Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist.
Holly Marie Willoughby (born 10 February 1981) is an English television presenter and model, best known for her television work with ITV.
Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress, voice-over artist, former model, author and activist, who starred in the British television series Absolutely Fabulous as Edina Monsoon's best friend, Patsy Stone, as well as in The New Avengers, Sapphire & Steel, Jam & Jerusalem and Sensitive Skin. In film she has appeared in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) and James and the Giant Peach (1996).
Jane Asher (born 5 April 1946) is an English actress, author and entrepreneur, who achieved early fame as a child actress, and has worked extensively in film and TV throughout her career.
Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls (born 7 June 1974) is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild (2006–2011), originally titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom. Grylls is also involved in a number of wilderness survival television series in the UK and US. In July 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout in the UK at age 35.
Sarah-Jane "Trinny" Duncanson Woodall (born 8 February 1964, in Marylebone, London) is an English fashion advisor and designer, television presenter and author. She was raised in a wealthy family and was privately educated. After ten years working in marketing – and battling alcoholism – Woodall met Susannah Constantine in 1994, whom she joined to write a weekly fashion column for The Daily Telegraph. This led to the launch of their own internet fashion-advice business and the release of their first fashion-advice book, both of which ventures ended in failure.
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, Kt (born 18 July 1950) is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies.
Susan Hampshire, Lady Kulukundis, OBE (born 12 May 1937) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning English actress, best known for her many television and film roles.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts, 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.
Bill Wyman (born William George Perks; 24 October 1936) is an English musician, record producer, songwriter and singer best known as the bassist for the English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1993. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings. He has worked producing both records and film, and has scored music for film in movies and television.
Susannah F Constantine (born 3 June 1962 in Hammersmith, London) is an English fashion journalist, advisor, television presenter, author and designer. Her second book, entitled What Not to Wear, has won her a prestigious British Book Award and sold 670,000 copies.
Beverley Turner (born 21 October 1973 in Prestwich, Lancashire) is a British television and radio presenter.
Sabrina Johnson (born 29 July 1977) is an English former pornographic actress.
Andrew Clement "Andy" Serkis (born 20 April 1964) is an English film actor, director and author. He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as: Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), King Kong in the eponymous 2005 film, Caesar in Rise (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), and Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin (2011). Upcoming motion capture roles include playing Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and Baloo in Jungle Book: Origins (2017).
Cayetana Elizabeth "Tana" Ramsay (née Hutcheson; August 1974) is an English author of bestselling books on cookery and a TV broadcaster.
Philippa Forrester (born 20 September 1968 in Winchester, Hampshire) is an English television and radio presenter, producer and author. She has presented shows such as Tomorrow's World, The Heaven and Earth Show and Robot Wars. She has also made wildlife programmes with her husband, Charlie Hamilton James.
Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British author, religious and literary critic, and journalist. Hitchens later spent much of his career in the United States and became an American citizen.
Benedict Colin Allen FRGS (born 1 March 1960) is a British writer, traveller and adventurer known for his technique of immersion among indigenous peoples from whom he acquires survival skills for hazardous journeys through unfamiliar terrain. In 2010, Allen was elected a Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society. He has recorded six TV series for the BBC, either alone or with partial or total use of camera crews, and has published ten books, including the Faber Book of Exploration, which he edited.
Robert Frederick Elms (born 12 June 1959) is an English writer and broadcaster. Elms was a writer for The Face magazine in the 1980s and is currently known for his long-running radio show on BBC London 94.9. His book The Way We Wore, charts the changing fashions of his own youth, linking them with the social history of the times.
Jeremy John Wade (born 23 March 1956) is a British television presenter and author of books on angling. He is known for his television series River Monsters and Jungle Hooks.
Richard Mark Hammond (born 19 December 1969) is an English presenter, writer, and journalist. He co-hosted the car programme Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and James May, from 2002 to 2015 and presented series 1–4 of Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky1. He also co-hosted Total Wipeout with Amanda Byram on BBC One. Hammond presented Planet Earth Live alongside Julia Bradbury. He will be presenting a new motoring show alongside his former Top Gear co-hosts Jeremy and James exclusive to Amazon Prime in late 2016.
Josephine Grace "Jo" Brand (born 23 July 1957) is an English comedian, writer and actress. Starting her entertainment career with a move from psychiatric nursing to the alternative comedy stand-up scene and early performances on Saturday Live, she went on to appear on The Brain Drain, Channel 4's Jo Brand Through the Cakehole, Getting On and various television appearances including as a regular guest on QI, Have I Got News for You and Would I Lie to You?.
Mary Christine Hamilton (née Holman; born 10 November 1949) is an English media personality and author. She has been married to Neil Hamilton, the former Conservative Member of Parliament for Tatton,
Susie Dent (born in Woking, Surrey on 19 November 1964) is an English lexicographer. She is best known for her work in Dictionary Corner on Countdown on Channel 4.
Sir John Major KG CH (born 29 March 1943) is a British moderate Conservative Party politician, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997. He previously held the posts of Chancellor of the Exchequer and Foreign Secretary in the Thatcher Government and was the Member of Parliament for Huntingdon from 1979 to 2001. Major was Margaret Thatcher's preferred choice as her successor. Within weeks of becoming Prime Minister, Major presided over British participation in the Gulf War in March 1991 and negotiated the Maastricht Treaty in December 1991. Despite the British economy being in recession, he went on to lead the Conservatives to a fourth consecutive election victory, winning the most votes in British electoral history with over 14 million in the 1992 general election albeit with a much reduced majority in the House of Commons.