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Simon Webbe's Biography

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Simon Webbe grew up in Moss Side in Manchester and also in Birmingham.

In 1997, Simon Webbe had a daughter with his ex-girlfriend Nicola Jones.

After Blue, Simon Webbe went solo and his albums include Sanctuary and Grace.

At one point, it looked like Simon Webbe might go into football rather than music. However, he got injured and was unable to pursue a professional football career.

In a BBC interview with Simon Webb, he revealed:

"I was playing football when I was younger, the person who spotted me when I was 10 years old, he saw me do a play when I was 15 in Birmingham Town Hall called Days Of Our Childhood.

"My school was picked to do the play and I was the lead role - and he said to me I don't belong on the pitch, I belong on a stage.

"I was 15 and Liverpool and teams like that were on my tail, so I was hot property then, and for him to randomly say that after coaching me for five years - he was right."

Blue reformed in 2010 and were chosen to represent the UK in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

Simon Webbe has appeared on reality TV shows. He was not the first former member of boyband Blue to enter I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Previously Antony Costa had entered the jungle and other members of Blue, Duncan James and Lee Ryan had themselves been in various reality TV shows.

Simon Webbe was 30-years-old when he entered I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. He ended up being the eighth celebrity to leave the jungle.

In 2014, he was paired with Kristina Rihanoff on Strictly Come Dancing. They reached the final and were joint runners-up with Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton.

In 2016, he became one of the contestants on Celebrity Masterchef. He was eliminated in the first round of heats.

In September 2016 it was announced that Simon Webbe was joining the cast of BBC Scotland’s drama River City.

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