Tom Zanetti

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Tom Zanetti
Birth nameThomas Byron Courtney[1][2]
Born (1989-07-02) 2 July 1989 (age 34)[3][non-primary source needed]
Belle Isle, Leeds, England[4]
Years active2006–present[7]

Thomas Byron Courtney (born 2 July 1989), known professionally as Tom Zanetti, is a British DJ, music producer, rapper, singer and boxer. He is best known for his songs "Darlin’" (2015) and "You Want Me" (2016), both of which received silver and platinum BPI certifications respectively. The latter of the two charted in the United Kingdom, Belgium and Republic of Ireland.

Music career[edit]

Zanetti started his musical career performing in clubs at age 17.

These days, he is best known for his songs "Darlin’" (2015) and "You Want Me" (2016), both of which received silver and platinum BPI certifications respectively. The latter of the two charted in the United Kingdom, Belgium and Ireland.

Television career[edit]

In January 2021, Zanetti took part in the tenth season of Celebs Go Dating, titled "Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion" along with Joey Essex, Curtis Pritchard, Chloe Ferry and others. The usual series was tweaked to allow the production of the show to take place amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. Eight famous faces were placed in a house, in order to get to know eight further members of the public, go on dates and start new relationships with the guidance of dating agents and psychologists.[citation needed]

Zanetti chose to break the rules and date fellow celebrity, Made In Chelsea star, Sophie Hermann. They dated throughout the series and left the series as a couple.[citation needed]

Boxing career[edit]

Zanetti was scheduled to make his boxing debut on 15 October 2022 at the Sheffield Arena.[8] His first opponent, Jack Bean, withdrew due to his mental health. His second opponent, Jayden King, withdrew after realizing that he will not be able to make weight only a few hours after the heated press conference where both charged towards each other numerous times.[9][10] Co-owner of Misfits Boxing Mams Taylor ensured on Twitter that Zanetti will have a presence on a future Misfits Boxing event and that King will be banned from any future events following his withdrawal.[11] On 14 October it was announced that Zanetti had signed a 3-fight deal with Misfits Boxing following his removal after King withdrew.[12]

Albaher vs Zanetti[edit]

On 1 December it was announced that Zanetti will face Slim Albaher on 14 January 2023 at Wembley Arena in London, England for the MFB light heavyweight title.[13] Albaher defeated Zanetti via unanimous decision.[14]

High Stakes Tournament[edit]

On 14 February 2023, it was announced that Zanetti had signed a multi fight deal with Kingpyn Boxing to compete in the High Stakes Tournament.[15] On 12 March at the Kingpyn Launch Party, Zanetti was matched up with Jarvis Khattri for the quarter-final of the Kingpyn High Stakes Tournament at Wembley Arena in London on 22 April.[16] Khattri defeated Zanetti via 3rd-round TKO.

Personal life[edit]

Zanetti attended Royds School in Rothwell, West Yorkshire from which he was expelled: subsequently he attended Tinshill Learning Centre until age 16.[17] He has one son, Deaconn, born in 2006 when he was 17,[18][non-primary source needed][19][non-primary source needed] who has made an appearance in one of his music videos.[20]

Zanetti's girlfriend, Lizzie, died in a car accident in August 2010.[21][non-primary source needed]

Years later, Zanetti was known for having extra-marital relations with Katie Price in 2015. He later dated Made in Chelsea star Sophie Hermann.[7]

Zanetti is a supporter of Leeds United F.C.[22]


List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes Source
2016 Road Ronnie [23][24][non-primary source needed]
2018 Dead Ringer Danny
List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes Source
2014 The SIC Life With Tom Zanetti Himself Reality TV show [25][non-primary source needed][26][27][28]
2015 First Dates Himself Series 3, Episode 7 [29][non-primary source needed][30][non-primary source needed][31][32][33]
2017 Katie Price: My Crazy Life Himself Series 6 [34]
2018 Good Morning Britain Guest Breakfast programme [35][36]
2021 Celebs Go Dating Himself Reality TV show [37]
2021 Made in Chelsea Himself Reality TV show [38]



