12:00 23 October 2022
From a Morrisons supermarket to a fish and chip shop, these down-to-earth celebrities have been spotted in unexpected places in Norfolk in 2022.
Forget fancy restaurants and hotels, because while in the county, these famous faces wanted to get a real taste and feel for the area.
1. John Travolta at Fakenham Morrisons and Dereham Wetherspoons
In perhaps the most bizarre Norfolk news of the year, Hollywood star John Travolta posed for selfies with fans at Morrisons supermarket in Fakenham in April.
He starred in the short film The Shepherd, which was filmed in West Raynham, and it was also spotted at the Romany Rye Wetherspoons in Dereham among other restaurants in Norfolk.
2. Katherine Ryan and Joe Wilkinson paddleboard the Wensum River
Comics best Katherine Ryan and Joe Wilkinson were seen paddleboarding near the Red Lion Bishopgate pub along the River Wensum in Norwich in August.
The duo was filming their new show on Channel 4 Joe and Katherine’s Bargain Holidays, which has yet to air on television.
3. Warwick Davis at Chippy on the coast
Harry Potter and Star Wars Legend Warwick Davis happily posed for photos with staff and customers after enjoying fish and chips at Fishers of Hunstanton in September.
The actor was believed to be in the area as he visited the floral tributes to Queen Elizabeth II at Sandringham Estate.
4. Michael McIntyre and Robert Rinder at Carrow Road
Norwich City FC have many famous supporters, but famous faces are often seen in Carrow Road when they come to support the team away.
Funny man Michael McIntyre and outspoken lawyer and TV personality Robert Rinder were there to cheer on Tottenham Hotspur in May.
Then Rinder tweeted that the Norwich City fans were a “credit to the sport”.
5. Ainsley Harriott and Grace Dent at Norwich Market and Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott and top food critic Grace Dent traveled to Norwich and Great Yarmouth while filming the More4 Best of Britain by the Sea series earlier this year, which can be watched now on demand.
Among the places they visited were Cocina Mia and Coral Bay in Norwich Market and Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, with Dent calling the coastal town “a purely kitschy British seaside”.