All the deets on the 22-year-old former Hollyoaks actress...

A former soap actress, TOWIE character and an American reality star…you’ve already got the makings of a great Celebrity Big Brother.

As 12 celebrities enter the spy house, we’re already itching to see the first meltdown/fight/romance and we can’t wait to get to know our fave stars.

Yes we know Rylan and Emma will grill them before they go through the doors but here at Now we want to take it a step further.

Microscope on… 22-year-old soap star Stephanie Davis.

She’s the northern firecracker set to tear-up the house, but who REALLY is Stephanie Davis?

 

Here’s our top SEVEN things you need to know…

 

She shot to fame on Somewhere Over The Rainbow

In 2010 Stephanie first found fame as a wannabe Dorothy singing her heart out on Saturday night television. In the beeb’s search for a gal to trot down the yellow brick road, Stephanie lasted until the fifith week when she lost out to a sing off with fellow contestant Stephanie Fearon. However it wasn’t all bad news, months later she was plucked from the masses for a starring role in Hollyoaks.

 

Her exit from Hollyoaks was…dramatic!

After appearing on the Channel 4 soap for almost five years as brash Sinead O’Connor (no not that one!) Her contract was suddenly cut short in July 2016 due to bad behaviour. Her agent later released a statement saying: ‘Stephanie’s contract was terminated following warnings for lateness, attendance and after a final incident in which she turned up to set unfit to work because of alcohol consumption.’ Now she wants to set the record straight and we can’t wait!

 

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A nut allergy and an Australia jungle!

Before agreeing to appear on CBB, Stephanie was set to go down under and appear on the Jungle! But at the eleventh hour the northerner had to pull out due to her severe nut allergy. She has since said: ‘I sobbed my heart out! The doctor in Australia made the decision because they said it was too dangerous. It was 15 minutes to get out of the jungle and then an hour to the hospital. They said in that time, if something happened, I could be dead.’

 

A 1D member…

Yes, believe it or not Stephanie dated the handsome Zayn Malik in 2011 after he split up from Rebecca Ferguson. After the split, she said: ‘We’re still dead good friends and we’re just working on our careers at the moment. It ended on really good terms and we text each other. I spoke to him the other week.’

Swoon!

 

And she’s now dating a model…

But have no fear, Stephanie has found love with someone just as fit! Hunk of a man Sam Reece is madly in love with Steph…and judging by her love-up Instagram she’s gonna find it tough without him by her side.

 

She’s had her fair share of ups and downs…

If there’s one thing to know about Stephanie, it’s that she is HONEST! The 22-year-old recently opened up about her battle with depression and the panic attacks she suffered as a result of a previous relationship. She said: ‘By the end of the relationship I was numb. During that time I had really bad panic attacks and I would find it hard to breathe. I’m happier forgoing through that, though.’

 

She appeared in Holby City

Stephanie joins the likes of Orlando Bloom, Kate Winslet and David Walliams as stars who had their first break on a medical drama. In 2007, she appeared on our TVs as Macy Gardiner in Holby City. The following year she was snapped up by Doctors.