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Saffron Barker

Saffron Barker

With over four million followers across her combined social channels, Saffron Barker, is a 19-year old force to be reckoned with. Her sparkling personality exudes through every lifestyle, beauty, fashion and challenge videos she religiously uploads, never disappointing her fan base.

Starting her channel in 2015 whilst on a family holiday, she began filming her videos on her phone whilst looking for a new way to fulfil her passion for entertaining. Leaving school after her GCSEs and with her channel rapidly growing, Saffron went full time with a career in social media and hasn’t looked back.

Her popularity and the internet’s demand for more Saffron, has seen her branch out in to merchandise, release her own Sunday Times number-one bestselling book and collaborate on three successful homeware ranges with Primark. Her highly engaged UK audience has led to a number of successful brand collaborations and campaigns with major global brands such as Disney, Missguided and Urban Decay.

Alongside all her social media and commercial deals Saffron is a supporter of several charities such as Make A Wish, who she ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon for this year. She also completed the London Marathon this spring, running for Dementia Revolution in memory of her Great-Grandad Ted.

2019 is Saffron’s biggest commercial year to date, and she is about to embark on her journey in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, a dream come true for her and a venture that will see the young performer showcase her abilities as a natural born performer.

Krissy Cela

Krissy Cela

Krissy’s journey into the fitness sector began whilst studying a law degree, which she completed in 2018. She has since used this knowledge to build her own very successful self-made business and fitness empire. With over 1.6 million loyal Instagram followers, Krissy has amassed an incredible social media following and has now trained over 100,000 women. Her online community and popularity within the health and fitness sector has attracted a worldwide audience of dedicated fans as well as her London and UK base.

This January saw Krissy launch the Tone & Sculpt app, which is a holistic approach to health and fitness and is tailor-made to each user to ensure it’s accessible to those of all shapes, sizes and abilities. It comes with comprehensive workouts guides, tailored meal plans, challenges, 15-minute body blasters and more. Each workout includes video demonstrations on how to perform every exercise, and the app allows you to monitor your progress by tracking your weight, measurements, workouts and dietary intake.

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Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson

Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson

Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka is the trailblazing Sunday Times best-selling author, mother and campaigner behind the Flex Appeal movement (flexible working for ALL), the premise of which helped form the powerhouse Flex For All Campaign recently addressed in parliament. Anna is open, honest, well informed and forever hilarious in her voice of Mother Pukka which is a platform created to share the trials and tribulations of parenthood and beyond. Anna topped the Apple Kids and Family Podcast chart at No.1 with Dirty Mother Pukka and her weekly Sunday show on Heart radio has pulled in thousands of new listeners. She has also collaborated with brands including Samsung, McDonald’s, Specsavers and Garnier. Anna is a force to be reckoned with not just within the parenting space but for anyone who has a penchant for honest accounts of how to navigate your way through life with wit and purpose.

Matt Farquharson aka Papa Pukka and wife Anna are fantastic team and their audiences have found their fresh approach to parenting a total relief which is reflected through their brand tag line ‘people that happen to be parents’. Along with Anna, Matt is a Sunday Times Bestselling author of “Parenting the Shit Out of Life” and with a new joint-book out in the New Year.

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Jonathan Saccone Joly

Jonathan Saccone Joly

Jonathan is a YouTuber, dad of four and the official Celebrity Dad of the Year 2019 (beating Prince William!). Jonathan is one of the UK’s most successful parenting vloggers with 1,909,069 subscribers, a huge 844,304,264 views and 1.7 million social media followers.

Jonathan and his family won over the nation’s hearts and shot to fame by documenting their lives with daily vlogs. Jonathan and his influencer wife, Anna Saccone Joly, have four beautiful children (Emilia age 6, Eduardo age 5, Alessia age 2 and Andrea age 10 months,) and 6 dogs!

Starting off as a fun experiment to document the couple’s milestones and day-to-day antics, Jonathan set himself a challenge to film every day for 7 days. This soon turned in to an enjoyable hobby and continued, amassing millions of loyal fans. Nine years later, his content has become predominately family focused and Jonathan’s experiment has evolved into a career.

Jonathan is a great example of talent making huge moves and successes within the commercial sector. 2019 is set to be the biggest year yet for him – continually cementing his status as one of the UK’s favourite vloggers, whilst moving into the mainstream and becoming a popular name within the British media. With a busy Summer ahead, Jonathan and his family will appear on an exclusive documentary with Stacey Dooley, which documents their family life and huge rise in popularity. Airing in September, the TV special will be sure to win the family more fans, following and interest.

Winning the Clas Ohlson Celebrity Dad of The Year award in June 2019 was a huge highlight, putting Jonathan in the winners hall-of-fame with other entertainment industry greats including Gary Barlow and Freddie Flintoff. Beating other nominees, including the future King, Prince William, and other favourites including Joe Wicks, Declan Donnelly and Tom Daley, shows just how popular Mr Saccone-Joly really is.

Ali Bastian

Ali Bastian

Ali is best known for playing Becca Dean in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and PC Sally Armstrong in ITV’s The Bill, and most recently joined the case of BBC’s Doctors as series regular Becky Clarke. Ali has additionally played leading guest roles in some of the UK’s best-loved TV shows including Holby City, Death in Paradise and Jonathan Creek, alongside stage roles in Burn The Floor, Chicago Musical and Agatha Christie’s Verdict. She also competed in the 2009 series of Strictly Come Dancing, reaching the semi-final with partner Brian Fortuna and then going on to win the Christmas Special with a perfect 40/40.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence’s personal charisma and ability to inspire people to express themselves have established him as an International Design Superstar. He recently appeared on BBC One’s ‘Celebrity Painting Challenge’ and is on the judging panel of Channel 7’s hit series ‘House Rules’ in Australia. He also continues to be a well known face on shows such as BBC One’s ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’.

