A cup of tea with Michaela Strachan

Michaela Strachan has been a familiar face on our TV screens since her first apprearance on The Hit Man and Her in 1988 through to her latest wildlife wanderings on…

Susan Hill in an Oxfordshire bookshop in 2010

Susan Hill is known for penning successful fiction and non-fiction books. Her most famous works include The Mist In The Mirror and The Woman In Black, a ghost story that…

Fay Weldon is snapped at home in 2015

Fay Weldon has enjoyed a busy career already spanning 50 years. The author has written 34 novels, 5 plays, a number of TV dramas and 5 collections of short stories.…

Writer Jodi Picoult was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003 ©PA

Jodi Picoult has enjoyed a very successful writing career and is famous for penning books including My Sister’s Keeper, Handle With Care and House Rules. Her novels Nineteen Minutes and…

Brendan Cole bags an invite to Lorraine's High Street Fashion Awards 2014 ©PA

Brendan Cole is best known as one of the professionals on BBC show Strictly Come Dancing. He’s also been a guest judge on Britain’s Next Top Model, represented the UK…

Pasha Kovalev is dating Countdown's Rachel Riley ©PA

Pasha Kovalev was propelled to stardom when he was appointed as one of the professionals in Strictly Come Dancing. The handsome Russian – who’s been taking dance lessons since he…

Erin Boag is a professional ballroom dancer ©PA

Erin Boag is a professional dancer from New Zealand. She moved to London in 1996 and landed a job teaching celebrities ballroom, salsa and tango routines on Strictly Come Dancing…

Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe made a name for herself as a Conservative Party politician. She’s written a number of books since 2000, including one titled The Dancing Detective. In 2010 she appeared…

Chris Tarrant takes part in a Global Radio charity event in 2013 ©PA

Chris Tarrant’s big break came in 1974 when he was appointed the presenter of children’s TV programme Tiswas. During the 1980s and 1990s, he fronted a number of shows for…

Mark Williams played Arthur Weasley in Harry Potter ©Rex Features

Mark Williams is most famous for playing Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter movies. He also starred in the first three series of BBC’s comedy The Fast Show and played…

Angela Rippon at the The Importance of Being Earnest play press night in 2015

Angela Rippon’s first taste of the spotlight came in 1966 when she bagged a job at BBC South West. She went on to become a reporter for BBC TV news…

Katy Wix reckons she's similar to her Not Going Out character ©Rex Features

Katy Wix has had roles in popular TV shows including Not Going Out, Rush Hour and Miranda. The Welsh actress has also starred in comedy programme Fried and mini-series Funny…

Ruby Wax has admitted that she didn't enjoy school ©Rex Features

After moving from America to the UK, Ruby Wax started her acting career at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. In 1985 she won a role in British sitcom Girls On Top and…

Rula Lenska played Mrs Higgings in the stage show Pygmalion  ©Rex Features

Rula Lenska is an actress who has had parts in EastEnders, Coronation Street, One Foot In The Grave and Footballers’ Wife. As well her impressive career on screen, Rula has…

Phil Vickery is on a quest to reduce the nation's cholesterol levels ©Rex Features

Phil Vickery is most famous for teaching viewers of This Morning how to cook tasty recipes. Away from TV, he’s released a number of popular books including Cooking Naked, Phil…

Beth Tweedle steps out to watch Cirque Du Soleil in 2014 ©PA

Beth Tweddle was the first British female to bag a medal at the European Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games. She retired from her career as a professional gymnast in…

Kian Egan loved recording a duet with his wife Jodi Albert ©Rex Features

Kian Egan is best known for being a member of Irish boy band Westlife. Between 1998 and 2011, the group cloked up an impressive 14 No 1 singles in the…

Sir Roger Moore appears on Loose Women in October 2015

Sir Roger Moore is an English actor best known for playing the role of James Bond. He’s portrayed the secret agent seven times in films including Live And Let Die,…

Vincent Simone on This Morning in October 2015

How do you like your tea? Being Italian, I like my espresso, but when I do have tea, I have it with milk and a little sugar. Who would you…

Angela Lansbury at the Gielgud Theatre in 2014

Angela Lansbury has been in the spotlight since 1944 when she won the role of Nancy Oliver in Gaslight. Since then, she’s played Miss Eglantine Price in Bedknobs And Broomsticks…