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Kim Woodburn's Biography

 
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Kim Woodburn was born Patricia Mary MacKenzie in Eastney, near Portsmouth on 25 March 1942.

She had an abusive mother and an absent father and she left home when she was 15 years and 11 months.

When her mother died in 2000, Kim Woodburn went to the funeral to discover she had been left off the list of her children.

Her first jobs included being a live-in cleaner in Prenton in Merseyside earning two pounds and ten shillings a week, and working in a high-class fashion shop ironing clothes for display.

Her other jobs included working in a toy factory, a holiday camp, as a beautician for Estée Lauder and some other cosmetic companies, and as a social worker for seven years working with teenage girls who'd broken the law.

When she was 23, Kim Woodburn gave birth, alone in her Liverpool flat, to a premature still-born boy. She slept that night with the dead baby next to her bed in a bowl and the following night buried the baby in a park.

Later in life, Kim Woodburn founded her own hand knitting company and was featured on the TV programme Pebble Mill at One.

She became a housekeeper to the wealthy in America for 11 years.

Her TV breakthrough came in February 2003 when she and Aggie McKenzie started to co-present How Clean Is Your House?

Kim and Aggie's other TV credits include a Channel 4 series called Too Posh to Wash and When Kim & Aggie Went to Hospital.

In 2006, Kim Woodburn published her autobiography, Unbeaten: The Story of My Brutal Childhood.

She married her second husband Peter in 1979.

In 2009, Kim Woodburn was 67 years old when she became a contestant in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. She ended up in second place.

In January 2017, she became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother on the 11th day of the series.

She ended up coming third.



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