They may have fame and fortune but there is a select band of celebrities who are as badly off as we are when it comes to football. Below is a list of people in the public eye who are either known to or are believed to follow Everton.
Some of the following are tenuous, others disputable. Please feel free to write in and challenge a listing or suggest others. Remember, sports broadcasters are notorious for hiding their true allegiances; what someone heard them say in a bar one night may not necessarily be true!
There is obviously a grey area to this feature and we haven't listed famous ex-players and managers who haven't gone on to post-football careers in the public eye, nor are we listing current or former Everton players, even if they are known Blues like Tom Davies, unless they remain in the public eye and are vocal in their support of the club.
Liverpool-born BAFTA-winning actress, known for Killing Eve, Thirteen, Lady Chatterley's Lover and My Mad Fat Diary. Her Dad, Jimmy, is a masseur at the club.
Actress, model, fixture on Britain's Got Talent and general fodder for tabloid front pages and gossip columns. She is the ex-wife of Les Dennis (see Unsubstatiated Connections below), a good friend of Bill Kenwright and can occasionally be spotted in the Director's Box at Goodison Park.
Sir Paul McCartney
Britain's wealthiest and perhaps most famous musician is a Blue of sorts: "I went occasionally to watch football. My family team was Everton and I went to Goodison Park a couple of times with my uncles Harry and Ron. They were nice memories for me, but I wasn't that keen on football." More recently, he has rather lamely pledged allegiance to both the reds and the Blues.
Dame Judy Dench
The Oscar-winning actress and all-round good egg is an avowed Evertonian and honorary patron of the club's official charirty, Everton In The Community.
The famous Hollywood actor became a Blue overnight after being invited to his first Premier League game by friend, business partner and former Everton director, Robert Earl. "Sly" was involved in bringing the film Creed to Goodison Park where Evertonian and professional boxer Tony Bellew fought the title character played by Michael B. Jordaan.
Michael B. Jordan
The Hollywood star says Everton is his team in support of his friend and Creed co-star, Tony Bellew. Jordan's fame has only increased since thanks to his role in the blockbuster Black Panther.
Lead singer of The Cult who were one of the most famous rock bands on the planet in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Actor who starred in Line of Duty and Rita, Sue and Bob Too for TV as well as the films Hereafter and Calendar Girls. Also a fixture on the Everton podcast Talking The Blues with his brother, Andy.
BBC Radio stalwart, TV presenter, former singer and winner of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here in 2002 who has been on Britain's airwaves since the late 1960s.
Liverpool-born actor who starred in Clockwork Mice, Ken Loach's Land & Freedom, the biopic Michael Collinus and played Professor Quirrell in the Harry Potter movie series. In all, the prolific actor has made over 130 films and TV programmes.
The celebrity chef of The Great British Bake Off fame says she's never been to Goodison Park but she's an Everton fan.
The acclaimed author of numerous travel books and other excellent works including Notes from a Small Island, Notes from a Big Country and A Short History of Nearly Everything apparently developed a love of the Blues while he was living in Britain in the 1970s.
Late mad-cap comedian, TV presenter and DJ who was most famous for his surreal The Kenny Everett Television Show in the 1980s.
Understated Wavertree-born actor who most famously starred in Rising Damp and The Rise & Fall of Reginald Perrin in the 1970s but also starred in Z-Cars early in his career. He passed away at the Lyric Theatre in London's West End at the age of just 57 in 1984.
Late stand-up comedian and lead singer of Merseybeat band, The Midniters in the early 1960s. He became a fixture on British TV between the 1970s and 1990s and famously showed up outside the Everton team hotel to perform for the players ahead of the 1984 FA Cup Final
Rob James Collier
Actor and model who played scheming under butler Thomas Barrow in the highly-acclaimed Julian Fellowes period drama, Downton Abbey
Professional boxer who realised his dream of winning a world title belt in a bout at Goodison Park. Star of Rocky spin-off Creed in which he fought Michael B. Jordan's title character with the stands of the Blues' home ground as the backdrop.
Harold Bishop from Australian soap Neighbours is a confirmed Blue!
