It's 12.00 noon and so it's time for today's
competition. Today the topic is 'Heroes
and Icons'. As usual, the rules are very
simple. I'm going to give you eight clues
and you have to identify the people. If
you know all the answers, send them to me
straightaway by email. The first person
who sends me the correct answers wins a
prize. Today's prize is two plane tickets
to the Big Apple, New York!
OK, so let's get started with those clues.
I'll say each one twice only. And remember,
I always give you the first letter or letters
of the word I'm looking for. Today they
are all people's names. Let's start with
an easy one. Two letters, B and G. It's
a man who's probably the richest man in
the world, the founder of Microsoft. That's
BG, the man who started Microsoft.
Number 2. Two letters again, J and P, although
this isn't the name he was born with. A
man whose humanity made him an icon for
millions of people all over the world. This
religious leader was born in Poland but
he died in Rome in 2005.
Number 3 begins with M, just one word. It's
the name of a woman who has had a lot of
different jobs. She's been an actress, she's
even written children's books, but she's
most famous as a singer. One word beginning
And number 4. This time it's a man, and
the letters are G and A, though many people
just know him by his surname. He's an Italian
designer, whose clothes are considered among
the most elegant in the world, and whose
name is also on perfume bottles everywhere.
G and A, for an Italian fashion designer.
On to number 5. Two letters, J and O. It's
the name of a famous American woman, whose
first husband was president of the USA and
whose second husband was a Greek millionaire,
although she died in 1994, she is still
admired for her style all over the world.
Two letters, J and O.
And number 6. It's a woman again and
the letters are M and N. She's the woman
who changed the shape of women's tennis,
and is possibly the greatest female player
of all time. She was born in Prague but
later became a US citizen. M and N for
the greatest ever woman tennis player.
Number 7 is an American actor. He was
born in Kentucky in 1961 and he is often
called the most attractive male actor
in Hollywood today. He first became famous
in a TV hospital drama in which he played
the part of a doctor. His first name begins
with G and his surname with C. So that's
a Hollywood actor, G and C.
And finally, number 8. Two letters, M
and C. She was born in Greece and died
in Paris, and she is the woman whose voice
is familiar to lovers of opera all over
the world. Nicknamed 'La Divine' her life
was tragic, but her voice will never be
forgotten. MC, la Divina.
So, if you think you've got the eight
correct answers, email them to me now
at this address, Gnessthenames@BT.com,
that's Guessthenames@BT.com. And the first
person with the correct answers will win
those two tickets to NewYork. Time for