The game of Bingo has been around for centuries. In fact, historians believe that the first forms of the game originated in Italy in the 1500s. From then, the game spread throughout the world, finding many new forms until it was eventually moulded into the familiar game of Bingo that we know and love today.
In the modern day, Bingo is popular among a wider audience than just your grandma and her friends, with many Hollywood stars and celebrities enjoying the game in their free time. So, from Hollywood to Bingo halls, let us find out which celebs just can’t get enough of Bingo…
48-year-old singing sensation Robbie Williams is much more than the entertainer that meets the eye. He might have spent much of his life in the spotlight after having found fame with pop group Take That in the ‘90s, Williams is known to spend his free time enjoying a game of Bingo within his local halls and has even taken part in a private Bingo party with bandmate Gary Barlow. In addition, you’ll be pleased to know that his games have benefited many different charities, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
We know we said Bingo wasn’t just for your Nan, but we can’t make a list of famous Bingo players and not include this grandma. It’s a well-known fact that Her Majesty The Queen finds joy in playing a sophisticated game of Bingo – specifically with her family on special occasions like Christmas and birthdays. Who can blame her?
Courtney Cox, whom you might know better as Monica from hit sitcom Friends, is also known to love a game of Bingo. It’s an unsurprising trait for her character, so the mental-image of the actress enjoying the game definitely gives us that Friends feeling. Frequently seen attending games with celebs like Paris Hilton, Cox is often spotted on the Bingo scene in her home town in Alabama.
Best known for his role as the Queen Vic’s landlord in Eastenders, Alfie Moon actor Shane Richie is often spotted in his local Bingo halls enjoying the game with his wife at the weekends.
Arguably one of the most successful supermodels in the world, Kate Moss is a 48-year-old fashion icon who rose to fame in the ‘90s as part of the heroin chic fashion trend. Perhaps this isn’t the only trend she’ll be a part of, as the model and businesswoman is known to dabble in Bingo in her free time.
Cristiano Rolando is no stranger to competition and winning games, but we were surprised to learn that one of the most successful sports personalities currently on the football scene is a fan of Bingo. His love of the game spawned from when he learnt to speak English earlier in his career, as he was given a DVD of a game of Bingo, which he clearly enjoyed so much that he continues to play today.
It’s clear that Bingo appeals to more people than you might’ve once realised. So, did any of these famous faces surprise you? Or do you love Bingo so much it’s no wonder to you that these celebs do, too?
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