Calum Best is a reality TV veteran, winning the original series of Celebrity Love Island and proving to be a popular housemate in two series of Celebrity Big Brother. As well as a stint on Celebrity Come Dine With Me and Famously Single, Calum also made his acting debut alongside Darren Day in the Independent UK Film ‘Dangerous Game’.
More recently, Calum presented and led the BBC3 documentary ‘Brought up with Booze’, about growing up under the cloud of his fathers alcoholism. The show amassed such high viewing figures it was subsequently aired on BBC1 following its success. Calum also penned a book about his relationship with his father and alcoholism, ‘Second Best’.
Although known for his TV work and for being the son of the late footballer George Best, Calum has had a diverse career. Already an accomplished model, having worked in the field since his teenage years, Calum was the face of the ‘Gentleman’s range’ for Burton, the men’s clothing brand for two years.
Other strings to his bow include being a highly popular public speaker, an actor and an entrepreneur with a huge passion for health and positivity. In 2017 he launched a spiritual daily journal based on mindfulness, productivity and goal setting called ‘BestMeLife’ and following on from the success of this, produced a child-friendly version. This year Calum furthered his love of all things spiritual and has collaborated with Crystal HarMENy to launch a range of healing crystal pendants.
Calum is devoted to his charity work and last year his company ‘BestMeLife’ became a partner with NSPCC, London’s leading charity for underprivileged children. Calum continues to work with them as an ambassador. He is also a long time supporter and patron of NACOA UK which is the National organization for the children of alcoholics. As well as speaking directly to children affected, in 2018, Calum climbed Mont Blanc in aid of NACOA.