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|Born||Kate Louise Lawler
7 May 1980
Beckenham, London, England
|Occupation||Television presenter, model, DJ|
|Known for||Big Brother|
Kate Louise Lawler (born 7 May 1980) is an English reality TV personality, DJ, and model. She was the first female winner of Big Brother UK, winning the third series (2002) of the reality television show. Since leaving Big Brother, she has worked as a television presenter and personality, a model and as a disc jockey. She was born in Beckenham, London.
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Kate Lawler won the third series of Big Brother in 2002, becoming the first female contestant to do so. She applied for the show in order to raise funds for a flat deposit in the area where she lived. Her twin sister was originally set to apply, but eventually backed out with Kate opting to apply in her place.
Career since Big Brother
In September 2002, Lawler became a DJ on Capital FM, a position she held until December 2003. She co-presented the Channel 4 breakfast TV show RI:SE from February 2003 until it was axed in December of that year. In 2005, she was one of the competitors in the ITV show Celebrity Wrestling, competing under the name The Brawler. She helped her team, the Warriors, win the team championship, but was eliminated in the semi-finals of the individual competition by fellow model Leilani Dowding.
Lawler currently works as a club disc jockey in Europe and Japan, and is monthly resident at Manchester club Sankeys, and an occasional columnist for the UK-based celebrity gossip magazines OK! and New!.
Lawler has appeared in various men's magazines, including Loaded, Front, Nuts and Zoo. On 24 July 2006 Ann Summers announced that Lawler would be the company's new model in its lingerie advertisements.
On 1 October 2007 Lawler joined Kerrang! Radio, co-presenting the breakfast show, The Morning After alongside Tim Shaw from 7:00-10:00 am. When Shaw was suspended from the station on 23 April 2008, Lawler temporarily helmed the breakfast show on her own until Shaw's dismissal was confirmed. At this point, on 12 May 2008, she moved to Drive!, Kerrang's 4:00pm–7:00pm show, which she presented on her own until OJ Borg joined the show as her co-presenter on 27 October 2008. After the departure of Borg in October 2009 she became a solo presenter once again and is building audiences according to recent RAJAR figures with a programme which appears to major on audience interaction and features, much like a breakfast show.
On 26 January 2008 Lawler returned to Big Brother as a hijacker for a day in the new show Big Brother Celebrity Hijack. She ran the Flora London Marathon on 13 April 2008 wearing only Ann Summers lingerie, raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
On 18 September 2010 she appeared on Celebrity Total Wipeout.
- "ITV Entertainment". Loveisland.itv.com. 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
- Taylor, Jerome (14 April 2008). "Another success for the 28th London Marathon". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
- Official website
- The Morning After webpage
- Kate Lawler at the Internet Movie Database
- Recent interview
- Lawler's blog
|Big Brother UK winner
Series 3 (2002)