Chelsee Healey

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Chelsee Healey
Born Chelsea Jade Healey
(1988-08-06) 6 August 1988 (age 27)
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present
Television Waterloo Road (2006–09, 2010–12)
Strictly Come Dancing (2011)
Casualty (2014–15)
Get Your Act Together (2015)
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (2016)

Chelsee Healey (born 6 August 1988) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Janeece Bryant in the BBC school drama series Waterloo Road from 2006 to 2012 and as Honey Wright in the BBC medical drama series Casualty from 2014 until 2015.


Healey was born in Salford, Greater Manchester, England to a father of both English and West Indian ethnicity and an English mother of English ethnicity.[1] Her television debut was in the recurring role of Katie Moore in BBC Three twenty-something drama Burn It in 2003.[1]

Between 2006 and 2009, Healey starred as pupil Janeece Bryant in four series of the popular BBC school drama Waterloo Road, before departing the role in May 2009. Following an extended break from the show, Healey returned to the role during the sixth series in September 2010 as the new school secretary, and continued to appear throughout the entirety of the seventh series. Following the shows relocation to Greenock in Scotland for the eighth series, Healey announced she would be moving north to continue portraying the role. Healey played the role in series eight in August 2012 and left the role once again, on 27 September 2012.[2]

Healey has also made guest appearances in the crime drama Conviction;[3] the situation comedy Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps;[3] daytime medical soap opera Doctors[3] — all for the BBC — and Channel 4's teen soap Hollyoaks.[3] She appeared in Two Pints… as a member of the 'Chavettes', which Louise had to monitor for her community service;[4] in Hollyoaks she played Michelle, Danny Valentine's ex-girlfriend/fiancee.[citation needed] She has played two different characters in Doctors — Ilsa Marsh in the episode "Overdue" (2004); and Louise Calvert in "Next Door to Alice" (2007).[4] She also had an appearance in Young Dracula as a vampire reporter in 2011.[5]

On 19 May 2014, it was announced that Healey would join the cast of the BBC medical drama Casualty in the regular role of Honey Wright, the emergency department's new tea lady. Honey is billed as a woman with "big hair and a big personality", and regularly gives tarot readings and aura interpretations to staff and patients. The character first appeared in the sixth episode of series 29, on 11 October.[6] Honey left on 14 February 2015, but returned on 25 July. She made a final exit on 19 September 2015.

In 2015, she participated in the talent show Get Your Act Together and in 2016, she took part in Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.

Strictly Come Dancing[edit]

Healey took part in the ninth series of Strictly Come Dancing.[7] She was partnered with dancer and newcomer to the series Pasha Kovalev. Healey became the first contestant in Series 9 to earn a perfect 40 out of 40 for her Paso Doble, in Week 11 of the competition. She finished the series as runner-up.[8]

Green numbers show Chelsee & Pasha were at the top of the leaderboard that week.
Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Horwood Goodman Dixon Tonioli Total
1 Waltz/"See the Day" 7 6 7 7 27 No Elimination
2 Salsa/"Higher" 7 7 8 7 29 Safe
3 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Beggin'" 6 8 8 8 30 Safe
4 Quickstep/"Sing Sing Sing" 9 9 9 9 36 Safe
5 Tango/"Love Potion No. 9" 7 8 9 8 32 Safe
6 Charleston/"Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" 9 9* 9 9 36 Safe
7 Foxtrot/"Doesn't Mean Anything" 9 8 10 9 36 Safe
8 Samba/"Spice Up Your Life" 8 9 9 9 35 Safe
9 Argentine Tango/"Una Musica Brutal" 8 9 9 9 35 Safe
Swing Marathon/"Chattanooga Choo Choo" Awarded 6 Judges Points 41
10 Jive/"I'm a Believer" 9 10 10 10 39 Safe
11 American Smooth/"Time After Time" 8 9 10 9 36 Safe
Pasodoble/"Malagueña" 10 10 10 10 40
12 Jive/"I'm a Believer" 9 10 10 10 39 RUNNERS UP
Showdance/"One Night Only" 9 9 9 9 36
Rumba/"Because of You" 9 10 10 10 39
Quickstep/"Sing Sing Sing" 9 10 10 10 39

On 23 March 2012, Chelsee and Pasha took part in an underwater special of Strictly Come Dancing in aid of Sport Relief, competing against Strictly Come Dancing 2011 winners Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani. After resulting in a tie with the judges' scores, they won the show after a decision being made by Head judge Len Goodman.

On Christmas Day 2012, Chelsee and Pasha once again united as part of a "Strictly Allstar" group of seven previous contestants, for a group dance in the 2012 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.

Other appearances[edit]

In 2012, she appeared as a panellist on the ITV2 comedy show Celebrity Juice, BBC Three show Britain Unzipped, Channel 4 show Vic and Bob's Lucky Sexy Winners and Pointless Celebrities (the Saturday spin-off of the weekly show), and Channel 4 show Come Dine with Me Celebrity Christmas Special.

Healey currently holds the record for being the least able contestant to appear on Pointless, giving incorrect answers to all four of her questions, including thinking that the Olympic host city that is an anagram of "Gin Jibe" was Belgium.

In 2013, Healey joined Jack Dee, Dara Ó Briain, Greg James, Melanie C and Philips Idowu in Through Hell and High Water, a Comic Relief challenge that involved British celebrities canoeing the most difficult rapids of the Zambezi River. They raised more than £1million for the charity.

In August 2013, she appeared on the comedy panel show I Love My Country hosted by Gabby Logan.


  1. ^ a b Staff (2011) Chelsee Healey BBC Home, Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Dancers, Retrieved 2 November 2011
  2. ^ "Chelsee Healey is quitting BBC’s Waterloo Road after six years | The Sun |Showbiz|TV|Strictly Come Dancing". The Sun. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Staff (6 September 2011) Strictly Come Dancing 2011: Chelsee Healey Radio Times, Retrieved 2 November 2011
  4. ^ a b Chelsee healey Internet Movie Database, Retrieved 8 November 2011
  5. ^ Young Dracula – Series 3 – Faustian Slip BBC CBBC (2011), Retrieved 9 November 2011
  6. ^ "Chelsee Healey joins Casualty cast as new tea lady". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing signs up Lulu and Edwina Currie". BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Daniels, Colin (17 December 2011). "Harry Judd wins 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2011". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 18 December 2011. 

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Preceded by
Matt Baker and Aliona Vilani
Strictly Come Dancing runner up
(with partner Pasha Kovalev)

Series 9 (2011)
Succeeded by
Kimberley Walsh and Pasha Kovalev