Despite being a relatively small market town, Hexham has been the birthplace of several well-known people over the years.

Below is a list of five of them, how many did you know were born here?

1) Robson Green

The Hexham-born actor and one half of Robson & Jerome still lives nearby in the surrounding area and has regularly visited the North East for several TV projects.

As well as becoming a well-established face on our screens, in the mid-1990’s he also secured three number one’s including hit singles What Becomes of the Broken Hearted and Unchained Melody alongside Jerome Flynn.

A long and distinguished career has also seen him feature in shows including Wire in the Blood, Grantchester and even Waterloo Road, with his series ‘Walking Hadrian’s Wall’ having been broadcast just last month on Channel 5.

2) Pete Doherty

Most famous for being one of the co-frontmen of the band The Libertines, Pete has had a interesting career to date to say the least.

Doherty has often been in the press for both his music and away from the stage too, although a lot of people actually forget he was born in Hexham back in 1979.

The singer has been a regular on the indie music scene and has also often toured both as a solo act as well as part of side-project Babyshambles during his career.

3) Gary ‘Gaz’ Beadle

Number three on our list is former Geordie Star Gaz Beadle.

After being born in the town, he grew up in Prudhoe, before going on to star in the Newcastle based reality series for six years between 2011-17.

Further TV appearances have also happened for the 32-year-old, with him going on to appear on both Ex on The Beach and rather bizarrely the Australian version of Hell’s Kitchen also in 2017.

4) Kevin Whately

Another famous TV actor, Kevin was a regular on our TV screens from the 1980’s until he retired from acting in 2013.

He is most famous for staring in both Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Inspector Morse, but also went on to star in another detective programme in the form of Lewis for seven years between 2006 and 2013.

Born in Hexham, Kevin then grew up in nearby Humshaugh and also graduated from Newcastle polytechnic in the late 1960s.

5) Peter Beardsley

The former Newcastle and England footballer was another surprise name to be born in the town before he grew up in Forest Hall.

In two spells as a player with the Magpies, Beardsley scored a total of 108 goals in 276 appearances for the club before then going on to be a coach for the club at the end of his career in 1999.

He also played for several other teams as part of a long and distinguished career including Liverpool, Everton and Carlisle United.

Who else can you think of that we've missed?