Louise Redknapp is a musician, TV presenter, actress and fashion blogger.
Louise rose to prominence as a member of girl band Eternal, before embarking on a highly successful solo career. Eternal were the first all-girl group to sell over 1 million copies of an album in the UK with their debut Always & Forever, and remain the top selling girl band of the 90’s with over 10 Million Records sold. Louise went solo in 1995 and her first album, Naked, produced 5 hits and sold over 1 million copies. In 1997, Louise embarked on her first UK tour, selling out at over 20 venues across the country, including Wembley Arena. Louise released a further 4 albums over the next few years selling 5 Million records in the process before a Greatest Hits UK tour. Louise hit the UK Top 5 again with Pandora’s Kiss in 2003.
In addition to her music, Louise has worked extensively as a TV presenter on programmes such as BBC1’s The Clothes Show, ITV2’s Soccer Aid, and Channel 4’s How Not To Get Old. In 2007, she presented The Truth about Size Zero for ITV1, a documentary that followed Louise on a personal journey to highlight the dangers of extreme dieting and weight loss. 2009 saw a follow up ITV1 documentary, Super Skinny Pregnancies, investigating the pressures on women to stay in shape during and post pregnancy. Louise co-presented BBC’s Something For The Weekend in summer 2009 alongside Tim Lovejoy, before becoming a permanent co-host in 2010 and 2011. She was then asked to join the judging panel on the second series of BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance. Louise hosted the countdown of Disney’s Greatest Songs for Sky, was a guest judge for the High Street Fashion Awards for ITV’s Lorraine, and helped launch Sport Relief 2012. Her numerous other TV appearances include Celebrity Juice, The Xtra Factor and Strictly It Takes Two.
In autumn 2016, Louise was announced as a contestant for BBC’s flagship show Strictly Come Dancing where she joined 11 other celebrities for the 14th series. Louise stormed her way to the finals, and was named runner-up.
Louise played Ray Winstone’s wife Irene in Tim Lewiston’s feature film The Hot Potato, and in 2017 made her stage debut starring as Sally Bowles in the National Tour of Cabaret, with Will Young.
Alongside her presenting and performing, Louise is in much demand as a brand ambassador, working with companies such as Schwarzkopf, Colgate, Thomas Cook, Nintendo, Sainsbury’s, Pandora, and most recently Harvey’s, the largest furniture specialist in the UK, launching her own exclusive home collection called BOLD by Louise. Louise also has her own style blog A Style Album (www.astylealbum.com), which she launched with friend and fellow fashionista Emma Thatcher.
In December 2017, Louise returned to the music industry, playing her first live show in 15 years at Under The Bridge in London which sold out in under 3 minutes. In January 2018, she took her Intimate & Live show on the road, which sold out all over the UK. Louise then signed a global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, and is currently working on her new album.
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