Charles Nall-Cain, 3rd Baron Brocket

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Brocket
Born (1952-02-12) 12 February 1952 (age 62)
Nationality British
Education Eton College
Occupation British peer, television star, business owner
Television I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
Scream! If You Want to Get Off
Bad Lads Army
Criminal charge
Insurance fraud
Criminal penalty
Five years imprisonment
Criminal status Time served

Charles Ronald George Nall-Cain, 3rd Baron Brocket (born 12 February 1952), also known as Charlie Brocket, is a peer, former prisoner[1] and television presenter in the United Kingdom.

An Old Etonian, Brocket served in the 14th/20th King's Hussars as a Lieutenant in Germany.[2] He became known as a playboy, and collected classic cars, once owning forty-two Ferraris, which he became known for in the eighties and early 1990s. He was convicted of insurance fraud in 1996 and sentenced to five years in prison, of which he served two and a half years.[1][3][4][5] In 2004 he was a contestant on the third series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.[6] Finishing in fourth place, his newfound fame made him a popular TV celebrity, making almost £1 million in offers. His autobiography, Call Me Charlie, was published in hardback in September, coming in the Top 10 Best Sellers list of 2004. He hosted the ITV game show Scream! If You Want to Get Off and presented Privates Exposed, a behind the scenes programme for ITV's Bad Lads Army, on ITV2.

Brocket's parents were Ronald Nall-Cain and Elizabeth Trotter. His father died when Brocket was nine years old. He became Baron Brocket aged fifteen on the death of his grandfather, Arthur Nall-Cain, 2nd Baron Brocket, also inheriting Brocket Hall.[3] The Hall was at the time in a bad state of repair, and he has since converted it into a hotel and conference venue.[3] Today he still owns the hall in Hertfordshire through a trust which leases it to a German consortium. The lease expires after fifty years.

Brocket has married twice, to former Vogue model Isabell Maria Lorenzo (1982–1994), by whom he has three children, Alex Nall-Cain, Antalya and William; and on 24 June 2006 to Harriet Warren, with whom he has a daughter, Amelia. Along with his son, he is featured in one edition of a factual TV series for Five, Dangerous Adventures For Boys, based on the best-selling book written by Conn and Hal Iggulden, The Dangerous Book for Boys.

In 2007 he launched his own Brocket Hall Foods range of groceries.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Walker, Esther (2007) "Bangers & cash: How Charlie Brocket reinvented himself as a purveyor of eco-friendly sausages", The Independent, 27 September 2007, retrieved 6 November 2010
  2. ^ Simpson, Richard (2004) "Portrait of a driver: Lord Brocket", Daily Telegraph, 27 November 2004, retrieved 6 November 2010
  3. ^ a b c Graham, Natalie (2004) "Fame & Fortune: Celebrity peer no longer lords it up", The Times, 19 September 2004, retrieved 6 November 2010
  4. ^ Walker, Tim (2008) "When Lord Brocket hits the fan", Daily Telegraph, 12 April 2008, retrieved 6 November 2010
  5. ^ Lord Charles Brocket (2004) Call me Charlie: The Autobiography of Lord Brocket, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 978-0-7432-6363-4
  6. ^ "Is a fuse lit for Brocket fireworks?", Daily Mail, 15 June 2006, retrieved 6 November 2010
  7. ^ "Lord Charlie Brocket launches own groceries range", TalkingRetail.com, 10 October 2007, retrieved 6 November 2010
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Nall-Cain
Baron Brocket
1967 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent