AS one of the world’s best known authors, Karin Slaughter has sold more than 35 million books, and her crime novels have been translated into 36 different languages.
CARO EMERALD'S first album, released in 2010, went platinum, and her 2013 follow-up shot straight to No 1.
HIS debut single sold over a million after he won The X Factor, and all looked good for Matt.
FOR more than 10 years, Rita starred as Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders before her character was killed off last year.
PAUL CARRACK wrote Ace’s worldwide hit How Long, before joining a range of bands from Roxy Music to Squeeze.
SOPHIA MONEY-COUTTS is a member of the Coutts private banking dynasty, and was a journalist with society magazine Tatler for five years, appearing on their BBC documentary series Posh People.
AS a founder member of the Sex Pistols, Glen Matlock wrote their hits such as Anarchy In The UK, God Save The Queen, and Pretty Vacant.
CHRISTINA DALCHER is a doctor of linguistics who has written many short stories, but it’s her first novel, Vox, that is causing waves.
ALL rise for Romesh Ranganathan. For the comedian, 40, has pledged to settle the British public’s drama in new comedy courtroom series Judge Romesh, which has just started on Dave.
ACTRESS Catherine Walker moved from Ireland to London aged 21, eventually joining the Royal Shakespeare Company.
FOLLOWING minor TV and film roles, it was the movie Local Hero that announced the arrival of Jenny Seagrove as a star.