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Matthew Amroliwala is a BBC television newsreader. He is also well known as a co-presenter on Crimewatch.
Born in Yorkshire, he was educated in Cambridgeshire and then read Law and Politics at Durham University. He married in 1999 and has four children.
Lucy Davis is an actress best known for playing the character Dawn Tinsley in the BBC comedy The Office and as Dianne in the horror-comedy movie Shaun of the Dead. She has been acting since 1995 and currently lives in California. Lucy underwent a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with kidney failure in 1995. Her mother, Hazel, donated the kidney.
Ed Drake represented Team GB in Alpine skiing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. In 2013 he decided to switch to Ski cross and after impressive results in less than one full season Ed is already ranked 54th in the world.
Sir Charles founded the Carphone Warehouse in 1989 and began selling mobile phones out of his flat. By 2000 the company was valued at £1.7 Billion, and in 2002 they acquired Opal Telecom and renamed it TalkTalk. Dunstone is Chairman of both TalkTalk and Carphone Warehouse and remains actively involved in both businesses. In his spare time he enjoys Sailing.
Frances Edmonds (www.francesedmonds.co.uk) is an acknowledged expert in the business of cross-cultural communication. Some of her accolades include best-selling books covering a range of issues from sports, all the way to marketing and she was voted Britain’s most amusing and entertaining after-dinner speaker in a recent survey by The Times.
Kate is an Actress who has featured in a number of well-known shows such as Eastenders, Doctors and Coronation Street. As well as her TV work she has also featured in the films ‘Affair of the Necklace’ where she played Marie, and ‘Club le Club’playing Jane.
Originally from France, Chef Bruno has resided in both the UK and Australia before returning to the UK in 2009. He has had a very successful career and has written three cookbooks. He appeared on BBC’s Hot Chefs, Junior and adult Masterchef and Austrailia’s The Great South East. He currently owns the restaurant Grain Store in London, which received a Bib Gourmand in the 2014 Michelin Guide and several other awards. Also a keen gardener, he grows his own vegetables and enjoys cooking for friends and family.
Patricia Routledge is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the British television series Keeping Up Appearances.
She trained at the Bristol Old Vic and made her professional stage debut in 1952 – so she has now been acting for 62 years!
Julia Watson is a British actress, best known for playing Baz in the BBC medical drama Casualty.
She is married to the writer, David Harsent, and they have one daughter. She lives in London.