The star of Rocky IV once said of his Blues cedentials, "I live in Los Angeles... But when I lived in Europe, I liked Everton."
Star of Broadchurch, Legend, Vampire Academy, Between Two Worlds and Pretty Little Lies, now follows the Blues from Los Angeles as he builds his acting career
Professional snooker player, Question of Sport captain and brother-in-law of Duncan Ferguson
Hollywood Director and Screen Writer who told BBC 5 Live Sport in March 2021 that while he isn't a big follower of the beautiful game, he is "an Everton fan".
Music & Entertainment
- James Barton
Creator of Cream, the nightclub
- Ian Bell
Lead singer with Gomez
- Pete Best
Former Beatles drummer
- Andy Bush
Absolute Radio presenter
Liverpool DJ who took his name from his favourite player and scored a Top 40 hit witth Trippin' on You
Marty from Brookside
Late film director
Randall and Hopkirk, deceased
One of the three stunning sisters from Irish band, The Corrs. Her uncle Peter Corr played for Everton — does that mean Andrea, Caroline and Jim are Blues as well then?
- Dead 60s
Three of the four members of this new band are Blues, apparently
Late, great scouse comedian; Harry Cross in Brookside
- Katie Downes
Page 3 model
Lead singer with Mansun
Brookside actress and lads mag favourite
- Elin Fflur
- Peter Gill
Frankie Goes to Hollywood drummer
- Will Hanrahan
Onetime "Anne & Nick" morning show regular and dotTV presenter
Member of the new band, The Crescent
Actor, star of My Fair Lady, apparently a "famous Blue"
ITN Newsreader of old
- Sir John
Late but revered Derbyshire-born actor who had Blue leanings, perhaps after a part in Z-Cars in the early 1960s but who followed Norwich after moving to Norfolk later in life
- Quinton Jackson
BA Baracas in the A-Team remake is a fan because of his physio in the UK who is a Blue
Football commentator and Virgin Radio DJ
- Gethin Jones
Blue Peter presenter
- Ken Jones
Late actor who starred in The Golden Visionand Porridge
- Michael B. Jordan
Hollywood actor who says Everton is his team in support of his friend and Creed co-star, Tony Bellew
Brookside, Coronation St actor; married to Linda Lusardi
Theatre impresario, former Coronation St actor, now Everton chairman
Currently starring in The Bill
- Lee Latchford-Evans
Pop singer with Steps
Played Ricky's sister in EastEnders and had an aborted music career
Although none of the Fab Four came out strongly for either Merseyside team, the late Beatle attended the 1966 FA Cup Final with Paul McCartney, lending credence to the belief that John was more Blue than Red.
Furthermore, former Beatle drummer Pete Best apparently recently confirmed that when pushed John was definitely a Blue.
Of UK band, Lost Prophets
Member of the new band, The Crescent
- Keavy Lynch
Singer from pop band B*witched
Ex of The La's
- Sinead McGrath
Kathleen in the Farmer Michael sketches with comedian Steve Timothy
Pop singer with Atomic Kitten. Recently refused an autograph to Lineker, saying she hadn't forgiven him for leaving the Blues!
"Dan Hunter" in Hollyoaks
Bassist with Ocean Colour Scene
Comedian, head of the prolific Hat-Trick Productions and major Everton shareholder
Music engineer/producer of bands such as China Crisis, Pixies, Foo Fighters
TV presenter/actor - Standing Room Only, Brookside
Day-time TV presenter who now qualifies (see below)
Drummer with Cast
- Sophie Rankin
Model and actress, who had a brief part on Emmerdale
Member of girly band, Girls Aloud
- Karl Rowlands
Member of the new band, The Crescent
- Michael Ryan
Dream Team actor
Actress and Bill Kenwright's longtime squeeze
Pop singer from the early 90s'
Eccentric New Zealand music journalist and ex-The Merseyman drummer who died in 2003 aged 63
- Sid Tate
Veteran Liverpool comedian
- Steve Timothy
a.k.a. Sir Stevo Timothy, the comedian behind the tomfoolery of viral sensation Farmer Michael
- Donny Tourette
Musician, Towers of London, and 2007 Celebrity Big Brother contestant
Actress and an ESCLA member of old, apparently. We've been told she's a red but have also been adamantly informed she's a definite Blue!
