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3 celebrities who support Huddersfield Town – Did you know this?

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After finishing in 20th last season, Huddersfield Town have bounced back well this term under Carlos Corberan and are now in contention to be in and around the promotion mix at the end of the campaign.

Although many other factors have contributed to their rise including a better situation off the pitch, their summer window has undoubtedly changed things at the John Smith’s Stadium with the likes of Levi Colwill and Matty Pearson shaking things up in West Yorkshire.

Not only were they able to make a number of good additions, but they also managed to retain Lewis O’Brien amid strong interest from Premier League club Leeds United and later went on to tie him down to a long-term deal with his previous contract expiring next summer.

Quiz: Have each of these 24 ex-Huddersfield Town academy players ever played in the Premier League?

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1) Has Alex Smithies ever played in the Premier League?

The emergence of Sorba Thomas this season, who was plying his trade with Boreham Wood until this calendar year, has been vital as well and he rightfully earned his first Wales call-up and caps last month.

In summary then, just a few months over the summer has made all the difference and after starting well this term, the Terriers will be desperate to remain consistent and prevent any possible decline back to where they were at the end of 2020/21.

Huddersfield fans will be delighted with their club’s current situation, including those who are more well-known.

But did you know the following three celebrities supported Huddersfield? Let us know in the comments and also let us know if you have ever seen them at the John Smith’s Stadium!

Patrick Stewart

81-year-old Stewart was born locally in Mirfield and is most known for his occupation as an actor, appearing in the Star Trek film series and enjoying a successful career in the industry spanning over half a century.

Speaking openly about his affection for the Terriers, the actor even had a role in the football club when he became president of the club’s academy back in 2010 – and has been an active member of the community as the University of Huddersfield’s Chancellor between 2004 and 2015.

He was pictured with his son at the 2017 play-off final against Reading, with the West Yorkshire outfit winning on penalties at Wembley and securing promotion to the Premier League.

Speaking about the club’s survival under David Wagner at the end of the following season, Stewart admitted he partied so hard it would take him at least one or two years to recover.

He has been brought back down to earth with relegation since, but will be delighted with their recent rise.

Jodie Whittaker

Another celebrity who was born locally is Whittaker, who was Doctor Who’s 13th doctor and the first female to take on the main protagonist’s role.

She has also appeared in Black Mirror and Attack the Block – and as a 39-year-old – still has a huge future and the bulk of her acting career ahead of her after taking on the major Doctor Who role from Peter Capaldi.

She announced her departure from the top job in July this year and will leave the BBC series in 2022, potentially paving the way for more female doctors to arrive in the coming years.

The club’s official Twitter account even posted a message of congratulations to the 39-year-old in 2018 for getting the job in the first place – and when she leaves the role next year – it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her at the John Smith’s Stadium a lot more.

Keep your eyes peeled!

Ryan Sidebottom

Sidebottom, who retired from cricket in 2017, appeared in 22 test matches for the England national team and enjoyed a successful career as he took over 1,000 wickets as a left-handed bowler.

He carried on for another seven years after retiring from international action way back in 2010, winning the World T20 tournament that year and ending his England career on a high.

Post-playing, he appeared in ITV series Dancing on Ice in 2019 and competed until week seven of the competition, eventually being eliminated despite his commendable effort in skating through an injury.

He took part in an interview with the Harrogate Advertiser in the same year – and says he looks out for the results of both the Terriers and Premier League giants Manchester United.


A 21-year-old Reading FC fan and writer who graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in the summer with a degree in Journalism and Media Production. Other topics written about include politics, mental health and education.

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