Birth name Chantelle Vivien Houghton

Birthday 21 August 1983

Star sign Leo

Birthplace Wickford, Essex

Marriages Samuel Preston, August 2006 – November 2007

Chantelle Houghton was born in Essex to dad Alan and mum Vivien in 1983. She has an older brother called Gregg.

After attending Bromfords School, Chantelle took a job in a bank. Her parents split up when she was 16.

Chantelle always dreamed of stardom and became a model and promotions girl. She did some glamour modelling and also worked as a Paris Hilton lookalike.

In 2005 Chantelle applied for Big Brother. She was kept as a stand-in but never got to enter the house.

Instead producers decided to use her on Celebrity Big Brother, making her the first non-celebrity contestant on the show.

Chantelle was given the task of convincing her famous housemates that she was the lead singer of a fictional band called Kandy Floss. She succeeded and went on to win the show, scooping £25,000 in prize money.

During her time in the house, Chantelle Houghton became close to Ordinary Boys singer Preston. They started dating within a few months and got engaged in April 2006.

The whirlwind romance moved fast. Chantelle and Preston tied the knot in August 2006 but less than a year later they announced their split. They divorced in November 2007.

Chantelle came face-to-face with Preston when they both appeared on Ultimate Big Brother in 2010 and admitted she’ll ‘always’ love him.

The star went on to date TV presenter Rav Wilding before hooking up with Katie Price’s ex-husband Alex Reid.

Alex proposed live on TV in October 2011 and Chantelle announced her pregnancy a month later. Daughter Dolly was born in June 2012.

Sadly things didn’t work out for the new parents and they had a messy split shortly after the birth of their little girl.

Chantelle Houghton has spoken openly about her weight battles. She kept herself in the limelight by launching her own range of potties in August 2014.

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