Chantelle Houghton
English television personality, glamour model, media personality, television presenter, columnist and novelist
Chantelle Houghton
Chantelle Vivien Houghton is an English glamour model and television personality. She was the first 'non-celebrity' to feature in the Channel 4 reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother in 2006. She emerged as the winner of series 4, beating 0 celebrities:, winning a prize of £25,000. Following a much-publicised on-screen courtship, Houghton married former fellow Celebrity Big Brother 2006 contestant Samuel Preston of The Ordinary Boys in August 2006.
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Huey Morgan and the fine art of the TV walkout
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Following Huey Morgan's mug-smashing antics on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, who else has seen the red mist descend on TV? Never Mind The Buzzcocks loomed large in everyone's cultural consciousness for the first time in a long time this week, as Huey Morgan, the radio presenter once of 90s lounge lizards Fun Lovin' Criminals, smashed a mug in explosive fashion before storming off just before the credits rolled. Reading on mobile? Click here to watch Morgan has form in violent outbursts, having ranted extensively on Twitter after failing to win a Sony radio award. Back then he fearlessly put shock-jock firebrands like Lauren Laverne and Fearne Cotton in his crosshairs, and now he's managed to get wound up by Rizzle Kicks' brand of ASOS-clad bantz. No doubt he'll have a full-on murderous Falling Down moment on next year's I'm A Celebrity after one of Lawson flicks him with a towel. But Morgan is far from the first person to see the red mist unexpectedly descend while on a light enterta ...
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Chantelle Houghton takes swipe at Alex Reid after he admits to not knowing where daughter Dolly lives
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
Just a day after Alex Reid took a swipe at ex Chantelle Houghton, claiming that she would not allow him to know where she lives with their daughter Dolly, the blonde reality star has hit back.
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Chantelle Houghton puts on a brave face as she displays sleek new hairstyle at OK magazine party
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
The 29-year-old also showed off a new sleek hairstyle as she arrived at the OK magazine Christmas party.
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Chantelle Houghton wears a bikini five months after giving birth as it is revealed she wants surgery to slim down
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The 29-year-old reality star is said to want liposuction and a boob job in the New Year, to try and regain her pre-baby shape.
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Single mum Chantelle Houghton slowly puts the glamour back in her life as she ditches dowdy outfits for a stylish jacket
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Ditching her usual look of jeans and Uggs, the former Big Brother star decided to opt for a stylish tweed jacket instead as she stepped out in London.
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Chantelle Houghton cuts a solemn figure as she steps out make-up free once more
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
She first rose to fame wearing lashings of make-up in the Celebrity Big Brother house and has since been known for her glamorous looks.
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Chantelle Houghton reveals how Alex Reid is still in love with ex-wife Katie Price
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
She's struggled to get back on her feet since her very public split from fiancé Alex Reid, and now Chantelle Houghton has spoken out about the breakdown of her tempestuous relationship.
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Debbie Leigh: A birthday treat full of animal magic...
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
When you get to 35, birthdays are hardly something to look forward to. On the other hand, your daughter turning two is like, totally the most exciting thing in the world ever. At least, since she turned one. And while obviously you are excited for your child, it’s actually a very self-indulgent time as the celebrations mean far more to you than they do to a toddler. Of course our little girl will love all the attention and gifts she receives but bearing in mind she can happily while away half an hour just putting nappies on her baby doll and taking them off; or packing and unpacking her bag for nursery, it’s hardly necessary to hire out a marquee and draft in Mr Tumble to ensure her big day goes with a swing. It’s well known that birthdays send hordes of parents on a spending splurge but I’ve actually been incredibly restrained - Mr N will be relieved to hear. In fact, now I think about it, her three books, a jigsaw and Duplo sound more like gifts from yesteryear than the 21st ...
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Chantelle Houghton puts the rollers in as she heads for her pal's birthday bash
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
New mum Chantelle Houghton puts the rollers in as she gets ready for a rare night out with pals
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Chantelle Houghton returns daughter Dolly's mattress
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
It's been said that a restless baby makes for a tired mother.
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Chantelle Houghton is showing the strain of Alex Reid split as she steps out in floral-print leggings
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Its been a week since she dumped fiancé Alex Reid.
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Chantelle Houghton devasted about split from Alex Reid
Monsters and Critics - over 4 years
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Chantelle Houghton dumps Alex Reid
Monsters and Critics - over 4 years
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Chantelle Houghton reveals that fiancé Alex Reid moved out of their house for a week
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Chantelle Houghton recently admitted in her magazine column that things were 'strained' between herself and her fiancé Alex Reid.