List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album


"Goin' In"
(featuring Jack Walton)
2014 Non-album singles
"Darlin'" 2015
"Darlin'" (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix) 2016
"You Want Me"
(featuring Sadie Ama)
22 3 39 38 29
(with LiTek, featuring Curtis Clacey)
"More & More"
(featuring Karen Harding)
73 22 81
"Candy" 2018
"Balloon Tune"
"Make It Look Good"
(featuring Preditah)
"Flight Mode"
(featuring Silky)
2020 78
"Didn't Know" 2021 14 5 23
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
"Darlin'" 2015 David East[47]
"You Want Me"
(featuring Sadie Ama)
2016 Joe Elliot, Kristian Young[48]
"More & More"
(featuring Karen Harding)
2017 Dominic O'Riordan[49]

Boxing record[edit]


1 fight 0 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
1 Loss 0–1 Slim Albaher UD 4 14 Jan 2023 Wembley Arena, London, England MF–Professional bout
For MFB light heavyweight title


1 fight 0 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
1 Loss 0–1 Jarvis Khattri TKO 3 (5), 1:45 22 Apr 2023 Wembley Arena, London, England High Stakes Tournament quarter-final


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  2. ^ "My surname on my passport is Courtney, which is my Dad's surname – he's from an Irish background. After my parents split up I took my mum's surname which is Zanetti. As a kid I used to think it sounded cooler as well!". Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  3. ^ "TOM ZANETTI BIRTHDAY PARTY – I would like to invite you to celebrate my birthday on Saturday 2nd July in Leeds". Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  4. ^ "the 27-year-old from Belle Isle is on the cusp of the big time". Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Genres: Dance, Music – You Want Me (feat. Sadie Ama) – Single by Tom Zanetti on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Fans of House music will already be well aware of Tom Zanetti". Official Charts. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  7. ^ a b Copsey, Rob. "I started performing my own tracks in clubs when I was 17. I was doing it for free for about a year, until I realised I could just put on my own events instead. The shows kept getting bigger and better, and it all went from there". Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  8. ^ Harrison, Harry (3 October 2022). "KSI's Misfits Boxing to host event including Tom Zanetti, Jay Swingler and Slim at Utilita Arena in Sheffield". The Star.
  9. ^ Happy Punch Promotions (13 October 2022). "🚨 BREAKING: Jayden King has pulled out of Saturday's fight vs Tom Zanetti". Twitter.
  10. ^ Watson, Fraser (13 October 2022). "Boxing press conference descends into chaos as brawl breaks out after water pistol fired". Daily Express.
  11. ^ Taylor, Mams (13 October 2022). "Tom will be back on another card v soon!". Twitter.
  12. ^ Tom, Zanetti (14 October 2022). "It's seriously amazing the things this man and his team have achieved 🙀🌎💰... ...they are the sickest team and such a professional outfit, now they have put me on a 3 FIGHT DEAL!!". Instagram.
  13. ^ Misfits Boxing (1 December 2022). "🚨 𝟬𝟬𝟰 𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 🚨 @TomZanettiTZ will challenge for the #MisfitsBoxing Light Heavyweight Title against @SlimmySlim94 in January live on @daznboxing 🥊". Twitter.
  14. ^ Sky Sports (15 January 2023). "KSI calls out Jake Paul for future fight after knock-out win over FaZe Temperrr at Wembley Arena". Sky Sports.
  15. ^ Kingpyn Boxing (14 February 2023). "HUGE DEAL DONE!✍️". Twitter.
  16. ^ Kingpyn Boxing (12 March 2023). "THE THIRD MATCH-UP 🔥". Twitter.
  17. ^ "I have lived in many places in Leeds, Gipton, Belle Isle and Rothwell which is where I went to school. I went to Royds School but got expelled and was sent to Tinshall Learning Centre until I was 16. Although I got expelled I got on with my work and was in top set for everything, I just wasn't always there and didn't follow the rules!". Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Happy 10th birthday to my beautiful son Deaconn, I love this boy more than life itself. Can't believe I have a 10 yr old son haha, it's crazy and I wouldn't change him for the world if it was offered to me". Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Happy birthday to my beautiful son Deaconn". Twitter. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  20. ^ "FNDTV – TOM ZANETTI // TIZZY MC ' GOIN' IN ' {sprayout} FNDTV EXCLUSIVE". 28 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2017 – via YouTube.
  21. ^ "5 years ago today was the worst day of my life, im not posting on here for sympathy and certainly dont want to dampen anybodies day, but i wanted to mention something publicly. I lost my girlfriend Lizzie in a car accident which crushed me, my son and my whole family". Retrieved 27 May 2017.
