HEREFORDSHIRE might not be well-renowned for being a hotbed of celebrities, but the county can claim a number of famous faces.

From singers to models, there are a handful of celebrities who were born in Herefordshire.

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Frank Oz was born in Hereford on May 25, 1944

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Oz, an actor, puppeteer, director and producer, is arguably best known for the roles he played in the Muppets, Sesame Street and Star Wars.

He provided the voices for some of the most famous characters, including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Yoda.

He was born in the city in 1944, but only lived there for around six months before his parents moved to Belgium.

Ellie Goulding was born in Hereford on December 30, 1986

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Goulding in an English singer and songwriter who was educated in Kington, at Lady Hawkins' School, and Hereford Sixth Form College.

She recently topped the UK album chart for the third time with Brightest Blue, her fourth studio album.

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Goulding previously went to number one with her 2010 debut Lights and her 2014 release Halcyon.

She also revisited her secondary school in May 2019, surprising students.

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Connor Wickham was born in Hereford on March 31, 1993

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Wickham is a professional footballer who is currently with Premier League side Crystal Palace.

He arrived at Selhurst Park in the week leading up to the 2015/16 season, ending his first year with Palace by playing at Wembley for the first time in his career, netting against Watford in the FA Cup semi-final.

The forward has also played for Sunderland and Ipswich Town.

Jarrod Bowen was born in Leominster on December 20, 1996

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Another professional footballer, Bowen plays as a forward for Premier League club West Ham United.

He has previously played for Hull City, but made his senior debut for Hereford United in 2014. He scored his first senior goal at Edgar Street.

His uncle is also well-known in the county, and his uncle is a groundsman for Hereford FC.

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James Honeyman-Scott, Pete Fardon and Martin Chambers

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Mott the Hoople members (l-r) stand-in drummer Martin Chambers, formerly of The Pretenders, guitarist Mick Ralphs and organist Verden Allen

James Honeyman-Scott was a British rock musician and one of the founding members of 'The Pretenders' – which originated in Hereford

He wrote most of the band's hits with Pete Fardon and Martin Chambers, all of whom come from Hereford.

Mott The Hoople

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While the band members were not born in the city, the band, biggest in the 1970s, did originate in Hereford.

They are best known for their song "All the Young Dudes", which was written by David Bowie.