Panel Beating!


It seems that for a good few years now in the UK, come the autumn season and leading up to Christmas/Yule, the television is immersed in programmes which generally require a presenter, a panel of judges and competitors.

Four such programmes spring to mind; Dragon’s Den, The Apprentice, Strictly Come Dancing and  The X-Factor. By enlarge the presenters and composition of judges on the panel tend to more or less stay the same with occasional changes.

So…being the nosey so-and-so that I am, my astrological curiosity got the better of me and  my enquiring mind wanted to know the Sun signs of each of the people involved in the programme and what ( if anything !) made them gel. If you have that same astrological curiosity as me then here for your delight and edification are the Sun signs of those peeps.

Dragons Den

Current Dragons/Presenters:

Evan Davis – Aries

Peter Jones-Pisces

Deborah Meaden-Aquarius

Sarah Willingham-Sagittarius

Nick Jenkins –either a May Taurus OR a May Gemini (date in May unknown)

Touker Suleyman-Leo


Some Past ‘Dragons’:

Duncan Bannatyne-Aquarius

Hilary Devey –Pisces

Theo Paphitis-Libra


The Apprentice

Current Panel Members of The Apprentice:

Sir Alan Sugar-Aries

Karren Brady-Aries

Claude Littner- sorry sign unknown at present


Some Past ‘Apprentice’ Panel Members:

Nick Hewer-Aquarius

Margaret Mountford-Sagittarius


 Strictly Come Dancing

Current Panel Members and Presenters:

Zoe Ball-Sagittarius

Darcey Bussell-Taurus

Tess Daly-Taurus

Len Goodman-Taurus

Craig Revel Horwood-Capricorn

Bruno Tonioli-Sagittarius

 Claudia Winkleman -Capricorn


Some Past ‘Strictly’ panel members and presenters:

Sir Bruce Forsyth-Pisces

Alesha Dixon-Libra

Arlene Phillips-Gemini


 The X-Factor

Current Panel Members and Presenter:

Simon Cowell-Libra

Dermot O’Leary-Gemini

Sharon Osbourne-Libra

Nicole Scherzinger -Cancer

Louis Walsh -Leo


Past Panel Members and Presenters:

Mel B (Brown) -Gemini

 Cheryl Fernandez-Vecini (Cole) – Cancer

Caroline Flack- Scorpio

Olly Murs –Taurus

Rita Ora-Sagittarius


Some very basic observations about the current line-up of judges on the panel are as follows: _


Each of the modes are represented here :

Cardinal by Evan Davis being an Aries,

Mutable by Peter Jones being a Pisces and Sarah Willingham being a Sagittarius, Fixed by Deborah Meaden being an Aquarius and Touker Sullyman being a Leo.

NB If Nick Jenkins is a Taurus then he would also join the ‘fixed mode’, if he is a Gemini he would join the mutable mode.

If Nick Jenkins is a Taurus then each of the elements would be represented on the current line up of Dragons too : Peter Jones, Pisces is a water sign, Sarah Willingham, Sagittarius is a fire sign, Touker Sullyman, Leo is a fire sign also, presenter Evan Davis, Aries is also a fire sign, Deborah Meaden, Aquarius is an air sign, finally and as mentioned previously if Nick Jenkins is a Taurus that sign belongs to the earth element.

If you want to know more about the elements and  modes you can visit the blog from July, headed ‘Elements , modes and polarities’.


The Apprentice

Both Lord Alan Sugar and Karren Brady are born under the sign of Aries, Brady on April 4th 1969, and Sugar on 24th March 1947. Both signs are cardinal fire signs and both are very action led, initiating and pioneering. Interestingly, Sugar is very Aries/Martian in that his Sun and Moon sign are both in Aries…the ultimate ram!

Apologies for not being able to account for Claude Littner, but perhaps you can!


Strictly Come Dancing

Did you notice the energies of those on the current panel/presenters line-up?

Taurus, Capricorn and Sagittarius –practicality and vision a great combination I think, – if only I was of that ilk!


The X-Factor

The factor of the air element provided by Dermot, Sharon and Simon, in their respective signs of Gemini and Libra.

The cardinal factor of the signs are provided by Nicole (Cancer) , Sharon and Simon ( both Libra).




I hope you have enjoyed paying attention to the ‘terms and conditions’ of my ‘Panel Beating’

Bye for now!


above image from under Creative Commons Licence

(there aren’t all that many paintings of female astrologers from centuries ago so I thought I would share this one with you!)





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