Slough has been home to a host of famous faces over the years.

Our town has produced and homed a number of famous faces from record-selling singers to world class sports stars.

Here are a few of those celebrities you may not have known had links to Slough.

Jimmy Carr

Comedian Jimmy Carr grew up in Slough and attended Farnham Common School, Burnham Grammar before completing sixth form at the Royal Grammar School in nearby High Wycombe.

Carr is best known for his stand-up comedy tours, presenting gigs on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year and Your Face or Mine?

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Geri Halliwell

Singer Geri Halliwell bought St Paul's House in Wexham during her time with global sensations the Spice Girls in 1998.

She lived in the property until 2002.

'Ginger Spice' as she was affectionately known launched her solo career whilst living in the town.

Tracey Ullman

Comedian Tracey Ullman was born in Slough in 1959.

She has enjoyed a hugely successful career which has seen her catapulted into international stardom since the 1970s.

Ullman is arguably best know for her programme The Tracey Ullman Show, which first gave a platform to global phenomenom The Simpsons as a short feature on the programme before it earnt it's own primetime slot.

Marcus Willis

Former professional tennis star Marcus Willis was born in Slough in 1990.

Willis reached the second round of Wimbledon in 2016 

His final match at professional level happened in the 2018 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Doubles Qualifying event.

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Brian McDermott

Former Reading FC manager Brian McDermott grew up Slough and attended Herschel High School (now Herschel Grammar) as a child. 

During his playing career, McDermott played for clubs including Arsenal, Oxford United, Cardiff City and Exeter City.

As a manager, McDermott enjoyed spells with Slough Town, Woking, Leeds United and most notably Reading, where he led the Royals to only their second-ever promotion to the Premier League.