David McIntosh (Gladiators)

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David McIntosh
Born David McIntosh
(1985-12-10) 10 December 1985 (age 29)
Residence Manchester
Nationality British
Occupation Security operative
Television personality
Fitness model
Television Celebrity Big Brother 14 (2014)
Relatives Logan Phoenix McIntosh

David McIntosh (born 10 December 1985) is a British ex-military and security operative who became a television personality, actor, and fitness model. A former Royal Marines commando, he was a Gladiator on the Sky 1 TV series Gladiators, under the name Tornado.[1] In 2014, he participated in Celebrity Big Brother 14.[2]


Born to an English mother and Jamaican father, McIntosh grew up in Platt Bridge, Greater Manchester. He went to Holy Family Primary School in Platt Bridge and then St Edmund Arrowsmith high school in Ashton in Makerfield. After school, McIntosh became a Royal Marines Commando at age 16, serving in Northern Ireland, Somalia, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan.[3] Upon leaving the Marines, McIntosh took on the role of Gladiator "Tornado" on the Sky 1 show Gladiators.[4]

Following Gladiators, McIntosh worked in security.[5] In late 2013 McIntosh worked in security transportation on a badger culling operation, and after crashing a van loaded with dead badgers into a bus stop he received a traffic violation resulting in a court fine.[6] McIntosh was also found guilty of driving for eight years with a license that had been revoked for a previous traffic violation.[7]

In 2014, McIntosh appeared in fitness magazine "Muscle & Fitness",[8] the Jennifer Hudson music video "Walk It Out",[9] and the Nicki Minaj music video "Anaconda".[10] In August 2014, McIntosh entered the Celebrity Big Brother house[11] for a reported fee of £200,000.[12] McIntosh was the first to be evicted from the house.[13]

Personal life[edit]

McIntosh has been reported to date celebrities including Gina Rodriguez,[14] Danielle Lloyd,[15] Sara Jones,[16] Chantelle Houghton,[17] Rachel Christie,[18] Sarah Harper,[19] Chanelle Hayes,[20] Metisha Schaefer,[21] and Kelly Brook.[22] McIntosh claimed to have not dated Rodriguez,[23] and not know Houghton.[24]

In 2011 McIntosh became a father with Christie to their son Logan Phoenix McIntosh.[25] In March 2014 McIntosh and Brook announced their engagement,[26] split up in September 2014,[27] reconciled in October 2014,[28] and split up permanently in November 2014.[29] Following the split, McIntosh demanded that Brook compensate him for gifts he had given during the relationship, however Brook declined.[30]


  1. ^ David McIntosh - IMDb
  2. ^ Celebriy Big Brother housemate David McIntosh on Kelly Brook | Big Brother | Showbiz & TV | Daily Star
  3. ^ "Marine Dave is new gladiator". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.gladiatorszone.co.uk/gladiators/new/male/tornado/
  5. ^ "TV Gladiator flees despot’s hell hole". The Sun. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2579244/Kelly-Brooks-ex-Gladiator-boyfriend-pleads-guilty-crashing-van-dead-badgers-bus-stop.html
  7. ^ http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/11073788.Kelly_Brook_s_ex_boyfriend_David_McIntosh_says_he_loves_animals_and_is_against_culling_badgers/?ref=rss
  8. ^ Strang, Fay (2014-04-22). "David McIntosh glistens as he flexes his copious muscles in fitness shoot". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  9. ^ "Jennifer Hudson courted by Kelly Brook's fiance David McIntosh in Walk It Off video | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  10. ^ Earnshaw, Jessica (2014-08-08). "David McIntosh gets his kit off in Nicki Minaj's Anaconda video". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  11. ^ Antonia Molloy (2014-03-19). "Celebrity Big Brother 2014 contestants: Meet David McIntosh". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  12. ^ Frank says:. "Gladiators' Tornado changes his mind on Celeb BB?". bbspy. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  13. ^ http://metro.co.uk/2014/08/27/celebrity-big-brother-2014-kelly-brooks-fiance-david-mcintosh-is-first-to-be-evicted-4848350/
  14. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2603554/David-McIntosh-accused-flirting-porn-star-Kelly-Brooks-ex-girlfriend-clams-cheated-six-times.html
  15. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1021899/Danielle-Lloyd-whirl-cosies-new-Gladiator-Tornado.html
  16. ^ http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/550665/tornado-s-ex-warns-kelly-brook-david-mcintosh-will-cheat-on-you-too
  17. ^ http://www.africanseer.com/news/world/346992-chantelle-houghton-slams-kelly-brook-and-david-mcintosh-s-engagement.html
  18. ^ =http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1225463/Beauty-queens-come-blows-TV-Gladiator-Miss-England-attacks-rival.html%7Ctitle= Beauty Queens fight over TV gladiator|publisher=Daily Mail
  19. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/david-mcintoshs-ex-girlfriend-claims-kelly-4337601
  20. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2773473/David-McIntoshs-former-flame-Chanelle-Hayes-blasts-Kelly-Brook-bunny-boiler-latest-ex-wade-split.html
  21. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2789200/david-mcintosh-s-model-belle-metisha-schaefer-shows-athletic-body-skimpy-patterned-bikini.html
  22. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2588285/Kelly-Brook-confirms-engagement-David-McIntosh.html
  23. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/kelly-brooks-david-mcintosh-former-3407201
  24. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2737332/David-McIntosh-claims-not-know-Chanelle-Hayes-says-stingy-date.html
  25. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2979613/bio
  26. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2588285/Kelly-Brook-confirms-engagement-David-McIntosh.html
  27. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/kelly-brook-announces-shock-split-4331040
  28. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2799784/still-newly-reconciled-kelly-brook-david-mcintosh-shopping-la-mexican-getaway.html
  29. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2818934/Kelly-Brook-confirms-s-split-David-McIntosh-declares-single.html
  30. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2839702/Single-Kelly-Brook-opts-cleavage-baring-girly-hike-ex-David-McIntosh-demands-compensation-following-split.html