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Ken Smith (AKA ‘The Hermit of Treig’)

After having been attacked and left for dead aged 26, Derbyshire born Ken Smith found solace in the Scottish Highlands and has lived as a hermit for around 46 years in a cabin that is 27 miles from the nearest settlement. He lives off the land and has 70 gallons of hooch on the go and “wants everyone to be merry” when he dies.

Dr Margaret McCollum (AKA ‘Mrs Mind The Gap’)

Voice of “mind the gap” on London’s Northern Line underground service’s widow Dr Margaret McCollum got him back there.

Roy Rocket (AKA ‘The King of Brighton’ and the ‘Brighton Legend’, 2010 – 2021)

Legendary racehorse Roy Rocket was a wildcard punters’ favourite at Brighton. He was trained by John Berry and was allowed to do as he wanted at his yard. “Roy’s the boy” was regularly cheered to success by an octogenarian with a flask full of gin.

Luke Durbin

Luke Durbin from Hollesley, near Woodbridge went missing aged just 19 after a night out with friends in Ipswich. After after being unable to afford to pay for a taxi home at about 4am,...

Steve Cotten (AKA ‘Britain’s Grumpiest Landlord’)

Alongside a cat (yes, a cat) named ‘(Frederick Albert) Hitler’ as his barman, the landlord of the “maddest pub in Britain” Steve Cotten is not known for being the most involved of hosts. On...

Alan Holmes (1943 – 1996)

Attacked for just £1,000 in his own home in Parkway, Camden, NW1 on Christmas Day 1995, Derry born police mechanic Alan Holmes was left “tightly tied” to his bed, face down and fully clothed...

Mike Posner

Detroit born singer-songwriter Mike Posner became best known after the remixed version of I Took A Pill In Ibiza went viral. Whilst that single has been liked over 5.6 million times on YouTube, gathered...

Alfie Diaper

Showjumper, show rider and jockey Alfie Diaper was described as an “all-round horseman” by Horse & Hound in April 2019 aged just nine. Dorset born and home-schooled, this “little star” has had success at...

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Sumption OBE, PC, FRHistS, FSA

Eton and Oxford educated former Supreme Court judge and historian Jonathan Sumption, as a barrister, successfully represented the billionaire Roman Abramovich against the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Formerly one of the highest paid legal...

Tommy Banks

Born in 1989, rising star Michelin Star winning chef  Tommy Banks’ establishment, The Black Swan at Oldstead in North Yorkshire, was voted the best restaurant in the world on TripAdvisor in 2017. A regular...

Annie Börjesson (1975 – 2005, AKA ‘The Girl on the Beach’)

Mystery surrounds both the life and death of “kind-hearted” but sometimes “naïve” Annie Börjesson and, according to the Scottish Review, “the story of the last weeks of life is disturbing in its emotional...

Alison Roman

Los Angeles born Alison Roman once went out with a man who spent 14 hours slaving over a stove to cook for her. “It was a one date situation,” she later told the BBC’s...

Mrs Filthy Piece of Toerag

Interviewed by Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on 6th October 2019 in Boris Johnson’s Uxbridge constituency, this purple coated pensioner didn’t mince her words. When Ridge approached her to ask about the Prime Minister, the...

Christine Gischler

Essen based Christine Gischler is the model of the moment of 2019. This German lady of the moment has worked on campaigns internationally and has over 50,000 followers on Instagram. She describes herself as...

Angela Millington (1981 – 2014)

Found on the Ministry of Defence owned Foulness Island in Essex, a place where access to non-residents is subject to stringent restrictions, the skeletal remains of Angela Millington were discovered along with a “gaffer...

The Cheery Street Sweeper

Never without a decent word to say, Knightsbridge’s cheeriest street sweeper is an asset to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Unlike the incompetent, avaricious councillors representing the area, this diligent worker never...

Katherine Knight

This “sweet, matronly looking woman” killed her partner John Price, skinned him, boiled his head in a pot and served up his body parts to his children with baked potatoes and gravy in February...

Elvira Mullens Barney (1904 – 1936)

Though considered one of society’s “Bright Young Things,” the “morally dubious” daughter of Sir John and Lady Mullens was just a tempestuous coke addict who got away with murder.   Separated from her supposedly violent American...

Kyra Kennedy

A bit of a wildchild, Kyra Kennedy is the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (‘RFK’ to his friends). In 2015, she “freaked out” at a New York club that refused to let her...

Shawn Sullivan (AKA Shawn O’Suilleabhain and ‘The Putney Paedo’)

Putney based Shawn Sullivan fled America after being accused of abusing two girls aged 11 and 14 in the 1990s. He was subsequently convicted of sexually assaulting two 12 year old girls in Ireland...

Theresa Doyle (AKA ‘The Grim Eater’ and ‘The Phantom Mourner’)

The ultimate funeral crasher was exposed in articles in the Mail on Sunday and The Sun in September 2017. Described as “sad but clearly deranged” and a “Burial Betsie” also, Theresa Doyle, aged 65,...

Andrew Warren

New York socialite Andrew Warren is known primarily as the best friend of Donald Trump’s daughter, Tiffany. With 100,000 followers on Instagram and the creator of the Just Drew fashion brand, he is the...

Carina Reid

Thieving Chelsea based trollop Carina Reid was labeled “arrogant”, “extremely boorish” and a fraudster by a judge in May 2017. Often spotted in the now defunct La Brasserie restaurant, this tarty so-called beautician was...

Brenda from Bristol

Pearl clad pensioner ‘Brenda from Bristol’ became the Gillian Duffy of the 2017 General Election when she shared her views about politics with a BBC reporter. This 75-year old retired secretary spoke for the...

Michaella McCollum

Dopey drugs mule Michaella McCollum was one half of the ‘Peru Two’ jailed in 2013 for attempting to smuggle £1.5 million of cocaine to Spain with her friend Melissa Reid. Hailing from Dungannon, County...

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Davies of Stamford (AKA Quentin Davies)

Self-serving Quentin Davies described Gordon Brown as “extraordinarily incompetent” before defecting to the Labour Party on the night before the then Chancellor became Prime Minister in June 2007. Mocked for claiming expenses to pay...