Amy Childs

Amy Andrea Childs (born 7 June 1990) is an English television personality and model. She appeared in the first two series of the ITV2 reality series The Only Way Is Essex, and subsequently starred in her own reality series It's All About Amy from 2011 to 2012. Childs came in fourth place in the Channel 5 series Celebrity Big Brother 8 in 2011, and in 2014, she participated in the Channel 4 series The Jump. Childs returned to The Only Way Is Essex in 2020.

Amy Childs
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Childs in 2014
Amy Andrea Childs

(1990-06-07) 7 June 1990 (age 30)
  • Television personality
  • model
Years active2010–present
TelevisionThe Only Way Is Essex
It's All About Amy
Celebrity Big Brother
The Jump
Celebs Go Dating

Early lifeEdit

Childs was born on 7 June 1990[1] in Barking, London, but relocated to Brentwood, Essex. She attended Raphael Independent School, where she was head girl.[2] She left the school with four GCSE qualifications.[2]


Childs rose to fame in 2010 after appearing in the ITV2 reality series The Only Way Is Essex. She later signed to Can Associates management agency. As a model, she has posed for the fashion magazine Vogue. Childs put her name to a ghost-written column for New! magazine, and presented a regular fashion segment on the ITV series This Morning.[3] In July 2011, she was named Personality of the Year at the National Reality TV Awards.[4]

From December 2011 to January 2012, Childs appeared in her own reality series, titled It's All About Amy, broadcast on Channel 5. The series was cancelled after one series due to low ratings.[5] In February 2012, Childs competed in an episode of Let's Dance for Sport Relief alongside cousin Harry Derbidge. She later participated in a celebrity special of The Bank Job on Channel 4 in March 2012. In 2020, Childs was a main cast member on the eighth series of the E4 reality programme Celebs Go Dating.[6] Later that year, it was announced that she would be returning to The Only Way Is Essex after nine years, making her return in the twenty-sixth series, alongside cousin Harry Derbridge.[7]


As herself
Year Title Notes
2010–2011, 2020 The Only Way is Essex Series regular
2011 Celebrity Big Brother Housemate; fourth place
2011–2012 It's All About Amy Main role
2011–2013 Big Brother's Bit on the Side Panelist; 22 episodes
2014 The Jump Finished in 11th Place
2014 Celebrity Dinner Date Series 4, episode 8
2018 Star Boot Sale Series 1, episode 7
2020 Celebs Go Dating Main cast[8]


  1. ^ "Amy Andrea Childs – birthday girl". London: Twitter. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b AMy Childs talks TOWIE rivalry and why she quit the Essex show| Fabulous. (12 November 2011). Retrieved on 7 May 2012.
  3. ^ Love, Ryan (26 July 2011). "Amy Childs admits nerves over 'This Morning' debut". Digital Spy. London. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Reality TV Awards: Apprentice wins three prizes". London: BBC. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  5. ^ "It's All About Amy axed by Channel 5".[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Edwards, Chris (20 November 2019). "Celebs Go Dating 2020 cast announced with Amy Hart and Amy Childs". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  7. ^ The Only Way Is Essex [@OnlyWayIsEssex] (28 July 2020). "OH SHUT UP! 😱 A very familiar face is heading back to the world of #TOWIE! She's ditched her red hair dye and vajazzles… but what's @MissAmyChilds up to now!? 👀 Find out in #TOWIE10, back on @ITVBe later this year 😍" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Edwards, Chris (20 November 2019). "Celebs Go Dating 2020 cast announced with Amy Hart and Amy Childs". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 November 2019.

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