Georgia May Foote

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Georgia May Foote
Born (1991-02-11) 11 February 1991 (age 25)
Bury, England
Nationality English
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2004–present
Notable work Alison Simmons in Grange Hill (2005–08)
Katy Armstrong in Coronation Street (2010–15)
Strictly Come Dancing (2015)
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Partner(s) Giovanni Pernice

Georgia May Foote (born 11 February 1991) is an English actress and model. She is best known for playing Alison Simmons in the BBC school drama series Grange Hill from 2005 to 2008 and Katy Armstrong in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2010 to 2015, she dated and had "Chesney's" baby.[1] In 2015 she was runner-up on the BBC celebrity talent show Strictly Come Dancing. She came 98th in FHM's Sexiest Women of 2015[2]

Early life[edit]

Foote attended Elton High School in Bury and then Bury College.[3] She has an older sister named Katie.[4]

Career[edit]

Foote has been appearing on British television since 2004. She has played two different murder victims: Angela Fairley in the psychological thriller Conviction, and as Charley Witham in Life on Mars.[4] Other roles are Rosie in Sorted, Katy Barnes in Doctors, Jennifer Thurber in the BBC drama Casualty (20 September 2008), Julie Tinniswood in the ITV drama Heartbeat[5] (3 May 2009), Bryony in Emmerdale (April 2010), Gemma in This Is England 86. She played the role of Lauren in the short film Cotton Stones. She also appeared in two domestic abuse television adverts.[6] She made a guest appearance in Coronation Street as Jess Burrows (18 January 2010), but was re-introduced as a new, regular character in July 2010, playing Katy Armstrong.[7] She left the show in 2015 to pursue other acting roles, interests, projects, and her modelling career.[8]

In 2013, Foote was nominated for the Sexiest Female Award at the British Soap Awards, but lost out to fellow Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan. In 2014, she was nominated for the same award but again lost out to Michelle Keegan who portrayed Tina McIntyre in the show. In 2015 she came 98th on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women, fellow Coronation Street star Michelle Kegan who plays "Tina MacIntyer" came 1st, the first time two stars from the same British soap had been in the Top 100 public poll.

Foote was signed to a modelling contract with Select Model Management in October 2014.[9]

Foote has appeared as a guest and contestant on shows such as Fake Reaction, All Star Family Fortunes, BBC Breakfast, Celebrity Juice and Loose Women.

Strictly Come Dancing[edit]

On 13 August 2015, it was announced that Foote would be participating in the thirteenth series of the BBC celebrity talent show Strictly Come Dancing from September 2015.[10] She was partnered with professional dancer Giovanni Pernice. The couple eventually reached the final where they received the maximum 40 points for their Charleston. They ended as joint runners-up along with Kellie Bright and Kevin Clifton, losing out to Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani who won the competition.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year TV series Role Notes
2004 Conviction Angela Fairley 3 episodes
2006 Sorted Rosie
2007 Life on Mars Charley Witham 1 episode
Doctors Katy Barnes
2005–08 Grange Hill Alison Simmons Series regular
2008 Casualty Jennifer Thurber 1 episode
2009 Cotton Stones Lauren Short film
Heartbeat Julie Tinniswood 1 episode
2010 Emmerdale Bryony Gregson 1 episode
This Is England '86 Gemma 2 episodes
Coronation Street Jess Burrows 1 episode
2010–15 Katy Armstrong Series regular
2012, 2013 Loose Women Herself Guest panelist: 2 episodes
2013 All Star Family Fortunes Contestant/panelist
2013, 2016 Celebrity Juice
2014 Fake Reaction
2015 Strictly Come Dancing
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two
2016 Saturday Kitchen 1 episode

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Award Category Film or series Character
2013 Nominated The British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Coronation Street Katy Armstrong
2014 Nominated The British Soap Awards Sexiest Female

Personal life[edit]

Foote dated then, became engaged to John Sage, a plumber, in 2013. They broke off the engagement in 2015.[12] Foote then began a relationship with Coronation Street co-star, Sean Ward. However, they reportedly split after seven months together.[13] In January 2016, Foote confirmed she was in a relationship with Strictly Come Dancing dance partner Giovanni Pernice. Unlike her soap character who had a sexual relationship with two men at the same time she is a one man women.,[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coronation Street Katy actress Georgia May Foote signs new contract". 13 May 2013. DigitalSpy. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.fhm.com/p/100-sexiest-2015
  3. ^ "The Corrie star and the plumber: Coronation Street maneater is a one-man woman in real life". Mirror. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Exclusive: Corrie's Georgia May Foote on the big Christmas birth scene". Mirror. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Georgia May Foote plays Katy Armstrong". TVNZ. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Abuse in Relationships: Would you Stop Yourself?. YouTube. 15 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Georgia set to join the Street". 1 July 2010. Bury Times. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Lewis Panther (6 September 2014). "Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote leaving for the bright lights of Hollywood". mirror. 
  9. ^ Bustos, Kristina (4 October 2014). "Georgia May Foote Signs to Select Model Management". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ex-Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote announced as fourth contestant for Strictly Come Dancing 2015". Telegraph.co.uk. 13 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "BBC Blogs - Strictly Come Dancing - Jay McGuiness Wins Strictly!". Strictly Come Dancing. 
  12. ^ "Georgia May Foote calls off engagement to her childhood sweetheart". Mail Online. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Georgia May Foote and Sean Ward split over his "insecurity" about dance partner". mirror. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  14. ^ Pryer, Emma. "Strictly's Georgia May Foote insists she isn't engaged after showing off ring". mirror. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 

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Preceded by
Frankie Bridge & Kevin Clifton
Simon Webbe & Kristina Rihanoff
Strictly Come Dancing runner-up
(with partner Giovanni Pernice)

Series 13 (2015)
Succeeded by
Incumbent