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Freddie Starr's Biography

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Freddie Starr was born Freddie Fowell in Liverpool on 9 January 1943.

He was educated at Huyton Secondary Modern School.

Before his career in entertainment, he was a bricklayer (like his father) and a boxer.

Starr is a comedian and an impressionist with a taste for wacky humour.

Before coming to fame under the name Freddie Starr, he appeared as Tommy in the film Violent Playground in 1957.

He was in a band Howie Casey and the Seniors and then Freddie Starr and the Midnighters.

Freddie Starr won the talent show Opportunity Knocks with his impressionist group The Delmonts.

In the 1970s he came to public prominence doing impressions on Who Do You Do?

He went on to have numerous TV shows of his own.

In 1986, he was also in the public eye when The Sun published the headline Freddie Starr Ate my Hamster. It was arranged by Max Clifford, Freddie Starr's agent. Freddie says that he has never actually eaten a hamster.

In 2011, he became one of the contestants On I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. At the time he was engaged to Sophie. They had got together after his heart attack in 2010.

However, after just a couple of days of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Freddie Starr became ill after a Bushtucker Trial and was taken to hospital. Although he appeared to be recovered, the show's producers thought it best that he pull out of the series as a precaution.

In 2008 he had appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap - swapping with Sam Fox, who herself went on to appear on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Freddie Starr owned the 1994 Grand National winner Miinnehoma.

In his autobiography Freddie Starr wrote about his difficulty speaking as a child and his former addiction to valium.

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