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Age: 34

Star Sign: Sagittarius

Home Town: Melbourne

Aussie actor Ryan Moloney is best known for playing the iconic Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi in Neighbours since 1995.

The endearing Toadie hasn’t always been lucky in love, with his first wife Dee dying on their wedding day and a jilting at the alter by Steph. During his 17 years in the soap, Ryan has had to deal with an array of dramatic storylines from being held hostage and blackmailed to having his ponytail cut off by Lou Carpenter! Continue reading »

Coleen Nolan

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Cheshire

Coleen Patricia Nolan is a TV presenter, author and member of The Nolans. The group’s successes include two Royal Variety performances, a string of hits in the UK and more than nine million records sold in Japan.

In 1979, they participated in the UK Eurovision selection process. Their song Harry My Honolulu Lover was considered the favourite before the contest, but it eventually came fourth, with Black Lace going on to represent the UK. Continue reading »

Cheryl Fergison

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London

Cheryl Fergison is best known for playing Heather Trott in EastEnders.

She initially thought Heather was quite child-like and was pleased that the show had the courage to employ a bigger woman. Most of Heather’s storylines have involved comedy. Her earliest and most memorable moment was when she entered her friends Hazel and Minty into a wedding competition. Continue reading »

Ashley McKenzie

23

London

Ashley McKenzie is an Olympic judo athlete and competed at the London Olympics.

He was ejected from his first primary school in Queen’s Park and went to a special needs school, where he was diagnosed with ADHD and OCD.

Ashley first became involved with judo at 11 years old. From the age of 14, he alternated between being the star of the youth team and being its liability. However, there was never any doubt over his talent and he has proven himself many times. He won a bronze medal at the European junior championships and gold at the senior British Open for three years running. Continue reading »

The Situation

30

New Jersey

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino is an American television personality. He has appeared on Jersey Shore since 2009.

The Situation was born in West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York, and grew up in Manalapan Township, New Jersey. He worked as an assistant manager of a fitness centre in Staten Island. When he was 25, he lost this job and began underwear modelling. Continue reading »

Samantha Brick

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Jandi, South of France

Samantha is an ex-television executive, TV consultant, journalist, writer, yogi and French housewife and is most famous for her controversially honest account of her own beauty.

She was born in Birmingham but now lives in South-West France with her French husband, artisan carpenter Pascal and teenage stepson Antonio. Continue reading »

Rhian Sugden

25

Manchester

Rhian Marie Sugden is an English glamour model and Page Three girl. After being accepted by the Samantha Bond Agency in 2006, Rhian gave up her job as a network administrator for Global Telecoms and Technology in Bury at the age of 19.

Her first pictures appeared in the press in August 2006, as well as magazines such as Maxim, Loaded, Zoo and Nuts. Continue reading »

Martin Kemp

50

London

Martin John Kemp is an actor and musician. He is best known for playing Steve Owen in EastEnders and for being the bassist in Spandau Ballet.

At the age of 7, he began to attend the Anna Scher Children’s Theatre drama club with his brother, Gary, and appeared in many TV shows including Jackanory, The Tomorrow People and Dixon of Dock Green. Continue reading »

Prince Lorenzo Borghese

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New York City

Prince Lorenzo Borghese is a member of the Italian noble family, the House of Borghese, a cosmetics entrepreneur, animal advocate, and star of the ninth US series of The Bachelor.

Born in Milan, his parents are Prince Francesco and Princess Amanda Borghese. He lived in Rome and Paris before moving to Connecticut at five years old. Continue reading »

Julie Goodyear

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Heywood

Julie Goodyear is a soap opera legend and is most famous for playing Bet Lynch in the world’s longest running soap, Coronation Street.

In 1995, after winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the first ever National Television Awards, Julie quit the soap.

Julie was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1996 for services to television drama. Continue reading »

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