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Coleen Nolan's Biography

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Coleen Nolan was born on 12 March 1965 in Blackpool. Her parents Tommy and Maureen Nolan were singers.

Coleen Nolan first came to the public attention as a solo singer and then Coleen became a member of the The Nolans in 1980 aged 15.

She was the last sister to join The Nolans, and the group had already had their greatest success with the first release of I'm In the Mood For Dancing.

In 1994, Coleen left The Nolans.

In the meantime she had married actor Shane Ritchie in 1990 and they had two sons.

According to the BBC's profile of Shane Richie, he has a tattoo saying 'Co' on his backside. He was going to get 'Coleen' tattooed but he stopped the tattooist from going further because he couldn't stand any more pain.

Coleen Nolan and Shane Richie divorced in 1999.

Since 2000, Coleen Nolan has been a regular member of daytime ITV's Loose Women panel.

In November 2007, Coleen Nolan married musician Ray Fensome, who had proposed to her on her 40th birthday. They already had a daughter.

Apart from Loose Women, Coleen Nolan's TV credits include co-presenting This Morning with Twiggy after Richard & Judy had left in 2001.

Additionally Coleen Nolan lost nearly two stone on TV's Celebrity Fit Club.

She revealed to The Mirror on 20 November 2006 that after Celebrity Fit Club, she felt no motivation to keep it up so the weight went back on, but then she proceeded to lose a lot of weight through the Lighterlife plan.

In 2008 she released a DVD, Coleen Nolan's DiscoBurn.

In 2009, Coleen Nolan partnered Stuart Widdall on Dancing on Ice.

In spite of scoring relatively low with the judges, Coleen and Stuart managed to reach the semi-finals of Dancing on Ice. They ended up fourth.

Coleen Nolan's hectic schedule on Dancing on Ice was revealed by her diary in The Mirror.

In 2009, Coleen Nolan's autobiography Upfront and Personal hit the bestseller charts.

In 2010 she was a co-host of Dancing On Ice Friday.

In March 2011, Coleen Nolan announced that she would be leaving her role as regular panellist on Loose Women.

In the summer of 2012, Coleen Nolan became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother.

She returned to the show in 2017 as one of the All-Stars and won Celebrity Big Brother series 19.

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