Nicola McLean

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This article is about the glamour model. For the Scottish beauty queen, see Nicola McLean (Scottish model).
Nicola McLean
Born (1981-09-16) 16 September 1981 (age 35)[1]
London, England, United Kingdom[citation needed]
  • Glamour model
  • television personality
  • media personality
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Television I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (2008)
Celebrity Big Brother (2012 & 2017)
Spouse(s) Tom Williams (m. 2009–present)

Nicola McLean (born 16 September 1981) is an English glamour model, television, and media personality. She was a contestant in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2008, and Celebrity Big Brother in 2012 and again in 2017.


Before becoming a reality star, McLean modelled for Page 3 of The Sun between September 1999 and July 2004,[2] and the Daily Star from 2000 until 2006.[citation needed] McLean came fourth in The Sun poll for the "Best Page 3 Girl Of All Time", beating Samantha Fox, Jo Hicks, Leilani Dowding, and Jordan,[3] whose rivalry with McLean has been widely publicised.[4]


During her time as a glamour model, McLean often featured on tabloid showbiz gossip pages and latterly as a guest on television shows including The Weakest Link (Page 3 special), Richard & Judy, The Big Breakfast, Test The Nation (WAGs Special) and The Sexiest Girls In Britain.[citation needed]

McLean retired from modelling in 2006 after giving birth. She decided to return to modelling, TV work, and acting in early 2008, after being asked to feature as a main star in the Channel Five TV documentary Help! I've Got a High Maintenance Wife.[citation needed] Since then, she starred in the TV show WAGS' World… With Nicola McLean on Wedding TV and Channel Five's Generation Sex.[citation needed] She returned to glamour modelling assignments in February 2008 with the Daily Star,[5] and she has also appeared on more lads' mags covers.[citation needed] McLean was a contestant in the November 2008 edition of ITV reality TV show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!.[6]

On 22 November 2008, McLean was chosen by Ultimo to model their range of D-G cup bras.[7]

On 5 January 2012, McLean became a housemate on Channel 5 Celebrity Big Brother, finishing in seventh place overall.[citation needed]

McLean is one of the hosts of Loaded TV's Looser Women.[citation needed]

McLean entered the Celebrity Big Brother house for the second time in January 2017 as an all star housemate.

Charity work[edit]

McLean is a supporter of PETA. In May 2009, she was spotted at a protest in London holding a sign that read "Unhappy Birthday Selfridges! Drop Cruel Foie Gras".[8]

Early and personal life[edit]

McLean was born in London to Scottish parents and has one sister.[9] She married footballer Tom Williams on 13 June 2009. The couple have two sons named Rocky and Striker Williams.[3][10]


  1. ^ "This WAG lost her mammary". The Sun. 25 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Nicola McLean - Stat's". Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Nicola McLean - Biography". Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Sky TV Entertainment". Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Nicola McLean is Back!". 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  6. ^ "Navratilova leads jungle line-up". BBC News. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  7. ^ "Nicola's sexylol Down Underwear". London: The Sun. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  8. ^ "Nicola McLean: PETA Protester". Gossip Girls. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  9. ^ This Morning, 1 February 2012
  10. ^ "Nicola McLean's Wedding Jewels". 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 

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