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Celebrity Brexit: How the UK's biggest stars are voting

Emma Watson
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Emma Watson

Emma Watson announced on Twitter that she wants people to vote on Thursday on whether Britain will leave the European Union, "no excuses!"

On Tuesday, she posted this on the social media site:

And she isn't the only U.K. celebrity to weigh in on the Brexit debate. In fact, well-known faces across the United Kingdom have expressed their thoughts via social media.

David Beckham, Elton John, Daniel Craig, J.K. Rowling, "Game of Thrones" actor Daniel Portman and dozens of others have announced their plans to vote in favor of staying in the EU.

Beckham, the influential former soccer star, wrote an essay on Instagram that said in part, "Each side has the right to their opinion and that should always be respected whatever the outcome of the European Referendum." He spoke about his time growing up in the country and how much better and successful his team was with diverse players.

Beckham ended with, "We live in a vibrant and connected world where together as a people we are strong. For our children and their children we should be facing the problems of the world together and not alone. For these reasons I am voting to Remain."


Elton John and Daniel Craig also expressed their intentions to vote to remain via Instagram and Twitter. Rowling wrote in a 1,700-word blog post to millions of her followers that she believes the leaving campaign is being directed by "racists and bigots."

But not all celebrities are throwing their support to remain in the EU.

Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley announced on Twitter that she is backing an exit, attached with a photo of her covering herself with a huge Union Jack pillow.

And the former England football star Sol Campbell said in the Daily Mail that he supports the leave camp: "It could improve the opportunities it gives our young people." He has been active on Twitter encouraging people to vote.

The vote is Thursday.