Online bingo here in the UK has never been thought of as a particularly glamorous event. Brick-and-mortar locations are usually thought to be filled to the rafters with grey-haired beauties, who are no stranger to a ration book, but we want to challenge that perception by letting you in on a little secret. Many famous folks actually enjoy a game or two of Bingo - and they're not afraid to admit it!
The first to wave a flag for the timeless game is none other than the elegant entrepreneur and British supermodel Kate Moss, who first rose to fame in the early 1990s. She emerged onto the scene at what was thought to be the end of the "supermodel era", and went on to collaborate with large corporations, such as Calvin Klein. But, after all that work, everyone needs some downtime, right? And apparently Kate Moss likes a spot of Bingo to unwind after a long day of being a Boss. Moss and her former Rockstar husband apparently used to spend their Saturday nights playing Bingo with their family, and even since they unfortunately split the former supermodel still has a fondness for the age-old game.
Bingo has quickly become a popular online activity for many, readily available to anyone with an internet connection. Included in the thousands of fans of this virtual version of the game, is the one and only Robbie Williams. The English singer-songwriter who originally found fame as a member of the well-known man-band pop group Take That, has gone on to form his own solo career and release multiple albums. Williams has kept his feet firmly on the ground, and, allegedly, absolutely loves a game of Bingo! His love for the games goes as far as regularly taking part in Hollywood Bingo competitions, going on to graciously donate any of his winnings to various charities, when he is lucky enough to finish with a win. What's more, if you look at the music video for Robbie's hit song Feel, you'll see him emerging proudly from a traditional Bingo hall at around the halfway mark of the video. We see you Robbie!
Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams' fellow bandmember, was actually once a Bingo caller himself, having always been a huge fan of the game. The Take That star's love for the game is still going strong as he regularly hosts his own bingo nights, as well as organising a game or two when he's on tour, to help his staff unwind, dubbing it "Barlow's Bingo". Speaking on his past life, Barlow confessed: "I used to be a bingo caller when I was first starting out. I used to love reading out the numbers. We have bingo nights backstage on the Take That tour to help everyone relax".
One of the more surprising famous Bingo fans is Juventus and Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player is also a keen Bingo enthusiast who actually began playing the game in order to help him learn the English language when he was still at Old Trafford. He was given a DVD Bingo game to aid him in improving his English and, with that, he quickly began enamoured with the game and has openly spoke about his love for it. Apparently, the football star has gone on to maintain his enthusiasm for the pastime and continues to play it on a regular basis, even beginning to explore the original version of the game now that he plays in Italy - where the game was created.