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Liz McClarnon's Biography

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Liz McClarnon was born in Liverpool on 10 April 1981.

Originally intending to pursue a career in law, Liz McClarnon got side-tracked by music.

In 1997 Liz McClarnon joined Kerry Katona in the original line-up of Atomic Kitten, originally called Automatic Kittens.

In the UK, their first single, Right Now, reached number 10 in December 1999. It was followed the following year by the even more successful See Ya.

After Katona left Atomic Kitten (to have a baby with Westlife's Bryan McFadden) the success continued with new member Jenny Frost on board.

The single Whole Again reached Number 1, as did the album Right Now, as well as the covers of The Bangles' Eternal Flame and Blondie's The Tide Is High.

After the break-up of a long-term relationship, Liz McClarnon had been romantically linked with Lee Ryan from Blue and Kian Egan from Westlife.

However, in 2006, Liz McClarnon was dating footballer Lee Trundle and the following year they bought an apartment at the renovated Clyne Castle near Mumbles, Swansea.

Liz McClarnon is an Everton fan and on her 21st birthday she said:

"And one fan got me an Everton shirt with 'McClarnon' and '21' on the back, which is just boss!"

In August 2003 Liz McClarnon did a report for the BBC's Real Story about why so many pensioners including her 102-year-old great grandmother were being forced to move out of care homes.

In 2005, Atomic Kitten reunited to help support the World Vision charity and Liz McClarnon also performed gigs at Butlins in Skegness & Minehead. At Skegness she also took the opportunity to take a driving lesson around the Butlins car park!

In February 2006, Liz McClarnon's first solo single, Woman In Love, went into the charts at No.5 and reached number 4.

In an interview with the Mirror, Liz McClarnon said:

"Eighteen months ago I pretty much wrote my album, but since doing Celebrity Love Island I feel completely different about so many things, so I've scrapped loads of songs and started again."

Since leaving Atomic Kitten, Liz McClarnon had coaching sessions with Eva and Nik Speakman, who she told Sunday magazine "help me with so many things, including my love life."

Liz McClarnon was one of the judges on Trouble's Bump n Grind.

Liz McClarnon won Celebrity Masterchef in 2008.

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