Before that they were famous! Childhood snapshots show new celebrities revealing their childhood dreams before they rose to stardom – how many of you do you know?
A host of fashionable names remembered their childhood ambitions before they rose to stardom later in life and shared pictures of their younger selves.
As part of the new Guide Dogs campaign, celebrities revealed their dreams when they were children along with the snaps and asked readers to put a name on the face.
One Oscar-winning actress admitted that she hoped to be a nurse when she grew up, while a well-known English broadcaster admitted that that was all he wanted.
A lexical author who has made headlines in recent days admitted that she had two different dreams, neither of which has been linked to landing a role in Countdown.
The campaign follows research that found 75 percent of visually impaired adults are currently unemployed.
The Every Dream Counts initiative looks at what visually impaired children aspire to achieve, in the hope that they can make their dreams come true.
The blindness charity has released several photos of celebrities as young children in hopes of raising awareness – how many of you can name it?
HIDDEN ID: “I thought I was going to be a nurse,” the Oscar-winning actress told the charity. When you are young, an exciting rite of passage is to dream about what you will be when you grow up.
What’s the answer?: This broadcaster always knew he wanted to become, saying, ‘From the age of ten I wanted to become a radio journalist. This is demonstrated by seeing (Northern Ireland) problems develop around me and are reported on TV. I’ve always had this task to explain inside of me.
Who is this? The English lexicographer explained this: “I had two very different aspirations—one to be a poet, to sit in a remote part of the country and compose words, and the other to be a hotel manager, as if we were lucky enough to stay in one. As a family I never wanted to leave! “
Secret ID: “I wanted to be an astronaut or a bear wrestler!” This Michelin-starred celebrity chef said.
Mystery: This comedian had very eclectic ambitions, as he said: “When I was very young, I wanted to work at the dry cleaning desk, then I wanted to be a secret agent, and if they didn’t have it, it was. Switch between becoming a chemist or working at Chester Zoo.
Who could it be? This nature-loving presenter dreamed of becoming a Thunderbirds pilot when he grew up
The clues: This chef and presenter has always known what he wants to do, revealing: ‘I played with the idea of joining the RAF as a boy, but my real passion has always been food. This passion began on family vacations in northern France.
Hidden in plain sight: This award-winning actress wanted to be the “Prime Minister, Brain Surgeon, Famous Explorer, and Hacker.” But then I found out that, as an actress, it was all too easy to be all of these things—and a queen, and a sinister aunt, the lily tiger, and a singing cow, and a ghost doll and a rag too. Hey Didley Dee! Actor’s life for me! “
And the answer?: This chief arbitrator shared his childhood dream of joining the Royal Navy
1.) Olivia Colman
2.) Eamonn Holmes
3.) Suzy Dent
4.) Tom Kerridge
5.) Paul O’Grady
6.) Chris Packham
7.) Thibaut died
8.) Joanna Lumley
9.) Greg Wallace