JOHN Jones is a celebrity in his own right. He may have spent the last three years getting his photo taken with celebrities coming to visit New College.

But it is his cheerful disposition and friendly face that means visitors are warmly welcomed, no matter if they are from Hollywood or Harwell.

New College staff love him and he clearly adores his work.

So the next time you visit, forget Kate Beckinsale or Hugh Grant, get an autograph off Mr Jones instead.

He’s the real star.