Well apparently it was a relatively well known fact but not until today did I realise that Prime Minister David Cameron is, like me, an Aston Villa fan.
I must admit, it doesn't really fill me with pride!
Birmingham Mail article shows this photo of the PM jogging through Hyde Park wearing an Aston Villa shirt.
I was not aware, but his Villa credentials are actually quite pukka. His Uncle was a former Chairman of the club and he first attended a match aged 13. My first Villa Park appearance in the autumn of 1995 was also at age 13 which is greatly disconcerting!
He is one of a number of well known famous fans. I knew that Prince William was a fan and also world-known violinist Nigel Kennedy. Also, Pike from Dad's Army , played by Ian Lavender, was a fan and wore the Claret and Blue scarf in the series. I was stunned recently when Tom Hanks admitted in an interview to being a fan as well. As he put it:
"Years ago I was in London and I was watching a football match and it happened to be Aston Villa.
"I thought: 'I like their colours and I like the name so I'm gonna be an Aston Villa man from now on'".
Being a big Tom Hanks fan, I thought this was brilliant! Suddenly, I felt I was in good company!
But like with Cameron, I wasn't aware that the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King is also a fan as is Grammy-Award winning singer Amy Winehouse.
So maybe I'm not in such good company after all?!