Klass Act


The who’s who of showbiz came together to celebrate Jonathan Shalit’s (ROAR Global) 50th birthday party last week. Well known faces from television, music, and sport, and even some political heavy weights, attended the entertainment impresario’s big night at the V & A. Shalit is best known for discovering Charlotte Church, and has also guided Myleene Klass’s career to being one of the UK’s biggest and must influential television presenters. Wall to wall paparazzi snapped away throughout the night – with our very own London professional photographer S.C. at pole position in the middle of all the action. Theresa May rubbed shoulders with Tulisa and Nicola Horlick, and even Lorraine Kelly was determined not to miss the impressive evening, as she hobbled through the door on crutches following a recent riding accident. The main topic of conversation seemed to be about Tom Bower’s book on Simon Cowell, and just in case we couldn’t remember who’s party it was, canapés were served by waiters who’s masks were printed with Shalit’s face. Shalit’s entrance into the entertainment industry followed a highly successful career in marketing, having worked at Saatchi and Saatchi, he then ran his own consultancy with clients such as Airbus, Benetton and L’Oreal. The media entrepreneur also works in television on both sides of the Atlantic, having co-produced television specials for both LWT and BBC. With no end to his talent, in recent years, Shalit has started writing newspaper articles and is a well respected media mogul. Once quoted as saying, ‘Sniping at talent shows is elitist rubbish – they give everyone a chance.’ S.C. seriously started to think about dusting of his abs roller, and seeing if Jonathan could get him a featured spot on Glee.

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