Esther Rantzen
Name: Esther Rantzen
Endorsements: Accident Advice Helpline
Charities: Action for Children; British Heart Foundation; ChildLine; Children of the Andes; Children With Aids Charity; Hearing Dogs for Deaf People; Iain Rennie Hospice At Home; Make-A-Wish Foundation UK; National Association for People Abused in Childhood; National Children's Bureau; Scope

Esther Rantzen is a household name across the UK, thanks to her tireless charity work and 21 years spent presenting That's Life. Her humour and incredible energy shone through the programme, where she spent years exposing corporate wrongs, and playing host to a dog that can bark sausages. From there, Esther set up Childline, the trail-blazing children's charity, which helped abused children across the country. Now in her 60th year, Esther gives a candid and fascinating account of her life and times, including the most entertaining moments in front of and behind the camera.

In July 2009 she announced that she would stand as a candidate for Parliament in Luton South at the 2010 general election; however, she did not win.