Fabulous, famous and secret bingo lovers

There’s a common legend that only grannies and grandads play bingo in the retirement home…but that couldn’t be more wrong!

Our clubs are packed with players from all ages and walks of life who love to mark off 5 numbers in a row, smile when hearing the funny calls, and excitedly shout BINGO when they win.

And over the years, we’ve had some familiar faces cross the threshold at Mecca. Want to know which celebs have played bingo at our clubs? Then read on!

Reality Stars

Jenny Newby (one half of the Hull duo from Gogglebox) visited Hull Clough Road.

Izzi Warner (from Gogglebox’s pair of fabulous sisters) visited Leeds Mayfair.

Scarlett Moffat (another Gogglebox favourite) visited Mecca Southend.

Amy Childs and Harry Derbidge (from The Only Way is Essex, obviously) visited Mecca Romford.

Amy Dowden (who’s strict when it comes to dancing) visited Mecca Brierley Hill.

Baga Chipz (an iconic drag queen with, dare we say, the best name!) visited Mecca Wednesbury Cross. Infact, Baga Chipz is such a lover of Mecca, she and many more newly crowned superstar bingo callers including Cheryl Hole, Janey Jacke, Jimbo are joining us on a nationwide tour! To see when your local club is being graced with a visit for this great event, check out Boots Down Bingo on Design My Night.

Telly Favourites

Tricia Penrose (Gina Ward from Heartbeat) visited Mecca Oldham.

Stacey Solomon (X Factor singer and survivor of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!) visited Mecca Romford.

James Corden (late night host and lover of carpool karaoke) visited Mecca Chester.

Sheridan Smith (if you’ve watched any good UK series, she’s probably been in it!) visited Mecca Chester.

Crissy Rock (Benidorm’s sassiest holidaymaker) visited Mecca Wakefield.

Lorraine Kelly (who might be one of the first people you see in the morning) visited Mecca Forge.

Martin Kemp (you can catch him on EastEnders reruns or playing the bass for Spandau Ballet) visited Mecca Rosehill.

They’re well-known and make a pretty penny

Sophie Hinchliffe, known as Mrs Hinch, (a social media influencer) visited Mecca Romford.

Chris Smalling and Ben Amos (they like to kick around a football from time to time) visited Mecca Sale.

Mark Selby (World Snooker Champion) visited Mecca Leicester.

Michael Owen (he’s a top footballer, innit?) visited Mecca Chester – his hometown club!

Red-carpet Royalty and just plain Royals

Rupert Grint (AKA Ron Weasley) visited Mecca Stevenage.
Emma Thompson (Academy Award winner, twice over!) visited Mecca Quay.
(No need for an introduction) HRH Prince William visited Mecca Reading back when it was open.

So, keep a look out on your next visit to one of our Mecca clubs, because you may just bump into a celeb!


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