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What are stars made of?

Brian Blessed is 11% machine, Nadiya Hussain is 15% optimist and Chris Packham is 16% geek. Surprised? Perhaps not, but here’s something you might not know: they’re also made up of 60% water.

6 Jan 2017
Are you more of a Cruella de Vil or a Darth Vader? Do you spend your days off chasing an adrenaline rush or sat on the sofa with pizza and a beer?

A whole host of familiar faces have been finding out whether they’re more joker or genius, adventurer or lazy bones, thrifty or zen by taking our What are you made of? personality quiz and revealing interesting facts we might not know about them.

While we all have lots of unique characteristics that make us who we are, we’re biologically and physically united by being made up of around 60% water. As part of our Made of the Same Stuff campaign, we’re asking people to take part in the quiz, and share their results to help spread the message.


Former Great British Bake Off winner and WaterAid Ambassador Nadiya Hussain shared her results from the online quiz, which revealed she is 15% optimist.

She also loves roller blading – and despite being a whiz in the kitchen, her guilty pleasure is instant mash potato. Who knew?

And while sharing Nadiya’s love of baking, Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds revealed she is also 17% social butterfly, 14% optimist, 10% joker as well as being 60% water.

Larger-than-life actor Brian Blessed shared his love of butterflies as well as his guilty pleasure… gobbling down yoghurt!

Designer Kelly Hoppen was found to be 12% fierce, naturalist Chris Packham confirmed he’s 16% geek while West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino is 14% optimist.

Sound about right? Take the quiz to see what it reveals about you.

Brian Blessed, Kelly Hoppen, Ellie Simmonds and Saido BerahinoClockwise: Actor Brian Blessed, designer Kelly Hoppen, footballer Saido Berahino with his dog Papi, and Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds (right) visits our work in Uganda.

What makes up the chemistry of you?

Get ready to go under the microscope and find out in our (very scientific) personality quiz >