Reality star Peter Andre is the latest - and possibly biggest - star to show support for the #handsoffHRI campaign.

The former singer and TV personality retweeted a link to the petition to his 3.47million followers after it was sent to him by Twitter user Jemma Watson.

The link has now been retweeted 33 times.

The move was met by a flurry of response from people involved in the campaign who thanked him for his support. Jemma replied saying: "Thanks for the previous retweet".

Peter has previously visited Newsome to launch the Pride of Britain awards in 2014.

Other stars to come out in support for the campaign so far have included Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson, who is originally from Leeds, and Game of Thrones star Lena Heady, who is originally from Shelley.

Members of the Let's Save Huddersfield A&E Facebook group have been busy contacting actors, musicians, comedians and other famous folk on Twitter.

Their efforts have yielded results from Game of Thrones star Lena Headey and comedian Sarah Millican.

The campaign also received retweets from fashion guru Gok Wan, actor John Barrowman, pantomime dame Christopher Biggins, comedian Jason Manford, EastEnders actor Danny Dyer and DJ Danny Rampling and more.

Going the extra Twitter mile was Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson, who urged people to sign the petition. Ricky tweeted: “They’re not asking for money, just a signature.”

Hands off our A&E: Sign the government petition to save Huddersfield Royal Infimary A&E here

The campaign also received support from former Celtic forward John Hartson, ex-Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer, radio presenter Christian O’Connell as well as former Coronation Street actress Sally Lindsay.

Paralympic champion Hannah Cockcroft also backed the campaign.

Hannah comes from Calderdale which will keep its A&E under the highly controversial proposals.

But she has tweeted from her Twitter account Hannah Cockroft MBE (@HCDream2012): “Prevent the closure of Huddersfield A&E department! petition.parliament.uk/petitions/1186