Chris Tarrant likes being one of the fans at Reading FC

image captionChris Tarrant is a long-time fan of Reading FC

Broadcaster Chris Tarrant says he enjoys going to see Reading FC play because nobody notices he's a celebrity.

When asked if he would like to use his fame to promote the club, he told BBC Radio Berkshire he prefers just being a fan.

"I see the same guys every week and we have a real crack and nobody notices who I am, or what I do," he said.

"I know Sir John [Madejski] well, and I know one or two of the directors."

Elm Park

Mr Tarrant, who was born in Reading and now lives in Berkshire, said he has been a Reading FC fan for years.

"I've been going since it was at Elm Park and it smelled of biscuits," he said.

He now takes his son to matches.

However, he admitted the team often "put him through the wringer."

And he thinks it is unlikely Reading will end up with an automatic promotion.

"What's helped is this cup run. The squad are thinking we can beat anybody. But we've left it very late," he said.

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