Best Of British 2016

OK, so we might not have the best record when it comes to football, but we do produce some pretty freakin' amazing talent... and we're not talking about that show on ITV. From Oscar winning actors (Kate Winslet, we heart you) to some of the biggest musicians on the planet (I mean, we produced Bowie and The Beatles), it isn't just rain and weird etiquette we're famous for. And as Jan is all about celebrating the new, here's the freshest British faces to look out for in 2016.


The Singer- Izzy Bizu

South Londoner Izzy Bizu (21) is on all the ones-to-watch lists for 2016. With White Tiger smashing the streaming charts late last year, her upbeat melodies and catchy lyrics create the most easy-going tracks we want to dance (and sing) along to. Tipped by MTV and the BBC, we can't wait to see this soulstress live this summer. Listen to Izzy here


The Actress - Jodie Comer

Dr Foster was one of the most talked-about dramas of 2015. And while we all heart Suranne Jones from her Corrie days, it was her character's love rival that caught our eye - 22 year old actress Jodie Comer from Liverpool. With parts in E4's My Mad Fat Diary and Lady Chatterley's Lover to name a few, we're looking out for Jodie taking the lead role in BBC drama Thirteen this year. She's got enviable style AND a flawless face too. Follow her on Twitter @comerjodie


The Model - Neelam Gill

Signed to Models 1, 20 year old Neelam Gill is the first British Indian to make it big on the modelling scene. Her doe-like eyes and amazing locks make her picture perfect, and come on, just LOOK at those brows!  With a Mario Testino shoot, Burberry and Dior shows under her belt, we can’t wait to see Neelam own 2016. Check her out @neelamkg


The Campaigner - Jaz O'Hara

If you want to be inspired, look no further than Jaz O'Hara (25) whose incredible work for the Calais Refugee crisis has raised vital funds and support for migrants living in the 'jungle' of the northern French town. Setting up The Wordlwide Tribe, Jaz has amassed over 36k supporters on Facebook and £30,000 in donations. If you want to find out more, visit her site here


The Sportswoman - Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Dubbed the next Jessica Ennis, heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson (23) has one of the most impressive names in sports and the track record to boot. Currently the European Indoor Champion in the pentathlon, Katarina  has made Eurosport's Future Stars of 2016 list and is set to represent the UK at the Olympics in Rio later this year. Oh, and did we mention she's got the cutest sausage dogs we've even seen @johnsonthompson


The YouTuber - Grace Victory

Hailing from London, Grace Victory AKA The Ugly Face Of Beauty is a boohoo babe through and through. With her first ever presenting gig for the BBC last year, Grace is working to change the perceptions of fashion with her honest approach and easy-going attitude covering a range of topics from self-esteem to style. PLUS, she joined us on set for our latest campaign, so we kinda have a soft spot for her. Read her blog here