Kerry Katona
Media personality and singer
Kerry Katona
Kerry Jayne Elizabeth Katona (born 6 September 1980) is a British singer and media personality, best known for her television work, predominantly in light entertainment and reality shows. She is also a member of girl group Atomic Kitten, a magazine columnist, an actress, and the author of ghostwritten books that include an autobiography and several novels. She has appeared in television commercials, notably for Iceland and Asda supermarkets.
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News of the World paid over £300,000 to private investigator, trial hears
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Andy Gadd says he worked exclusively for paper's news editor, Ian Edmondson, between 2004 and 2010 on 'tracing' work A private investigator who worked exclusively for News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson invoiced the paper for more than £300,000 over five years for "tracing" work, the phone-hacking trial has heard. Andy Gadd, who described himself as an "investigative researcher", estimated he worked "two or three" days a week on average for the paper, paid initially by cheque, then through bank transfer BACS. Gadd said he knew Glenn Mulcaire, another private investigator who worked for the paper, as both had worked for the same research agency in the 1990s, where they did "tracing" work. Giving evidence, Gadd said he first worked for Edmondson when the journalist was on the Sunday People, then continued to work exclusively for him when he returned to the News of the World. He said he was "totally freelance" and not on a weekly contract, but paid for "time spent" on th ...
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Kerry Katona shrugs off her financial woes as she poses alongside Atomic Kitten bandmates at Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
The mother-of-four filed declared herself bankrupt for the second time in five years on Tuesday.
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NOT HER TOO!!!
Huffington Post - about 4 years
LONDON (AP) — Sarah Ferguson, the former wife of Prince Andrew; British singer-songwriter James Blunt; and Israeli television psychic Uri Geller are among the latest to strike a deal with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking. The three were among 17 hacking victims who settled Friday with News Corp. subsidiary News Group Newspapers over its campaign of illegal espionage, which set off a massive scandal when it was revealed in July 2011. Others on the list include actor Hugh Grant — whose settlement was first announced in December — as well as "Doctor Who" actor Christopher Ecclestone, former government minister Geoffrey Robinson, TV presenter Jeff Brazier and singer Kerry Katona. Murdoch's News of the World tabloid was at the center of the scandal. Prosecutors say the paper's senior management conspired to hack hundreds of victims' phones, including senior government ministers, sports stars, Hollywood royalty, and even ...
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Kerry Katona's 'posh' kids
Monsters and Critics - about 4 years
Kerry Katona is pleased her children go to private school because it has given them such good manners and a
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Kerry Katona: Formerly bankrupt star criticised for signing up as new face of payday loans service
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Formerly bankrupt Kerry Katona is criticised by MPs for agreeing to starring in a new TV advert for CashLady.co.uk.
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Kerry Katona's boring celebration
Monsters and Critics - about 4 years
Kerry Katona has no plans for New Year's Eve (31.12.12) tonight and says she will have a 'boring' evening with
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Kerry Katona embraces the 80's with jutting shoulder pads and bouffant hair
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
She's working on turning around her career and her image.
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Kerry Katona 'Still Standing' Autobiography Book Signing Pictures
Monsters and Critics - about 4 years
We have added a set of pictures from the event "Kerry Katona 'Still Standing' Autobiography Book Signing".
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News International may face 230 new claims over alleged phone hacking
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Claimants include the former Arsenal and England footballer, Sol Campbell and former Atomic Kitten singer, Kerry Katona News International is expected to face at least 230 new compensation claims from alleged victims of News of the World phone-hacking, including former England footballer Sol Campbell. Other new claimants include former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona, her ex husband Brian McFadden, formerly of boyband Westlife, and The Apprentice contestant Ruth Badger. The names were revealed at a high court case-management conference overseen by Mr Justice Vos on Friday, during which it emerged that 68 new civil claims for phone-hacking damages have now been lodged. Hugh Tomlinson, QC, representing phone-hacking victims, also told the high court that 395 people had now applied for disclosure of phone-hacking evidence from the Metropolitan police and up to 40 more claims were expected to be lodged by the deadline set by Vos of next Friday, 14 September. Tomlinson added tha ...
