Charles Nall-Cain, 3rd Baron Brocket
Charles Ronald George Nall-Cain, 3rd Baron Brocket (born 12 February 1952), also known as Charlie Brocket, is a peer, business owner and television presenter from the United Kingdom. He was jailed for insurance fraud in 1996.
The Lord Brocket
|Born||12 February 1952|
|Occupation(s)||British peer, television star, business owner|
|Television||I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!|
Scream! If You Want to Get Off
Bad Lads Army
Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away! Season 5 episode 15, Where he owed an outstanding writ for £7,700
|Criminal charge||Insurance fraud|
|Criminal penalty||Five years imprisonment|
|Criminal status||Time served|
|Spouse(s)||Isabell Maria Lorenzo (1982–1994) (divorced)|
Harriet Victoria Warren (2006–present)
|Relatives||Ronald Nall-Cain, 2nd Baron Brocket (grandfather)|
Brocket is the son of Ronald Nall-Cain and Elizabeth Trotter. His father died when he was nine years old. Aged fifteen, he became the 3rd Baron Brocket on the death of his grandfather, Arthur Nall-Cain, 2nd Baron Brocket, also inheriting Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire. The Hall was in a poor state of repair, and he has since converted it into a hotel and conference venue.[dead link] He still owns the hall through a trust which leases it to a German consortium. The lease will expire after fifty years.
An Old Etonian, Lord Brocket served in the 14th/20th King's Hussars as a Lieutenant in Germany. He became known as a playboy and, in the 1980s and early 1990s, for his collection of classic cars, once owning forty-two Ferraris. He was convicted of insurance fraud in 1996 and sentenced to five years in prison, of which he served two and a half years.
In 2004, he was a contestant on the third series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. Finishing in fourth place, his new-found fame turned him into a popular TV celebrity, yielding almost £1 million in offers. His autobiography, Call Me Charlie, was published in hardback in September 2004, coming in the Top 10 Best Sellers list of that year.
Brocket hosted the ITV game show Scream! If You Want to Get Off, and presented Privates Exposed, a behind-the-scenes programme for Lads Army, on ITV2.
In 2007, he launched his own Brocket Hall Foods range of groceries.
In 2017, Brocket was featured in an episode of Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away! (Season 5, Episode 15).
Marriage and family historyEdit
In 1982, he married former Vogue model Isabell Maria Lorenzo. They had three children. He and Isabell Maria Lorenzo were divorced in 1994.
- Alexander Christopher Charles Nall-Cain (b. 30 Sep 1984)
- Antalya Stephanie Lauren Nall-Cain b. 1987, married Alexander Frederick, Prince of Prussia (b. 1984), son of Prince Andreas and grandson of Prince Frederick of Prussia (1911–1966).
- William Thomas Anthony Nall-Cain (b. 1991)
In 2006 he married Harriet Victoria Warren. They had two children.
- Amelia Florence Elizabeth Nall-Cain (b. 8 Sep 2009)
- Iona Jasmine Diana Nall-Cain (b. 20 Oct 2011)
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- ^ Lord Charles Brocket (2004) Call me Charlie: The Autobiography of Lord Brocket, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 978-0-7432-6363-4
- ^ "Lord Charlie Brocket launches own groceries range Archived 26 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine", TalkingRetail.com, 10 October 2007, retrieved 6 November 2010
- ^ ""Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!" Episode #5.15 (TV Episode 2017) - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
- ^ "Grants and Confirmations of Arms". National Library of Ireland. p. 237. Retrieved 24 August 2022.
- ^ Debrett's Peerage. 2019.