Dame Judi Dench, Sir Bruce Forsythe, Professor Stephen Hawking and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger are among 200 celebrities and public figures who have joined the Let's Stay Together campaign to urge Scotland to vote "No" in the upcoming independence referendum - which will probably nothing to dissuade those already planning to vote yes. 

Mick JaggerMick Jagger is telling Scotland to vote NO [Getty/Jemal Countess]

The campaign is headed by television historians Dan Snow and Tom Holland, who have convinced a load of privileged English celebrities to tell Scotland what to do in one of the most important political referendums in history. 

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"The decision on whether to leave our shared country is, of course, absolutely yours alone," reads an open letter to the people of Scotland.

"Nevertheless, that decision will have a huge effect on all of us in the rest of the UK.

"We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them.

"What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together."

Scottish independence Scotland will go to the polling booths next month [Getty/Jeff Mitchell]

So far, there are 215 signatories in total, including Lord Sugar, who said: "It's for Scotland to decide how to vote but it has consequences for all of us.

"That's why so many of us have come together to say: let's stay together. We've achieved so much together and I know we can achieve so much more."

Snow - the posh bloke from the One Show -said: "You've got Mick Jagger, Judi Dench, Steve Redgrave, Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Dame Vera Lynn, these people have found out about it and got in touch with us." David Walliams!

A spokesman for the Yes Scotland campaign said: "It's great to know that Scotland has so many friends and admirers, and we know they will all continue to be our friends and admirers after we vote Yes on September 18."