Charlotte Crosby

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Charlotte Crosby
Born Charlotte-Letitia Crosby
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England
Occupation Television personality
Years active 2011–present
Television Geordie Shore (2011–16)
Celebrity Big Brother (2013)
Ex on the Beach (2015)
Just Tattoo of Us (2017–)
Website Official website

Charlotte Letitia Crosby is an English reality television personality from Sunderland, known primarily for appearing in the MTV reality series Geordie Shore.[1] She also won Celebrity Big Brother series twelve in 2013.

Career[edit]

Geordie Shore[edit]

Charlotte is best known for being a founding[2] cast member of MTV's reality show Geordie Shore, which she had starred in since 2011. She featured in twelve series of the show. She is known best for her on/off relationship with fellow cast member Gaz Beadle.[3] She announced her departure from the show via Twitter in June 2016.

Other television and media[edit]

In November 2012, alongside her Geordie Shore cast members, Crosby guest appeared in the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards where they presented the award for Best Male, which Justin Bieber won.[4] In February 2013, Crosby appeared on The Sarah Millican Television Programme alongside her Geordie Shore cast members Gary Beadle, James Tindale and Holly Hagan.[5]

On 23 August 2013, Crosby began appearing in the twelfth series of Celebrity Big Brother On 13 September, she won the series beating runner-up Abz Love.[6]

In 2013, Charlotte hosted the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards. Crosby is a regular panellist on This Morning, panel for the fashion strand 'Rate or Slate' and also has regularly appeared on the panel for ITV Shows, Britain's Got More Talent, Xtra Factor and Celebrity Juice. In January 2014, it was confirmed that Crosby would have her own reality series on TLC where she will spend time in different extreme cultures and to live with some of the world's unique communities. "I am bursting with excitement about my new show with TLC. I literally want to run around shouting about it from the rooftops!"[7] The series is called The Charlotte Crosby Experience.[8]

In early January 2015, MTV UK announced that Crosby was set to star in the second series of reality show Ex on the Beach. The series premiered later that month on 27 January. Charlotte joined the cast in the villa in the series fifth episode, appearing as an ex of fellow Geordie Shore cast member Gary Beadle.[9]

Charlotte occasionally hosts MTV News and also had a regular column in Star Magazine. On 19 September 2015, Crosby and her home appeared on comedy panel game show Through the Keyhole . Charlotte has also appeared on programmes such as "Staying In", Fake Reaction, "Most Shocking Celebrity Moments", 50 Funniest Moments, Utterly Outrageous Moments.

Crosby's autobiography, ME ME ME, was published in July 2015[10] and spent five weeks at the top spot[citation needed]. On 4 August 2015, Crosby appeared on BBC Radio 1's Innuendo Bingo.[11]

Crosby had her own programme on Chart Show TV called 'Charlotte Crosby's Propa Mint Party' where she played a collection of her favourite music videos. Crosby is a contributor to the Channel 4 documentary show, 'A Granny's Guide to the Modern World'. She offers insight on life as a celebrity to the older generation.[12] In August 2016, Crosby narrated of Channel 5 documentary-reality series Tattoo Disasters U.K. In August 2016 she announced that she will appear in new E4 dating show Celebs Go Dating will gave non-celebrities the chance to date celebrities. The series ran from the end of August until the middle of September 2016.[13] In October 2016, Crosby appeared on Celebrity Storage Hunters UK as a buyer in Season 1. Later that month Crosby appeared on Tipping Point: Lucky Stars with comedian Jimmy Carr[14] and boxing legend David Haye, where they competed in the hope of winning £20,000 for charity.

In December 2016, Crosby was the star of "MTV Asks Charlotte Crosby" set in her newly-bought mansion in the North East of England. Later that month she made a guest appearance on the Christmas special of In Bed with Jamie on E4, which was also set in her home. On Christmas Day 2016, Crosby made her radio hosting debut on Heat Radio where she co-presented an afternoon show with Lucie Cave.

Crosby is also an official brand ambassador for the Mark Hill range of haircare products.

From 27 February to 3 March 2017, Crosby was a stand-in presenter on the Capital North East breakfast show whilst the regular hosts took a week off.

