List of people from Kent

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List of notable residents of the county of Kent in England. Persons are grouped by occupation and listed in order of birth. Kent is defined by its current boundaries.


Presenters and entertainers[edit]

  • Kenneth Clark (1903–1983) – art historian and TV presenter
  • Frank Muir (1920–1998) – comedy writer and TV presenter
  • Michael Bentine (1922–1996) – comedian and member of the Goons
  • Tony Hart (1925–2009) – artist and children's TV presenter
  • Bob Holness (1928-2011) – presenter of TV's Blockbusters and Call My Bluff
  • Rod Hull (1935–1999) – TV entertainer, known for his puppet Emu
  • David Frost (1939–2013) – TV presenter, satirist and journalist
  • Jan Leeming (born 1942) – TV presenter and newsreader
  • Roger Day (born 1945) – radio presenter for BBC Radio Kent
  • David Starkey (born 1945) – historian and TV presenter
  • Reg Bolton (1945–2006) – circus clown and writer
  • Michael Hogben (born 1952) – antiques dealer and presenter of TV's Auction Man
  • Jilly Goolden (born 1956) – wine critic and TV presenter
  • Lorraine Michaels (born 1958) – Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 1981
  • Carol McGiffin (born 1960) – radio presenter and panellist on TV's Loose Women
  • Ian Hislop (born 1960) – TV presenter and editor of Private Eye magazine
  • Fiona Phillips (born 1961) – presenter of TV's GMTV
  • Mark Steel (born 1960) – socialist comedian and newspaper columnist
  • Anton Vamplew (born 1966) – astronomer and TV presenter
  • Nicki Chapman (born 1967) – TV presenter and judge on TV's Popstars and Pop Idol
  • Naomi Cleaver (born 1967) – interior designer and presenter of TV's Other People's Houses and Honey I Ruined the House
  • David Bull (born 1969) – doctor and guest on TV's Most Haunted Live, The Wright Stuff and Watchdog
  • Alistair Appleton (born 1970) – presenter of TV's Cash in the Attic and House Doctor
  • Melanie and Martina Grant (born 1971) - presenters of TV's Fun House
  • Asha Gill (born 1972) – model and TV presenter in Malaysia
  • Bob Mower (born 1949) – Radio Presenter
  • Alex Lovell (born 1973) – presenter of TV's Playhouse Disney and BrainTeaser
  • James Tanner (c. 1976–) – chef on TV's Ready Steady Cook
  • Luke Burrage (born 1976) – juggler
  • Matt Morgan (comedian) (born 1977) – co-host of Russell Brand's BBC Radio 2 show
  • Kelly Brook (born 1979) – model, actress and TV presenter
  • Nick Bateman (born 1967) – Big Brother contestant, TV presenter and writer

Politicians, statesmen and lawyers[edit]

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Artists[edit]

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Miscellaneous[edit]