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Age: 44

Star Sign: Taurus

Home Town: Ashford, Kent

Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock is a former professional footballer, actor and television personality. His career as a central defender spanned from 1986 – 2003 and after making his debut on the pitch at Millwall, he played for Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Liverpool, West Ham and was once capped by England.

Never far from controversy, he was part of the Liverpool squad infamously known as the Spice Boys alongside David James, Robbie Fowler and Stan Collymore. Continue reading »

Age: 51

Star Sign: Capricorn / Aquarius

Home Town: Richmond

Stunning Paula was one of the top supermodels of the 1980s. After being discovered by photographer David Bailey, she starred in the iconic Volkswagen Changes advert and has modelled for brands such as Coty, Revlon, Clinique and Gap.

With her instant rise to fame, Paula has admitted to alcohol and drug additions that affected her throughout her 20s, a topic she explored in her best-selling autobiography Instructions Not Included.

She considers herself to be a spiritual person, saying she has had many past lives as a baker and a sea captain. She also feels deeply connected to nature and says: “If I am a devotee to anything, it’s Mother Nature.” Continue reading »

Age: 20

Star Sign: Taurus

Home Town: Bedford

Lacey is most famous for being The Sun’s Page 3 Idol winner in 2011. Since being spotted in Ayia Napa, she has modelled for the likes of Nuts, Front and Loaded as well as being involved in the iconic Lynx campaigns.

Lacey has released two calendars and appeared as a Soccer AM Soccerette with ex-CBB housemate, Rhian Sugden. The busty beauty was also in the running for the Nuts Sexiest Topless Babes award this year, getting so far in the competition because of the new confidence that came with modelling for Page 3 Idol the year before: “Modelling for Page 3 Idol has made me feel sexy and confident. I’ve never really felt like that before. I’ve never loved myself!” she said. Banghard’s mother has always been supportive of her career choices and it was actually her idea for Lacey to become a glamour girl. Continue reading »

Age: 57

Star Sign: Leo

Home Town: Islington, London

Actress Gillian is best known as one of the most loved characters in EastEnders, where she played Kathy Beale until 1998.

During her 15 years in the soap, Gillian’s character was involved in countless dramatic storylines which included affairs, rape and death.

Famed for her gritty drama performances, Gillian has also appeared in Casualty, The Bill and Footballer’s Wives and in recent years took part in Strictly Come Dancing. As well as the small screen, Gillian appeared on stages across the UK this year in musical Girls Night alongside her sister, Kim. Continue reading »

Age: 42

Star Sign: Sagittarius

Home Town: Milan

41-year-old Italian, Frankie Dettori MBE is one of the most famous and successful jockeys of his generation.

Having won over 3000 races, the Dubai World Cup three times and 14 British Classics, Dettori made history in 1996 when he achieved seven wins on a single day at Ascot, costing bookies £25 million.

In November of this year, Frankie made the headlines after failing a surprise drugs test. He has been temporarily suspended from riding in races. Continue reading »

Age: 35

Star Sign: Leo

Home Town: Uxbridge

35-year-old Claire is best known as a star of 90s pop group, Steps. She joined the group at the age of 19 and they went on to achieve record sales of over 20 million.

Famed for their dance routines as well as their catchy pop tunes, Steps were constantly topping the charts, won countless awards and sold out tours all over the world. After The Beatles, they were the most successful British pop group ever. Following the band’s split in 2001, Claire briefly joined forces with ex-bandmate H to form a duo act which saw them singing together as well as presenting TV shows Steps to the Stars and SM: tv Live. Continue reading »

Age: 42

Star Sign: Aries

Home Town: Liverpool

Tricia Penrose is best known for her iconic role as Gina Ward in long-running drama, Heartbeat. She has also appeared in The Royal, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Celebrity Masterchef and Who Wants to be a Millionaire to name a few.

One of Tricia’s favourite memories is working opposite Gary Barlow when he appeared on Heartbeat. Another celebrity friend includes Tara Palmer-Tomkinson who she raised £780,000 for charity with in the Comic Relief does Fame Academy competition in 2007. Continue reading »

Age: 26 & 29

Star Sign: Virgo & Leo

Home Town: Crested Butte & Pacific Palisades

Reality television stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt – also known as Speidi – shot to fame in MTV’s The Hills. They are known for their turbulent relationship which dominated the show’s storylines for many seasons.

The blonde bombshell called off their engagement briefly in 2007, but the pair married in a lavish and dramatic ceremony which aired during a pivotal episode of The Hills.

Spencer, who is known for his controversial opinions, was named ‘Top Villain of reality television’ in America’s TV Guide. As well as Laguna Beach and Princes of Malibu, the extravagant pair also had a stint in the US version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me out of Here, lasting a mere four days before infamously quitting. Continue reading »

Age: 27

Star Sign: Libra

Home Town: Dundee

Acting heartthrob Sam is best known for his time on the cobbles of Coronation Street playing Adam Barlow. As well as Corrie, Sam has appeared in Scottish soap River City, Sky One’s The Match and E4′s Beaver Falls.

Sam’s boyish good looks saw him modelling to help pay his way through University. Of his modelling days, Sam admits: “I had long hair and thought I was Liam Gallagher.” Continue reading »

Age: 24

Star Sign: Scorpio

Home Town: Stanford, Essex

Rylan is best known for his flamboyant performances on last year’s X Factor. Following spats with judge Gary Barlow and several songs for survival, Rylan made it to the quarter final shows after an impressive eight weeks in the competition.

Mentored by Nicole Sherzinger, his performances saw him flying out of planes to the Spice Girls and coining his own type of ‘Rylan Style’ in excessive costumes.

As well as modelling, Rylan was also part of a Spanish boy band called 4bidden and has performed in Take That and Westlife tribute bands. He also became Guest Entertainment Editor on Daybreak for a week after leaving the X Factor. Continue reading »

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