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Animal Crossing: New Horizons took over the world when it launched in March 2020. Aided in no small part by the movement restrictions enforced worldwide to curtail the spread of COVID-19, players all over the planet have found themselves with plenty of time on their hands to enjoy the latest entry in Nintendo's sedate life sim.

It seems that many famous faces also took advantage of Tom Nook's Island Getaway Package, and celebrities playing Animal Crossing popped up all over social media. Some of them you might expect to be Animal Crossing fans, but others have been rather surprising.

Gary Whitta attracted some huge names to his Twitch-streamed talk show Animal Talking, for example. His guests included (and we're not making this up) musicians Shaggy and Sting. Yes, apparently Sting plays Animal Crossing. Of course, there's no reason why he shouldn't — it's a great game — but add this to everything else going on in the world and we're genuinely starting to question which bizarre timeline we're living in.

Below we've listed just some of the celebrities who have enjoyed Animal Crossing: New Horizons since launch, and you'll also find Dream Address codes if they shared them (which allow you to visit a dream version of their island). This is a non-exhaustive list, but we'll add to it when the next unlikely fan crops up. We've got money on Dua Lipa and HRH Prince Charles.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Celebrity Fans

Brie Larson

Actor, filmmaker, OG AC super fan.

Elijah Wood

Actor, Stalk Market player, generally pleasant chap.

Chrissy Teigen

Model, TV personality, Zipper T. Bunny hater.

Danny Trejo

Actor, Hollywood's "Most Killed Man", AC fan. Appeared on Gary Whitta's Animal Talking.

Maisie Williams

Game of Thrones actor, AC clothing colour-coder.

Mark Hoppus

Blink-182 front man, AC super fan. Has performed acoustic versions of his songs while streaming the game. Island name is 'Quarantine'.

Hoppus also shared his dream island code, so you can visit Quarantine yourself:


American rapper with plenty of bells to his name. Appeared on Animal Talking.

Stephen Fry

Gentleman, scholar, Animal Crossing newbie.

Guy Fieri

Restaurateur, TV presenter, Flavortown Island resident.

Lauren Lapkus

Actor (Jurassic World, Orange Is The New Black), comedian, enjoys giving residents rude catchphrases.

Felicia Day

American actor of Buffy, The Guild and Geek & Sundry fame. Day has posted her Dream Address code, so you can check out her island for yourself:

We'll keep adding to this list as and when more famous Animal Crossing fans pop up. If you've seen any we've missed that you think are worth adding, let us know below.

This article is part of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough, which includes a Complete Fish List, Complete Bug List and Complete Sea Creatures List. If you're looking for specific fish or bug, we can tell you how to catch the elusive Coelacanth, Mahi-Mahi, Giant Trevally, Stringfish, Golden Trout and all the Sharks and Beetles, along with a full list of Critters leaving at the end of the month. We've also compiled a Complete Villager List and a Complete List of K.K. Slider Songs, as well as the Best Custom Design Codes and Islands we've found so far, and the best islands to visit using Dream Address Codes.

We can also help with How to Spot Redd's Fake Paintings and Statues, How to Make Bells Fast, How to Breed Flowers, How to Get more DIY Recipes, How to Upgrade Nook's Cranny, where and when to find special characters like Gulliver, Sable, Label, Wisp, Celeste, Pirate Gulliver and Jack, plus tips on using the Star Wand, Tool Ring, Rock Trick, Cutting Down and Moving Trees, using amiibo on Harv's Island, How to Back Up Your Island Data, How to Time Travel, How to Get a 5-Star Island Rating and a whole lot more.

And finally Where to Buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game.