Jorgie Porter

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Jorgie Porter
Jorgie Porter with a fan.jpg
Born Jorgina Alexandra Porter
25 December 1987 (1987-12-25) (age 28)
Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2008–present

Jorgina Alexandra "Jorgie" Porter[citation needed] (born 25 December 1987)[1] is an English actress and model. She is best known for portraying Theresa McQueen in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, a role she played from 2008 until her departure in 2016. She joined the 2012 series cast of Dancing on Ice and then reprised in 2014. In 2015 she entered the I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! cast.

Early life[edit]

Porter was born in Trafford, Greater Manchester on Christmas Day, 1987. She grew up with her mother, grandmother and sister and has only met her father once.[2] A former ballet dancer, she was told by the ballet school she attended that she was overweight for a dancer. She later attended The Hammond School in Chester, Cheshire.[2]


In November 2008, it was announced that Porter had joined the cast of the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, playing the role of Theresa McQueen. Porter said that she was "thrilled" to join the cast and be a part of one of soap opera's "most notorious families".[3] In 2010, Porter appeared with eight other soap opera actresses in a music video and cover of the Cyndi Lauper single "Girls Just Want To Have Fun". The song was released in aid of charity, Cancer Research UK's campaign "Race for Life".[4]

Porter appeared in the November 2010 issue of Sugar magazine.[5] In FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011, Porter was ranked 50th.[6] In August 2011, Porter took part in the ITV dance show Born to Shine. She learned to street dance on the show, but failed to make it to the final.[7]

In 2012, Porter was confirmed to be a contestant and participant on the seventh series of Dancing on Ice.[8] Porter was paired dancing with American pairs skater Matt Evers.[9] Porter made it to the final and finished in second place behind Emmerdale actor Matthew Wolfenden.[10]

In 2013, Poter decided to leave Hollyoaks. In October that year, she said she was leaving the show at the end of her contract.[11] After finishing filming on the show she appeared on the final series Dancing On Ice in January 2014, which featured returning contestant 'All Stars' from past series. Poter and her skating partner Sylvain Longchambon were the first contestants to be voted off the series.[12] In April, it was announced that Porter had agreed to return to Hollyoaks.[13]

In 2014, she released her own calendar for 2015, showing some of her modelling shoots and photos. She has also released another calendar for 2016.[14][15] Porter is the presenter for the Nintendo Girls Club.[16] In July 2015, Porter announced that she was leaving Hollyoaks once again.[17] Her final scenes as the character aired on 11 March 2016.[18] In November 2015, Porter took part in the fifteenth series of ITV show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. She came 5th on the show.[19]

In 2016, Porter was cast as "Miss Croft" in a reboot episode of the series Are You Being Served?.[20] She also became the new face of the UK advertising campaign for the skincare brand Proactiv.[21]

Charity work[edit]

Porter is an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust and their annual sun safety campaign, 'Shunburn'. Porter had several images taken, showing the effects and damages of sun burn.[22]



Year Title Role Notes
2008–2016 Hollyoaks Theresa McQueen Series Regular
2009–2013 Hollyoaks Later Theresa McQueen Series Regular
2012 Dancing On Ice Herself Contestant
2015 I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
2015 First Dates
2016 Are You Being Served? Miss Croft One-off special

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Work Result
2009 British Soap Awards Best Newcomer[23] Hollyoaks Nominated
2009 TVQuick and TVChoice Awards Best Newcomer[24] Hollyoaks Nominated
2010 British Soap Awards Best Actress[25] Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 National Television Awards Best Serial Drama Performance[26] Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 TV Choice Awards Best Soap Actress[27] Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 British Soap Awards Best Actress[28] Hollyoaks Nominated
2012 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[29] Hollyoaks Nominated
2012 FHM Hottest Female Soap Star[30][31] Hollyoaks Won
2013 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[32] Hollyoaks Nominated
2014 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female[33] Hollyoaks Nominated


  1. ^ "Sweet-toothed Jorgie Porter enjoys a lollipop a little bit to much while partying with glamorous Hollyoaks cast". Daily Mail. (Associated Newspapers). 2 April 2010. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Armstrong, Laura (22 January 2012). "Jorgie Porter: I was told I was too big for ballet but look at me now". The People. (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Green, Kris (5 November 2008). "New McQueen cast in 'Hollyoaks'". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Green, Kris (21 April 2010). "Soap stars in 'Race For Life' charity video". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Jorgie Porter on the new cover of sugar!". Sugar. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). 28 September 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "FHM's 100 Sexiest". FHM. (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Backstage". (ITV Plc). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Eames, Tom (3 January 2012). "'Dancing on Ice' lineup - Heidi Range, Corey Feldman, more in pictures". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Jorgie Porter & Matt Evers". (ITV Plc). Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Matthew Wolfenden Skates To Dancing On Ice Victory". MTV. (MTV Networks). 25 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (13 October 2013). "'Hollyoaks': Jorgie Porter quits Theresa McQueen role". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jorgie Porter emotional after Dancing on Ice and Hollyoaks exit". STV. (STV Group). 19 January 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Hollyoaks: Jorgie Porter returning as Theresa McQueen". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). 24 April 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Jorgie Porter 2015 Calendar Calendar". Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  15. ^ Rose Pike, Molly. "Gorgeous Jorgie turns bad girl biker in near-naked pics". Daily Star. (Northern & Shell). Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Nintendo Girls Club". Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  17. ^ Dainty, Sophie (18 July 2015). "Hollyoaks: Jorgie Porter to bow out as Theresa McQueen again". Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  18. ^ Walker, Danny (10 March 2016). "Hollyoaks' Theresa McQueen leaves for Spain as Jorgie Porter exits soap in seriously underwhelming departure". Daily Mirror. (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  19. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (21 December 2015). "I'm a Celebrity star Jorgie Porter: Out of the jungle and back on Hollyoaks". Manchester Evening News. (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  20. ^ Lawrence, Rebecca (3 March 2016). "Jorgie Porter cuts a chic figure in a faux fur trimmed coat as she begins her first day of filming the Are You Being Served? reboot". Daily Mail. (DMG Media). Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  21. ^ Tetteh, Sarah (20 April 2016). "She's the clear choice! Jorgie Porter flashes a hint of her bra as she models two sexy outfits to promote a skincare line". Daily Mail. (DMG Media). Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  22. ^ Kirby, Iona (17 August 2011). "Now that's sizzling: Jorgie Porter strips down to her bikini for teen sun safety campaign". Daily Mail. (Associated Newspapers). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  23. ^ Green, Kris; Kilkelly, Daniel (10 May 2009). "British Soap Awards 2009: The Winners". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  24. ^ "TVQuick and TVChoice Awards Shortlist". MSN TV. (Microsoft). 8 July 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  25. ^ Green, Kris (9 May 2010). "British Soap Awards 2010: The Winners". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  26. ^ Wrightman, Catriona (21 September 2010). "National Television Awards 2011 - Nominees". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  27. ^ Wrightman, Catriona (18 May 2011). "In Full: TV Choice Awards 2011 - Nominees". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  28. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (7 March 2011). "British Soap Awards 2011 voting opens". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  29. ^ "British Soap Awards 2012 - winners in full". Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  30. ^ "Jorgie’s the sexiest soap star!". Daily Mirror. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  31. ^ "Jorgie Porter voted 'Hottest Girl in Soap'". Digital Spy. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  32. ^ "And the nominees for the 2013 British Soap Awards are...". The Sun Online. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  33. ^ "The British Soap Awards 2014 full list of nominees". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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