Blackpool’s the UK capital for entertainment so it’s no wonder it has seen thousands of famous faces.
But these are the times when some of the big stars – the A-listers – came. On occasions they dropped in on Blackpool without warning and were spotted out and about doing normal things, like going to the pub or grabbing a milkshake from Maccies.
1. Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams leaning out of a window at the Belle Vue Hotel in Whitegate Drive, waving to fans in the street below in 2005 Photo: Dave Nelson
2. Lady Gaga
Lady GaGa was spotted in the Devonshire Arms pub in Blackpool when she was in the resort for the Royal Variety Show in 2009 Photo: submit
3. Lisa Kudrow
Friends star Lisa Kudrow and comedian Mae Martin smile under Blackpool Tower while taking a break during filming for new Netflix series Mae and George in 2019 Photo: submit
4. Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L Jackson outside Henry's Bar and Grill in Lytham back in 2015 when he was in town for the filming of Tim Burton's Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children Photo: Darren Nelson
5. Will Smith
With our beautifully lit Tower in the distance - Will Smith is pictured on stage at the Livewire Festival in 2018 Photo: Dave and Darren Nelson
6. Bill Clinton
Staff at the McDonald's opposite Central Pier in Blackpool were amazed when Bill Clinton dropped by for a milkshake in 2002 Photo: Rob Lock