Tim FitzHigham FRSA FRGS, a multi award-winning British Comedian, artist and world record holder.
He was the first person to row a bathtub across the English Channel. His first attempt was in 2004 for Sport Relief, when he tried to row from France to London Tower Bridge in a bathtub made by Thomas Crapper and Co. Ltd, named Lilibet II, after the childhood nickname of Queen Elizabeth II. However, a storm on 14 July consisting of Force 6 winds resulted in the attempt failing and bathtub being damaged. In 2005, FitzHigham made a second attempt, this time for Comic Relief, and successfully crossed. He later wrote about the experience in his first book, In The Bath, later retitled All At Sea, and the story was turned into a show that was performed at the Fringe. In honour of the event, Thomas Crapper and Co. Ltd made a special lavatory named after him. It is only the second commemorative lavatory in history, the other being made for Queen Victoria's Jubilee.
FitzHigham has been kindly recognised in various ways, titles and honours. These include being a Freeman of the City of London, Freeman of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, Fellow of The Royal Society for Arts, Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, the Commodore of Sudbury Quay, Pittancer of Selby Town and Most Puissant Knight de Santa Maria