Friday, October 18, 2013


James Wharton

James Wharton

Soldier, who has written a much-acclaimed memoir of life in the armed forces.

Charlie Condou

Charlie Condou

Actor in 'Coronation Street' soap opera, Writer

Jessie J

Jessie J 


Her first album, Who You Are, sold millions and produced six top ten singles – a first for a British woman.

Sarah Outen

Sarah Outen, MBE

Athlete, Adventurer, the first person to sail solo from Japan to Alaska. She rowed 3,750 nautical miles over 150 days in her seven metre boat.

Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams, MBE 


Rehana Kausar and Sobia Kamar

Rehana Kausar and Sobia Kamar

Famous Muslim couple

Damian Barr

Damian Barr

Writer of the best-selling memoir Maggie and Me, about growing up during the Thatcher years.

Lee Pearson

Lee Pearson, CBE

Para-equestrian rider at the Paralympics.

Casey Stoney

Casey Stoney


Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw

Actor, played Q in the James Bond film Skyfall.

Jane Hill

Jane Hill

Newsreader, one of the main BBC News anchors.

Liam Nolan

Liam Nolan

Called 'the Sir Alex Ferguson of headteachers'. Nolan is credited with transforming the failing Perry Beeches Secondary School in Birmingham into one described by David Cameron as 'the most improved school in Britain ever'.

Anthony Watson

Anthony Watson 

Chief information officer, Global Operations, Barclays

Susan Calman

Susan Calman 

Comedian who gave up a career as a corporate lawyer in 2006 and has since featured on TV shows such as QI and Have I Got News for You.

Clare Balding, OBE

TV and radio presenter

Evan Davis 

TV and Radio Presenter

Nick Grimshaw

Radio DJ

Elly Barnes 

Schools Advisor

Professor Carol Ann Duffy, CBE


Mobeen Azhar

Muslim Journalist

Gareth Thomas

Former rugby player

Eddie Mair 


Lord Justice Etherton


Sir Paul Jenkins

Her Majesty's Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor, head of the 1,900 lawyers in the Government Legal Service.

Dr Meg Barker 

Senior lecturer in psychology

Stella Duffy

Writer, actor, director…

Jane Fae 

Journalist, writer

Andrew Haigh 


Tara Hewitt 

Chair of Wirral Conservative Future and deputy chair of Conservative Future North West.

Pratibha Parmar


Gok Wan 

TV presenter/ author

Sir Adrian Fulford

Judge. A nine-year term at the International Criminal Court.

 Jennifer Fear

CEO of Step Forward

Step Forward is an independent charity committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged young people in the Tower Hamlets area, helping an estimated 1500 a year.

Carl Hester 

Equestrian rider, led UK's Team-Dressage to Olympic success in 2012.

Mark Gatiss

Actor and writer. The co-creator and writer of the BBC’s Sherlock series

Antony Cotton 

Actor who plays Sean Tully in Coronation Street.

Liz Carr

Actress/broadcaster/comedian. Played the forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery in Silent Witness.

Alan Carr

Comedian/ TV presenter

Derren Brown 

Illusionist/ Hypnotist

Mary Portas 

Queen of Shops, carried out independent review of British high streets in 2011.

Jeffrey John

Dean of St Albans Cathedral

Claire Harvey 


Christopher Kane

Fashion designer

John Amaechi, OBE 

The first Brit to have his jersey hung in the US Basketball Hall of Fame.

Dr Ashley Steel

Board member of KPMG Europe

Will Young 

The first ever Pop Idol winner.

Lynette Nusbacher 

Runs her own think-tank, Nusbacher Associates.  Previously a war studies lecturer at Sandhurst, 'Devil’s Advocate' at the Joint Intelligence Organisation and head of the Cabinet Office’s Strategic Horizons Unit.

Ceri Goddard

Chief Executive, the Fawcett Society. Goddard works to promote women’s equality and human rights. She previously worked at the British Institute of Human Rights and Ireland’s Combat Poverty Agency, where she helped to foster the cross-border peace and reconciliation programme.

Kate Walsh and Helen Richardson

Hockey players who helped Great Britain win its first Olympic women’s hockey medal in 20 years.

JW Anderson 

The 6ft 2in designer, son of an Irish rugby international, is the “newest, brightest big thing” according to Vogue.

Kelvin Holdsworth

Episcopalian Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow

Lisa Egan 

Her disability-rights activist’s blog, Where’s the Benefit, provides strong opposition to the government’s “distressing war on disabled benefit claimants”.

Shaun Dellenty 

Deputy headmaster of Alfred Salter Primary School in Southwark, London

Secondary school for Dellenty was “quite simply the worst experience of my life”, with bullying from pupils and some teachers.

Russell Tovey 


Rikki Beadle-Blair 

Filmmaker - work includes the forthcoming film Blackbird, about a young singer who struggles with his sexuality in a small Southern Baptist community in the US.

Bisi Alimi 

Activist Nigerian, an attempt on his life forced him to flee to the UK in 2007.

Rev Richard Coles 

Broadcaster, musician, priest

The former member of The Communards is now a Church of England priest, as well as co-presenting Radio 4’s Saturday Live. He’s also appeared on a number of TV shows, including Have I Got News For You.

Evelyn Assante-Mensah, OBE 

Commissioner, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Nigel Owens 

Rugby referee, TV presenter, comic and president of the Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.

Iain Dale 

Publisher, blogger

Note to society


Anonymous said...

All gay.

Anonymous said...

every one a homosexual ?

andy said...

All gay, maybe some pedo's, esp the bbc employes, why break that tradition!

Anonymous said...

They're all heterosexual...ha, ha.

Why should it be an issue?

Anonymous said...

Funny that Eddie Mair won an award for being such a great "investigative journalist". When, as correctly listed in this post, he is actually a broadcaster, not a journalist.

I quite like him though, he's got a great cheeky sense of humour!
And he's Scottish!
And gay!
What a great mix, perfect for BBC.

Anonymous said...

What stuff Aang. Next you'll be telling me that Graham Norton is gay.

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