Did you know these 11 celebrities supported Norwich City?

Myleene Klass on the pitch with Splatt the cat and Captain Canary before the NCFC v Watford match.

Myleene Klass on the pitch with Splatt the cat and Captain Canary before the NCFC v Watford match. photo Simon Finlay

While Delia Smith remains the Canaries most recognised supporter, did you know about these other fans?

Hugh Jackman

The Australian follows Norwich City thanks to the influence of his mother and even has a replica Poll Withey sponsored 1985 Milk Cup Final shirt.

In a recent interview The Wolverine star joked that he may follow in the footsteps of his Hollywood "frenemy", Ryan Reynolds and take over his beloved Canaries.

Stephen Fry

Delia Smith signs Stephen Fry on to the board at Norwich City Football ClubPhoto: Bill SmithCopy: St

Delia Smith signs Stephen Fry on to the board at Norwich City Football ClubPhoto: Bill SmithCopy: Steve DownesFor: ArchantArchant © 201001603 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2010

A well-known supporter, Stephen Fry has served on the club's board and as a an ambassador, but these days he represents the club as honorary president of Proud Canaries.

Earlier this year he read a poem dedicated to the Norwich City fans who were absent during their team's Championship title triumph.

The Darkness

Justin Hawkins from The Darkness. Picture: Denise Bradley

Justin Hawkins from The Darkness. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2013

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All of the Lowestoft band support the Canaries, and even took on a five-a-side team put together by famous Ipswich Town fan, and shirt sponsor, Ed Sheeran, beating them in a thrilling 7-5 victory.

Lead singer Justin Hawkins has spoken in the past about his fond memories of watching Robert Fleck and Robert Rosario and he once said "I always feel like when Norwich do well, The Darkness does well". 

Jake Humphrey

The BT Sport presenter often mentions Norwich City on air and has most recently been defending the club on Twitter from criticism on commercial radio.

He is a trustee of the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation and led proceedings from the balcony of City Hall when fans celebrated promotion to the Premier League in 2019. 

Simon Thomas

After growing up in Cromer, former Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas is a lifelong Canaries fan and is also vice-chair of the Canaries Trust.

The ex-Blue Peter presenter has even held evening dinners with supporters to chat about the team.

The Queen Mother

Despite Arsenal being her first team, it is thought that the Queen Mother also followed the Canaries during her lifetime.

In 2007, this newspaper obtained a letter from the royal addressed to former Lord Mayor of Norwich Don Pratt in 1972 congratulating the team on their first promotion to the top flight. Suggesting her majesty may have had a soft spot for Norwich City.

Ed Balls 

Ed Ball is chairman of Norwich City Football Club

Ed Ball is chairman of Norwich City Football Club - Credit: Adam Davey/PA Wire

Former Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls, took his support one step further spending three years as club chairman from 2015 until stepping down in 2018.

Mr Balls still backs the club to this day, regularly attending matches.

During his time on Strictly Come Dancing, the former MP regularly wore yellow and green costumes and took his dance partner to matches.

Philip Pullman

The Norwich-born author of best-sellers including The Golden Compass, is a lifelong supporter of the Canaries and even wrote the foreword in the official Norwich City history book.

When describing what it is like to be a Norwich City fan he once tweeted "following Norwich City is a bit like life. Actually it's very like life".

Myleene Klass

Myleene Klass on the pitch with Splatt the cat and Captain Canary before the NCFC v Watford match.

Myleene Klass on the pitch with Splatt the cat and Captain Canary before the NCFC v Watford match. photo Simon Finlay

Born in Great Yarmouth, Myleene Klass is also a lifelong follower of Norwich City and has even appeared on the pitch at half-time during a game between Norwich and Watford in the 2003-2004 season alongside Captain Canary and Splat the Cat.

David Frost

After growing up in Beccles, the legendary journalist followed the Canaries.

But unlike some other fans on the list, the late broadcaster also supported Arsenal. 

Alexander Armstrong

The Pointless presenter supports Norwich City despite being born in Northumberland.

He has occasionally mentioned the team on the daytime quiz show as well as regularly tweeting his support.

The presenter climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2019 along with Ed Balls and the pair celebrated reaching the summit by taking a photo with a Norwich City scarf.  

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