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Celebrity Interviews & Profiles — February 2010

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Archives for February 2010

Guest Review: Ronni Ancona - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Guest Review: Ronni Ancona

Comedian, impressionist & actor Ronni Ancona is best known for her work with Alistair McGowan on the BBC’s BAFTA-winning sketch show The Big Impression. Ronni’s book (co-written with Alistair McGowan), A Matter of Life and Death, or How to Wean a Man off Football, is published by Faber at £12.99.

Guest Review: Dermot O’Leary  - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Guest Review: Dermot O’Leary

Dermot O’Leary hosts The X Factor on ITV1, and presents his own Saturday-afternoon music show on Radio 2. He began his TV career on Channel 4’s weekend programme T4, later going on to host Big Brother’s Little Brother. Earlier this year, he joined forces with two close friends to open Fishy Fishy, a seafood restaurant in Brighton.

Guest Review: Gaby Roslin  - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Guest Review: Gaby Roslin

TV presenter Gaby Roslin made her name as a co-host on Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast, though she is perhaps best known for her 10-year stint co-presenting the BBC’s Children In Need. She has also been seen on the stage, as Mama Morton in the West End production of Chicago

Guest Review: Dave Spikey  - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Guest Review: Dave Spikey

Comedian Dave Spikey co-starred in the award-winning Channel 4 series Phoenix Nights. His first book, He Took My Kidney, Then Broke My Heart (And Now the News from Dave Spikey), is published by Michael O’Mara Books at £10. The DVD of his recent nationwide tour, Dave Spikey – Best Medicine Tour Live, is out now.

Guest Review: Richard Arnold  - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Guest Review: Richard Arnold

Richard Arnold is a regular face on GMTV, whether presenting his showbiz slot from the studio sofa or out on the road. He currently hosts Challenge TV’s quiz show Take It or Leave It. His media career started with a job on Inside Soap magazine.

Guest Review: Sir Roger Moore  - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Guest Review: Sir Roger Moore

Actor Sir Roger Moore first won fame for his role as Simon Templar in The Saint (1962-9). In 1973 he was cast as James Bond in Live and Let Die, going on to play 007 in six subsequent Bond films until retiring from the role in 1985. Since 1991 he has worked as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. His autobiography, My Word Is My Bond, is now available in paperback (Michael O’Mara, £8.99

Guest Review: Valentine Warner  - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Guest Review: Valentine Warner

TV cook Valentine Warner grew up on a farm in Dorset. After a brief career as a portrait painter, he worked in numerous London restaurant kitchens, later co-launching Mexican restaurant Taqueria in Notting Hill. His TV series, What To Eat Now, first aired in 2008. What To Eat Now – More Please is published by Mitchell Beazley (£20).

Guest Review: Hardeep Singh Kohli - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Guest Review: Hardeep Singh Kohli

Comedian & broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli is a regular face on our TV screens. He has reported for BBC1’s The One Show, and appeared on Question Time, This Week with Andrew Neil & Newsnight Review. He was runner-up on the first series of Celebrity Masterchef, which led to two series for UKTV Food, New British Kitchen & Chefs and the City. He is also a judge for the Organic Food Awards 2009.

Guest Review: Lyndy Redding - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Guest Review: Lyndy Redding

Lyndy Redding trained as a chef & in 1997 helped to found Absolute Taste, which is now one of London’s leading catering & events companies, working on high-profile events such as Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday dinner. In partnership with Gordon Ramsay she owns the Tante Marie School of Cookery in Surrey

Guest Review: Levi Roots - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Guest Review: Levi Roots

Following a career as a musician, Levi Roots won national fame with his appearance on BBC2’s Dragon’s Den; his Reggae Reggae Sauce is now stocked in all major supermarkets in the UK. Star of BBC2’s Caribbean Food Made Easy with Levi Roots & he has an accompanying book of the same name (BBC, £17.99). He owns the Battersea restaurant Papine Jerk Centre (8 Lavender Road, SW11 2UG; 020 7924 2288).

Kitchen Confidential - Atul Kochhar - Celebrity Interviews & Profiles Kitchen Confidential - Atul Kochhar

Benares’ Michelin-starred chef, Atul Kochhar, talks Tania Daniels through the kitchen of his Osterley home

Delve inside earlier archives for October 2009 or browse through newer archives for April 2010.