Victoria Coren Mitchell
Hammersmith-born Victoria, 44, is a worldclass poker player and was the first woman to win an event on the European Poker Tour.
When asked why she hosts Only Connect, Victoria said, ‘I love that the people who come on it don’t want to be rock stars. They are properly clever and they wouldn’t dream of appearing in fake tan and prosthetic nails, although I obviously insist on them!”
In 2012, Victoria married Peep Show star David Mitchell. Her food critic brother Giles gave her away, and her bridesmaids included Strictly presenter Claudia Winkleman.