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Chantelle Houghton admits things are 'strained' with Alex Reid amid claims she'd 'rather be a single mum than be miserable'
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Chantelle made the admission to new! magazine amid claims she apparently told friends that she would 'rather be a single mum than be miserable'.
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Chantelle Houghton poses up with her newborn daughter
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Chantelle posed up with her newborn daughter in an adorable shoot for new! magazine, as she revealed she and her fiancé have still not chosen a name for their little one.
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Chantelle Houghton gushes about her baby girl for the first time since she gave birth
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
We've not had a name or many details about how the birth of Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid's new addition.
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Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid celebrate birth of their 'beautiful baby daughter'
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The 28-year-old delivered this morning, and both mother and baby are said to be doing well.
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Chantelle Houghton struggles with shopping as errant fiancé Alex Reid is nowhere to be seen
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
The 28-year-old was seen struggling with her bags outside Sainsbury's today, looking in dire need of some assistance from her errant fiancé Alex Reid.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Chantelle Houghton
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 32
    On 2 August 2016, she did an interview with NOW Magazine talking about the online bullying she faces due to he addiction to lip fillers.
    More Details Hide Details Since splitting from Preston, Houghton reinvented herself and has been described as "the new Katie Price." Houghton appeared on the scene with dyed blonde hair with extensions, fuller looking lips and had a breast enlargement. In April 2009, she revealed that she thought her new breasts (which had gone up from a B cup to an E) were too large and that she needs physiotherapy owing to their weight. She did not have her implants removed, however, and went on to model for Ultimo.
    She appeared in The Sun newspaper on 1 August 2016.
    More Details Hide Details She did a photoshoot and interview talking about her addiction to lip fillers.
    On 6 January 2016, she appeared on a TV.
    More Details Hide Details She was on an episode of the Channel 4 documentary series 'Bodyshockers' The show filmed the journey of the removal of her breast implants.
  • 2015
    Age 31
    On 31 March 2015, she appeared in a photoshoot on the cover of NOW Magazine alongside an interview detailing her weightloss, workout regime and diet plan.
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  • 2014
    Age 30
    On 3 December 2014, Chantelle launched her own line of hair extension range called 'Chantelles'.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    On 11 July 2013, Houghton appeared on Big Brother spin off show "Bit On the Side" for Channel 5 for a second time.
    More Details Hide Details She wrote a weekly column for New! Magazine from April 2012 - August 2015.
    In May 2013, she launched her own dating website for single parents (www.datewithchantelle.com).
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    Chantelle a appeared in a photo shoot in Closer Magazine on 19 February 2013, it was accompanied by an interview talking about her new bikini body.
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  • 2012
    Age 28
    On 17 June 2012, Houghton gave birth to a baby girl named Dolly, with her then-fiancé, cage-fighter Alex Reid.
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  • 2010
    Age 26
    She released a workout DVD in December 2010 and in December 2011, she released 'Fake it by Chantelle' which is a range of false eyelashes.
    More Details Hide Details In December 2012, Chantelle was named the face and brand ambassador of Easilocks Hair Extensions.
    On 24 August 2010, Houghton was the second housemate to enter the Ultimate Big Brother house behind winner of Big Brother 2010, Josie Gibson, to compete for "Ultimate Housemate".
    More Details Hide Details Her ex-husband Preston was the third person to enter the house. Houghton finished third behind runner-up Nikki Grahame and winner Brian Dowling. In September 2010, Houghton was named as the new face of La Senza underwear range. In April 2011, Houghton appeared on an episode of Celebrity Total Wipeout on the BBC. Houghton appeared on morning breakfast show This Morning in August 2011 alongside boyfriend Alex Reid. On 19 August 2011, Houghton appeared on Big Brother spin off show "Bit On the Side" for Channel 5. Chantelle was a participant in a celebrity week of cooking reality show Come Dine With Me for Channel 4, broadcast from 10–14 October 2011.
  • 2009
    Age 25
    In 2009, she had a brief cameo and small appearance in the ITV drama Whatever It Takes.
    More Details Hide Details In June 2010, Houghton fronted a campaign for PETA 'Fight Impotence. Go Vegetarian'.
  • 2008
    Age 24
    After their honeymoon, the couple moved to Preston's flat in Brighton. In a later 2008 interview with Piers Morgan, Houghton admitted that Preston had told her one-month after the wedding that he had not wanted to marry her. The couple continued giving interviews to various magazines, with Houghton losing weight and colouring her hair brunette to look more like Preston's former fiancee Camille. Ten months later, on 27 June 2007 they announced in a joint statement that they were ending their marriage. "After much soul-searching and tearful discussions we have sadly decided to end our marriage," they said in the statement. "We hope we can always remain friends and still love each other but we both think we put so much pressure on one another to make our marriage work that it has ended up destroying our relationship.
