Ed Sheeran that dear little ginger haired pop singer who has done as much for red heads as he has for music.
Jeremy Corbyn for being different and taking us back to old labour values.
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 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.
Mark 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 for giving us credibility in world tennis and still playing with his brother.
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 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