Jamie Oliver

Chef, cookbook writer and food campaigner who has encouraged millions of people to enjoy cooking fresh, delicious food from scratch over his 20-year+ career.

Mary Berry

Mary Berry

Legendary food writer, chef, baker and television presenter, who has decades of culinary expertise under her belt.

Prue Leith DBE

Prue Leith DBE

She’s run her own restaurants, catering and cookery school businesses; written 14 cookbooks, is a judge on the Great British Bake Off, and has been the chair of the School Food Trust, responsible for the improvement of school food and food education… there’s nothing this lady can’t do!

Joe Wicks with a water bottle

Joe Wicks

The fitness coach, TV presenter and social media star is on a mission to make the world fitter, healthier and happier.

Jimi Famurewa

Jimi Famurewa

Journalist and The Evening Standard’s chief restaurant critic, who recently published his first book Settlers: Journeys Through The Food, Faith & Culture Of Black African London.

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill

2012 Olympic gold-winning heptathlete and three-time World Athletic Champion, who is now a BBC commentator and runs Jennis, an app specialising in women’s health.

Greg James

The Radio 1 breakfast DJ is also co-author of the children’s book series Kid Normal, and co-presents the award-winning cricket podcast Tailenders.

Jermaine Jenas

Jermaine Jenas

The England footballer turned pundit is now a hugely successful TV presenter, fronting The One Show Monday-Wednesday with Alex Jones, and is the lead host of Formula E, covering all the key races in 2024 and 2025.

Danny Jones from McFly

Danny Jones

Danny is a member of pop group McFly. He’s also produced many budding artists, and been a judge on ITV’s The Voice Kids, serving as a coach to young singers.

Niamh McGrady, actress from Northern Ireland

Niamh McGrady

A film, stage and TV actress from Northern Ireland, Niamh is best known for her roles in Holby City, BBC thriller The Fall and Hope Street.

George Webster

George Webster

The CBeebies presenter, actor and dancer has Down’s Syndrome, and wants to show the world that people with a learning disability can dream big and be employed.

Big Has

This Fifteen graduate has gone on to have his own culinary success on YouTube and released his book Big Has Home in 2022.

Ellie Simmonds OBE

Ellie Simmonds OBE

One of the world’s most celebrated Paralympians, Ellie is a true golden girl of British sport. She shot to fame at the age of just 13 at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing.

Seema Pankhania

Seema Pankhania (aka @seemagetsbaked) is a superstar food creator, with over 1.3M followers and 31.8M Likes on TikTok and 414k on Instagram. Her food is joyful and exuberant, packed with flavour and fuelled by her appetites for travel and adventure.

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