James Whale …
James Whale (born 13 May 1951) is an English radio and television host. He is known for his plain-speaking, often acerbic and confrontational, broadcasting style; during phone-ins he frequently hangs up on callers he disagrees with or who do not make their point quickly enough – a tactic since copied by many presenters.
Having beaten kidney cancer in the early noughties, James set up the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer which is now the leading UK kidney cancer charity.
On 28 July 2016, Whale entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to compete as a housemate in its eighteenth series. He was the 6th housemate to be evicted.
Away from broadcasting James likes to spend his time target shooting with his favourite custom made English Long Bow. It’s one of his favourite pastimes along with a passion for Old English and Medieval crafts.
James’ autobiography Almost a Celebrity: A Lifetime of Night-Time was published in 2007.