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Jodie Kidd's Biography

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Jodie Kidd was born on 25 September 1978.

As well as being a model, Jodie Kidd has excelled at polo, show jumping, golf and being a racing driver.

Jodie Kidd's family are well-connected. Her great-grandfather was Lord Beaverbrook, who used to own the Daily and Sunday Express.

When Jodie's father Johnny Kidd, aged 16, asked Lord Beaverbrook for career advice, the latter told the 6'5" boy to try the circus!

Instead, Johnny Kidd became a show jumper and polo player.

Jodie Kidd's mother Wendy used to be a model.

Jodie went to boarding school, but was not too academic and emerged from St Michael's in Petworth with a GCSE in art, however she was sporty and played lacrosse, swimming and athletics at county level.

Jodie Kidd's modelling work began as a teenager after being encouraged by photographer Terry O'Neill.

Jodie Kidd had long-term relationships with Joel Chinn and Tarquin Southwell before she married her first husband Aidan Butler.

Jodie Kidd and Aidan Butler divorced in 2007. It was not a good year for Kidd as it also saw upsetting allegations from a tabloid newspaper about her involvement with cocaine.

In 2008 Jodie Kidd's family were the subject of one of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are programmes.

In series 6 of Strictly Come Dancing, Jodie Kidd partnered Ian Waite. Jodie and Ian improved throughout Strictly Come Dancing and in a very strong year, they ended up a creditable sixth.

In October 2009, it was reported that Jodie Kidd was to star in a new sports quiz, It's Going To Penalties, on Sky 1.

In July 2010, ITV announced that it has commissioned a series called Monte Carlo or Bust, in which three celebrity partnerships including Jodie Kidd and Julian Clary hit the road for a jaunt from London to Monte Carlo.

In 2015, she and David Blakeley divorced after a short marriage.

In 2016, Jodie Kidd was one of the celebrities on Channel 5's Tour de Celeb.

In December 2019, she told the BBC how her anxieties in her teens were fuelled by media claims about her weight.

In 2020 along with the likes of Fleur East, Craig Charles, Victoria Pendleton, and Adam Thomas, she was one of the celebrities on ITV's Don't Rock The Boat.

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