kyle Pryor

Kyle is another notable alumni from the University of Worcester.

Originally from Surrey, he attended the university in the early noughties and studied a joint degree in Media and Culture and Sports Science.

He is best known for portraying Nat Cooper in Home and away between 2013-2017.

Pyror also starred in Hollyoaks for a year and New Zealand show, Spartacus.

Rik Mayall

This comedy legend was born in Essex, but got an education at King’s School in Worcester.

At the school, he studied English, History and Geography but was always said to have a deep passion for theatre.

He is best known for portraying Richie in Bottom and Rick in The Young Ones.

Sadly, he passed away in 2014.

Jeremy Paxman

Worcester News: Jeremy PaxmanJeremy Paxman

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For those who don’t already know, Paxman is a British Broadcaster, journalist, author and television presenter.

He is known for presenting Newsnight and having a very direct and dogged interviewing style.

I’m sure many of us have seen one of his previous interviews, where politicians and public figures crumble with his direct questions.

However, that’s not all as he is also know for presenting University Challenge.

As you might already know, he attended Malvern College.

Did you go to school with any celebrities? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

Original posted at www.worcesternews.co.uk

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