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Ava Astaire is the daughter of Hollywood legend Fred Astaire. He made 31 musicals, was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of Old Hollywood, and introduced numerous standards to the Great American Songbook like Top Hat, Cheek to Cheek and Puttin on the Ritz to name a few.
Christopher Biggins is best known for his work as a presenter for shows like On Safari and Surprise Surprise with Cilla Black. He's gone from being voted 'the most hated man on TV' to winning I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
After a long career in politics, these days Jeffrey Archer is best known for his work as an author. His books have sold over 300 million copies worldwide, he's published in more than 30 languages and almost 100 countries. At 74 he's working harder than ever and shows no signs of slowing down.
Jay Rayner is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. He writes about crime, politics, the arts and fashion but he first love is food and fortunately for him he's the restaurant critic for The Observer.
David Knight is a hypnotist with over twenty-five years experience and five-thousand shows to his credit. He's worked in forty-eight Countries around the world and has hypnotised over 50,000 volunteers and counting.
Simon Lasky is a classically trained pianist, conductor and composer. His work has been performed in some of our most prestigious halls including the Barbican and The Southbank Centre. He's recently released a new CD described by LA Jazz Scene as “atmospheric, melodic, and thoughtful”.
This year the Pizza Express Jazz Club in Dean Street celebrates its 40th anniversary. Over the years it's presented so many incredible names like Amy Winehouse, Jamie Cullum, Van Morrison and George Shearing and the man in charge of finding all that talent is booker, Ross Dines.
Originally from Sheffield, Paul trained at the renowned Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts before embarking on a successful West End career. Since then he's appeared in numerous show like Grand Hotel, The Rat Pack, Ain’t Misbehavin, Five Guys Named Moe and The Lion King.
Matt Ford is an award-winning vocalist performing for big bands and orchestras like the Halle, the Philharmonia, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and John Wilson's fabulous orchestra as seen at The Proms.
Anna Jane Casey is as much a fixture in London's West End as The Groucho Club and the Angus Steakhouse. She made her West End debut at just 16 years old as Rumpleteazer in Cats and since then she's performed in dozens of shows from Grease to Chicago.
Broadcaster Anthony Davis tells me about learning to dance alongside Denise Van Outen before spending two years in the cast of Grange Hill. By the time he'd left school at 16 he'd spent most of his life on TV sets.
Michael Feinstein is an author, archivist, singer and conductor. Since his close working relationship with Ira Gershwin he's become well established as the world's ambassador for the Great American Songbook. His albums have gone platinum and he's been nominated for five Grammy Awards.