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Louise Redknapp's Biography

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Who is Louise Redknapp?

Louise Redknapp was born Louise Nurding on 4 November 1974 in South London.

Her father was a builder and her mother worked at Gatwick airport.

She studied at the Italia Conti Academy.

At 15, along with Kéllé Bryan and sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett, she formed the girl band Eternal.

Since she was 17, Louise Redknapp has been a vegetarian.

In 1995 Louise Redknapp went solo and, career-wise, was known simply as Louise and sold more than four million records, including a Top 5 single Pandora’s Kiss in 2003.

Subsequently, Louise Redknapp added another string to her bow and gained presenting credits, for example, on The Clothes Show, Farmer Wants a Wife and Something for the Weekend.

In 2004 she was named FHM's sexiest woman of the decade.

In 2010 she became a judge on the BBC talent show So You Think You Can Dance. The following year she was a judge on series 2 of So You Think You Can Dance.

Louise is married to football pundit Jamie Redknapp, the son of Harry Redknapp.

They have two children, Charley and Beau.

In August 2016, the BBC revealed that Louise Redknapp was to be one of the celebrities on the next series of Strictly Come Dancing, in which she was partnered with Kevin Clifton.

Louise and Kevin reached the Strictly final and ended runners-up alongside Danny Mac and Otile Mabuse; just bean by Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton.

In 2017, she was cast as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, appearing alongside Will Young.

In September 2017, Louise Redknapp revealed that her solo December show sold out in 10 minutes and that she would be touring the UK in January 2018.

In December 2017, Louise and Jamie Redknapp were granted a divorce.

In January 2019, Louise Redknapp pulled out of the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 after falling and fracturing her wrist, and also having stitches in her chin.


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