Past Winners

The very first ‘Rear of the Year’ award was presented in 1976 to Barbara Windsor but it was a further five years before the award became an annual event with a presentation to actress Felicity Kendal in 1981.

Rock singer Suzi Quatro won the award in 1982 and three singers followed her to win the title – Lulu in 1983, Elaine Paige in 1984 and Lynsey de Paul in 1985.

The first award to a male celebrity was in 1986 when comedian Michael Barrymore joined Anneka Rice in the media spotlight.

  • 1976 — Barbara Windsor
  • 1981 — Felicity Kendal
  • 1982 — Suzi Quatro
  • 1983 — Lulu
  • 1984 — Elaine Paige
  • 1985 — Lynsey De Paul
  • 1986 — Anneka Rice and Michael Barrymore
  • 1987 — Anita Dobson
  • 1988 — Su Pollard
  • 1989 — No competition
  • 1990 — No competition
  • 1991 — Marina Ogilvy
  • 1992 — Ulrika Jonsson
  • 1993 — Sarah Lancashire
  • 1994 — Mandy Smith and Richard Fairbrass
  • 1995 — No competition
  • 1996 — Tracy Shaw
  • 1997 — Melinda Messenger and Gary Barlow
  • 1998 — Carol Smillie and Frank Skinner
  • 1999 — Denise van Outen and Robbie Williams
  • 2000 — Jane Danson and Graham Norton
  • 2001 — Claire Sweeney and John Altman
  • 2002 — Charlotte Church and Scott Wright
  • 2003 — Natasha Hamilton and Ronan Keating
  • 2004 — Alex Best and Aled Haydn Jones
  • 2005 — Nell McAndrew and Will Young
  • 2006 — Javine Hylton and Ian Wright
  • 2007 — Siân Lloyd and Lee Mead
  • 2008 — Jennifer Ellison and Ryan Thomas
  • 2009 — Rachel Stevens and Russell Watson
  • 2010 — Fiona Bruce and Ricky Whittle
  • 2011 — Carol Vorderman and Anton Du Beke
  • 2012 — Shobna Gulati and John Barrowman
  • 2013 — Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone
  • 2014 — Carol Vorderman and Olly Murs
  • 2015 – Kym Marsh and Daniel Radcliffe
  • 2016 - Jennifer Metcalfe and Tom Hiddleston
  • 2017 - Rachel Riley and Idris Elba
  • 2018 - Michelle Keegan and Aidan Turner

Who will be the next winners?