Comedian Myers hopes for a No vote

Hillingdon Times: Mike Myers was reluctant at first to express an opinion Mike Myers was reluctant at first to express an opinion

Canadian comedian Mike Myers has become the latest celebrity to come out against Scottish independence.

Myers, who provided the voice of the ogre Shrek in the animated film series - which he played with a Scottish accent - said he hoped Scotland would "remain part of Britain".

Interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he was initially reluctant to express a view on the issue.

But, pressed on what Shrek would say, he replied in the voice of the character: "Shrek wants what the will of the Scottish people want."

He then added in his own accent: "I love Scotland. I hope they remain part of Britain - and if they don't, I still love them."

Other celebrities who have urged Scots to stay in the UK - such as David Bowie and JK Rowling - have found themselves the target of online abuse from pro-independence supporters.

A spokesman for the pro-UK Better Together campaign said: " It's no surprise Mike Myers doesn't support separation. He knows a fairytale when he sees one."

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5:08pm Wed 2 Jul 14

RikTrik says...

Why won't these "celebrities" who don't even live in the UK just shut up and let the voters make up their own minds? This is just a taste of what we can expect if we actually get an EU referendum.
Why won't these "celebrities" who don't even live in the UK just shut up and let the voters make up their own minds? This is just a taste of what we can expect if we actually get an EU referendum. RikTrik
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