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Sophie Anderton
Sophie Anderton on the fashion runway
Born Sophie Louise Anderton[1]
(1977-05-14) 14 May 1977 (age 41)[2]
Bristol, England[2][3]
Nationality British
Occupation Model
Reality television personality
Years active 1996–present
Modelling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair colour Brown
Eye colour Green

Sophie Louise Anderton,[1] (born 14 May 1977[2] in Bristol, England)[2][3] is an English model and reality television personality.

Her modelling career included a campaign for Gossard bras in 1996, and later included appearances for a range of other brands. Since 2000 she has also appeared in television programmes including I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother.


In 1996 Anderton appeared in the Gossard Glossies and Gossard Wonderbra "Girl in the grass" national advertising campaign shot by Herb Ritts, which included the strapline "Who said a woman couldn't get pleasure from something soft?"[4][5] The campaign attracted a record number of complaints (321) to the Advertising Standards Authority, none of which were upheld.[6][7]

At Intimate Body and Beach fashion show, London, 30 July 2007

Anderton has modeled for Gossard (1998),[8] the Flora London Marathon,[8] British Berries summer fruits (2006),[9] Maxim,[10] Peacocks[11] and La Senza.[4]

In 2004, Anderton was a contestant on the fourth series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.[4][5][8][12][13] She appeared in the TV series Simply the Best[14] and a celebrity edition of the UK version of Fear Factor.[4] In 2005, she appeared on the programme Cold Turkey, which documented her attempts to quit smoking cigarettes;[15] she later became a representative for a smoking cessation program called QS7D (Quit Smoking in 7 Days).[4]

In 2006, Anderton was a contestant on ITV's Love Island.[5] In the same year, she appeared on Sky1's Cirque de Celebrité but withdrew after sustaining ligament damage.[16]

In August 2013, Anderton became a housemate on the twelfth series of Celebrity Big Brother.[3][17][18] She was eliminated from competition in an episode that aired on 3 September 2013.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Sophie Anderton, London 2007

From 2004 until 2007, Anderton was a Patron of the original Action on Addiction in London, a charity and addiction research center investigating drug and alcohol dependence.[19]

In 2011, Anderton told the Belfast Telegraph that she had been misdiagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder in 2006.[5] She said, "I had depression. They wrongly diagnosed me and put me on a bucket load of blood pills. It was absolutely bonkers."[5]

In June 2009, Anderton complained to the police about dozens of text messages left on her mobile phone.[20] A man was eventually charged with harassment[20] and, in March 2010, convicted.[21]

In an August 2013 interview, conducted just before she entered the house for her participation in Celebrity Big Brother 12, Anderton acknowledged past difficulties with substance abuse.[3]

Film and television[edit]


Television appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b Anderton, Sophie (6 September 2013). "I shouldn't have to do this but here is my passport to prove I am 36! :-)". Twitter. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Sophie Anderton Celebrity Profile Archived 6 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine., Nova FM radio network website. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d Bristol model Sophie Anderton fears of drug relapse in Big Brother house Archived 29 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine., Bristol Post, 25 August 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e Huffington Post bio of Sophie Anderton. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e Egan, Barry, Sophie Anderton: Back from the brink, Belfast Telegraph, 23 August 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Gossard" (PDF). Superbrands 2007/2008. Superbrands UK. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2008.
  7. ^ Rickey, Melanie (10 May 1997). "Ad Watch". The Independent. UK: Archived from the original on 1 June 2013.
  8. ^ a b c Hancock, Tiffany, Keep on running: model Sophie Anderton The Daily Telegraph, 4 April 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Model Anderton launches campaign for British berries". Brand Republic. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Maxim Cover Sophie Anderton". istudio. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Sophie Anderton". Rent a Date for Charity. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  12. ^ Gammell, Caroline (26 November 2004). "Harvey gets himself out of the jungle". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. Archived from the original on 30 January 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
  13. ^ a b Sophie Anderton latest eviction from Celebrity Big Brother, The Independent, 5 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  14. ^ "Simply the Best Episode #1.7". IMDB. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  15. ^ Scriven, Angela; Garman, Sebastian (2007). Public Health: Social Context and Action. McGraw-Hill Education. p. 100. ISBN 9780335221509.
  16. ^ Williams, Lowri, Sophie Anderton Quits Cirque De Celebrite Archived 6 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine., Entertainmentwise, 20 November 2006. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  17. ^ Kendall, Ben, Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Meet Dustin Diamond, Charlotte Crosby, Carol McGiffin and the rest of the new housemates, The Independent, 23 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  18. ^ "Celebrity Big Brother": Mario Falcone Warned For Hitting Sophie Anderton During Play Fight, Huffington Post, 28 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  19. ^ UK Government Charity Commission website, Action on Addiction listing. (Retrieved 1 May 2013).
  20. ^ a b "Man faces Sophie harassment charge". This Is London. 4 June 2009. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  21. ^ "Man convicted of harassing model Sophie Anderton". BBC News. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2010.

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