celebrity scabs

Jeremy Irons: Actor Scab

Jeremy Irons is a scab

Hollywood Thesp Jeremy Irons told striking workers to be "reasonable" so that he could read some poems.

Tristram Hunt: Labour party scab

Tristram Hunt: scab

Labour party shadow education minister and Engels biographer Tristram Hunt crossed a picket line of striking university lecturers at Queen Mary University on 10 February to lecture to students on Marx and Engels.

Caroline Lucas: Green scab

Caroline Lucas: scab

Caroline Lucas (aka St Caroline), Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, today proudly tweeted she had scabbed on the Brighton refuse workers' strike despite her earlier claims of support.

Tim Burgess: 'celebrity' Charlatan scab

As journalists at the BBC strike to defend their jobs while senior execs get huge payoffs, former front man of middle-of-the-road Britpop act The Charlatans, scabs on them by covering for Lauren Laverne who joined the walkout. Presumably, as he is so desperate, being a scab is the only way he can get on the radio.

Jay Leno - scab

Unfunny talk-show host Jay Leno scabbed on the WGA writers strike of 2007-8.

Formula One drivers conflicted over strike action

Formula One drivers disagreed about possible strike action yesterday as the FIA raised the cost of super licenses by 1000%.

Jo Whiley - BBC scab

Radio "personality" Jo Whiley crossed picket lines to work during the 2005 strike of BBC workers against job cuts.

Ellen DeGeneres - Writers strike scab

Ellen: Prize scab

"Comedian" Ellen DeGeneres has become the Hollywood writers' strike's first celebrity scab.

Chris Moyles - scab radio

Chris Moyles - scab

Spectacularly tedious radio 'personality' Chris Moyles crossed the picket lines of his colleagues during the 2011 BBC strike against compulsory redundancies. 2005 BBC strike against 4,000 job cuts.

Declan Curry - most prominent BBC news scab

Declan Curry

Business presenter Declan Curry was the only presenter to cross picket lines on BBC1's breakfast show during the 2005 strike.