We already knew Suffolk is a wonderful place to spend time, but it appears a number of celebrities agree.

From TV presenters to soap actors and singers, the county has welcomed plenty of famous faces this year.

Here are seven celebrities who have been spotted out and about in our county in 2022.

Ricky Gervais

East Anglian Daily Times: Ricky Gervais was in Ipswich in NovemberRicky Gervais was in Ipswich in November (Image: Joanne Clark)

Gervais' Armageddon tour made two stops at Ipswich Regent Theatre in November, with the comedian heading into the town for a wander before his shows.

The Office star's Ipswich shows certainly proved popular - with some touts selling tickets for more than £360.

Toyah Willcox



It's a Mystery and Thunder in the Mountains singer Toyah Willcox, who had eight top 40 singles, was spotted at Sudbury's Strawberry Teapot in February.

Strawberry Teapot owner Amanda Richardson said she was delighted to have the star in as she is a fan.

Gary Lineker

East Anglian Daily Times: Gary Lineker was at Latitude Festival in Suffolk in 2022Gary Lineker was at Latitude Festival in Suffolk in 2022 (Image: PA)

Match of the Day presenter and England footballing hero Gary Lineker took up a guest chef role at Latitude Festival in east Suffolk in July.

He whipped up a course inspired by his time playing in Spain for Barcelona.

Jack Whitehall

East Anglian Daily Times: Jack Whitehall is known to be a fan on SuffolkJack Whitehall is known to be a fan on Suffolk (Image: PA)

Funnyman and Travels with My Father star Jack Whitehall is a known fan of Suffolk, having visited the county on several occasions in the past.

Whitehall stayed at Wilderness Reserve near Saxmundham back in March, saying he had a "most incredible" time.

Sean Wilson

East Anglian Daily Times: Corrie star Sean Wilson enjoying a drink in LavenhamCorrie star Sean Wilson enjoying a drink in Lavenham (Image: Lavenham Blue Tea Rooms)

Coronation Street's Sean Wilson, who played Martin Platt on the ITV soap, popped by Lavenham Blue Tea Rooms in December.

Wilson has vowed to make it his "regular Christmas stop off", according to the store's owner Amanda Mortimer.

Dianne Buswell

East Anglian Daily Times: Strictly dancer Dianne Buswell visited Suffolk this yearStrictly dancer Dianne Buswell visited Suffolk this year (Image: BBC/PA)

Aussie dancer Dianne Buswell enjoyed a getaway at Wilderness Reserve with her partner Joe Sugg back in April.

The Strictly Come Dancing performer was also accompanied by Sugg's sister Zoe, better known as Zoella, on the trip.

Lance Stroll

East Anglian Daily Times: Lance Stroll in the skies above BecclesLance Stroll in the skies above Beccles (Image: Gareth Pepperell)

Formula One's Lance Stroll swapped the race track for the skies as he leapt from a plane over Beccles in May.

The Aston Martin driver picked Beccles for the skydive as it would give him the chance to take in some coastal views.