Rowland Rivron - expelled
Rowland first made his name as the comedy character Dr Scrote on Jonathan Ross’ chat show The Last Resort. He is also renowned for his regular appearances on French & Saunders as one half of the comedy band Raw Sex (with Simon Brint).
In 1989 Rowland starred with Jools Holland in a series called The Groovy Fellers. Then in the early 90s he presented his own chat show, Rivron, in which the entire set floated down the River Thames.
Rowland made a memorable appearance in the children's schools BBC TV series Cats Eyes and starred in Holby City in 2003. In 2005 he appeared in the BBC One sitcom Blessed with fellow Fame Academy student Mel Giedroyc.
In 2006, Rowland took part in Channel 4's Come Dine With Me, where he created a winning recipe - a white bread sandwich with cheese and margarine. Such an original recipe deserves an original name, hence the self-titled ‘Rowland Rivron’.
This autumn Rowland is set to return to our screens in BBC One’s Never Had It So Good and in a new travel show You Call the Shots later in the year.
Music has played a large part in Rowland’s life, especially since, at the age of 15, he played drums on Blue Peter. He also co-wrote the theme music for ITV1’s London's Burning. And he currently presents the comedy BBC Radio 2 shows Jammin' and Radio Rivron.
Rowland is the first celebrity to have been expelled.