5 unexpected celebrity sightings in Norfolk in 2022

Published:
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.


Hollywood superstar John Travolta was spotted at Morrisons in Fakenham.
– Credit: Gray Middleton/Nicola Gee

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.


Joe Wilkinson is filming a new series in Norwich.  Photos: Brittany Woodman

Katherine Ryan paddleboards the Wensum River.
– Credit: Brittany Woodman

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.


Hunstanton Fisherman Manager Pedro Ribeiro with Warwick Davis

Hunstanton Fisherman Manager Pedro Ribeiro with Warwick Davis.
– Credit: Pedro Ribeiro

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.


Comedian Michael McIntyre in the stands before the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich.

Comedian Michael McIntyre in the stands before the Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich.
– Credit: PA

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”.


Grace and Ainsley on a stroll at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach.

Grace and Ainsley on a stroll at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach.
– Credit: Best of Britain by the Sea

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”.

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