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Kerry Katona recreates Atomic Kitten photoshoot and says ex 'Mark Croft was just a sperm donor'
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
She's had four children, been divorced twice, suffered from drug addiction and undergone plastic surgery. But Kerry Katona is back to being an Atomic Kitten after recreating a photoshoot from her days in the girl band.
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Kerry Katona gets boxing lesson from Enzo Calzaghe
Campaign - over 4 years
HARDMAN boxing trainer Enzo Calzaghe met his match in the form of reality TV and former pop star Kerry Katona.
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Kerry Katona shows off her slimline figure in tight leggings after £8k liposuction procedure
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
The mother-of-four drew attention to her toned body in a pair of tight leggings and a figure-hugging vest top as she posed up for photographers.
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Kerry Katona thinks Tulisa Contostavlos lacks star quality
STV - almost 5 years
Kerry Katona has claimed that Tulisa Contostavlos does not have 'star quality'.
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Kerry Katona kisses fan with comical hairstyle as he approaches her for photo
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
The star was staying with her boyfriend Steve Alce at her mother's home in Warrington
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Kerry Katona shows off boyfriend Steve Alce's portrait of Peter Andre
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Well at least one of them has a talent!
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Kerry Katona introduces her boyfriend to her friends as they celebrate Coleen Nolan's birthday in the pub
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
She's been dating him for five months and has already moved him into her family home.
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Kerry Katona tries on a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding dress
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Mother-of-four claimed she's finally found 'the one' in artist Steve Alce.
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Kerry Katona and Steve Alce's swap slushy Twitter tributes after their first holiday as a couple
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Artist joked the reality star had proposed during their mini-break in Dubai.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kerry Katona
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    On 11 May 2016 Katona rejoined the panel of Loose Women since leaving the series in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Katona is a patron of The Shannon Bradshaw Trust, a Warrington-based charity which helps children with life-threatening conditions and their families. In March 2016 Kerry launched an online bingo site called Bingo With Kerry. In May 2016 the site won 'New Site of the Year' at the WhichBingo Awards.
  • 2015
    Age 34
    Katona ended her 13-month marriage to George in October 2015 following his arrest for alleged assault in their home.
    More Details Hide Details On 15 July 2007, Katona, Croft, and their young daughter Heidi were held hostage at their £1.5 million home in Wilmslow, Cheshire. They reported that three men forcibly entered their home, one of them holding Katona at knife-point while the others forced Croft to show them where valuables were kept. Nobody was physically harmed, but the men left with a blue BMW and other valuables with an estimated total value between £100,000 – £150,000. On 19 July 2007, police found the undamaged car 10 miles away on Reeves Road in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. That same day, Katona was admitted to The Priory hospital suffering from bipolar disorder. Her publicist, Max Clifford, claimed she had suffered from the disorder for some time, but the trauma had aggravated her symptoms. On 21 August 2008, Katona was declared bankrupt at the High Court in London after failing to pay the final £82,000 of a £417,000 tax bill. After losing her Iceland contract, her magazine column, and her MTV shows, Katona suffered further financial setbacks. In December 2009, she received a repossession order on her £1.5 million home, having not paid her mortgage in months.
  • 2014
    Age 33
    Katona and Kay married on 14 September 2014 at Tortworth Court Hotel in Gloucestershire.
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    On 4 April 2014, Katona gave birth to her first child with fiancé George Kay, a girl named Dylan-Jorge Rose.
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  • 2013
    Age 32
    On 12 September 2013, Katona announced her fifth pregnancy.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    On 19 December 2012 Katona appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show talking about her drug issues.
