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Gyles Brandreth
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Gyles is a highly respected author, TV presenter and former MP. Renowned for his humour and own inimitable style of woolly jumpers, Gyles is a popular choice as after dinner speaker and holds the world record for non-stop talking in an after dinner speech! He is a prolific writer and frequently sought after to host awards ceremonies 


A familiar face on television as a reporter for BBC’s the One Show, Gyles Brandreth’s career has been varied to say the least. A former MP for Chester, he also held the post of Lord Commissioner of the Treasury during which time he countersigned the largest cheque in UK history alongside The Queen.

As a journalist he worked for many years as Editor-at-Large on the Sunday Telegraph reviews section, where he interviewed numerous celebrities and prominent world leaders. Many such interviews were recorded for posterity in Brief Encounters:Meetings with Remarkable People, a book heralded by Michael Parkinson as ‘quite superb’. A prolific author of books, Gyles titles include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, 7 Secrets of Happiness, Philip and Elizabeth and Charles and Camilla. Diversely he has also penned numerous volumes of diaries, books of quotations, jokes, brainteasers and party games.

One of the finest after dinner speakers on the corporate circuit, Gyles’ topics of conversation are drawn from his vast array of personal experiences and anecdotes. He also talks about leaders and leadership highlighting lessons taken from some of the biggest names on the political stage.

In addition to his appearances as a roving reporter, Gyles is a regular on Radio 4’s flagship show, Just A minute. Other credits include appearances on everything from Dr Who to Countdown’s Dictionary Corner and The IT Crowd to The Gadget Show!

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