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8 Popular Celebrity Speakers to Present your Next Event
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8 Popular Celebrity Speakers to Present your Next Event

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Naida AllenMar 10, 2022

Whether it’s a sports social or a private party, booking celebrity speakers is such an exciting way to engage your guests! If you’re looking for something motivational or just a touch of comedy, here’s a list of nationwide popular celebrity speakers who will leave you absolutely starstruck.

1. David Gower OBE

Let’s start the show with one of the nation’s best cricketers, David Gower. After a very successful career as a cricket captain and player, David moved on to punditry and presenting.

David is the perfect celebrity speaker for After Dinner events. Image credit: Rui Veira/Press Association Images.
David is the perfect celebrity speaker for After Dinner events. Image credit: Rui Veira/Press Association Images.

His charisma knows no bounds, making him a very popular choice for After Dinner speakers. With David's experience in media and sport, you’d be hitting the spot.

2. Henry Blofeld OBE

Forget karaoke and tune in to a speech or live performance from the best entertainers like Henry Blofeld. Making his name as a sports journalist and a writer on all things cricket, many will remember him from BBC's Test Match. He was awarded an OBE for his commitment and services to broadcasting in 2003, so he's a perfect match to host an upcoming event.

The flamboyant Henry Blofeld. Image credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images.
The flamboyant Henry Blofeld. Image credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images.

Fondly nicknamed "Blowers" by his fans, Henry has the charm and wit that makes him an engaging speaker. From childhood anecdotes to industry knowledge, he will be a credit to any event. He's even made his debut as an actor in series 4 of The Real Marigold Hotel, and has several connections with world-famous celebrities like Stephen Fry and Nigel Farage to name a few!

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3. Nadia Essex

We all need some dating advice no matter how old we are, and luckily, dating guru Nadia Essex is ready to share her do's and dont’s. You may recognise Nadia Essex from the popular show Celebs Go Dating on E4 – her direct approach is exactly what we need more of!

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Dating guru, Nadia Essex. Image credit: Lime Pictures.

As one of the more motivational speakers of the cohort, Nadia will help grow your self-confidence and teach you the art of dating in its simplicity. What's that famous saying... "the student becomes the master"? Most definitely.

4. John Virgo

Nicknamed "JV", John Virgo is a well-known snooker player and funnyman. He was the youngest person to enter the snooker circuit but went on to become one of the highest-ranking players in the early 80s. He has finessed many skills, including commentating, as well as a highly sought after After Dinner and motivational speaker.

Snooker legend, John Virgo, is a lively celebrity speaker. Image credit: Monique Limbos.
Snooker legend, John Virgo, is a lively celebrity speaker. Image credit: Monique Limbos.

John also has a flair for the dramatics, so he can put on a show and add entertainment value to surprise guests and leave them chuckling until bedtime. Whether in-person or virtual events, wow your audiences and hire celebrity speakers like John Virgo to add some oomph to your events – and leave them on the edge of their seat!

5. Neil Ruddock

Launching a business and need someone to represent your brand or use in PR campaigns? Then Neil Ruddock is your man.

Football champ Neil Ruddock has the WOW factor. Image credit: Getty Images.
Football champ Neil Ruddock has the WOW factor. Image credit: Getty Images.

The "Razor" regularly speaks at events to discuss his football career for Liverpool and West Ham and coaching, and even comments on his own health battle. Although many will see that Neil's got a few jokes up his sleeve and knows how to play the crowd.

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As a former football legend turned TV personality, hosting an event with guest speakers like Neil will score nationwide publicity and awareness. So you'll be in line for awards and new clients quicker than you can say "goal!".

6. Martin Roberts

Looking to educate some of your audience members about the property market? Or perhaps you want a brilliant speaker to host your awards night. Either way, Martin Roberts is a popular choice for live events.

Property expert Martin Roberts to present your next event? Image credit: Paul Gillis.
Property expert Martin Roberts to present your next event? Image credit: Paul Gillis.

Martin was a television presenter on the famed Homes Under the Hammer on the BBC, and even went on to become a best-selling author for a series of children's books. This makes him a versatile speaker who can engage tiny tots and even adults. One of Martin's many talents is presenting, so turn your "Best Employee of the Year" award into a live show for added entertainment value!

7. Matt Dawson MBE

Celebrity keynote speakers are all the rage, especially for commercial and corporate events. They'll speak confidently on their area of expertise and relay their learnings with a large audience. Think of it as a beta TED talk with a leading speaker. A popular keynote speaker (who often sells out!) is Matt Dawson, the former member and captain of the England Rugby team.

Be inspired by Matt Dawson. Image credit: Matt Dawson/Twitter.
Be inspired by Matt Dawson. Image credit: Matt Dawson/Twitter.

His talent and sheer determination as a rugby scrum-half makes him a highly motivational celebrity speaker, especially to aspiring sports players. In fact, Matt was the man behind the 2003 World Cup Final win! We won't spoil the story, save it for your next event...

8. Olivia Cox

Truth be told, the world needs more empowering female figures! Thankfully radio and TV presenter, Olivia Cox, is one to add to your guest speaker list. Olivia began her journey serving in the British Army before switching to a career as a presenter and fitspo.

Get motivated with Olivia Cox. Image credit: PA.
Get motivated with Olivia Cox. Image credit: PA.

Olivia is an ideal motivational speaker for careers day, school events or university workshops due to her interesting life, she will inspire others to follow their dreams and push their limit.

Just a key note...

If you didn't already know, these popular celebrity speakers are all on Thrillz! So whether it's an upcoming conference, corporate event or you just need a little entertainment, we can connect you with the world's leading celebrity speakers that suit your budget. Get in touch today to see how our team can cater your events.

P.S. We're not an exclusive booking agent. Thrillz simply connects you directly with top celebrities to create unforgettable events and experiences at sensible prices.

Naida Allen
Naida AllenCopywriter
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