    More Details Hide Details Formerly represented by publicist Max Clifford, with whom she parted by mutual agreement in October 2008, Katona has had endorsement deals with Iceland and Asda supermarkets. On 17 August 2009, Iceland released Katona from her £290,000 contract. The company stated that it was "impossible" to continue featuring Katona in its advertising campaigns after photographs appeared in the News of the World tabloid, allegedly showing her taking cocaine in the bathroom of her home. Katona has released an autobiography, Kerry Katona: Too Much, Too Young; a self-help book, Survive the Worst and Aim for the Best: How to Get Your Life Back on Track; and three novels, Tough Love, The Footballer's Wife, and Glamour Girl. All of her books have been ghostwritten. Until 2008, she wrote a regular column for OK! Magazine. Then again until December 2012.
    In June 2012 Katona performed at Birmingham's Gay Pride singing some of her Atomic Kitten hits including Whole Again and Right Now.
    More Details Hide Details It was the first time in over 11 years that Katona performed. However, it was announced on 18 October that the original members of Atomic Kitten would reunite for an ITV2 series along with other pop groups of their era, including B*Witched, Five, Liberty X and 911. Natasha Hamilton tweeted to a fan that the reason Frost was not involved was that she was expecting twins, but she would be welcome to rejoin the group whenever she was ready. On 20 November, the girls were spotted leaving a recording studio together. The Daily Mail reported that they were seen filming their reformation for The Big Reunion. Katona later confirmed on 21 November in an interview on This Morning that she had rejoined the group and replaced Frost.
  • 2011
    Age 30
    After a reconciliation, Katona and Croft divorced in 2011.
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    She was voted the runner-up in the final after Paddy Doherty on 8 September 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2012, Hamilton confirmed that the group were reuniting for a summer tour, including a performance at Diamond Jubilee Concert. Hamilton also stated that the group were in talks to star in their own reality TV show regarding the comeback, following on the success of the 2011 Steps reunion and reality show. Hamilton stated that she hoped former member, Kerry Katona, who quit the trio in 2001 before they found chart success, would join them on stage for a performance. The reunion was later dismissed by all three members due to the fight between Katona and Frost.
    Katona was the first housemate to enter the Big Brother House for the 2011 series of Celebrity Big Brother alongside Amy Childs and Tara Reid and others.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    Katona's latest reality show Kerry Coming Clean aired on 24 June 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Katona has been banned from using drugs or reuniting with Mark Croft as a part of her contract with management team Can Associates. The documentary covers the tribulations of Katona's separation from Croft and signing with Peter Andre's management company Can Associates. Katona also featured in two series of Kerry Katona: The Next Chapter. Katona was a contestant on Dancing on Ice Series 6 with English ice skater Daniel Whiston. They were eliminated in week 5 in a skate-off against Jeff Brazier and partner Isabelle Gauthier.
  • 2009
    Age 28
    On 27 August 2009, it was reported that Katona was under investigation by Cheshire Police after allegations she had assaulted her accountant, and for criminal damage and a public order offence.
    More Details Hide Details After being arrested and questioned, she was released without being charged. On 2 July 2013, Katona filed for bankruptcy at Wigan County Court. Emily Herbert's biography of Katona, Kerry: Story of a Survivor, appeared in September 2005. Katona released her autobiography, Too Much, Too Young in 2006, written with ghostwriter Fanny Blake and Sue Katona, who consented to have her story told as well.... I put my mum's life story in the book as well... so people could understand my mum... my mum was involved in the book heavily... I asked my mum if I could do the book first In October 2007, Katona released her first novel. Tough Love (produced with the aid of a ghost-writer) follows the story of the Crompton family and was published by Ebury Press. A second ghostwritten novel, The Footballer's Wife, was published in 2008.
    From a peak audience of 500,000 for Kerry Katona: Crazy in Love, viewership for Kerry Katona: What's the Problem?, a series about Katona's bipolar disorder, slumped to just 19,000 and MTV dropped her in August 2009.
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    On 13 March 2009, Katona's financial advisor Frank Cochran read a statement to the media stating that Katona and Croft had decided to divorce.