As well as running his own interior design practice in Cirencester, Laurence has a number of very successful product ranges including a best-selling wallpaper and paint range, a range of mugs and cutlery.  Over the past six years, Laurence has worked with Littlewoods as the face of interior design and continues to design a large range of products exclusively for them.

Laurence’s latest project, Laurence of Suburbia, will air on Amazon Prime later this year.

Sophie Hinchliffe

Sophie Hinchliffe,

Just two years ago was a part-time hairdresser – and now she is taking the cleaning world by storm as ‘Mrs Hinch’.

Essex based Sophie became an overnight sensation in 2018 by sharing her cleaning tips and tricks on Instagram (@mrshinchhome), growing from 1k to 1m followers in just six months. She now has over 2m ‘Hinchers’ who follow her daily stories using her beloved cloths and tools which have become sell-out products.

Sophie’s loveable and hilarious personality, along with her passion for learning and sharing handy household hacks makes her a brand and media favourite. Everything she touches turns to gold, with her ‘Hinchers’ clamouring to ‘swipe up’ and get their hands on her latest recommendation.

Her debut book ‘Hinch Yourself Happy’ sold 160,000 copies in its first 3 days of release in April 2019, and is now a Sunday Times Bestseller. Sophie’s first baby with husband Jamie is due in the Summer.

Louise Pentland

Louise Pentland

No.1 Parenting YouTuber and Bestselling Author

Louise is one of the stand-out stars and original content creators – she started her blog in 2010 which then led onto her successful YouTube channel, Louise Pentland formerly named Sprinkle of Glitter, where her content is related to motherhood, parenting a lifestyle and has earned her a following of over 2.4 million. As a mum of two girls, Darcy (7) and Pearl (1), Louise has amassed millions of loyal fans following her journey as a mother, partner, and overall strong woman. Louise’s real, raw, honest content is refreshing for millions of women across the world and her videos have achieved over 200 million views. Louise’s work empowering women has also earnt her the acclaimed title of UN Change Ambassador in 2016.

Louise is a number 1 Sunday Times Best-Selling Author with three books under her belt – she is set to release the paperback of her bestseller Wilde About the Girl, in April 2019 and her fourth, a brand new hardback fiction in July 2019 – Wilde Women, the final book in the Wilde trilogy. She is also the ambassador for a range of much loved British brands in the beauty, parenting and interiors sectors.

Katie Piper

Katie Piper

Author, speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner.

Katie Piper is a best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner. Katie made the decision to share her story in a remarkable film for the Cutting Edge strand on Channel 4 called ‘Katie: My Beautiful Face’ which was watched by over 3.5million viewers and nominated for Best Single Documentary at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010.

In 2009 she set up a charity The Katie Piper Foundation to help people with burns and scars to reconnect with their lives and their communities. Simon Cowell supported Katie by becoming the patron and remains actively involved to date. The charity’s vision is a world where scars do not limit a person’s function, social inclusion or sense of well-being.

In addition to her charity commitments, Katie also presents a number of TV shows which are shown on C4 in the UK and in a number of countries around the world. Her latest show ‘Katie Piper’s Face to Face’ was shown early this year and was filmed at the beauty hall in Harvey Nichols. Katie has just finished filming her new show ‘Thrifty ways to… Summer holiday’. Her other credits include ‘Never Seen A Doctor’ where she helped people overcome their fears around medical procedures and guided them on their journey back to good health, three series of ‘Body Shockers’ where she met people planning major body modifications and introduced them to someone who had already had the modification done and regretted it. She also presented ‘Katie’s Extraordinary Births’ which was shown in 2015.

[read more=”Read more” less=””]Last year Katie joined the iconic Ideal Home Show as their fashion and beauty ambassador for both the Spring and the Christmas shows. She hosted one of the most high-profile catwalk shows using diverse models called ‘Confidence: The Secret’.

Katie has also written six books including two autobiographies ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Beautiful Ever After’, an affirmations book called ‘Start Your Day With Katie’ , and self-help books ‘Things Get Better’ and ‘Confidence: The Secret’. Her most recent book ‘From Mother to Daughter: The Things I’d Tell My Child’ is about the journey of motherhood and includes diary extracts from her mother during the time Katie was recovering in hospital.

Katie has been described as an inspirational role model, and her bravery and determination have been recognised by being nominated and receiving a number of awards. Most recently she received a special recognition award at The Pride of Britain Awards in London. In 2014 Katie gave birth to her first baby girl, before welcoming her second daughter at the end of 2017.[/read]

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Eyal Booker

Eyal Booker

Model & TV Personality

Eyal Booker is a model and TV personality best known for appearing on ITV2’s number one show Love Island, and E4’s Celebs Go Dating. He is soon to appear on new series Celebs on the Ranch on Channel 5. Prior to his television career, Eyal modelled fashion campaigns for Global brands such as Puma, Adidas and Bed Head, and has since worked on further projects with L’Oréal, Topman, Cadbury’s and Superdry to name just a few.

Eyal is a regular press favourite with a growing Instagram following of over 870k.

He is a keen philanthropist working closely with charities to support a variety of causes close to his heart. These include children’s charity World Vision, Rays of Sunshine and the NSPCC, as well as animal welfare charity Dog’s Trust. He is also a proud ambassador for the RSPCA. In addition, with approximately eight million tonnes of plastic ending up in the ocean each year, Eyal is determined to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and works closely with CanO Water, the most recyclable alternative to single use plastic bottles.