The great and good of the showbiz world have lifted the lid on who the humble celebrity has stumbled into and why.
We were among the celebrities who showed incredible kindness this year, whether by providing support for the Ukrainian cause or raising awareness for charitable donations or carrying out their own acts of kindness.
In the words of our favorite stars, here are the sweetest celebrities and why…
Prince of Wales
Kate Silverton: “When I think about kindness now about people who serve others and so I would say the Prince of Wales for the work he does in children’s mental health. As someone who talks to; the world listens, he does an amazing amount.
“And the kind I know, I know.” [for certain]! But I also want to add that they are not in the public eye, but all those who work in the ministry, social workers, health care workers, doctors, people who work with children today, anyone who works in that field receives mine. vote.’
Saira Khan: “She will no longer be in the eyes of people, but in our hearts forever, she is Queen Elizabeth. To give your life for service, to be the head of your country, to lay down your life in such a public parade. To be kind.
I was really sad when he left, but I feel like he left a legacy of kindness. And you see how it brought people from different places together, it will always be, for me, the greatest symbol of kindness in the country, from the past and in the future.
Millie Mackintosh: “I did this event for Lancome and I was in Monaco and they did this big global gala and they had Julia Roberts there. She’s one of my favorite actresses.
“She’s so beautiful. But I had a really quick moment where I accidentally bumped into her and I said ‘I’m sorry’ and she was so nice and I was like ‘Oh my god I just bumped into Julia Roberts’ and I was really embarrassed, so starstruck and she could see I was really nervous but he just had this really amazing smile and was really lovely.
“I think you know when someone is a good person, a nice person, he comes across because he has an incredible smile and it’s obvious from that point on. He’s a good person.”
Martine McCutcheon: “Patrick Swayze is the most famous person I’ve ever met. I worked with him on a movie in Austria, and he was without a doubt the most charming, kind, and humane person I’ve ever met apart from my husband.
“He just had this essence about him that you couldn’t love, he was so lovable. He was so nice to everyone, everyone would go ahead of him, to the cart, to the food, and we really became good friends.
“Sometimes they say the bigger the star the smaller I am” and this is definitely with him. It was wonderful.
Richard Armitage: “You know who was really, really kind to me Sandra Bullock. I went to work on Ocean’s 8 and I told her kind of at the last minute. She was so sweet to me.
“He gave me his phone number and his email address – apart from the work stuff – just to kind of watch me on set and introduce me to his kids. I was really surprised because sometimes people pass you by and say, “Hi,” and you’re working and that’s it. But She was really sweet. She is one of the good ones.
Louise Minchin: “Chris Evans is the most famous person I’ve ever met. He’s one of those people who is like a radiator in your life. I met him many years ago, many years ago now, maybe 12 years ago when we worked together on One Show he immediately adopted me into his company and made me feel like a part of his family.
“I know that if there’s ever a problem – he doesn’t have a phone to pick him up – I know that at any time, day or night, I can always reach him.” for then does he have to receive him?)
“When he worked on the BBC’s Children in Need, he was extremely generous with his time and advice.
“I remember an interview with him this summer, and he goes, “How are you?” and I say, “Ah, I’m fine, I’m fine,” and he goes, “How are you?” and love to count him as one of my friends.
Frank Skinner, Eamonn Holmes and more
Davina McCall: “You know, there are a few people who have come out of their journey to recognize me, I had a dark moment on the telly once, and two letters of support from people I didn’t really know.
There was one about Frank Skinner, saying: ‘Don’t worry, keep your head down, though everything is going to happen.’ And the other one was from Eamonn Holmes, and the other one, when I met her in the flesh, she said the same thing to me, Ester Redemption, yes, they really gave me some hope when they had experienced all the dark things that had happened. wise, but he takes that very thing.
Vick Hope: “I’m going to tell Oti Mabuse. She is such a wonderful person who makes you so good, she lifts everyone around her. I met her in strictly in 2018 and since then we have been friends, and every time I felt a little nervous he was always there for everyone, he is amazing and he is so much.
“Oti is the sweetest, kindest person. She’s all about uplifting others. It’s not that she’s rare, you don’t always expect that in this industry, and really, she’s such an advocate for other women, especially other black women.
“Oti started a WhatsApp group – me and AJ in it and in it is Judi Amor and Mosi, Alison Hammond, Alex Scott, Rupella, all black women in the industry, so we can all support each other when it’s not always easy.” That was Oti’s idea of being there with each other because you feel a little alone sometimes. But it is a lot. Every time someone achieves something, everyone else climbs up. It’s about uplifting and supporting each other.”
Emily Andre: “I think Katie Piper is really kind. She’s such a kind person. I’ve only met her once, but I really admired her before I met her. The work she does to raise awareness is really an inspiration, I just think. , absolutely amazing. Such a person comes through.” .
Open the women’s panel
Frankie Bridge: “I said, I’ll come” loose women. [Working] with women who had been there for 20 odd years, it was really scary and I was really scared.
“And I think if you believe everything you read in the media about it then it seems scary, but really, everyone has been really kind, really kind and really encouraging, especially Kaye, giving me tips and making sure.” I am talking about reason and I am not silent.”
Rochelle Humes: “I think Emma Willis is really kind, she’s good. I think you meet different people in this industry, but I’m really lucky that she’s someone I also see as a friend.”
Anita Rani: “Whenever I think about charity, I think about the classic shot in the Black Lives Matter movement and the photograph of the statue of a black man. [Patrick Hutchinson] carrying white racists from the crowd. As for my ultimate benefit and act of forgiveness, that’s all that comes to mind in that photograph.
Lisa Snowdon: “I’m lucky to know a lot of kind women. Kelly Hoppen is really kind, she’s a really lovely friend. She’s such an enabler, you know some women want you to connect with other women? She’s a person; she’s a real connector and she’ll do anything to get me It also helps that I think he’s incredibly generous.
Lisa Faulkner: “Amanda Holden is one of the people I know. She’s amazing. We’ve been friends for years and years and years. She’s always so thoughtful and kind. She’s so good-hearted and generous. She’s also super fun with her emotions, so kind.” it is.
“We have a big WhatsApp group and if someone is having a hard time, like through Covid, it was like, ‘Right all together and we can zoom’ or send over some flowers. It’s always inclusive joy.
“Due to Covid we haven’t met in ages and he said ‘let’s meet’ and I said ‘why don’t we meet in Regent’s Park and you could go out of the heart?’ It was when we could have eight outside. I said, “I can have some food.” And she said, ‘No,’ said he, ‘I can explain the yarias.’ The picnic was not a picnic, but he also bought blankets. And then we all had umbrellas and it was so beautiful. One day we met and walked through the rain so we could spend time together.”
Love Island 2022 winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu: “I ran into my mum at the O2. “We won this pass or something and I couldn’t believe how this woman came down to earth.
I thought to myself, you’re Rihanna, and you just talked to me and asked me how I’m doing. I thought, well, I must be humiliated forever.
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