5 celebrities who went to school in Brighton & Hove you may not know about

With its seafront locations, great shopping and exciting nightlife, Brighton & Hove is a magnet for the rich and famous.

However, it was also the home of a number of children who were unknown at the time but would one day grow into celebrities.

There are a few famous faces you need to know who studied in the area for at least some time, for example Winston Churchill who has a plaque marking his time at The Misses Thompson’s Preparatory School.


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Another recent addition to the Hove Hall of Fame is model Katie Price, who’s been in the news so often there can’t be many people who don’t know that she’s a former student of Blatchington Mill School.

However, there are a few celebs you might recognize who you didn’t realize went to school near here.

5 celebrities who went to school in Brighton

Natasha Kaplinsky

News anchor Natasha Kaplinsky is famous for presenting for Sky News, BBC News, Channel 5 and ITV News.

The 49-year-old was born in Brighton and attended both Ringmer Community College and Vardean College in the city.

Alfie Deyes

Vlogger and businessman Alfie Deyes rose to fame with his YouTube channel, PointlessBlog, launched in 2009.

He also attended Varndean College in his youth.

Tamzin trader

Actress and author Tamzin Merchant is best known for her roles as Georgiana Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, Catherine Howard in Showtime’s The Tudors, and Anne Hale in WGN America’s Salem.

More recently, in 2021, she wrote the children’s book The Hatmakers.

She was previously a student at Brighton College before graduating from Cambridge University.

Celeste

British-American singer/songwriter Celeste was born in California but moved to Saltdean at the age of five and later became a student at Vardean College.

Her debut album Not Your Muse, released in 2021, debuted at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart and earned her nominations for Album of the Year, Best Female Solo Artist and Best New Artist at the 2021 Brit Awards and the 2021 Merkur Awards .

Des Lynam

Legendary broadcaster Des Lynam became the face of sport, presenting Grandstand, Match of the Day, Wimbledon, Grand National, Sportsnight, World Cup and Olympics.

His non-sports television work has also included shows such as Holiday, How Do They Do They Do That? and countdown.

Born in Ireland, he moved to Brighton with his family at the age of six, where he attended Varndean Grammar School.

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