DS Icon: Mark Curry
After helming the unforgettable CBBC classics Treasure Houses and Saturday Picture Show, he was head-hunted for Blue Peter where he became part of a dream team of presenters that included Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding. He was also joined on the show by John Leslie, but the less said about that the better. Curry proved to be a revelation on the long-running but rather dour children's TV institution. His unique geek-chic style, cheeky ad-libs and frequent cock-ups were a pleasant break from the usual plastic action man hosts of old. He even managed to cause a tabloid storm when his bare bottom was revealed during one Blue Peter trip to the USSR. The TV work may have dried up in recent years - he managed to kill off Roy Walker's Catchphrase - but there's still plenty of room in our hearts for The Curry-meister.
Click along our gallery below to see some classic snaps of Mark 'The Curry-meister' Curry:
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