Brian Turner and his agent, Louise

TV chef Brian Turner CBE had a stroke in July 2022 when he arrived at the office. His agent, Louise, noticed that he couldn’t speak and was having trouble focusing his eyes. She recognised the symptoms immediately and called for an ambulance. The TV personality, best known for being a chef on the BBC programme, Ready Steady Cook, says that the stroke has left him with a slight stammer, but has since got back into the kitchen and is involved in a number of industry initiatives to help inspire the next generation of young chefs.

Brian says: “I’m so grateful to my agent Louise for spotting I was experiencing a stroke and getting me help. I can’t emphasise enough how vital it is to call 999 when you notice any of the signs of a stroke. Thanks to her, I was able to receive medical attention quickly, meaning I’m now back on my feet and helping the next generation of young chefs into the kitchen.”