Kate Lawler's Biography
Kate Lawler was born on 7 May 1980 in Beckenham, Kent.
She has a twin sister, Karen, who provided the main encouragement for Kate to enter Big Brother.
Kate Lawler, before her victory on Big Brother series 3, had some experience of the media. She had modelled in a hair magazine and appeared on a poster for Ministry of Sound.
When she was 13 Kate Lawler stole a top from Tammy Girl.
Before her appearance in Big Brother, Kate Lawler worked in IT Support.
In July 2002, Kate Lawler became the first woman to win Channel 4's Big Brother. She polled 3,106,077 votes - almost 900,000 more than Jonny, who came second.
In May 2005, Kate Lawler came second in a poll to find Big Brother's most popular contestant. Brian Dowling won.
At one stage she co-hosted Rise with Iain Lee. It was Channel 4's successor to The Big Breakfast, however the show was canned after Channel 4 decided it was failing to grow a sufficient audience.
After her success in Big Brother 3 Kate Lawler together with her fitness instructor Rhydian Lewis made a fitness video.
In 2005, Kate Lawler and her boyfriend of almost two years, footballer Jonathan Woodgate split up.
She has increasingly turned towards DJ-ing, although she remains most interested in a long-term broadcasting career.
Kate Lawler was a late entry into Love Island in 2006 and although popular she was the first to be knocked out in the final.
Kate said that she had known Sophie Anderton from fashion shows before Love Island and Sophie had not been friendly to her.
On Love Island, however, although she thought Sophie was a 'mentalist', she said Sophie was much nicer to her.
Kate Lawler worked at Kerrang! Radio before moving to Manchester where she became a host on Key 103.
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