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  24. ^ Zanetti, Tom. "Not been able to tell many people until now, but Iv been cast in a British film which will be coming out in the cinema this year. I'm playing a nutcase London gangster haha so have to use an accent, and got some really cool scenes. Very grateful, and excited to have been involved. Really enjoyed it and hope it works for the team who created it as they are all amazing, worked extremely hard and spent a lot time and money to make it right. The film is called 'ROAD' see link for trailer below, hope you enjoy the trailer, and if you hating or being negative we don't give a fuckkkkkk. I'm grateful for everything in life and very inspired by people who believe in themselves and try to get somewhere no matter how difficult it can be". Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  25. ^ Zanetti, Tom (5 November 2014). "New TV show starting at 11 pm on freeview channel 8 thurs 6th November. Watch the advert on my TOM ZANETTI Fb page x". @tomzanettitz. Twitter. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  26. ^ Pell, Mike. "It's Literally Non Stop From When I Wake Until I Sleep – MTV Meets Tom Zanetti". MTV. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  27. ^ Pell, Mike. "Tell us about the reality show The SIC Life. How/why did you get picked for that? "I was contacted by a local channel called Made in Leeds TV. They just asked me to film a show based on my every day activities, so they sent a cameraman to live at my house the very next day and that's how it started. We have episode four out shortly, which shows the journey to signing our record deal, filming the official video for my single 'Darlin' and me being apart of the BBC Radio 1Xtra Academy with Charlie Sloth and Melissa Steel. Keep your eyes peeled for that one!"". MTV. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  28. ^ Zanetti, Tom. "I know this sounds mental but i have been given my own TV show hahaa :) iv had a film crew live at my house, and follow me around for the past couple weeks to parties, meetings, gym, activities with my son, filming me at home, shopping and even in the shower haha all for a programme called 'The SIClife with Tom Zanetti' which will be going on the 'made in leeds' channel 8 on freeview tomorrow night! then sky channel 117 next month. The first episode will be played at 11:30 tomorrow night (thursday 6th nov) please watch if you get a minute, i have been as genuine as possible and it touches a lot of personal parts in my life aswell. I hope i come across interesting and decent ha. I realise a lot of people who watch it wont even know me haha and i wondered why they wanted to film a show about me, i actually even argued as i didnt ewant to do it but figured it would be good and you only live once so why not please watch the advert below for an insight into the show x". Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  29. ^ "Dropping into the petrol station for those flowers worked well then, Tom". Twitter. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  30. ^ "@C4FirstDates what was I meant to do? Grow them myself?ha just thought it would be a nice gesture to break the ice, us both being so nervous". Twitter. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  31. ^ Sky, J. "Talk to me about your First Dates appearance. Are you still looking for love and what impresses you? Haha I wasn't looking for love that was a dare by Kane! He got in touch with them and when I got through I just went ahead with it. I can't believe I actually did it . Looking back I was very brave as I'm very shy in person to be honest". Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  32. ^ Loxton, Suzi (15 April 2015). "First Dates – Wednesday 15th April – First dates – Tom and Aliiee". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  33. ^ "Tom is a suave, confident restaurant owner looking for a refined lady. His date Alliee is a dance teacher who doesn't really do dates, and isn't immediately floored by Tom's well-rehearsed advances: including petrol station flowers and champagne. Changing tack to reveal his "deeper" side, Tom's chances start to look up, and the shared plate of ice cream might not be the only thing that's starting to melt". Channel 4.
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  38. ^ "Exclusive – Made in Chelsea star Julius teases "fiery" drama ahead of season 21 premiere, watch first-look clip". Radio Times. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
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  40. ^ Peak chart positions for singles on the UK Dance Chart:
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