David McIntosh (Gladiators)

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David McIntosh
Born David McIntosh
(1985-12-10) 10 December 1985 (age 31)
Residence Australia
Nationality British
Occupation Security operative
Television personality
Fitness model
Television Celebrity Big Brother 14 (2014)
Relatives Logan Phoenix McIntosh

David McIntosh (born 10 December 1985) is a British ex-military and security operative who became a television personality, actor, and fitness model. A former Royal Marines commando, he was a Gladiator on the Sky 1 TV series Gladiators, under the name Tornado.[1] In 2014, he participated in Celebrity Big Brother 14.[2]


Born to an English mother and Jamaican father, McIntosh grew up in Platt Bridge, Wigan. He went to Holy Family Primary School in Platt Bridge and then St Edmund Arrowsmith high school in Ashton in Makerfield. After school, McIntosh became a Royal Marines Commando, serving in Northern Ireland, Somalia, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan.[3] Upon leaving the Marines, McIntosh took on the role of Gladiator "Tornado" on the Sky 1 show Gladiators.[4]

Following Gladiators, McIntosh worked in security.[5] In late 2013 McIntosh worked in security transportation on a badger culling operation, and after crashing a van loaded with dead badgers into a bus stop he received a traffic violation resulting in a court fine.[6] McIntosh was also found guilty of driving for eight years with a license that had been revoked for a previous traffic violation.[7]

In 2014, McIntosh appeared in fitness magazine "Muscle & Fitness",[citation needed] the Jennifer Hudson music video "Walk It Out",[citation needed] and the Nicki Minaj music video "Anaconda".[citation needed] In August 2014, McIntosh entered the Celebrity Big Brother house[8] for a reported fee of £200,000.[9] McIntosh was the first to be evicted from the house.[10]

In 2016 McIntosh sparked outrage by making an anti-semitic rant in which he compared Orthodox Jewish women to "witches".[11]

Personal life[edit]

McIntosh has been reported to date celebrities including Gina Rodriguez,[citation needed] Danielle Lloyd,[citation needed] Sara Jones,[12] Chantelle Houghton,[13] Rachel Christie,[citation needed] Sarah Harper,[14] Chanelle Hayes,[citation needed] Metisha Schaefer,[citation needed] Kelly Brook,[citation needed] Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace,[citation needed] and Juliet Bakos.[citation needed] McIntosh claimed to have not dated Rodriguez,[15] and not know Houghton.[citation needed] During a trip to Russia, McIntosh bedded two Russian circus performers.[16] In the threesome his overexertion left one partner needing hospital treatment.[17]

In 2011 McIntosh became a father with Christie to their son Logan Phoenix McIntosh.[18] Following a breakdown in their relationship, Christie secured a non-molestation order against McIntosh.[19] In March 2014 McIntosh and Brook announced their engagement,[citation needed] split up in September 2014,[20] reconciled in October 2014,[citation needed] and split up permanently in November 2014.[citation needed] Following the split, McIntosh demanded that Brook compensate him for gifts he had given during the relationship, however Brook declined,[citation needed] and described her relationship with McIntosh as "toxic".[citation needed] In July 2015 it was reported that McIntosh bullied Brook during their relationship, a charge that McIntosh denied.[21]


  1. ^ David McIntosh - IMDb
  2. ^ Celebriy Big Brother housemate David McIntosh on Kelly Brook | Big Brother | Showbiz & TV | Daily Star
  3. ^ "Marine Dave is new gladiator". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.gladiatorszone.co.uk/gladiators/new/male/tornado/
  5. ^ "TV Gladiator flees despot's hell hole". The Sun. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kelly Brook's ex-Gladiator boyfriend David McIntosh 'crashed van full". The Independent. 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  7. ^ http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/11073788.Kelly_Brook_s_ex_boyfriend_David_McIntosh_says_he_loves_animals_and_is_against_culling_badgers/?ref=rss
  8. ^ Antonia Molloy (2014-03-19). "Celebrity Big Brother 2014 contestants: Meet David McIntosh". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  9. ^ Frank says:. "Gladiators' Tornado changes his mind on Celeb BB?". bbspy. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  10. ^ http://metro.co.uk/2014/08/27/celebrity-big-brother-2014-kelly-brooks-fiance-david-mcintosh-is-first-to-be-evicted-4848350/
  11. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/6931928/Kelly-Brooks-ex-David-McIntosh-compares-Jewish-women-to-witches-in-shocking-rant.html
  12. ^ http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/550665/tornado-s-ex-warns-kelly-brook-david-mcintosh-will-cheat-on-you-too
  13. ^ http://www.africanseer.com/news/world/346992-chantelle-houghton-slams-kelly-brook-and-david-mcintosh-s-engagement.html
  14. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/david-mcintoshs-ex-girlfriend-claims-kelly-4337601
  15. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/kelly-brooks-david-mcintosh-former-3407201
  16. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/david-mcintosh-reveals-how-threesome-7647777
  17. ^ http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/504343/David-McIntosh-Russian-threesome-sex
  18. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2979613/bio
  19. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/love-islands-rachel-christie-would-5893939
  20. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/kelly-brook-announces-shock-split-4331040
  21. ^ http://www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/david-mcintosh-denies-bullying-kelly-brook