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Benjamin Boateng

A club promoter who thought he was above the law. Found guilty in October 2011 of a pre-planned sexual assault, this former actor was previously accused of a similar crime in South Africa whilst...

Nicky Haslam (Nicholas Haslam)

“Britain’s ultimate interior designer” is a man of many talents and guises. Haslam flits from party to party by night, but by day writes, edits and designs. He’s performed cabaret at The Savoy and...

Rex Leyland

Once described by the Evening Standard as “an excitable bearded man,” Leyland lives on a houseboat near Kew Bridge and was one of the duo behind the immensely successful Foxtrot Oscar. Here is a...

Céline Dion CC OQ

Dion met her husband and manager, René Angélil, when she was 12. Her rise has been meteoric and she’s now one of the richest women in showbiz. Whether she’s “Falling into You” or “Taking...

“Tulisa” Contostavlos (also known as Tula Paulinea Contostavlos)

This British pop singer started out with her equally bizarrely named cousin, Dappy, in a hip hop group named N-Dubz. They’ve since fallen out very publicly on Twitter and now she sings lines such...

Nancy Wake AC GM (1912 – 2011)

Churchill’s most highly decorated special agent. A resistance heroine who lived at The Stafford Hotel from 2001 to 2003 and regaled visitors with tales of her time as the legendary “White Mouse.” Her tipple...

Hugh Warrender

This Old Etonian describes himself on Twitter as an optimist, libertarian and cyclist. Warrender co-founded the Knightsbridge School and has been involved in wealth management and investment banking for several decades. He claims the...

Chris Corbin OBE & Jeremy King OBE

London’s most successful restaurateurs Chris Corbin OBE & Jeremy King OBE are the co-founders of Corbin & King.

Kerry Katona

Some call her “Warrington’s finest export.” Others don’t. She tried to persuade mums to go to Iceland and in the process went bankrupt. This tragic former Atomic Kitten really should just be kept off...

Claire Rubinstein

A Bentley driving graduate of the London School of Economics. This mother of three cruises the Kings Road with her poodle, Bubble, and is the hostess with the mostess when it comes to barbecuing.

Barnaby Rodgers

The son of screen legend Anton Rodgers is one to watch in the drinks industry. He’s worked with some of the top brands but is now embarking on a new chapter guiding strategy for...

Lapo Elkann

The Agnelli “crown prince” is also nicknamed “Lapo of Luxury.” Regularly voted as being one of the best dressed men on the planet, he’s worked as a personal assistant to Henry Kissinger and for...

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Archer

Jeffrey's invented a lot of tales but is rightly renowned for spinning them brilliantly. This former politician wrote some brilliant diaries whilst in prison and now is mostly likely to be found doing charitable...

The Hon. Drummond Money-Coutts (AKA “DMC”)

Drummond Money-Coutts is an English magician and card sharp whose name could also be taken to mean “Bank Money Bank”. One of the Coutts family, Money-Coutts shares his Christian name with Drummonds Bank and...

Claus Von Bülow

Tried twice for the attempted murder of his wife, Sunny, who remained in a vegetative state for some 28 years, this socialite and writer has the most mischievous of wits. Subject of the Golden...

Alexander Fiske-Harrison

An Englishman who also happens to be a bullfighter, actor and writer. This Old Etonian has been termed “the bullfighter-philosopher” by The Times and described as “Very Charge of the Light Brigade” by Giles...

Orlando Hamilton

Florist to the stars. “McFlower,” as he is affectionately known, sources the finest flowers from across the globe and transforms rooms with his imaginative style. His clients have included Sylvester Stalone, Madonna and Kylie...

Nadine Milroy-Sloan (AKA "Emily Checksfield", née Nadine Checksfield)

A fantasist of the first order, Nadine Milroy-Sloan invented a tale of being raped by Neil and Christine Hamilton and sold her story to a national newspaper with the help of the since convicted sexual...

Kathy Lette

This Australian author has written books and plays that have included Puberty Blues, Mad Cows and How to Kill your Husband (and other handy household hints).  Married to the human rights champion Geoffrey Robertson...

Stephanie Mack (also known as Stephanie Madoff and Stephanie Madoff Mack)

Daughter-in-law of Bernard and Ruth Madoff. Her husband, Mark, tragically committed suicide after the Ponzi scheme was revealed. Instead of retaining an ounce of dignity, this shameless woman has featured in a photoshoot for...

Umberto Scomparin

You won’t meet a maître d' like him. Scomparin does a mean Liverpudlian impression and following a stint at the now defunct Ilia, he's moving on to pastures new. An evening in his company...

Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras

The “David Beckham of polo” has been a model for Ralph Lauren since 2000. Born in Buenos Aires, Figueras is one of the world’s top 100 polo players and regularly tops lists of the...

Nigel Farage MEP

A former broker who has survived a plane crash and taken on the European Commission. He’s onto his second stint as leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and has penned a set...

Cara Delevingne

Having followed in the footsteps of her sister, Poppy, into a career in modeling, this Burberry muse became one of the hottest commodities of 2012. She describes herself as a “professional human being” on Twitter...

Mario Falcone

He’s a harmless sort but like most who go on reality television, he takes “fame” a little seriously. This The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) “star” likes to share revelations such as his best...

Lord Lucan (also known as Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan)

“Lucky,” as he was known to his friends, was a man whose luck ran out on the 8th November 1974. A prolific gambler, Lord Lucan disappeared following the killing of his children’s nanny and...

Jacqueline Branston

Former model and society hostess who is now turning her hand to helping wealthy Chinese and Russians settle into London. “Jackie” briefly dated both Warren Beatty and George Hamilton. She’s a big fan of...

Katie Price (AKA Katie Hayler, Katie Reid, Katie Andre, Katie Infield and Jordan)

This glamour model is to be commended for having made a fortune. Her taste in men and cars however is utterly lacking. Her pink Range Rover is perhaps symbolic of all that is wrong...

Michael and Jean O’Shea

Michael and Jean O’Shea scooped £10,200,000 in the  EuroMillions Lottery in 2005 yet still were claiming a Motability car every three years and £500 a month in disability benefits in 2012. In answer to...

Charlie Gilkes

Eton educated Gilkes is a club-trepreneur who has made waves in Chelsea and Battersea. He also appeared in The Iron Lady and launched an Italian pizzeria and karaoke bar named Bunga Bunga with a...

Paris Hilton

The great granddaughter of the founder of Hilton Hotels is best known for her phrase: “That’s hot” and a sex tape but she’s the one having the last laugh. She’s only in her early...

Anthony Brown

Former restaurateur whose family are city legends. His pride and joy is a classic Mercedes-Benz Grosser and he’s often to be found propping up the bar at La Brasserie teaching Cockney rhyming slang. A...