PICTURE GALLERY: 10 showbiz stars who've visited Donny

TV presenter and radio DJ Chris Evans pictured at Robin Hood Airport.
TV presenter and radio DJ Chris Evans pictured at Robin Hood Airport.

As TV presenter Guy Martin prepares to present a documentary on Doncaster's Vulcan bomber this weekend, we look back into the archives to uncover some other big names who've visited down the years.

1. BARBARA KNOX

Liz Dawn and Bill Tarmey with the Mayor of Doncaster Councillor Sheila Mitchinson inside the Corn Exchange in 1997.

Liz Dawn and Bill Tarmey with the Mayor of Doncaster Councillor Sheila Mitchinson inside the Corn Exchange in 1997.

Coronation Street favourite Rita was in town back in 1998 to open a new branch of Thorntons where she happily signed autographs for fans.

2. LIZ DAWN AND BILL TARMEY

Fellow Street stars Vera and Jack Duckworth came to Doncaster in 1997 to re-open the Corn Exchange after the devastating fire which destroyed the building.

3. CHRIS DE BURGH

Chris De Burgh entertains shoppers at Asda, Bawtry Road, Doncaster before playing to a 4,000 strong crowd in the car park in 1999.

Chris De Burgh entertains shoppers at Asda, Bawtry Road, Doncaster before playing to a 4,000 strong crowd in the car park in 1999.

The Lady In Red singer performed a concert in the unlikeliest of settings in 1999 - the Asda car park on Bawtry Road. 4,000 fans were there on a freezing cold night as he performed hits from the back of a truck.

4. THE HAIRY BIKERS

Dave Myers and Si King are regular visitors to our town - filming their cookery show here and taking part in book signings - while Dave recently filmed a new series The Hairy Builder at the Mansion House, which will be screened in the New Year.

5. PAUL HUDSON

The Hairy Bikers cook bread whilst filming part of their new series in Doncaster Market Place.

The Hairy Bikers cook bread whilst filming part of their new series in Doncaster Market Place.

Look North weatherman Paul Hudson has taken part in several book signings in Doncaster down the years - he was at Waterstones in 2011 to sign copies of a publication entitled Frozen Britain.

6. KATIE PRICE

The Frenchgate Centre came to a standstill when glamour model Katie Price, also known as Jordan, met thousands of fans at a WHSmith book signing in 2010.

7. AMANDA LAMB

Pictured at Waterstones in the Frenchgate  Centre Doncaster in 2011 is BBC Look North's Weatherman Paul Hudson.

Pictured at Waterstones in the Frenchgate Centre Doncaster in 2011 is BBC Look North's Weatherman Paul Hudson.

Glamorous TV presenter Amanda Lamb turned heads when she filmed an episode of Channel 5 cookery show Street Market Chefs in the Market Place in 2010.

8. JESSE MCCLURE

Storage Hunters star Jesse McClure is one of the most recent visitors to Doncaster - he was at the Corn Exchange to meet fans earlier this year.

9. CHRIS EVANS

The Radio 2 DJ, TFI Friday host and new Top Gear presenter was pictured alongside the statue at Robin Hood Airport during a flying visit last year.

10. KELLY HARRISON

Katie Price at WHSmith in 2010.

Katie Price at WHSmith in 2010.

Doncaster born actress Kelly Harrison, who starred as paramedic Nikki in BBC hospital drama Casualty, was on home soil in 2004 when she carried out the opening duties at Bell Brothers in the Frenchgate Centre.

Pictured at the filming of Street Market Chefs in Doncaster in 2010 are judges, Free Press reporter Darren Burke, Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies, Mount Pleasant chef Dave Booker and TV presenter Amanda Lamb.

Pictured at the filming of Street Market Chefs in Doncaster in 2010 are judges, Free Press reporter Darren Burke, Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies, Mount Pleasant chef Dave Booker and TV presenter Amanda Lamb.

Star of TV show Storage Hunters, Jesse McClure visits the Sweet Deals stall at Doncaster market earlier this year.

Star of TV show Storage Hunters, Jesse McClure visits the Sweet Deals stall at Doncaster market earlier this year.

Coronation Street star Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Sullivan, swapped her corner shop Kabin for Thorntons new sweet shop in Doncaster's Baxtergate on Saturday 27 June 1998.

Coronation Street star Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Sullivan, swapped her corner shop Kabin for Thorntons new sweet shop in Doncaster's Baxtergate on Saturday 27 June 1998.

Kelly Harrison, star of BBC TV's Casualty, cuts the ribbon to open the newly modernised Bell brothers store at the Frenchgate Centre in Doncaster in 2004.

Kelly Harrison, star of BBC TV's Casualty, cuts the ribbon to open the newly modernised Bell brothers store at the Frenchgate Centre in Doncaster in 2004.