Lord Brocket



The surprise star of ITV1's "I'm a Celebrity...Get me out of here!".

Lord Brocket first hit the headlines when he was sent to prison after being found guilty of conspiracy to defraud an insurance company. He served two and a half years in seven prisons. The former army lieutenant says his time in prison was something which, whilst he wouldn't wish to repeat it, made him a much better person, with a much greater tolerance of others.

His experiences form part of his fascinating life story. His father died when he was just 9 years old. The title of Lord Brocket passed to him at the age of 21 when his grandfather died and he inherited the crumbling ruin, Brocket Hall. But his grandfather left him in poverty. Brocket borrowed some money from an American bank (no British bank would touch him) and he set about converting his home into one of the world's foremost hotel and conference venues. Friends were invited to weekend demolition parties to smash down walls, rewire the electrics and rebuild the antiquated plumbing.

Today, Lord Brocket still owns the Hall, in Hertfordshire, which is worth an estimated £42 million. It is rented out on a long-term lease to a German consortium. 

He now lives in London, works as an architect and is very much in demand on the corporate circuit as an hilarious after dinner speaker and raconteur.

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