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Celebrity writers - read all about it!

Country and western legend Dolly Parton is one of the latest celebrities to write for Simonseeks. Read on to see all our celebrity writers.

Dolly’s guide to the Great Smoky Mountains and Tennessee is on Simonseeks. Read all about the homeland of the songstress and movie star here.

Did you know Simonseeks currently has more than 20 celebrities from the music, food, television, radio and creative industries writing for the site?

We’ve been in touch with a number of other exciting celebrity names too – so keep checking the site for the latest celebrity guides. You might find your favourite musician or TV presenter penning a guide to one of their top destinations.

Find out below which celebrities have been busy writing for Simonseeks.

And let us know which celebs you’d like to see on the site. George Clooney’s guide to Lake Como? Gary Barlow’s Mt Kilimanjaro? What about Johnny Vegas’ Benidorm?!

First off, let’s take a look at our celebs from the world of entertainment:

Shop till you drop in Antwerp
Sir Cliff Richard’s Barbados
Sir Cliff's Algarve retreat

Toploader guitarist turned travel writer Dan Hipgrave has written an incredible 17 guides for Simonseeks. See them here.

Jim Kerr's Sicily
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's Klosters

Then we’ve got some skiing celebrities:

Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards' Lake Placid
Graham Bell's Val d'Isere

Plus TPT's guide to Klosters.

Celebrity chefs have also been turning their hand to travel writing; we’ve got guides from:

Chris Coubrough's Waikato, New Zealand
Eddie Hart's Majorca
Gary Rhodes' Dubai
Ian Pengelley's Hong Kong
Levi Roots' Jamaica
Mat Follas' West Dorset
Peter Gordon's New Zealand
Raymond Blanc's South of France
Richard Corrigan's Ireland
Simon Rimmer's Chester

Plus Rick Stein's wife Jill, who set up The Seafood Restaurant with him in 1975, and has written two guides to Cornwall:

Foodie Cornwall
All-action Cornwall

Then there are the creative types:

Professor Jimmy Choo's Malaysia
Diarmuid Gavin's top five UK and Ireland gardens
John Hitchcox’s the Cotswolds
Nina Campbell’s Positano
Peter de Savary's Grenada

Let us know what you think of the celebrity guides. Just like any other guide on Simonseeks, you can rate and comment to have your say on guides written by celebrities. Did you like it? Did it inspire you? Have they missed one of your favourite hotels/restaurants/nightspots? Do you think you can do a better job? If you think you can, you can write for Simonseeks too. See here for the dos and don’ts of writing for Simonseeks. Then register and write your first guide today.

And don’t forget to tell us your celebrity travel guide wish list below!