Radio personality ('Comedy Dave' on BBC Radio 1)
The late but legendary campaigner against TV filth
- Hayley Williams
Member of the US band Paramore told an Evertonian that she supports the Blues
Two members of this band are apparently Blues as revealed on Soccer AM recently
Local-born pop-rock songwriter and musician
Sport & Sport Media
- Graham Beecroft
- Roger Bennett
Football documentarian, director and producer as well as purveyor of the Men In Blazers TV show and podcast in the US
- Riddick Bowe
Two-time Heavyweight Champion boxer expressed his Evertonian leanings on Twitter, using Dave Hickson as his cover photo in honour of the legend's passing in June 2013
- Robbie Brookside
British Pro WWE wrestler
- Daniel Bryan
American WWE wrestler who supports the Blues because that is the team of his friend, Robbie Brookside
- Gabriel Clark
ITV Sport reporter
- Phil Clarke
International Sea Angler, Team Wales
Chief Reporter with The Times
England international & World Cup winning rugby player
Of The Observer
Royal correspondent of the Daily Express
- Ross Dyer
Former beIN Sports commentator, now with Fox Sports in the US
- Sophie Ecclestone
England Women cricketer
'The Eagle' Edwards
National and Olympic ski-jumping hero
WWE wrestler who became a fan following a bizarre incident over Twitter involving his theme song
- Tom Farrell
Former GB Olympic athlete and 400m hurdles world record-holder
- Chris Foy
Former Premier League referee
Sky Sports TV presenter
England international rugby player
- Stephen Hendry
Snooker player; his dad was apparently a big Hearts fan and became a Blue when Alex Young moved south to Goodison
Snooker player; a Celtic man, primarily, but Everton are his team in England
- Adam Jones
International Wales and British Lions rugby player
- Gary Imlach
Presenter of the American football show on Channel 4, son of Stuart Imlach who was team coach under Catterick and Bingham
National hunt jockey
NBC New Orleans sports anchor/reporter
When Saturday Comes
Does the horseracing on Talk Sport
Manager of Total Network Solutions
- Phil McNulty
BBC Head Football Writer and ex-Echo journo
St Helens Rugby League coach
- Dan Miragliotta
- Paul O'Connell
Retired lock for Munster, Ireland and the British Lions
- Alexei Popyrin
Australian professional tennis player who reached No.87 in the world in 2019
- Tom Scudamore
The jump jockey is a reputed Blue
British Olympic high jumper
- Julian Warren
Sky Sports presenter
Authors, Journalists & TV Presenters
Deputy Editor of The Independent
- Kevin Dunn
ITV foreign correspondent
- Liam Fogarty
- Everton Fox
- Dominic Lawson
Former editor of The Spectator and son of ex-Chancellor, Nigel
- Roger McGough
- Mark Owen
Ex-Granada Tonight Presenter, now fronting news for international news channel, France 24
- Paul Preston, OBE
Professor of Spanish Studies, LSE; Franco biographer
- Brian Viner
Columnist for The Independent
- Gary Nelson
Former Charlton player and author of "Left Foot Forward"
- Sir Ken Robinson
Inspirational creativity guru and world-renowned author and voice on education; Patron of Everton Free School
- Bill Tidy
- Alan Towers
Ex-BBC newsreader and reporter
Politics & Business
- Joe Anderson
Mayor of Liverpool
General Secretary of the TUC
Chief Executive of the Co-Op
- Warren Bradley
Ex-leader of Liverpool City Council
Former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and current Mayor of Manchester
- Mark Carney
Head of the Bank of England
Previous Lord Mayor of Liverpool
& Oliver Collyer
The brains behind the successful Championship Manager computer games
- Prof Gary Davies
Physicist and Astronomer, Director of the UKIRT, Hawaii
- Cllr Alan Dean
Ex-Labour Chief Whip and former Lord Mayor
Chairman of MerseyRail
"Cream" licensee, ex-Conservative councillor in Liverpool
- Cllr Ron Gould
Former Lord Mayor of Liverpool
Politician turned radio presenter
Ex-MP of Deeside N. Wales
Son of former Prime Minister, John Major
- Chris Matheson
Long-time ToffeeWeb reader was elected as Labour MP for Chester in 2015
