List of people from Wigan

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This is a list of people from Wigan, in North West England. The demonym of Wigan is Wiganer; however, this list may include people from the wider Metropolitan Borough of Wigan—from Ashton-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Ince-in-Makerfield, Atherton, Greater Manchester, Leigh, Leigh people are called Leythers and do not like the association with Wigan as they are a separate town, but governed by Wigan council. Tyldesley and other outlying areas from Wigan. This list is arranged alphabetically by surname:


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  • Stuart Maconie, writer, DJ and presenter, attended St John Rigby school and has a star on the Wigan Walk[citation needed]
  • Barry Mason, songwriter, born in Wigan
  • Paul Mason (born 1960), journalist and broadcaster, born in Leigh[37]
  • Cripps Mark, Writer and director, born in and resides in Wigan. Works include the film "I against I", a short horror film "The insane". A prominent Youtuber for the channel "Tyrannicon" with over 300,000 subscribers, the main content of this channel is video game rage playthroughs and Machinima. In the channel, he portrays a cornucopia of voiced characters like Throthgar the dragon born coward, TJ LAZER Space scum bag, Billy Hashtag, Kickboxing Banana, Meow Meow. Robiod, kasumi ninja(kasumi ninja), Johnny Ghoul, and a few others.

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