The most searched for celebrities from across mid Essex have been revealed in an interactive map.

The map links place names with their most searched-for public figure on Wikipedia.

It includes a wide-reaching spectrum of celebrities, and counts 18th-century poets and wrestling champions among its pinpoints.

The link between the location and the celebrity ranges from their place of birth, their current home or a connection.

Produced by The Pudding, an online publication which debates culture in visual essays, the map covers villages, towns and cities across the UK. 

And replacing Braintree on the map is The Prodigy.

The band hail for Braintree and was formed in 1990 by keyboardist and songwriter Liam Howlett.

Lead singer Keith Flint sadly died two years ago. 

Braintree and Witham Times:

Witham has been replaced on the map by singer Olly Murs. 

The number one hitmaker, 37, was runner-up in the 2009 series of X Factor. 

He has since gone on to have a successful recording career. 

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham was replaced by Olly Murs. Picture: PAWitham was replaced by Olly Murs. Picture: PA

Halstead takes the name of Matt Cardle. 

Cardle, 38, who won X Factor back in 2010 grew up in the town.

Bocking, meanwhile, has been renamed Augustine Courtauld after the yachtsman and British Arctic explorer who was born there in 1904. 

Black Notley is replaced with John Ray the English naturalist born in the village in the 17th century. 

Coggeshall is given the name David Nightingale Hicks after the interior decorator and designer born in the town. 

Braintree and Witham Times: Matt Cardle features on the map Matt Cardle features on the map

Kelvedon is renamed Charles Spurgeon after the 19th century Particular Baptist preacher.

Earls Colne is replaces with Hugh de Vere, 4th Earl of Oxford, and Sible Hedingham with Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. 

Not surprisingly, the Queen is the most searched for person connected to London's upmarket Mayfair district, while Margaret Thatcher has the honour in Grantham, Lincolnshire, which was her birthplace.

Ed Sheeran is the most searched for person in Halifax, while it’s Winston Churchill with Aberdeen and Bristol.

The Bee Gees have the most searches for Manchester, while The Beatles are tops for Liverpool.

The Pudding map states: “Person/city associations were based on the thousands of “People by city or town” pages on Wikipedia.

“The top person from each city was determined by using median pageviews (with a minimum of 1 year of traffic).

“We chose to include multiple occurrences for a single person because there is both no way to determine which is more accurate and people can 'be from' multiple places."

The People Map of the UK website is based on data collected and processed using Wikipedia from July 2015 to May 2020.