Shirebrook's very own Jason Statham was once part of Britain's National Diving Squad and competed in the Commonwealth Games.

9 celebs who pursued sporting careers - including how Derbyshire's Jason Statham excelled as a diver, Kate Middleton's field hockey career, Gigi Hadid's volleyball passion and Britney Spears' bash at basketball

Sometimes our favourite sports stars and celebrities can cross paths, as the latest epic edition of the Super Bowl halftime show proved once again.

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But do we ever think of our favourite celebrity singers, actors, chefs and catwalk models being any good at sports themselves?

With this in mind, we have rolled back the years on some of their favourite celebrities' careers to reveal which stars used to play sports before they found fame in a different field.

Plenty of our favourite stars have to stay in good shape, or at least keep some sort of discipline in their lives to sustain their place at the top - so it makes sense that many of them will have been capable of being sporting heroes back in the day.

From ice-hockey obsessed pop-punk princesses to field hockey enjoying real-life princesses, do any of your favourite celebrities feature in our list of famous former sports stars?

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