Adele Parks - Author Adele Parks has sold over a million copies of her novels in the UK and her books have been translated into over fifteen languages.
Though she is from Stockton, she is proud of Middlesbrough and said so recently at Teesside University!
Freya North - Author Freya North was introduced to Boro by her husband Andy Sutcliffe who was born here. Her latest modern romance novel 'Secrets' features a bridgebuilder and our very own Transporter Bridge plays a significant part.
Jeff Stelling - Sports journalist and TV presenter Jeff Stelling was born in Hartlepool (home of the Tall Ships in 2010). However he will always be welcome in Middlesbrough for his passionate defence of Middlesbrough on Soccer Saturday.
Mark Benton - The comedy actor, perhaps most famous for his roles as Eddie in Early Doors and Howard in Christmas/Northern/City Lights was born in Guisborough. However he is a die-hard fan and season ticket holder of Middlesbrough Football Club.