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Celebrities share with Devon Life why they love Devon

PUBLISHED: 16:03 02 June 2015 | UPDATED: 16:03 02 June 2015

John Nettles

John Nettles


Here’s some of our favourite celebrity interviews and what they said they love about Devon.

Wayne SleepWayne Sleep

Actor John Nettles, who starred in Bergerac and Midsomer Murders, said:

Bovey Castle is a beautiful place.

To see the full interview click on the link-

Angela RipponAngela Rippon

British dancer, director and choreographer Wayne Sleep said:

The train journey taken by the Dawlish coastline on the way to Plymouth.

To see the full interview click on the link-

Simon BatesSimon Bates

Television Presenter Nick Baker, who presented Children’s BBC’s The Really Wild Show said:

The coastline and beaches- Devon is lucky enough to have two coastlines, offering different experiences. You want surf; you head north, rock pooling south, each one a winner!

Singer-songwriter Steve Knightley from Show of Hands said:

That wonderful rolling burr of an Exeter accent

Dartmoor Wildlife Park Owner Benjamin Mee said:

Lush vegetation, rolling hills and incredible rivers.

British Conservative Party politician Sarah Wollaston said:

Devon cream teas and pasties on the beach.

Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies said:

The variation of city, market, town, beach and moor.

Professional sailor Conrad Humphreys said:

Pubs and beer. Devon’s ales are some of the best in the world.

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo said:

The food- Michael feels that Devon food isn’t celebrated as much as it should be. The local lamb, beef and cheese, he believes, are the best that you can find.

Radio and Television Presenter Angela Rippon said:

I love the changing seasons of the landscape, particular autumn.

To see the full interview click on the link-

BBC Radio Devon presenter Simon Bates said:

Walk up on parts of Dartmoor and you’ll find yourself kicking bones up and wondering if they’re human and what happened on the spot where you are standing.

To see the full interview click on the link-


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