As much as we like to deny it, there is hardly anything more exciting than bumping into a big celebrity right on your doorstep.
Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds are luckier in this regard than most as we are fortunate to be surrounded by stunning scenery and quaint little towns / villages – perfect for a big celebrity to get away from the noise of the big ones. cities and flashing cameras.
It was even revealed this month that we could welcome even more royalty to our beautiful corner of the world, in the form of glamorous Princess Beatrice.
The Queen’s granddaughter has been in the spotlight a lot lately when the royal family’s social media accounts announced that she was pregnant with her first child with husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
She will join her aunt Princess Anne, Zara and Mike Tindall and even the future King Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as they too boast of a getaway near Minchinhampton.
But it’s not just royal blood that you might spot if you stay in the area for a bit, there are also some of the TVs (and Hollywood’s biggest names) living just across the street. the border of your city.
All the celebrities you might spot in Gloucestershire or the Cotswolds this summer:
One of the most famous Cotswold families are the Beckhams.
David and Victoria Beckham have reportedly given up the millionaire Miami lifestyle to return to the Cotswold countryside with their children, including their model son Brooklyn – although the latter was spotted in Los Angeles this week with his girlfriend Nicola Peltz, so maybe not him.
During the first lockdown, the family regularly posted updates showing them work and home schooling from their Cotswold home.
Irish actor Jamie Dornan has appeared in 50 Shades of Gray as well as BBC psychological thriller The Fall and ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
In 2015, Dornan, his wife singer-songwriter Amelia Warner and young daughter Dulcie moved into a secluded five-bedroom mansion in the village of Chalford, near Stroud.
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If you think back to 2016, The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne was spotted with Jamie Dornan shopping in Bussage, Chalford near Stroud.
The news went wild on Twitter, with one fan saying, “I would be dead instantly!”
Former Top Gear television presenter and automotive journalist Jeremy Clarkson lives in Chipping Norton.
In 2016, Jeremy got permission to demolish his house to make way for a new one.
Living on the Gloucestershire border near Ledbury with his wife Mindy and daughters, Izzy and Willow, Richard Hammond is best known for being one-third of the BBC’s Top Gear presentation team.
Richard E. Grant
The star of Withnail and I, Spice World and Gosford Park resides in the Cotswolds.
DIY SOS host Nick Knowles lives near Cirencester and has been spotted among Gloucester Quays shoppers.
Recently he was marred by rumors that he was in trouble with the BBC because of his Shreddies commercial.
Known for her best-selling romance novels, alongside her work in journalism and on non-fiction titles, author Jilly Cooper OBE lives in Bisley near Stroud.
The Countryfile star owns Cotswold Farm Park in Guiting Power and has been spotted in local pub The Hollow Bottom.
Julian Dunkerton and Jade Holland Cooper
Superdry boss Julian and fashion designer Jade can often be seen at a number of Cheltenham hotspots – many of which own – including 131 The Promenade and The Tavern.
Recently, they were even joined by Idris Elba and his wife for a cocktail party in town.
The comedian previously lived in Cirencester but now lives in Cheltenham and can often be seen walking his dogs in Pittville Park.
Jordan Ring, a Gloucester-based personal trainer, appeared on the hit show’s first series.
Season 1 star Gloucestershire glamor model Jessica Hayes has previously been spotted at the Cheltenham Festival with former islander Katie Salmon.
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Personal trainer Frankie Foster, who starred in season four of Love Island, works in Gym66 in Cheltenham and turned on the Christmas lights in Regent Arcade in 2019.
But perhaps the best-known Love Island star residing in the Cotswolds is Chris Hughes who lives in the Cotswolds with his family and is a regular at Cheltenham Racecourse – although they have long been separated, his ex girlfriend, former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson is said to have visited the former farmer at his Gloucestershire home.
Charlie and Daisy May Cooper
The BBC’s hit show This Country is based on a small Cotswold village and stars of the show Daisy May and Charlie Cooper can often be spotted in their hometown of Cirencester.
The interior designer is based near Cirencester and is known to be a fan of tailor Barrington Ayre who is based in the town so you can see him roaming around.
The Royal family
The Cotswolds are a favorite among a number of royals.
Just south of Tetbury, Highgrove House is the home of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Cousins Peter and Zara Tindall live in Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, as does Princess Anne.
Meanwhile, Camilla was spotted at the Cheltenham Festival with Princess Anne and Zara Tindall.
Princess Anne also lives at Gatcombe House in Gloucestershire.
While Mike Tindall can sometimes be seen at Kingsholm Stadium supporting his former rugby club Gloucester Rugby.
The mum-of-one also recently shared the news of the birth with husband Caspar Jopling of their baby boy in The Times.
They have previously been reported to share a beautiful cottage in Oxfordshire, and the singer is known to have grown up in Ledbury, Herefordshire – where she studied at Hereford Sixth Form.
Actor and father of singer Lily Allen and Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen lives near Stroud.
Lily – who lived in Gloucestershire, was also spotted at the Cheltenham Festival in 2019, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for the star.
Although he appeared in the Cotswolds as part of his stand-up performances, Al Murray can also be spotted having dinner in the county.
The owners of the award-winning Cheltenham Lumiere restaurant have said the comedian enjoys dining out when in the area.
Many Gloucestershire residents saw Verve singer Richard Ashcroft, who lived in May Hill.
The Gallagher brothers
It may come as a surprise, but it looks like the stars of Oasis are fans of the Cotswolds.
Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher have both been spotted in the county in recent years.
Liam visited the Nailsworth canteen and his brother Noel went to Cheltenham for guitar shopping.
Simon Pegg and Tom Kerridge
Two Gloucester stars, Simon Pegg and Tom Kerridge, may be one to watch out for.
Tom’s famous Matson sauce is based on his hometown while Simon says the break dancing skills he demonstrates in Shaun of the Dead were learned from his time in Upton Saint Leonards.
Another visitor to Cheltenham Racecourse, Pastry Queen Mary Berry is one to watch in Gloucestershire.
Not only was she seen at the Festival, but Mary stunned the staff at a popular Cheltenham cafe when she walked in for lunch.
The British food writer and TV presenter visited Baker and Graze on Suffolk Road.
Actress Liz Hurley claims she was happy to leave her £ 9million home in the celebrity-strewn Cotswolds because the place was full of the kind of people she would ‘cross the road to avoid’.
The model sold her £ 9million Gloucestershire home in 2015 and moved 40 miles down the road to the edge of the Forest of Dean.
But she told The Oldie magazine that she was happy to have left her 72-acre farm in the hamlet of Ampney Knowle, just outside Cirencester for the lesser-known area between Dymock and Ledbury.
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