Fitness DVDs and books[edit]

On 26 December 2014, Crosby released her first fitness DVD entitled "Charlotte's 3 Minute Belly Blitz" to an overwhelming success.[15] The workout DVD featured Richard Callendar of ITV's The Biggest Loser fame and weight loss expert David Souter. It quickly becomes the UK's fastest selling fitness DVD as it shifted 101,000 copies in its first four weeks on sale and overtook 2008s "Dirty Dancing's Official Dance Workout", which sold 77,000 copies in the same time period. 3 Minute Belly Blitz topped the official sports and fitness chart upon release and also knocked off Disney's Frozen off the top of the Official DVD charts. Within a month it became the sixth best-selling Fitness DVD of the decade.[16] At the end of 2015 it was the 31st biggest selling DVD of the year.[17] Since its release it has continually remained at the top ends of the Sports & Fitness DVD charts.[18]

The following year on 26 December 2015, Crosby released her second Fitness DVD entitled, "Charlotte's 3 Minute Bum Blitz". The object of the DVD is to get a 'more peachy bum'. [19] It uses the same trainers as 3 Minute Belly Blitz.

In April 2016, Crosby publish her first health and fitness book and her second overall book to date, Live Fast, Lose Weight: Fat to Fit. The book features Charlotte's tips and tricks on keeping fit and 80 recipes for a healthy lifestyle.[20]

Nostalgia[edit]

In mid 2014, Crosby launched her fashion line called Nostalgia, in association with British online fashion retailer 'In The Style'. [21] Nostalgia contains women's clothing such as T-shirts, dresses, jumpsuits and playsuits. In early 2016, Crosby expanded by launching her first swimwear collection for Nostalgia. She undertook a photoshoot in Australia, where she also filmed the online and TV advertisement.

Personal life[edit]

Crosby publicly announced that she is in a relationship with fellow reality television personality, Stephen Bear, in February 2017.[22] They split in October 2017 after a highly publicised relationship.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2011–16 Geordie Shore Herself Cast member
2013 Celebrity Big Brother Housemate (Winner) (series 12)
2014 The Charlotte Crosby Experience Presenter
2015 Ex on the Beach Gary Beadle's ex (series 2)
2016 Charlotte Crosby's Propa Mint Party Presenter
2016 Tattoo Disasters UK Narrator/Presenter
2016 Celebs Go Dating
2016 Celebrity Storage Hunters UK Main Buyer
2016 MTV Asks Charlotte Crosby
2017–present Just Tattoo of Us Co-presenter
2017 Drunk History UK Issac Newton's Mother Acting role
2017 Celeb Ghost Hunt Live Herself One-off special
2017-present Single AF Herself Narrator/Presenter

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tlcasia.com/tv-shows/the-charlotte-crosby-experience/meet-charlotte/ Meet Charlotte
  2. ^ "Meet Charlotte". Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Geordie Shore's Gaz Beadle on girlfriend, co-star fling, Charlotte Crosby". Reveal.co.uk. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "MTV Europe Music Awards: The cast of Geordie Shore – MTV EMA 2012". Digital Spy. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "The Sarah Millican Television Programme Series 2". Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Westbrook, Caroline (23 August 2013). "Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby is bookies' early favourite". Metro. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby lands own TLC reality series – Geordie Shore News – Reality TV". Digital Spy. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "TLC UK on Twitter". Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Charlotte Crosby and Gaz Beadle for new series of Ex on the Beach". Mail Online. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  10. ^ Charlotte Crosby (16 July 2015). ME ME ME. Headline. ISBN 978-1-4722-2965-6. 
  11. ^ BBC Radio 1 (4 August 2015). "Charlotte Crosby plays Innuendo Bingo". Retrieved 31 July 2016 – via YouTube. 
  12. ^ http://www.channel4.com/programmes/a-grannys-guide-to-the-modern-world
  13. ^ http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz-tv/hot-tv/542778/Charlotte-Crosby-hides-boyfriend-Ash-Harrison-Celebs-Go-Dating
  14. ^ "Tipping Point: Lucky Stars Episode 1". "ITV Press Centre". Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Charlotte Crosby's 3 Minute Belly Blitz". 26 December 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2016 – via Amazon. 
  16. ^ "Charlotte Crosby scores fastest selling fitness DVD ever". Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  17. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/end-of-year-video-chart/
  18. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/sports-and-fitness-video-chart/
  19. ^ "Charlotte's 3 Minute Bum Blitz". 26 December 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2016 – via Amazon. 
  20. ^ Crosby, Charlotte (21 April 2016). Live Fast, Lose Weight: Fat to Fit: 80 recipes for a healthy lifestyle. Headline. ISBN 9781472231987. 
  21. ^ http://www.reveal.co.uk/fashion/news/a594614/geordie-shores-charlotte-crosby-arrives-at-inthestyle-collection-launch.html
  22. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Crosby and Stephen Bear talk ENGAGEMENT as they reveal plans to get pregnant within a YEAR". 20 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  1. ^ Host of the week long competition segment.

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Preceded by
Rylan Clark
Celebrity Big Brother UK winner
Series 12 (2013)
Succeeded by
Jim Davidson