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Decca Aitkenhead


As Chief Interviewer for the Sunday Times, Decca interviews leading figures in public life across the world, from politics to the arts, entertainment to science, literature to sport. Her subjects have included Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Tony Blair, Johnny Depp, Hillary Clinton, Pamela Anderson and Boris Johnson, and her work has won multiple awards. She is the interviewer A-listers most fear - and the one they most want to talk to.

Decca has been a journalist for more than 25 years, and has written for most of Fleet Street. The author of two memoirs including ‘All At Sea’ a revealing look at lessons on grief from the day her partner drowned.


Decca also ghostwrites celebrity autobiographies, and appears on BBC radio and TV. She lives in London with her two sons, but they spend as much time as possible in Jamaica, visiting their dog who lives there. 

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Beatboxing Workshops with Testament

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

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Decca Aitkenhead

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Faery Den with Teatro Vivo

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The Mum Club