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Watch: Notts County fan Vicky McClure’s ecstatic reaction to playoff win

13 May 2023 2 minute read
Vicky McClure celebrates wildly

She’s one of the UK’s best actresses who is used to showing her emotions on screen.

But here’s Vicky McClure in a role you wouldn’t usually see – as a lifelong supporter of Notts County.

The Nottingham-born This Is England and Line of Duty star watched the National League playoff final between Notts County and Chesterfield on a tablet in a car on location.

A breathless, astonishing game that swung one way and the other saw the match head into extra-time and then penalties with Notts County’s substitute goalkeeper the hero after being brought on for the penalty shoot out.

Many people including Wrexham co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds had both said they wanted Notts County to win after the Magpies pushed Wrexham so close all season.

In truth it would have been a travesty if the team who had accrued 107 points and had a 40 goal top scorer hadn’t been promoted.

The relief was evident on the faces of all Notts County fans and none more so than Vicky – the partner of Welsh broadcaster and director Jonny Owen – who celebrated wildly after her side finally clinched a return to the EFL.

Watching that game must have been her toughest role to date, but forget the Baftas this probably meant more to her than anything.

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