Hayley Tamaddon

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Hayley Tamaddon
Hayley Tamaddon and Daniel Whiston.jpg
Hayley Tamaddon on the Dancing on Ice Tour in 2011
Born Hayley Soraya Tamaddon
(1977-01-24) 24 January 1977 (age 37)
Bispham, Blackpool,
Lancashire, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Television Emmerdale (2005-07)
Dancing on Ice (2010, 2014)
Coronation Street (2013—)
Website
Official website

Hayley Soraya Tamaddon (born (1977-01-24)24 January 1977),[1] is an English actress of Iranian descent, who is most notable for portraying Del Dingle in ITV's Emmerdale between 2005 and 2007.

Tamaddon won the fifth series of Dancing on Ice on 28 March 2010, with skating partner Daniel Whiston. She returned with Whiston for the ninth series in 2014, which saw many of the previous winners and favourites from the show compete. The couple made it to the final.

Since 2013, Tamaddon has played Andrea Beckett in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street.

Background[edit]

Tamaddon was born to a Persian father and English mother. She attended Montgomery High School in Blackpool.[2] She trained in dance at Phil Winston's Theatreworks[3] and Laine Theatre Arts.[4]

Career[edit]

Stage[edit]

Tamaddon has appeared in a number of theatre roles including Frenchie in Grease and Diana Morales in A Chorus Line. She has also appeared in Boogie Nights opposite actor/comedian Kev Orkian, Mamma Mia! and Fame. She played Janet in the 2007 United Kingdom tour of The Rocky Horror Show.[1] She has just finished sharing the role of the Lady of the Lake with Jodie Prenger and Amy Nuttall in the UK Tour of Spamalot.[5]

She has also appeared in pantomime including Aladdin and Snow White. In December 2007 she played the Fairy godmother in Cinderella at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield,[6] and in 2008 performed the title role in Cinderella at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford.[7] She returned to the Lyceum Theatre in the production of Peter Pan, opposite Nigel Planer's Captain Hook. She also played Sleeping Beauty in Sleeping Beauty from 14 December 2011 to 15 January 2012 in the Royal Theatre in Norwich.[8]

Television[edit]

Tammaddon played Delilah Dingle in soap opera Emmerdale from 2005 to 2007. Her first episode was aired on 15 July 2005.

Tamaddon was written out of Emmerdale in the summer of 2007 when series producer, Kathleen Beedles decided not to renew her contract but promised not to kill-off the character of Delilah Dingle – leaving the door open for a possible return at some point in the future. Tamaddon has also appeared in The Royal, Where The Heart Is','[1] Ghosthunting with the Dingles, as Lulu on Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes,[1] Loose Women and This Morning.

In March 2007, Tamaddon appeared on Soapstar Superchef. She and her team-mate Mathew Bose, who co-stars with her as Paul Lambert, in Emmerdale, were crowned winners of the show on 13 April. She has also played the role of a nurse in The Royal Today.

Tamaddon appeared on week 18 of the BBC children's television show, Hider in the House on 4 May 2008, which was filmed at a family household in Wortley, West Yorkshire. She was busted on challenge seven but said "Personally I think I have been one of the best hiders ever and its been really good fun."[9]

Tamaddon appeared in Channel 4's Shameless as Calista, a lesbian who has a one-night stand with Karen Maguire. She also appeared in Waterloo Road as Zoe.

Tamaddon was crowned champion of the fifth series of Dancing on Ice, where she skated with professional skater and childhood friend Daniel Whiston.[10] Competing over 12 weeks in front of 10 million viewers, including their Jai Ho routine, she reached the final against Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson who came third, and Gary Lucy with whom she went head-to head in the Bolero. Tamaddon won the trophy with over 80% of the public vote and went on tour with Torvill and Dean.

On 25 September 2010, Tamaddon appeared on an episode of All Star Family Fortunes.

In October 2013, it was announced that Tamaddon would be joining Coronation Street playing Andrea Beckett, a friend of Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) and enemy of Michelle Connor (Kym Marsh).

Soapstar Superstar[edit]

Main article: Soapstar Superstar

She was a runner-up in ITV's Soapstar Superstar which led to her singing with Michael Ball at the Opera House in Blackpool in March 2007 during his tour.[11] For finishing second she raised £25,000 for Brian House Children's Hospice in Bispham.[12]

Radio[edit]

Tamaddon has appeared on 96.3 Radio Aire in Leeds. Her first appearance was on the breakfast show in October 2009, when she presented alongside presenter Paul 'Griffo' Griffiths, who was covering for JK and Joel. She then spent a further week on the show, and in November once again covered with Griffo.[citation needed]

Film[edit]

Tamaddon appeared in a short film in June 2008 promoting road safety to young people in Cheshire. The film was made in conjunction with the Cheshire Constabulary and the Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Reference(s)
2005-07 Emmerdale Del Dingle Regular role
2007 Soapstar Superstar Contestant Runner-up
Soapstar Superchef Contestant Winner, alongside Mathew Bose
2010 Dancing on Ice Contestant Winner, alongside Daniel Whiston
2013— Coronation Street Andrea Beckett Regular role
2014 Dancing on Ice Contestant Returned to the final "All-stars" series with Daniel Whiston
Guest appearances

Personal life[edit]

Tamaddon was engaged to Darren Charles, a dancer and choreographer from Grimsby but called off the wedding after he admitted having cheated on her whilst she was filming Dancing on Ice. In the press, she has ruled out any possibility of a reconciliation.[14][15][16] It has been rumoured that comedian Marcus Brigstocke left his wife to start a relationship with Tamaddon.[17]

In June 2014, Tamaddon was admitted to hospital after the pressure of working on Coronation Street and the Dancing on Ice tour became too much for her.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Rocky road home". Blackpool Gazette. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2007. 
  2. ^ "Tune in for Hayley". Blackpool Gazette. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "Boogie Nights Press Release" (PDF) (Press release). Qdos Entertainment plc. 2003. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jennie's tipped to take the West End by storm". Blackpool Gazette. 2 June 2006. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Spamalot UK Tour Cast
  6. ^ "Review:Cinderella". The Stage. 17 December 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2009. 
  7. ^ Griffiths, Kathie (13 December 2008). "Alhambra's Cinderella panto opens". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Panto star Hayley Tamaddon looking forward to a return to Norwich". Norwich Evening News. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "CBBC Programmes - Hider in the House, Series 2, Episode 3". BBC. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  10. ^ Harris, Emma (8 January 2010). "Local duo favourites for TV crown". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Star Rude bits a worry to Hayley". Blackpool Gazette. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2007. 
  12. ^ "Star brings more joy to young fans". Blackpool Gazette. 6 February 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2007. 
  13. ^ "The Truth - Road Safety". Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership. June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  14. ^ "Dancing On Ice champion Hayley Tamaddon admits she's 'cried every day' since splitting from cheating fiancé". Daily Mail (London). 21 June 2010. 
  15. ^ "SHOCK! Hayley Tamaddon splits from fiance Darren Charles - now". Nowmagazine.co.uk. 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  16. ^ "Hayley Cheat is amazing". The Sun (London). 28 June 2010. 
  17. ^ "Marcus Brigstocke leaves wife for Emmerdale actress Hayley Tamaddon". Daily Star. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www.soapsquawk.co.uk/news/hospital-dash-for-corries-hayley-tamaddon-.php

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Ray Quinn and Maria Filippov
Dancing on Ice Champion
(with partner Daniel Whiston)

Series 5 (2010)
Succeeded by
Sam Attwater and Brianne Delcourt