Charlotte’s People of the Year Award

Charlotte’s People of the Year Award

Ed SheeranI keep a close eye on the personalities who shape our cultural heritage and have sorted my favourite people of the year.

AdeleThe following may not be on the New Year’s Honours list, but I feel they are worth a mention for a variety of reasons.


Ed Sheeran that dear little ginger haired pop singer who has done as much for red heads as he has for music.

Jeremy CorbynAdele who has proved that you don’t have to be skinny and writhing about to sell millions of records.


Jeremy Corbyn for being different and taking us back to old labour values.

Jay McGuinessNicola Sturgeon for not afraid to stand up to for her politics and her people.

Simon CowellTelevision

Simon Cowell for believing he is in charge of providing talent that we all want to watch.

Jay McGuiness for dancing into our hearts and showing that ballroom can be cool.

Eddie Redmaybe


Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch for giving Hollywood some British stars.

Lisa Genova for writing the story of Still Alice and making Alzheimer’s understandable and less of a taboo subject.

Karen BradyBusiness

Mark CarneyMark Carney for being the good looking face of Governor of the Bank of England.

Karren Brady for tolerating Lord Sugar and watching aspiring Apprentices make fools of themselves.


Andy Murray 3Jose Mourinho for making sulking attractive and hanging around in the hopes of a new job.

Andy Murray for giving us credibility in world tennis and still playing with his brother.



bonksy_turnip_prizeBanksy for making graffiti an art form and giving money to charity.

Mr “Bonksy” who won the Turnip Prize at The New Inn in Wedmore, Somerset.  His winning entry was a picture of an ampersand with a sad face doodled on a piece of wood entitled Dismal And.


Dara and BrianTim PeakeDara O’Briain and Brian Cox for making science fun on television.

Tim Peake for going into space.


I should love to hear who other people consider worthy of being mentioned and why.

by Charlotte Courthold