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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 March 2006, 13:37 GMT
Beverly Hills to Cotswold Hills
Kate Winslet
Titanic star Kate Winslet is one of the stars who lives in the Cotswolds
A pensioner has revealed plans to offer Hollywood-style celebrity spotting tours of the Cotswolds.

The 'Jillywood' coach tour - named after author Jilly Cooper - will take star-struck visitors past the country homes of local stars.

Models Liz Hurley and Kate Moss and actress Kate Winslet are among the big names to set up home in the area.

The 75-mile guided trip is the brainchild of 70-year-old Derrick Swan from Tirley, Gloucestershire.

I don't think the celebrities will mind... there will certainly be no rubber-necking going on
Derrick Swan

Mr Swan said: "I got to thinking about the huge amount of celebrities, film stars, musicians and actresses who live in this part of the world.

"I thought it would be a great idea to start something off here in Gloucestershire. "It's a bit different to Beverly Hills as it's not as glamorous but the countryside here is certainly a lot nicer.

"I don't think the celebrities will mind. We won't be stopping outside their houses - there will certainly be no rubber-necking going on."

The tour will take in the houses of around 25 celebrities, including Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, and the childhood home of former Rolling Stone Brian Jones.



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