Amy Childs

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Amy Childs
Amy Childs 2014.jpg
Childs in 2014
BornAmy Andrea Childs
(1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 28)
Barking, London, England
ResidenceBrentwood, Essex
OccupationModel, TV personality
Years active2010-present
Net worth£5 million
TelevisionThe Only Way Is Essex (2010–2011)
It's All About Amy (2011–2012)
Celebrity Big Brother (2011)
The Jump (2014)
WebsiteOfficial website

Amy Andrea Childs (born 7 June 1990)[1] is an English television personality, model, businesswoman and fashion designer. Childs appeared in the first two seasons of the ITV2 series The Only Way Is Essex. She had her own reality television programme It's All About Amy from 2011 to 2012. Childs came in fourth place in the Channel 5 show Celebrity Big Brother 8 in 2011. In 2014, she participated in the Channel 4 show The Jump, also starred in Come Dine With Me

Early life[edit]

Childs was born in Barking, but relocated to Brentwood, Essex. She attended Raphael Independent School where she claims to have been Head Girl.[2] She left the school with four GCSE qualifications.[2]

Childs became well known in 2010 while appearing in the ITV2 semi-reality programme The Only Way Is Essex. She later signed to Can Associates management agency, the same agency that represented Jordan, Amy's heroine: "Jordan is definitely my idol. Her looks, her career, her businesses – she's fantastic."[3] Childs [1] puts her name to a ghost-written column for New! magazine and presents a regular fashion segment on ITV1's This Morning.[4] She has also posed for the fashion magazine Vogue and attended the 2011 ceremony of the British Academy Television Awards, at which The Only Way is Essex received an award. The Sun revealed a list of the richest The Only way is Essex stars current and previous with Amy holding the top spot with £1.5 million followed by Mark Wright.[5]

In July 2011, Childs was named Personality of the Year at the National Reality TV Awards.[6]

Childs competed in an episode of Let's Dance for Sport Relief with her cousin and fellow TOWIE star Harry Derbidge in February 2012. Amy also participated in a celebrity special of The Bank Job on Channel 4 in March 2012.

In 2011 her estimated earnings were £2.75 million.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2010-11 The Only Way is Essex Herself TV series (24 episodes & Christmas special)
2011 Celebrity Big Brother Housemate Evicted Day 22 - 4th Place
2011-12 It's All About Amy Herself 1 series (8 episodes)
2014 The Jump Competitor 2nd Eliminated - 11th Place


  1. ^ a b "Amy Andrea Childs – birthday girl". London: Twitter. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b AMy Childs talks TOWIE rivalry and why she quit the Essex show| Fabulous. (12 November 2011). Retrieved on 2012-05-07.
  3. ^ Amy Childs Biography, Picture Gallery & Video. Retrieved on 2011-11-28.
  4. ^ Love, Ryan (26 July 2011). "Amy Childs admits nerves over 'This Morning' debut". London: Digital Spy. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  5. ^ Atkinson, Jane (30 December 2011). "AMY Childs has been tipped to top the TOWIE rich list — by earning more than £10MILLION". The Sun. London.
  6. ^ "Reality TV Awards: Apprentice wins three prizes". London: BBC. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  7. ^ TV's Top 10 Richest Stars: Eamonn Holmes, Amy Childs, Harry Hill All Make The List (PHOTOS). (16 February 2012)

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