12 famous faces who were born and brought up in St Helens, including Johnny Vegas and Emma Rigby

From actors and scientists to musicians and world champions - we've picked out some of the most successful individuals from St Helens.

St Helens is renowned for glass, the road transport museum, that Dream sculpture that pops above the trees on the M62, the Rainhill Beer Festival (okay, maybe not that one, but I heartily recommend it) and, of course, the all-conquering rugby league team, Saints.

But did you know the Merseyside borough has produced top musicians, leading comedians, sport world champions, film directors and many other famous faces too?

Here we take a look at 12 household names and successful celebrities that were born or raised in St Helens. We have not included the host of rugby stars that have emerged from the region.

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