Professor; former MP and ESCLA chairman
- Bernie Mullin
President and CEO of Atlanta Spirit, owner of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team
- Steve Sinnott
General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers
- Tony Woodley
Tony Woodley, Gen. Sec. of the Transport and General Workers Union
Footballers and Managers, Past and Present
Former player and ex-Fleetwood Town manager midfielder
- Tim Cahill
The Assie and ex-Blue is now an occasional pundit
- Landon Donovan
Darling of USA "soccer" and two-time Everton player
South African striker, once of Liverpool
Oldham Athletic player
- Tim Howard
Ex-Everton keeper is an international ambassador for the club and a pundit on US television
- Eddie Howe
Took Bournemouth to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2015
Birmingham City player
A Huddersfield Player
Swedish international footballer
Former Everton winger who apparently named Bob Latchford as his all-time favourite player
Ex-Brighton striker and author of Left Foot Forward and Left Foot in the Grave
- David Nugent
Preston North End, Portsmouth and Leiceester striker who was rumoured to be an Everton target in the summer of 2005
Ex Mansfield, Gillingham, Swindon, Sheffield United, Tranmere and currently at Huddersfield Town
- Leon Osman
The former Blues midfielder is now a media pundit and co-commentator
Once a Blue, always a Blue apparently
Goodison legend turned local radio personality, now working back at the club
- Ian Snodin
Once Everton touched this Yorkshire lad, there was no going back. Ian is now a club ambassador
The late Wales Manager, previously of Everton and Leeds and Newcastle
- Alan Stubbs
- Graham Stuart
The ex-Everton striker is now an affirmed Evertonian and a club ambassador
Blackburn player, previously of Liverpool and Coventry
Once a Wrexham player, now with Bristol City
Everton Academy chief
Sunderland player, ex-Liverpool
- Arthur Askey
Liverpool-born comedian who many believe is a Chelsea fan but may well have been an Evertonian who watched the London blues because of the colour of their strip
- Justin Bieber
The teen pop sensation raised eyebrows when pictured playing in Everton's third kit on Robert Earl's island in the Turks and Caicos in January 2015 but he's been snapped in Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona gear before.
Actress (Planet of the Apes, Fight Club, numerous period dramas)
- Neil Buchanan
Aintree-born Art Attack presenter who, we're told, is a Red
The Scottish actor rose to fame in Cracker playing a Red-loving nutter and repeated the feat in the film, 51st State, but rumour has it that Everton are the English team for this Rangers fan (or is it Celtic?!).
Irish comedian who we're told could have been more into Arsenal
Apparently the Super Model's Blue credentials were in The Echo, but along with Bonham-Carter, could be made up
BBC presenter and MotD commentator for many years, when presenting Grandstand on FA Cup day in February 1966 that "his team" Everton had just beaten Bedford Town away 3-0.
Badger-haired Sports TV presenter
Family Fortunes host who we're told is a Red, though his ex, Amanda Holden is a Blue
A reader writes: "In a recent magazine interview, Nate Dogg said when asked Liverpool or Everton: 'Everton. I actually saw them play when I was a little boy; they are my team.'"
If he could have two favourite teams, Sky's loud-mouthed summariser would choose Everton and Aston Villa, but his real soft spot does appear to be for Villa, although he increasingly says "we" when referring to Everton these days.
aka Warren in Porridge
A reader writes: "The rapper loves the colour blue and this was shown when he joined in the chants at a recent Charlton game when he was over here last."
aka Ives of Porridge and The Golden Vision
- John McEnroe
There is more than one photo of the tennis legend in an Everton shirt from an event at Calderstones a few years ago but it's not clear whether his solidarity with compatriot Tim Howard extends to him being an actual fan of the club.
