Ted Danson and his wife Mary Steenburgen have joined the ever increasing list of celebrities backing Democratic presidential hopeful WESLEY CLARK.

This week (ends23JAN04), the screen stars are travelling around their native America "campaigning and speaking" for Clark, who has also won the support of pop superstar Madonna and controversial film-maker Michael Moore.

Former CHEERS star Danson says, "We're joining him in two, three cities in Arizona, then next week, we're going to New Hampshire."

Danson adds that Steenburgen has known Clark for a number of years, explaining, "His mother and Mary's mother worked in the same bank in Little Rock (Arkansas). And he and Mary were once part of the same commission to choose White House FELLOWS. The fact that he's on the scene gives me hope."

20/01/2004 21:20