Esther Rantzen made her name producing and presenting the long-running BBC series That's Life, and since then has made a number of pioneering programmes on subjects such as childbirth, mental health and child abuse. She is President of Childline, which she founded in 1986, and a trustee of the NSPCC, as well as a Patron of a number of other charities. She was married to Desmond Wilcox until his death in 2000.
Willie was born and bred in Dundee, and started his working career at Fletcher's Dairies in the city. He left school with six O Levels and then started an apprenticeship as an architectural draftsman. After two degrees and an MBA, Willie now runs his own company providing global training in the gas and oil industries. He still lives in Dundee with his wife and two children and is proud to call it home.