Esther nominated as national treasure

Esther Rantzen
Esther Rantzen

Berkhamsted-born television presenter and journalist Esther Rantzen has been nominated as part of a quest to find England’s national treasure.

The campaign has been launched by the National Lottery to mark their 20th anniversary celebrations.

Rantzen, 73, has been nominated for championing multiple charities that have received millions of pounds worth of lottery funding.

In 2013, she set up The Silver Line Helpline, an organisation that combats loneliness amongst older people.

In the race for England’s national treasure, Rantzen will be up against heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, actor Colin Firth, comedian Stephen Fry and pop band Rizzle Kicks.

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Voting closes at midnight on Tuesday May 27 and the winning name for England will be announced later in the year.