Yorkshire celebrities turn to Twitter

They came, they saw, they twittered...

2010 was the year in which Yorkshire celebrities took to micro-blogging website Twitter with a vengeance.

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And judging by the way they have started 2011, the White Rose county's twitterati plan to let their fingers do the talking for some time yet.

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Leeds-born former Spice Girl Mel B used Twitter to wax lyrical about her "amazing" New Year's Eve night out at the opening of the new $3.9bn Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, where the likes of Jay-Z and Coldplay performed.

Ashes cricket hero Tim Bresnan, meanwhile, told his 40,000-strong army of Twitter 'followers' about a meet-up in Australia with his family. Pontefract lad Bresnan tweeted: "Had a nice hour with the folks. They are very much enjoying Australia. But typically my dad is complaining about the price of everything."

TV presenter Carol Vorderman has been taking it easy over New Year, judging by her posts on Twitter – at one point she informed her followers: "Had a top day....laughed until I nearly burst my ski suit (which is v tight anyway after a lot of turkey!) ... still being spoiled."

Emmerdale actress Suzanne Shaw had a level-headed start to 2011, tweeting: "Must be the first time in years I have woken up without a hangover on new years day!!!. Feeling very pleased with myself!"

Telly host Gabby Logan, daughter of former Leeds United player Terry

Yorath, tweeted on January 1: "Oh god flu has gripped me like an evil vice......an alcohol free NYE because of (BBC TV football results show] Final Score today and this is my reward. Feeling horrible."

Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson struggled with the festive calendar, admitting: "Haven't a clue what day it is. And I like it."

Leeds United star Kasper Schmeichel was feeling down after the Whites surrendered a two-goal lead against Portsmouth on December 28, telling his followers: "So sad, sorry and depressed that things like that are allowed to happen."

But team-mate Sanchez Watt was more upbeat about United's game with Cardiff City this evening, tweeting: "My mum was born in cardiff ... So will make tuesday night even better to play in."