GALLERY: 10 pictures of Doncaster showbiz stars when they were younger

Doncaster Olympic tae kwondo medallist Sarah Stevenson was always destined for success in the sport as this trophy haul from her childhood shows.
Doncaster Olympic tae kwondo medallist Sarah Stevenson was always destined for success in the sport as this trophy haul from her childhood shows.

They're the famous names who've helped put Doncaster on the map - but what did they look like before they hit the big time?

We've delved into the archives to bring you the photos the showbiz stars probably didn't want you see - childhood snaps, bad clothes, bad hair - they are all here as we take a stroll back in time.

Dearne-born acting legend Brian Blessed, long before the beard and booming voice, at the age of 11, left, with his brother.

Dearne-born acting legend Brian Blessed, long before the beard and booming voice, at the age of 11, left, with his brother.

Check out TV motormouth Jeremy Clarkson and his huge 70s hairstyle, a cute early childhood snap of actress Sheridan Smith with a family pet and Doncaster One Direction star Louis Tomlinson proudly sporting his England football kit as a young boy.

Enjoy our pictures - although we're not sure our famous friends will!

A childhood smile from actress Sheridan Smith.

A childhood smile from actress Sheridan Smith.

Conisbrough crooner Tony Christie looks like he needs to find his way to the barber rather than Amarillo in this early publicity shot.

Conisbrough crooner Tony Christie looks like he needs to find his way to the barber rather than Amarillo in this early publicity shot.

St Elmo's Fire singer John Parr, who lives in Sykehouse, cuts the 80s look.

St Elmo's Fire singer John Parr, who lives in Sykehouse, cuts the 80s look.

And on that bombshell....TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson sports an impressive hairdo in this early picture.

And on that bombshell....TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson sports an impressive hairdo in this early picture.

A soft focus shot of Mexborough darts star Dennis Priestley from the 1980s.

A soft focus shot of Mexborough darts star Dennis Priestley from the 1980s.

Armthorpe born footballing legend Kevin Keegan back at the start of his career in the early 1970s.

Armthorpe born footballing legend Kevin Keegan back at the start of his career in the early 1970s.

Doncaster Big Brother winner Chloe Wilburn is all smiles in this shot taken when she was just two.

Doncaster Big Brother winner Chloe Wilburn is all smiles in this shot taken when she was just two.

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson proudly sports his England kit in an early family photo.

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson proudly sports his England kit in an early family photo.