Paul Yarrow - A podgy balding community worker from south London probably had more airtime on British TV this year than most celebrities. That’s because Paul Yarrow spent much of his free-time getting into the background of live news broadcasts and other TV hit shows. Usually wearing the same beige sweater he was often more entertaining than the presenters.
Paul the Octopus - A psychic cephalopod became the unlikely hero of the South Africa World Cup this year after correctly predicting the result of eight football games in a row. Unfortunately Paul the octopus - also known as the oracle of the deep - died shortly after shooting to stardom.
Wayne Rooney - Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney may have signed one of the biggest contracts in sporting history this year — but he only did it after flip-flopping of unprecedented levels during which he attacked the ambition of Manchester United and alienated fans who had idolised him for years.
The Stig (Ben Collins) - After spending years as the mysterious ‘tame racing driver’ on the hit BBC show Top Gear, Ben Collins this year launched a legal battle with the broadcaster to reveal his real identity and publish his autobiography — doing so he instantly lost his job with the Beeb.
Stjarnan FC - You’ve probably never heard of Stjarnan FC… but you will undoubtedly know about ‘that Icelandic football team who do the crazy goal celebrations’. Well that is Stjarnan FC who shot to fame after revealing a range of highly choreographed celebration including the seminal ‘human bicycle’ and ‘catching a fish’.