Eddie Izzard urges young to register to vote in poll

Eddie Izzard is an active campaigner for Remain side. Picture: contributed

Eddie Izzard is an active campaigner for Remain side. Picture: contributed

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Eddie Izzard and Elaine Paige were among the celebrities voicing their opinions on the EU referendum at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Comedian Izzard, who is receiving the outstanding achievement award, was sporting both a manicure and badges emblazoned with the Union Jack and EU flag as he walked the blue carpet at The Savoy Theatre in London.

Backing the Remain campaign, he said: “I’m worried about how if there was a Brexit and recession, how it would affect the arts and the economy and people’s lives.”

Izzaed, who is currently visiting 31 cities in 31 days to urge people to vote Remain, also urged young voters to register before the deadline tomorrow.

However, musical theatre veteran Elaine Paige said she was still “a bit on the fence”, but backed an exit.

She said: “I’m of the feeling to leave. I think the reason is exactly what Brexit are saying, which is we need to take back control of our economy and democracy.”

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