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A host of cat-loving celebrities and high-profile supporters donate their time to help improve the lives of cats and kittens.

From media interviews that highlight our campaigns to judging our annual awards or sharing videos and social posts, these people are generous enough to lend their voice to our work improving cat welfare in the UK.

Which celebrities support Cats Protection?

Cats Protection's celebrity supporters include cat-loving comic Bob Mortimer, award-winning comedian and podcast host, Russell Kane and TV host, radio DJ and author, Dermot O'Leary.

Bob Mortimer

Cat-loving comic Bob Mortimer, a long-running supporter of Cats Protection and owner of Mavis and Goodmonson, lends his wit and creativity to fundraising by thinking up quirky new cat names. These covetable names – such as Fond Margaret, Buttery Paul and Sergeant Walnuts – are auctioned to fans on Twitter, turned into original artwork for sale or used for some of our cats in care. Imagine owning a cat named by Bob Mortimer?

In February 2018, Bob visited Cats Protection's National Cat Adoption Centre in Sussex to meet some of the moggies he'd named and appeal for new homes for them. He also regularly serves as a judge for the National Cat Awards.

Frankie and David Seaman MBE

Committed to giving cats the best start in life, Frankie and David regularly foster kittens and pregnant cats for Cats Protection and keep fans updated on this important work with their @KittensCam Twitter account.

As keen supporters and volunteers for Cats Protection, Frankie and David often appear on national TV and radio to raise awareness of our campaigns and are regulars on the judging panel for the National Cat Awards.

David, better known for his goalkeeping skills, appeared on Celebrity Bullseye with Alan Carr in 2021 and won the top cash prize for Cats Protection with his darts!

Russell Kane

Award-winning comedian and podcast host Russell recently supported our campaign to bring about compulsory microchipping for cats as part of the Act Now For Animals welfare bill.

Russell, the proud owner of three cats – Terry, Donna and Roy – also acted as a judge for the National Cat Awards, picking the 2021 winner from the Most Caring Cat Category, and is an advocate for the teaching, therapeutic and emotional benefits of cat ownership.

Dermot O'Leary

TV host, radio DJ and author Dermot O’Leary is one of the UK’s most famous ‘cat dads’. Cats Protection was proud to support the release of his fourth children’s book, Toto The Ninja Cat & The Mystery Jewel Thief, based on the adventures of his own rescue cats Toto and Silver, with a fun educational video featuring Dermot and top CP vet Maggie Roberts discussing all things feline. Dermot’s latest book is being sold in Cats Protection stores across the UK.

As a lover of cats of all ages Dermot agreed to support our Mature Moggies Day in 2021 by helping Cats Protection to promote the many benefits of owning an older cat and highlight the fact they are far less likely to be adopted.

Rick Wakeman CBE

Legendary musician and flamboyant rock star Rick has not only adopted cats from Cats Protection and visited one of our centres but regularly supports our campaigns including Black Cat Day, Mature Moggies Day, hands-free homing and celebrating the 30th anniversary of his local centre Downham Market.

A veteran judge of the National Cat Awards Rick, and his wife Rachel, are supportive voices and campaigners for Cats Protection’s vital work.

Other celebrity supporters of Cats Protection include: TV presenter Holly Willoughby
comedy actor Caroline Quentin, Olympian Sally Gunnell, comedian Susan Calman, actress Tuppence Middleton, business woman Deborah Meaden, star choreographer Dame Arlene Phillips, radio DJ Rick Edwards, TV quizzer Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan, Bake Off star Kim-Joy Hewlett, TV vet Dr Fabian Rivers, actor Paul Copley and Coronation Street’s Georgia Taylor.  

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