Five famous names who live in Buckinghamshire
Following on from last week’s article which looked at some of the world’s famous singers living in Bucks, this week, we will be looking at TV personalities who live in the area.
Many famous faces who you recognise off the television reside in the county – but which ones?
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Here are five big names who live in or near Buckinghamshire.
Number 5: David Jason: Ellesborough
The 81-year-old, who is best known for playing Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in the critically acclaimed sitcom, ‘Only Fools and Horses’, has reportedly lived in the county for around two decades with his wife, Gill Hinchcliffe and their 21-year-old daughter, Sophie Mae, who was born in Stoke Mandeville Hospital in February 2001.
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They live in the village of Ellesborough, which is just two miles away from Wendover and five miles away from Aylesbury.
The village is so small that according to the 2011 Cenus, 820 people live in area which is based at the foot of the Chiltern Hills.
Jason, who is also known for starring in ‘A Touch of Frost’ and ‘Open All Hours’, revealed that during the two lockdowns last year, he had kept himself busy with several DIY projects, as well as model building.
David Jason (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
He is also a licensed helicopter pilot and hopes to film two WWII documentaries this year.
His book, 'David Jason A Del of Life' was released last year.
Number 4: Vernon Kay & Tess Daly: Beaconsfield
A presenting couple, the duo have hosted some of the country’s most popular television and radio shows and slots.
Vernon, who is originally from Bolton, has fronted game shows such as 'All Star Family Fortunes', 'Beat the Star' and 'Splash' during his career, whilst also hosting on Radio 1 between 2004 and 2012.
Vernon Kay and Tess Daly (PA)
The 47-year-old covered the 10am-1pm slot on Saturdays, as well as on Radio X between 2015 and 2017.
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Most recently, he appeared as a contestant in the latest series of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’ last autumn, where he finished in third place.
His wife, 52-year-old Tess Daly, has also fronted some of the UK’s biggest shows, which include the ever-popular ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, since its inception in September 2004.
She co-hosted the show with broadcasting legend, the late Sir Bruce Forsyth until 2013, when he was replaced by Claudia Winkleman.
The two lived in Fulmer near Gerrards Cross with their two daughters, but moved to Beaconsfield.
Number 3: Phil Vickery: Holmer Green
TV chef Phil lived just outside Holmer Green with wife Fern Britton until they separated. Phil still lives in Holmer Green but Fern reportedly moved to Cornwall.
Phil has presented a number of cooking demonstrations from his home in the village and came under fire back in May 2020 for sending homemade KFC by courier to London at a time when many people were avoiding unnecessary trips.
Number 2: Ross Kemp: Cookham
A Cookham resident of over two decades, Ross Kemp is known within the community and is regularly seen walking in the area (when not filming dangerous documentaries or strolling into the Queen Vic).
The 56-year-old, who is originally from Barking, Essex, has openly spoken about how he frequently visits nearby Marlow's restaurants and has taken note of how welcoming residents have been since his move to South Bucks in the 1990s.
Photo from Britain’s Volunteer Army with Ross Kemp. Picture by: PA Photo/BBC/Curve Media
He turned on Marlow's Christmas lights in 2019 and praised the residents of Marlow during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last spring.
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In his 2020 documentary, ‘ ‘Ross Kemp and Britain’s Volunteer Army’, he met members from Marlow Rugby Club, who helped transform the Marlow Medical Centre into an open-air clinic in order to help protect their 30,000 patients and staff members, and residents in Downley.
Number 1: Ricky Gervais
A true icon to the entertainment industry, Marlow resident Ricky Gervais is often seen across the south of Buckinghamshire.
Ricky Gervais on the Graham Norton Show (Isabel Infantes/PA)
The 59-year-old, who is from Reading, has been regarded as one of the most influential comedians and actors of his time, following the success of ‘The Office’ between 2001 and 2003.
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Since then, he has broken through into the US, presented numerous award ceremonies, starred in moves and is now recording the third season of his hit Netflix show, ‘After Life’, with parts of it being filmed in Beaconsfield.
He has been seen on several occasions along Marlow’s High Street, with one resident saying, ‘he is a lovely person and he has a lot of time for you’.
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