Charlotte Crosby

Charlotte-Letitia Crosby (born 17 May 1990[1]) is an English television personality, known for appearing in the MTV reality series Geordie Shore and winning the twelfth series of Celebrity Big Brother.[2] In 2017, she began presenting Just Tattoo of Us, and in 2018, Crosby began starring in her own reality series, The Charlotte Show.[3][4]

Charlotte Crosby
Charlotte Crosby.jpg
Born
Charlotte-Letitia Crosby

(1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 30)
Sunderland, England
OccupationTelevision personality
Years active2011–present
TelevisionGeordie Shore (2011–2016)
Celebrity Big Brother (2013)
Just Tattoo of Us (2017–present)
The Charlotte Show (2018–present)
I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (AU) (2020)
WebsiteOfficial website

Early life

Crosby was born in Sunderland and educated at St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy, where she completed her A level exams.[5] Originally considering studying criminology at university, she successfully auditioned and was cast to appear in the Tyne and Wear based reality series, Geordie Shore.[6]

Career

Geordie Shore

Charlotte was an original cast member of MTV's reality series Geordie Shore, which she had starred in since 2011.[7] She featured in twelve series of the show. She became known for an on/off relationship with fellow cast member Gaz Beadle.[8] In June 2016, she announced her departure from the show via Twitter.

Further television and media appearances

In November 2012, alongside her Geordie Shore cast members, Crosby guest appeared in the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards where they presented the award for Best Male, which Justin Bieber won.[9] In February 2013, Crosby appeared on The Sarah Millican Television Programme, alongside her Geordie Shore cast members Gary Beadle, James Tindale and Holly Hagan.[10]

On 23 August 2013, Crosby participated in the twelfth series of Celebrity Big Brother. On 13 September, she was crowned winner of the series.[11]

In 2013, Crosby hosted the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards. Crosby was also a regular panellist on This Morning, panel for the fashion strand 'Rate or Slate', and regularly appeared on panels for ITV series including Britain's Got More Talent, Xtra Factor and Celebrity Juice. In January 2014, it was confirmed that Crosby would have her own reality series on TLC, where she would spend time in different cultures and live with some of the world's unique communities. "I am bursting with excitement about my new show with TLC. I literally want to run around shouting about it from the rooftops!"[12] The series was titled The Charlotte Crosby Experience.[13]

In January 2015, MTV UK announced that Crosby was set to star in the second series of reality series Ex on the Beach. The series premiered later that month. Crosby joined the cast in the villa in the series fifth episode, appearing as an ex of fellow Geordie Shore cast member Gary Beadle.[14][15]

Crosby occasionally hosts MTV News and also had a regular column in Star Magazine. On 19 September 2015, Crosby and her home appeared on comedy panel game show Through the Keyhole. She has also made guest appearances on programmes such as Staying In, Fake Reaction, Most Shocking Celebrity Moments, 50 Funniest Moments and Utterly Outrageous Moments.

Crosby's autobiography, ME ME ME, was published in July 2015.[16] The book topped the Sunday Times bestseller list.[17] On 4 August 2015, Crosby appeared on BBC Radio 1's Innuendo Bingo.[18]

In 2016, Crosby had her own special on Chart Show TV, titled Charlotte Crosby's Propa Mint Party, where she played a collection of her favourite music videos. In 2016, she was a contributor to the Channel 4 documentary series A Granny's Guide to the Modern World. She offered insight on life as a celebrity to the older generation.[19] In August 2016, Crosby narrated Channel 5 documentary-reality series Tattoo Disasters U.K. In August 2016, she announced that she was set to appear in E4 dating series Celebs Go Dating. The series ran from the end of August until the middle of September 2016.[20] In October 2016, Crosby appeared on Celebrity Storage Hunters UK and later that month, she appeared on Tipping Point: Lucky Stars.[21]

In December 2016, Crosby was the star of MTV Asks Charlotte Crosby, set in her house in the North East of England. Later that month, she made a guest appearance on the Christmas special of In Bed with Jamie on E4, which was also set in her home. On 25 December 2016, Crosby made her radio presenting debut on Heat Radio where she co-presented an afternoon show with Lucie Cave.

