Jeremy Corbyn bags another celeb as Ronnie O’Sullivan joins Labour
The snooker star is following in the footsteps of grime artist Stormzy.
Last year Jeremy Corbyn won the backing of Stormzy, with the top grime and hip hop artist describing the Labour leader as "my guy".
Speaking to The Guardian, Stormzy added: "I dig what he says. I saw some sick picture of him from back in the day when he was campaigning about anti-apartheid and I thought: yeah, I like your energy."
Since then, celebrity Corbyn supporters have been few and far between. Some – such as Charlotte Church – have even suggested that Corbyn is no longer the right person to be Labour leader.
But after a fallow period in the celeb supporter stakes, Corbyn has finally notched up another endorsement.
Champion snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan says he has joined the Labour party in a bid to help Corbyn become prime minister. And he is asking others to do the same.
The endorsement comes after O’Sullivan was one of Ed Miliband’s top celebrity backers in the 2015 general election – and the star of a snazzy short film.
Also backing Labour last year were Steve Coogan, Gavin and Stacey star Matthew Horne, former Eastenders actress Michelle Collins, and TV presenters Paul O’Grady and June Sarpong.
And Russell Brand.
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