If you think Newcastle is just another city in the UK that doesn’t have much to it, you’re wrong. Newcastle is a highly sophisticated city with a talent for bringing up many of the most famous faces in the country. Feeling sceptical about it? You won’t be for long after discovering just who from the music and television world hails from this delightful and diverse town.
As a place of nurture for up and coming celebrities, Newcastle is home to plenty of musical opportunities as well as theatre groups for inspired actors. What’s more, Newcastle is something of a gold mine for television companies looking for actors, acts and personalities to present their shows, so a multitude of Newcastle folk have made a name for themselves with relative ease. But who are these people and – more importantly – just how famous are they?
Well, in today’s X Factor driven world, you can’t mention Newcastle celebrities without acknowledging Cheryl Cole. This Girls Aloud singer-come-panellist for the X Factor has stolen the hearts of millions of people up and down the UK thanks to her genuine, honest and somewhat nave personality, making her one of the country’s top-rated sweethearts.
This type of personality is one that Newcastle is well known for. Just think of the other celebs that hail from this city and you’ll find out why – many of them are widely considered to be affable, happy and a little bit cheeky lads and ladies who know how to ensure everybody has a good time, including Ant and Dec, two of the best known Newcastle exports in the UK. From their nineties pop group effort PJ and Duncan to countless presenting jobs (including, fittingly, Britain’s Got Talent to keep in line with Cheryl Cole’s latest project), Ant and Dec are household names and are practically synonymous with a personality type that could be described as distinctively Newcastle.
Newcastle’s unique position as a city with personality has helped it attract millions of tourists over the years. And whether it’s because it’s known as the birthplace of celebrity Geordies such as Sting, Michael Carrick, Kevin Keegan, Paul Gascoigne and Alan Shearer or simply because its famous residents have made the city known as a happy and welcoming place, are constantly filling up with excited tourists looking for a good time. And with so many happy people hailing from this rich and cultural city, it’s not hard to see why it’s become such a popular holiday destination.