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



Following their relegation at the end of last term, Swindon Town are firmly in the promotion mix for a spot back to League One at the first time of asking.

Losing just three of their opening 15 fixtures in the fourth tier, turning draws into wins could be the difference between pushing for automatic promotion or facing the insecurity of the play-offs, something they were able to avoid during 2019/20 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent stoppage of football.

However, a place in the top seven will surely be taken with great appreciation due to their switch in managers and turbulence off the pitch at the County Ground during the summer, but fans will be hopeful they can do even better with those problems now firmly behind them.

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

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Managing to bring defender Akin Odimayo back after seeing him attract interest from the Championship earlier this year was one huge boost that was needed – and the former Reading man will be hoping to play his part in guiding the Robins back to the third tier of English football – not just for his current side but also for his individual career prospects.

He, along with Swindon supporters share that same aspiration of promotion, including those who are more well-known.

We have picked out three famous fans of the League Two side in this one – but did you already know the trio are supporters of Ben Garner’s men?

Willie Carson

78-year-old Carson is not just a fan, but was Chairman of the club between 2001 and 2007 and oversaw one promotion and one relegation at the club during his six-year tenure at the helm.

They were demoted to the fourth tier of English football at the end of the 2005/06 season before bouncing back to League One at the first time of asking during the following season, a steady but unspectacular period in charge for a side that were in the second tier until the turn of the millennium.

However, the 78-year-old is more known for his previous occupation as a horse racing jockey, winning thousands of races during a long and successful career and claiming a well-deserved OBE for his achievements in the sport.

For those who recognise his name but aren’t too familiar with horse racing, you may know him from the 2011 edition of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! He came in fifth place during that series, a respectable finish for the keen Swindon fan.

Jamie Cullum

Cullum arguably made the breakthrough in his jazz singing career when he was interviewed on Parkinson in 2003, a BBC chat show that attracted millions of viewers in its past and gave him the platform to go on and become a success.

Although he has won many awards for his original career in singing and songwriting, even being nominated for multiple BRIT Awards in 2005, he has also been commended for his work as a radio presenter, taking the hot seat on BBC Radio 2 for The Jazz Show and can often be heard on Tuesday’s at 9pm.

His love of Swindon Town has almost certainly been influenced by his father who was reported to be a season ticket holder at the County Ground – and you shouldn’t rule out the prospect of seeing the 42-year-old musician there in the future as well.

That may depend on his schedule though.

Daisy May Cooper

Co-writing BBC Three series This Country, playing protagonist Kerry Mucklowe, she is another famous Swindon fan who hasn’t been afraid to show her passion for the Robins.

The BAFTA award-winning actress accepted this prize in a notorious Swindon Town shirt dress back in 2018, representing the Robins well on the red carpet and having a successful career on screen.

Appearing in another fictional series in Doc Martin and going on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Never Mind the Buzzcocks in recent years, she has collaborated with a selection of well-known comedians.

At 35 though, she still has plenty left in the tank to build her profile further.

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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