Of "Ferry cross the Mersey" fame who, like Cilla Black, apparently started out Blue but was enticed to the Dark Side.
A reader writes of The Pogues's lead singer: "I recently saw the Pogues play in Manchester and Shane McGowan announced his utter dissapointment at Man United's win over Everton and branded Rooney as a traitor."
The New York rapper was pictured in 2014 with an Everton shirt in the wake of Tim Howard's heroics in goal at that year's World Cup. It's not clear whether his allegiance to the Blues has been a lasting one, however.
- Brian Nash
Guitarist with Frankie Goes To Hollywood; the only 'Bluenose' in the band we thought, but his cousin writes to tell us that he's a Red.
Conservative MP, Mayor of London candidate. Evertonian by birth, he is now a Fulham season ticket holder.
We've had e-mails insisting he's devout a red and yet more attesting to his Blue leanings:
1) His Everton memorabilia was on Through the Keyhole recently
2) "A couple of years ago I met him at the match of the day exhibition. As I was walking out he came over to talk to me because I was wearing my Everton shirt. He said whilst giving the talk he had spotted me on the front row because of the shirt and wanted to talk to me. He also asked if I had seen a stand that was selling Everton shirts, so he could buy one. I had my photo taken with him and then, later on, I saw him again he said (holding up a an everton shirt), 'got one,' smiled and walked off." - Andy
3) I challenge the fact that Tom O'Connor is a Blue. He was my teacher in a distant past and wore a Red badge in his lapel. Always!
4) He is definitley a Blue, he said so in a column in last Saturday's Echo 01/10/05. I was suprised as I thought he followed the team from the crypt.
Along with Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Jamie Carragher and Ian Rush. All boyhood Blues who were lured to the Dark Side, so it's hard to say whether any of them can be regarded as Evertonians now.
Could Chandler Bing be a Blue? Surely a wind-up!
This has neither been proved nor disproved but there is a persistent connection between Everton and the Queen Mum, probably due to vivid memories of that handsome devil Dixie Dean in the 1933 FA Cup Final and Everton's towering status being on everyone's lips back when the old girl was in her heyday.
- Mark P Sadler
Novelist: Blood On His Hands.
Lairy ex-Birmingham City midfielder turned BBC pundit
London-born Brit musician. It was claimed during his childhood that his favourites were Andy Gray and Paul Bracewell but he'd have been 20 in 1985. Jury still out on this one...
According to Blue Kipper, the Australian Olympic swimming hero is a lifelong Blue. A reader insists he supports Spurs.
Took a liking to Thomas "Mad Dog" Gravesen after seeing him play. Whether that means he now follows the Blues is another matter.
The tennis star fell in love with Wayne Rooney during Euro 2004 and said that she would probably support whichever team he played for. At the time that was Everton but...
Comic genius of another generation was a lifelong Brighton & Hove Albion supporter and a member of their Board. Did he have a soft spot for the Blues?
England Rugby chief. Is he Everton Blue or Chelsea blue? We've had adamant proclamations both ways.
- Adolf Hitler
"Rumoured to have lived in Dingle in the early twenties, was supposed to be that fond of the Blues that he watched them regularly and was a big fan of the dangerous 'Dixie Dean', who inspired early thoughts of aerial bombardment. Also the Observer / Independent wrote a ditty on Everton a few years ago regarding Hitler, saying "the most hated man in the world followed the Blues." Well, let's hope his penchant for red had him leaning the other way!
If you believe a persistent and surely ridiculous story, the controversial Libyan leader had a thing for Everton. Rumour had it that after the Blues played there under Gordon Lee in the late 70s, the Colonel was impressed enough to change the Libyan national strip from green to Royal Blue! But his son's recent enquiries about Liverpool show that the family tradition does not extend to Tripoli.
F Kennedy & Family
A reader writes: "Due to their Irish ancestry. Tommy Eggo was a great favourite with some of their elders."
Sultan of Brunei
No one is sure where the laughable story that the world's then second-richest man wanted to buy a stake in our beloved Blues came from, but it certainly wasn't true. Ironically, though, ex-Blue Mike Lyons became the coach of the Sultan's team in Brunei in 2002, so you never know what Mick might whisper into his "shell-like".
