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Cal Finnigan

Rosheen Finnigan was born in London and obtained a sociology degree from Leeds University where she met her husband, Cal. They lived for several years in Paris before returning with their two children to London and settling in Islington, where Rosheen worked for the Inner London Schools Psychological Service. Cal, a journalist, worked at the Guardian for many years. Now retired, they live in Constable Country on the Essex-Suffolk border

Charlotte Crosby

27 year old Charlotte Crosby is the nation's sweetheart. She was the star of MTV's Geordie Shore and is a regular fixture in gossip columns and tabloid headlines, but is also loved by her fans for being funny and down to earth. Winner of 2013's Celebrity Big Brother, she is also the creator of two hugely successful fitness DVDs and an ambassador of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.

Chris Steed

Chris and Stephen are ex-partners and Gogglebox sofa sharers. They are both Brighton-based hairdressers.

David Cassidy

In the autumn of 1970, after a brief acting career on Broadway and with various guest appearances on American TV shows, The Partridge Family catapulted David Cassidy to fame. Aged just 20, his face was on the cover of every teenage magazine. He became an international pop star. In 1974, his exhausting schedule took its toll on the quality of his life. David retired but has, since the 1990s, regularly appeared in and produced musicals in the States, and toured live - with Donny Osmond in particular - to appreciative audiences, particularly in the UK. He is happily married and has two children.

Frank Turner

Frank Turner is an English folk/punk singer-songwriter from Winchester. He was the lead singer of post-hardcore band Million Dead, before embarking on a solo career with his band The Sleeping Souls. Turner has released six solo albums as well as EPs and rarities, and has played thousands of shows across 38 countries. He sometimes lives in London, but mostly on the road.

Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins is one of the nation's most loved reality TV stars. She is currently one of the stars of ITVBe's The Only Way Is Essex and has also appeared on Loose Women, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother. She also runs Gemma Collins Boutique, her successful clothes and accessories shop for plus-sized women.

Joel Dommett

Originally from Gloucestershire, at the age of 19 Joel Dommett moved to London and soon began a stand-up comedy career that would take him all around the globe. He has appeared on Impractical Jokers UK, Russell Howard's Good News, Teenage Kicks and The Crystal Maze. In 2016 he was the runner up on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

June Mottershead

June Mottershead was born in June 1926 and from the age of 4 lived with the rest of her family at Chester Zoo started by her father in 1930. After working as a Land Girl in the latter stages of WW2 she returned to the zoo to become keeper of the aquarium. In 1949 she married Fred Williams who arrived as bear keeper in 1947. Apart from a break of five years in the fifties which they spent in Australia, June and her husband lived and worked at the zoo where they brought up their three children. A widow since 2012, June continues to live within a short walk of her childhood home.

Kate Adie

Kate Adie was born in Sunderland and educated at Newcastle University. She joined the BBC in 1969 and has been their Chief News Correspondent since 1989. She was awarded the OBE in 1993.

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall has been an icon for over six decades and has made over 50 films. Together with Humphrey Bogart she became Hollywood's most celebrated couple on and off screen. She has various lifetime achievement awards, two Tony awards, two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination. She has three children and lives in New York City with her beloved partner Sophie, her dog.

Laurie Frankel

Laurie Frankel writes novels (reads novels, teaches other people to write novels, raises a small person who reads and might someday write novels) in Seattle, Washington. She and her husband and daughter live on a nearly vertical hill from which Laurie can watch three different bridges when she's staring out her windows between words. Laurie's earlier novels are The Atlas of Love and Goodbye For Now. This Is How It Always Is is her third novel.

Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly is a television presenter and journalist best known for her work at GMTV, which she helped launch in 1993 and for which she currently presents her own magazine show, LK Today, which goes out live four days a week. She writes weekly columns, full of humour and opinion, for the Sun, Best and Scotland's Sunday Post. Her huge popularity has seen her guest-host for The Friday Night Project and The Paul O'Grady Show as well as frequently appearing on celebrity quiz and chat shows including Question Time, The Kumars, So Graham Norton, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You. And in a January 2008 survey she was voted the celebrity people would most like to buy a used car from.

Omid Djalili

With a career spanning over three decades, British-born Iranian comic and actor Omid Djalili's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him plaudits the world over. Credits include the NBC sitcom 'Whoopi' with Whoopi Goldberg, 'Fagin' in West-End smash-hit 'Oliver!', 'Dr Rance' in Joe Orton's What The Butler Saw at The Vaudeville Theatre 2012 and Red in The Shawshank Redemption. His role as 'Mahmud Nasir' in the international hit 'The Infidel' won him a best actor award at the Turin film festival. Omid also starred in the blockbusting 'Sex and the City 2', 'The Mummy', 'Gladiator' and 'Mr.Nice' among many others. Further successes include two series of 'The Omid Djalili Show' for BBC One, the first to dive off a 10m board on ITV's hit show Splash! and the release of highly acclaimed DVDs No Agenda, Live in London and Tour Of Duty. Not to mention sell out live tours in 2005, 2008 and 2012.

Pam St Clement

Pam St Clement was born in Middlesex in 1942. She spent her childhood between London, Devon and West Sussex, where she went to school. On leaving school she first settled on a profession teaching drama, but soon realised she would rather actually act. She trained at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in Sidcup, Kent. Her first professional acting role was with Brian Way's Theatre Centre, an innovative touring company that toured the UK visiting schools and youth clubs in the late 1960s. Film, theatre and television work followed over the next two decades, including work with Joan Littlewood at the Theatre Royal Stratford, a world tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hedda Gabbler , with a remarkable cast who remain friends to this day, and the TV prison drama Within These Walls.She first appeared in EastEnders as Pat Wicks in 1985 before becoming a regular member of the cast in 1986. She left the show at the end of 2011, following a dramatic storyline in which Pat died of cancer.

Rob Sheffield

Rob Sheffield is a columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers Love Is a Mix Tape and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran. He also appears regularly on VH1. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.

Sheena Byrom

Sheena Byrom was born and brought up in North West England and has lived and worked there all her life. Sheena's career spans 35 years - and she has recently taken early retirement to complete a PhD in normal childbirth with the University of Nottingham. She is married wit hfour children, one of whom has followed her mother's footsteps in becoming a midwife lecturer.

Stephen Webb

Chris and Stephen are ex-partners and Gogglebox sofa sharers. They are both Brighton-based hairdressers.

Suggs

Suggs is the frontman for Madness, a band that epitomises the sound and soul of London. He is a singer, actor, DJ, television presenter and chatshow host. In 2006 he won the Presenter of the Year award for the Disappearing London television series. And in 2009 Suggs and Madness will be celebrating their thirtieth anniversary.

The Vamps

The Vamps is a four-piece British band. Brad Simpson, James McVey, Tristan Evans and Connor Ball started performing together on YouTube in late 2012, and have never looked back. Since then, they have released two albums, supported the likes of Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, and toured the world.

Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis won a double Blue (cricket and rugby) at Cambridge before starting a career in cricket for Glamorgan and England, whom he captained eight times. He was a BBC broadcaster from 1974-98, and then became president of the MCC from 1998-2000.