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 and 2009, she presented controversial documentaries; The Truth about Size Zero and Super Skinny Pregnancies for ITV1. She continued her presenting on Something For The Weekend in 2009-2011 and was then asked to join the judging panel on the second series of BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance.
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.
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. Alongside writing and recording for her new album, summer 2018 also saw Louise perform up and down the country at different festivals including Isle of Wight festival, Manchester Pride and supporting Britney Spears at Brighton Pride.
In 2019, Louise continued her passion for singing and dancing on stage in a different form – on the West End! Louise joined the cast of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical as the lead role of Violet Newstead at The Savoy Theatre. In the second half of 2019, she took the role on tour up and down the UK and reprises her West End role on the 10th February 2020 and will continue as Violet until 23rd May.
After signing a worldwide recording deal with Warner Music, Louise released her first studio album in 20 years, ‘Heavy Love’. All four singles from the album spent time on the playlist at Radio 2, including ‘Stretch’, ‘Lead Me On’ (co-written and produced by Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit), and the latest single ‘Hurt’. Reaching number 4 in the Official Albums Sale Chart, Louise is already excited to get back into the studio to work on album 5.
Louise’s touring plans have far from stopped as she takes her hits and the new tracks from ‘Heavy Love’ on tour in March 2020.