Megan McKenna

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Megan McKenna
Born Megan Elizabeth McKenna
(1992-09-26) 26 September 1992 (age 25)
Essex, England
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • singer
  • restaurateur
Years active 2009–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
Labels
  • Instrumental

Megan Elizabeth McKenna (born 26 September 1992) is an English reality television personality and country music singer from Essex who rose to fame in 2015 for appearing in the MTV reality series Ex on the Beach. She went on to become a housemate in the seventeenth series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2016. On 13 March 2016, McKenna made her first appearance on the reality television series The Only Way Is Essex. In 2017, she launched her music career, releasing her debut EP featuring "High Heeled Shoes" and "Far Cry from Love".

Career[edit]

She first became known for reaching the semi-finals of third series of Britain's Got Talent in 2009 as part of the music duo Harmony,[1] then becoming a cast member on the third series of Ex on the Beach in 2015. She then went on to become a housemate in the seventeenth series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2016.[2][3] During her time in the house she received a formal warning for using aggressive and threatening behaviour towards her fellow housemates.[4][5] On 22 January 2016, she became the fourth housemate to be evicted having received the least amount of votes to save, spending a total of 18 days in the house.

She has also appeared in The Only Way Is Essex in 2010 where she auditioned to be part of the girl-group LOLA, and auditioned for The X Factor as a country singer.[6] On 13 March 2016, she joined The Only Way Is Essex full-time.[7]

In May 2017, Megan launched her own restaurant "MCK Grill" in Woodford Green.[8] In September 2017 she starred in her own show on ITVBe, There’s Something About Megan, which sees her flying to Nashville to attempt a country music career.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2009 Britain's Got Talent Herself Series 3, as part of music duo Harmony
2010, 2016–2017 The Only Way Is Essex Main cast
2015, 2016 Ex on the Beach Series 3 main cast, Series 4 ex
2016 Celebrity Big Brother CBB17 housemate (Evicted; Tenth)
2017 There's Something About Megan Main cast

Guest appearances[edit]

Discography[edit]

Title Details
High Heeled Shoes
  • Released: 6 September 2017
  • Label: Instrumental
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[10]
UK
Sales

[11]
SCO
[12]
"High Heeled Shoes" 2017 43 9 6 High Heeled Shoes
"Far Cry from Love" 53 13 12
"History" 2018 75 58 TBA
"Everything But You"
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Storey, Katie (25 November 2015). "Ex on the Beach's Megan McKenna auditioned for Britain's Got Talent". Reveal. Nat Mags. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Percival, Ashley (5 January 2016). "'Celebrity Big Brother' Contestant Megan McKenna Was Previously A 'Britain's Got Talent' Semi-Finalist, And Also Popped Up In 'TOWIE' (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. AOL. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "CBB housemate Megan McKenna is given a formal warning after being restrained". BBC. 
  4. ^ "CBB housemate Megan McKenna is given a formal warning after being restrained". Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Duncan Lindsay (14 January 2016). "'He's a two-faced c***!' CBB security intervene as Megan McKenna lashes out at John Partridge - Metro News". Metro. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Liam Coleman. "Who is Megan McKenna? Profile, videos, pictures and more of the Ex on the Beach star – the 2016 CBB housemates line-up". RadioTimes. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Megan McKenna is joining The Only Way Is Essex". TellyMix. 
  8. ^ "Megan glams up in dressing gown". The Sun. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  9. ^ Earp, Catherine (29 June 2017). "Megan McKenna gets her own TV show". OK!. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Megan McKenna". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  11. ^ Peak positions for singles on the Sales Chart in the UK:
  12. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:

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