- Craig Bellamy
Newcastle striker who was alleged to have an Everton tattoo on his arm, claims to have been a boyhood RS supporter
Hollywood actress. Her Liverpool-born mother is supposedly a Blue. But Halle has now categorically denied being an Everton fan.
Government guru and former head of the BBC has been linked with the Blues, but someone who went to his school claims he was torn between Liverpool and Manchester United.
The former Prime Minister's wife apparently watched the Blues in the late 1960s, but we're told she's a Kopite. Thank God!
Radio 1 News presenter ditched the Blues along with her Evertonian boyfriend and now follows Macclesfield Town.
This one keeps coming up but so far we have nothing conclusive. Apparently he has roots in Maghull but we're also told he's a Southampton fan
Cheesey 80s comedian/TV personality who developed an affection for the Blues in 83/84 but apparently supports Tottenham
Although a confirmed Plymouth Argyle fan, he wrote a poem extolling Everton's footballing virtues. It seems the Blues were clearly his second team.
Once lead singer of the Pale Fountains and, more recently, Shack; apparently a Red, despite moves to put him forward as an Evertonian.
Comedian most notable for his work with Comic Relief is a West Brom devotee.
The Page 3 model rose to prominence as the Everton rep in FHM Magazine's crass "Premiership of Women" but numerous web sources insist she's a red.
Late entertainer and operator of Emu who is believed to have fallen off his roof while trying to improve his TV reception so he could watch a Manchester United game. He was a Bristol Rovers fan, apparently.
May have grown fond of the Blues when Slaven Bilic was at Goodison but he has recently declared his allegience to West Brom of all teams!
Developed an affinity for football while filming 51st State on Merseyside. While it was at first thought that he favoured the Blues, his recent TV appearance sporting a Liverpool cap and red-carpet appearance with a Reds replica shirt confirms he was brainwashed by the dark side.
Fashion Designer; daughter of Beatle Paul, although we're told her dog's name is "Red" and wears a red collar so...
Football commentator whose first match was Everton; they say he has retained a fond spot for Everton but he is known more for his Tottenham leanings. Others have suggested a fondness for Charlton Athletic.
Suave ITV News anchor. His Blue credentials have been challenged by readers. A Gooner we're told.
X-FM DJ revealed his Southampton leanings and Liverpool sympathies in 442 magazine
Says he was a Chelsea fan in the 60s (used to go to games with Eric Idle), stopped going when they sold Osgood et al but picked it up again and has been a Man Utd fan for the last twenty years... Glory hunter!
Ex-Atomic Kitten now of Sugababe... apparently prefers the Shite
- Natalie Sawyer
Sky Sports presenter was apparently charmed by the Blues at the 1995 FA Cup Final but she's a confirmed Brentford fan since childhood
Even though a reader writes: "My Uncle went to school with him, and now works with him. He is most certainly a Blue," he's a red according to a few irate e-mails and his own entry on the Radio 5 Live site where he makes a couple of references to Liverpool, including wanting to be Steven Gerrard for a day.
Apparently once featured in The Mirror with a Blues strip on, Thierri Henry once celebrated a goal by revealing a T-shirt congratulating the Texas singer on the birth of her baby indicating she might be a Gooner, but we're told she's a confirmed Celtic fan.
Sky Sports presenter is a Hartlepool United supporter, apparently.
A reader writes of the darts champion: "Where is Phil "the power" Taylor? Wasn't he paraded at goodison as a fan recently?" Apparently not, as we're told he's a Port Vale fan.
Queen drummer who supposedly fell in love with the Blues after the Cup Winners' Cup triumph in Rotterdam but is apparently a Chelsea fan
Football commentator whose voice graces the video of the 1986-87 Championship season, but is apparently a follower of Manchester United, Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, or Liverpool, depending who heard what from whom...
Falklands survivor made famous by a heroic battle against potentially fatal burns is a confirmed Man United fan.
The Fast Show funnyman was rumoured to have been hooked on the Blues since his dad took him to see the Blues play Luton years ago but he's a Spurs fan.
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