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3 celebrities who support Charlton Athletic – Did you know this?

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Charlton Athletic are currently doing well to rebuild their season under the guidance of Johnnie Jackson at the Valley, with the interim manager having picked up some good results so far. 

Nigel Adkins’ tenure in South London ultimately ended in disaster and now the Addicks are looking to move in the right direction with a new man at the helm, albeit it with one that is yet to have been appointed.

Jackson has already tasted success during his stint in charge, including victories over the likes of Sunderland and Doncaster Rovers, before following them up with a respectable draw against an in form Rotherham United side as he continues to boost his chances of getting the role full time.

He certainly has the support from the stands, with there also bound to be a few more of the more famous faces standing in his corner at the Valley.

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Here, we take a look at THREE celebrities who support Charlton Athletic…

Steve Davis 

The retired professional snooker player has been a Charlton fan for pretty much his entire life, with it being one of his main past times outside of the sport that he became well known for.

During his snooker career, Davis reached eight World Snooker Championship finals and ended up winning six titles.

He was the first player to earn over £1 million in prize money and is still the only snooker player to have won the much coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Davis was made MBE in 1988 before being given the honour of OBE in the 2000 New Year Honours.

Steve Rider 

An English sports presenter that was originally born in Dartford, Rider is an avid fan of the Addicks.

He was previously the anchorman of ITV’s football coverage, whilst he also presented regularly for the channel’s Formula One and Rugby shows.

After his time with ITV, Rider went on to work for BBC Sport and Sky, with his work for both broadcasters largely centering around Rugby and Formula One once again.

He now works for the radio show LBC, presenting a speech-based show as part of their London coverage.

Jim Davidson 

A stand up comedian and tv presenter, Davidson has been a Charlton fan since birth and was also once a director of Bournemouth.

He is best known for having hosted Big Break and The Generation Game, along with several other shows.

Davidson’s touring comedy material largely took inspiration from his previous London comedy circuit shows which centred around doing stand up in pubs and clubs across the capital.

Despite being a somewhat controversial character for many reasons, Davidson still maintains a good reputation in the entertainment industry.


Writer and Journalist for Football League World.

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