The former England manager (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Allsport/Getty Images)

16 famous people it might surprise you to learn are from Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire has produced more than its fair share of people who have gone on to find fame - from TV presenters to sporting stars and musicians.

Here’s a look at some of the famous people born in and around the county. Obviously there are plenty of others so let us know your favourites via our Facebook page

The free-scoring former Newcastle United, Manchester United and England striker is from Lenton (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images).

1. Andrew Cole

The free-scoring former Newcastle United, Manchester United and England striker is from Lenton (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images).
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The two-time Olympic swimming champion was born in Mansfield and has a pool in her home town named after her.

2. Rebecca Adlington

The two-time Olympic swimming champion was born in Mansfield and has a pool in her home town named after her.
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The former Blue Peter presenter and TV and radio personality was born in Mansfield.

3. Richard Bacon

The former Blue Peter presenter and TV and radio personality was born in Mansfield.
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Dickinson found fame as the lead singer of the world-renowned band Iron Maiden - a long way from being born in Worksop.

4. Bruce Dickinson

Dickinson found fame as the lead singer of the world-renowned band Iron Maiden - a long way from being born in Worksop.
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