List of people from Watford

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This is a list of notable people from Watford, a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) northwest of central London. People on this list may have been born in Watford or resided there for a significant period of time. People whose only connection to Watford is attendance at the Watford Grammar School for Boys or Watford Grammar School for Girls may be found listed as alumni in those articles.







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  • Anthony Joshua, boxer, Olympic gold medalist 2012 and current WBA and IBF world heavyweight champion.
  • Josh Lewsey, 2003 rugby World Cup winner with England, grew up in Watford
  • John Taylor (1945–), former rugby player for Wales and British & Irish Lions, turned commentator[11]
  • Mark Walsh, professional darts player




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