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    In late 2009, Katona attempted to become a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother 2010 but was rejected by the show's executives after she failed the required psychological tests.
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  • 2008
    Age 27
    Five weeks before the due date, she gave birth to a baby on 11 April 2008, at 5.42 pm after 2 days of labour.
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  • 2007
    Age 26
    On 14 February 2007 Katona married taxi driver Mark Croft in a private ceremony in Gretna Green with two friends as witnesses.
    More Details Hide Details Six days later, on 20 February 2007, the couple's daughter Heidi Elizabeth Croft was delivered by Caesarean section at Macclesfield General Hospital. Six weeks premature, Heidi weighed. Katona announced in late September 2007 that she was expecting her fourth child, her second with Croft. At one point, she feared that she had suffered a miscarriage but further examination found the foetus was still alive, and due in May 2008. On 30 December 2007 she announced that her fourth child would be a boy named Maxwell Mark, after Max Clifford and her husband Mark.
    Between 2007 and 2009, Katona was the subject of three MTV reality shows: Kerry Katona: Crazy in Love, Kerry Katona: Whole Again, and Kerry Katona: What's the Problem?
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  • 2005
    Age 24
    In July 2005 Katona starred in My Fair Kerry on ITV, where she was taught airs and graces to transform herself from ladette to lady.
    More Details Hide Details She also starred in an Irish drama called Showbands that year.
  • 2004
    Age 23
    McFadden filed for divorce from Katona in September 2004 and was separated for two years, until their divorce was finalised in December 2006.
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    On separating from McFadden in September 2004 she reverted to her maiden name.
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    In February 2004, she won the third series of the British reality TV show I'm a Celebrity...
    More Details Hide Details Get Me Out of Here! That July, she and McFadden appeared as judges on the RTÉ talent show You're a Star, which was used to select the Republic of Ireland's Eurovision Song Contest entry.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    On 5 January 2002, the couple married at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathfeigh, County Meath, Republic of Ireland, with Katona's former Atomic Kitten colleague Natasha Hamilton as bridesmaid.
    More Details Hide Details The couple honeymooned in Mauritius. Their second daughter, Lilly-Sue, was born on 3 February 2003.
  • 2001
    Age 20
    On 31 August 2001, Katona gave birth to Molly Marie McFadden, daughter of former Westlife star Brian McFadden.
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    After marrying Brian McFadden and taking his surname, Katona moved into television work, appearing on and presenting a mix of light-entertainment programmes such as Britain's Sexiest, Loose Women, and elimiDATE. She appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank in 2001.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 18
    In 1999, 18-year-old Katona rose to fame as a member of Atomic Kitten, an all-female pop trio created by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark frontman Andy McCluskey. The other original members were Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon. Their debut single, "Right Now", was released in late November 1999 and reached #10 on the UK Singles Chart.
    More Details Hide Details Their second single, "See Ya", followed in March 2000 and was an even bigger success, reaching #6. Following this initial success, Atomic Kitten performed an Asian tour and scored their first #1 hit there with "Cradle". The album, Right Now, was first released in Japan on 16 March 2000, and subsequently released in the United Kingdom on 23 October 2000 following the release of two further singles, "I Want Your Love" and "Follow Me", with a slightly modified tracklist. In 2000, the group also recorded a cover version of "The Locomotion" for the movie Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Right Now was unsuccessful upon its first release, peaking at only #39 in the UK album chart. Initially, there were no plans to focus on the global market and Atomic Kitten's record label, Innocent Records, was even considering dropping them because of their limited success. However, the record company were persuaded to allow the group to release one more single from the album. That single, "Whole Again", became their first #1 hit in the United Kingdom and stayed at the top for 4 consecutive weeks. Due to this success, "Whole Again" was released globally and reached #1 in 18 other countries, including 6 weeks in Germany and New Zealand. The song and video for "Whole Again" originally featured Kerry Katona but she left the group several days before the single's release because she was pregnant.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on September 6, 1980.
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