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Cleo Rocos's Biography

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Who is Cleo Rocos?

Cleo Rocos was born on 24 July 1962 in Rio de Janeiro.

Her father worked in shipping and so Cleo's family moved around the world, and she lived in the US before coming to England when she was roughly 10 years old.

As a teenager, Cleo Rocos earned money skateboarding with a team called The Alley Cats.

One of Cleo's main claims to fame was her role as Miss Whiplash in the 1980s cult comedy, The Kenny Everett Television Show.

Together with Richard Topping Cleo Rocos wrote an autobiography, Bananas Forever: Kenny Everett and Me.

Cleo Rocos's other TV appearances include starring in the Channel 4 sketch show Assaulted Nuts with Tim Brooke-Taylor and David Peacock; and presenting the Channel 5 series, Cleo Worldwide, in which she interviewed famous people about their favourite places.

Cleo Rocos also did some reports for the travel show, Wish You Were Here.

Cleo Rocos told the Celebrity Big Brother website:

"Big Brother used to scare me, but I've become addicted. I think I'll have a lot of fun in there."

As it turned out Big Brother had its highs and lows for Cleo Rocos. In particular, halfway through the show she had a contretemps with Dirk Benedict.

Cleo Rocos was evicted from Celebrity Big Brother with two days to go. She had been nominated along with Jo O'Meara (also evicted with more votes for her to leave), Dirk Benedict, Shilpa Shetty and Ian Watkins.

A BBC report on Rupert Allason noted: "Last summer he joined Edward Fox, Claus Von Bulow, Cleo Rocos and Nicky Haslam when an odd collection celebrities, aristocratic socialites and jet-setters gathered for the launch of Jemima Khan's Democracy Movement."

Cleo's friends include Julian Clary, whom she describes as "the most beautiful man on the planet" and Daryl Hannah.

She set up her own tequila company, AquaRiva, and wrote the book The Power of Positive Drinking.

In the summer of 2017, Cleo Rocos along with Lesley Joseph, Don Warrington and others appeared in the Channel Five series Celebrity Motorhoming.

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