    More Details Hide Details No one else is involved in our decision." The couple insisted their relationship was genuine and denied they had rushed into marriage. "We know people will think we married too quickly on the back of Big Brother but the truth is that, what anyone thinks, we did have a whirlwind romance but we were genuinely in love with each other at the time and we will never regret our time together. We both believe in marriage and we never treated our vows or our commitment to each other lightly. We've spent hours and hours discussing whether we can salvage our marriage, give it another go, try harder, anything rather than give up. But we now both agree that we should go our separate ways. We are both young and we still have our lives in front of us. The last two weeks or so have been very upsetting and sad for us and our friends and family and we appreciate their support."
  • 2007
    Age 23
    The rumours of the final breakdown to their marriage were confirmed on 21 November 2007, when London's Reuters News Agency announced that Houghton had been granted a decree nisi at First Avenue House.
    More Details Hide Details Preston did not contest the petition, and neither appeared in court for the ninety–second hearing.
  • 2006
    Age 22
    Following a much-publicised on-screen courtship, Houghton married former fellow Celebrity Big Brother 2006 contestant Samuel Preston of The Ordinary Boys in August 2006. The couple announced their separation in a joint statement on 27 June 2007, and divorced on 21 November 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In October 2007, Houghton was named "TV's latest reality millionaire" and experts reported that her wealth easily exceeds £1 million. Houghton was born in Wickford, Essex, to Allan and Vivien, and has an older brother, Gregg. She has a daughter. She attended Bromfords School in Wickford, the same school that Big Brother 8 winner Brian Belo attended. She left school at 15 with seven GCSEs, then worked in a bank and as an insurance telesales rep. Houghton is a vegetarian.
    In May 2006, she signed a £300,000 deal with Random House to publish her autobiography.
    More Details Hide Details It was released in October 2006 called Living the Dream which sold 50,000 copies. Extracts from the book were read out by Simon Amstell on 14 February 2007 edition of Never Mind the Buzzcocks which caused Preston, who was a guest on the show, to walk off the set. Houghton came second in The Independents 'Britain's Happiest People' list. Houghton was nominated in the Most Popular TV Contender category at the 2006 National Television Awards, but was beaten by Nikki Grahame, herself a former Big Brother contestant. Houghton has written several columns in magazines, most notably as OK! s BB7 columnist and New! s BB8 columnist. Before becoming New!'s BB8 columnist she had another column in the magazine entitled "I Want It Right Now" in which she shared make up and fashion tips.
    Houghton announced her engagement to Preston on 11 April 2006. In an exclusive £300,000 deal each with OK!, they were married on 25 August 2006 at the Dartmouth House in Mayfair, London.
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  • 2005
    Age 21
    She appeared as a Soccerette model on Sky TV's Soccer AM show, and worked for a lookalike agency, portraying Paris Hilton. In 2005 she competed in a Miss Greater London beauty pageant, where she lost to Jenny Velasquez who took the crown and went on to compete in Miss England.
    More Details Hide Details Houghton had originally applied to be in Big Brother 6 and was a stand-by for that series but was never called up, however producers decided to use her for the upcoming celebrity version of the show. Houghton entered the house on day one and became the first non-celebrity to enter Celebrity Big Brother. She was told by Big Brother that her cover story was that she was a member of a fictional band called Kandy Floss. According to Big Brother, Houghton was the lead singer. Their singles were "I Want It Right Now", "Come Back" and "More More More". "I Want It Right Now" was their biggest hit. Had she failed to convince them, she would have been evicted from the house. She successfully fooled her housemates and survived to the end of the show. In her Big Brother profile page Houghton described herself as a "bright, blonde bimbo" (despite not being a natural blonde). She said, "I look like Paris Hilton, not on purpose but it's just the way it turned out".
  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 19
    In 2003, she entered a Daily Star competition as a page three girl, which she did not win, but appeared once in the tabloid newspaper.
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  • 2001
    Age 17
    After various friends suggested she would make a good model, Houghton entered a 2001 competition run by a Motorcycle News magazine, and after winning it became a promotions girl.
    More Details Hide Details Wanting to be like her heroine Katie Price, she undertook some glamour modelling, started out by having her mother take some topless shots in a local park.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Born on August 21, 1983.
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