From 27 February to 3 March 2017, Crosby was a stand-in presenter on the Capital North East breakfast show whilst the regular hosts took a week off. She reprised this role in February 2018, June 2018 and September 2018. In June 2017, Crosby published her second autobiography, Brand New Me. In contrast to her first book, it was published in a diary format. The book became a Sunday Times bestseller, the second of Crosby's books to peak at number 1.[22][23]

In January 2019, Crosby appeared on the fourth series of Celebrity Coach Trip, alongside boyfriend Josh Ritchie. The couple reached the final and finished as runner-ups. In August 2019, Crosby began appearing in the seventh series of Celebs Go Dating to undergo ‘couples coaching’ alongside Ritchie. She had previously starred in the first series.[24]

On 2 January 2020, Crosby was revealed as the second contestant participating in the sixth series of the Australian version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.[25]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Crosby remotely presented MTV Games Night with Charlotte Crosby for MTV's digital strand for six weeks.[26] Crosby undertook self-filming and production roles to facilitate airing the show. Crosby followed this project by remotely presentening the comedy clip show Charlotte Crosby’s Lockdown Laughs for MTV networks globally.[27]

The Charlotte Show

In 2018, it was confirmed Crosby would star in her own MTV reality series. The series, titled The Charlotte Show, premiered on 28 March 2018.[28]

The second series premiered on 30 January 2019.[29] After the series finale, it was confirmed that The Charlotte Show would return for a third series, which premiered on 18 June 2019.[30][31]

The series broadcasts on all major MTV networks globally. The show debuted on free-to-air television in Australia on 10 Shake in September 2020 alongside Just Tattoo of Us.[32]

Clothing range

In 2014, Crosby launched a fashion line titled "Nostalgia", in association with British online fashion retailer In The Style.[33] Since then, she has continued to launch regular collections; however, it is no longer marketed under the "Nostalgia" brand, simply being referred to by Crosby's name.[34][35]

Fitness DVDs and books

On 26 December 2014, Crosby released her first fitness DVD, Charlotte's 3 Minute Belly Blitz.[36] The workout DVD featured Richard Callendar and weight loss expert David Souter. It became the UK's fastest selling fitness DVD, selling 101,000 copies in its first four weeks on sale. Within a month, it became the sixth best-selling fitness DVD of the decade.[37] At the end of 2015, it was the 31st biggest selling DVD of the year.[38] Since the release of the DVD, it has continually remained at the top ends of the Sports & Fitness DVD charts.[39]

In 2015, Crosby released her second fitness DVD, Charlotte's 3 Minute Bum Blitz. The object of the DVD is to get a 'more peachy bum'.[40] It uses the same trainers as 3 Minute Belly Blitz.

In April 2016, Crosby published her first health and fitness book, Live Fast, Lose Weight: Fat to Fit. The book details her tips and tricks on keeping fit and 80 recipes for a healthy lifestyle.[41]

In January 2018, Crosby published her second health and fitness book, 30 Day Blitz. She promoted the book with a series of signings throughout the UK.[42][43]

Personal life

From December 2015 to April 2016, Crosby and Gaz Beadle started a relationship outside of filming Geordie Shore. This came to an end following Crosby's ectopic pregnancy. Crosby had surgery at St John and Elizabeth hospital, in London, which involved the removal of her left Fallopian tube.[44] At this same time, Beadle cheated on her, leading to the end of their relationship.[45][46][47] From 2018 to 2019, Crosby was in a relationship with Josh Ritchie.[48]

She supports Sunderland A.F.C. in football.[49]

Controversies

In 2012, Crosby was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, she received a 18-month driving ban and a £250 fine.[50]

In 2016, Crosby was arrested in Newcastle City Centre when police pulled her over in a Range Rover after witnesses report seeing it driving erratically, she was found to be almost 3 x the legal drink drive limit and was subsequently convicted for driving under the influence for a 2nd time and was banned from driving for 3 years and fined £1,185.[51]

Filmography

As herself
Year Title Note
2011–2016 Geordie Shore Series regular
2013 Celebrity Big Brother Housemate; winner of series 12
2014 The Charlotte Crosby Experience Presenter
2015 Ex on the Beach Gary Beadle's ex; series 2
2016 Charlotte Crosby's Propa Mint Party Presenter
2016 Tattoo Disasters UK Narrator and presenter
2016, 2019 Celebs Go Dating Series 1 and Series 7
2016 Celebrity Storage Hunters UK Main buyer
2016 MTV Asks Charlotte Crosby
2017–present Just Tattoo of Us Presenter
2017 Celeb Ghost Hunt Live One-off special
2017 Single AF Narrator and presenter
2018–present The Charlotte Show Main role
2019 Celebrity Coach Trip Contestant; series 4
2019 Impossible Celebrities Contestant; series 2
2020 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (Australian Version) Contestant; 5th place series 6
2020 Celebrity Come Dine With Me Contestant; 3rd place
2020 MTV Games Night with Charlotte Crosby Presenter
2020 Charlotte Crosby’s Lockdown Laughs Presenter
2020 Geordie Shore: Their Story Main Role
2021 The Celebrity Circle Series 1 Contestant - Catfishing as Peter Andre
2021 Geordie React Main Role

Guest appearances

References

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  2. ^ Meet Charlotte Archived 21 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine
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Preceded by
Rylan Clark
Celebrity Big Brother UK winner
Series 12 (2013)
Succeeded by
Jim Davidson