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3 celebrities who support Blackburn Rovers – Did you know this?

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It’s fair to say that Blackburn Rovers have enjoyed a rather impressive season so far.

Tony Mowbray’s side go into their clash with promotion chasing Fulham on Wednesday night seventh in the Championship table, just one point off the play-off places.

Among the many Rovers supporters who will be hoping the club can continue that impressive form moving forward, are a number of famous faces.

But do you know just which celebrities are in fact fans of Blackburn Rovers?

Here, we’ve taken a look at three well known figures who you could are known to be followers of the Ewood Park club.

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Matt Smith

Had things worked out differently, there is a possibility that Matt Smith might have been playing for Blackburn Rovers, rather than just supporting them.

The actor, who is known for his roles on shows in including Doctor Who and The Crown, played for Leicester, Nottingham Forest and Notts County at youth level, before a back injury ended his playing career before it really began.

Even so, Smith remains a big fan of Rovers, and has gone on record with his frustrations at the way the club has been run in previous seasons.

Jack Straw

Having been MP for Blackburn for 36 years between 1979 and 2015, it is perhaps no surprise that Jack Straw is a supporter of the club.

The Labour politician, who held a number of senior cabinet posts, including Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Justice Secretary under the likes of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, is also known for being a Blackburn fan.

Indeed, Straw was even made honorary Vice President of Blackburn Rovers in 1998 by the club’s then-owner, Jack Walker.

Tim Farron

Another political figure whose footballing loyalties lie with Blackburn Rovers, is Tim Farron.

The former Liberal Democrat leader – a role he held between 2015 and 2017 – can often be found posting his thoughts on the fortunes of the club on his Twitter account.

In 2018 meanwhile, Farron won an episode of Celebrity Mastermind, in which he selected Blackburn Rovers as his specialist subject.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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