John Fergus Slattery is a former rugby union player who represented Ireland. During his career Slattery earned 61 caps, 18 as captain, and scored 3 tries. He was captain of the most successful Irish touring side ever in 1979 which won 7 of the 8 matches in Australia including the two Tests in Brisbane and Sydney. In addition to the above honours, he was a member of the Irish Triple Crown-winning team in 1982.
Slattery was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007.
Charlie Ross is a freelance auctioneer who has worked with many famous names and has even ran his own auction house for over 25 years.
John “Fingers” Fingleton has undertaken more than 400 charity and fundraising auctions, raising almost £6 and a half million for numerous worthwhile causes and, in process, attracting a welter of glittering testimonials.
Martin Bayfield was born in Bedford and was educated at Bedford School. He served in the Metropolitan Police from 1985 to 1989, when he transferred to Bedfordshire Police. The 208 cm (6 ft 10in) tall Bayfield made his England debut in 1991, and although he was omitted from the 1991 World Cup squad, was a part of the 1992 Five Nations Grand Slam winning side. He went on the 1993 British Lions tour to New Zealand and was part of the 1995 World Cup squad. He would play 18 times partnering Martin Johnson. His final appearance for England came in the 1996 Five Nations match against Wales. Since retirement, Bayfield has worked as a journalist, an after-dinner speaker and has since appeared in the Harry Potter films playing the half-giant Hagrid, normally played by Robbie Coltrane, in longer shots which need to emphasise Hagrid’s height. He presents the NFL and World’s Strongest Man coverage on UK Channel Five and works as a rugby correspondent on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Lord Jeffrey Archer
Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare is an English author and former politician. Before becoming an author, Archer was a Member of Parliament (1969–74). His books have sold at least 250 million copies worldwide.
Widely reputed as the face and voice for baseball in the UK, Jonny now commentates on the sport on BBC Radio 5 and prior to this was the main presenter on Major League Baseball, having hosted the live show for a massive twelve years and regularly fronts a variety of sporting shows for ESPN both in the UK and America.
William Joseph “Willie” Thorne, is a former English professional snooker player and now a sports commentator.
Benedict James Kay MBE is a retired English international rugby union footballer who played Second row forward for Leicester Tigers and England as well as being part of the squad that won the 2003 World Cup squad.
Ex England Hockey Goalie. Warm and funny host who carries off an auction well.
Auctioneer and sometime expert on Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It! Fun, loud and lively.