Nicola McLean

Nicola McLean

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Nicola McLean
Born Nicola June McLean
(1981-09-18) 18 September 1981 (age 36)
Islington, London, England
Occupation
  • Glamour model
  • television personality
  • media personality
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Television I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! (2008)
Celebrity Big Brother (2012 & 2017)
Spouse(s) Tom Williams (m. 2009–present)
Children 2

Nicola June McLean (born 16 September 1981)[1][2] is an English glamour model, television, and media personality. She was a contestant in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2008, and Celebrity Big Brother in 2012 and again in 2017, which was an All-Star vs. New Star season. Nicola returned as an All-Star and left the house on the final night in fifth place, beating her original season’s position of seventh place.

Modelling[edit]

Before becoming a reality star, McLean modelled for Page 3 of The Sun between September 1999 and July 2004,[3] and the Daily Star from 2000 until 2006. [4] McLean came fourth in The Sun poll for the “Best Page 3 Girl Of All Time”, beating Samantha Fox, Jo Hicks, Leilani Dowding, and Jordan,[5] whose rivalry with McLean has been widely publicised.[6]

Television[edit]

During her time as a glamour model, McLean often featured on tabloid showbiz gossip pages and latterly as a guest on television shows including The Weakest Link (Page 3 special), Richard & Judy, The Big Breakfast, Test The Nation (WAGs Special) and The Sexiest Girls In Britain. [7]

McLean retired from modelling in 2006 after giving birth. She decided to return to modelling, TV work, and acting in early 2008, after being asked to feature as a main star in the Channel Five TV documentary Help! I’ve Got a High Maintenance Wife. [8] Since then, she starred in the TV show WAGS’ World… With Nicola McLean on Wedding TV and Channel Five’s Generation Sex.[7] She returned to glamour modelling assignments in February 2008 with the Daily Star,[9] and she has also appeared on more lads’ mags covers. [4] McLean was a contestant in the November 2008 edition of ITV reality TV show I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!.[10] She clashed with fellow camp mate David Van Day during the series. McLean become the seventh celebrity to be eliminated and finished in sixth place on Day 18. [11]

On 22 November 2008, McLean was chosen by Ultimo to model their range of D-G cup bras.[12]

On 5 January 2012, McLean became a housemate on Channel 5‘s Celebrity Big Brother. She clashed with cast member Denise Welch in a now infamous row dubbed Pantsgate by the press and viewers[13] and controversially shredded her fellow housemates’ letters from home in order to gain her own, shouting “Shred Shred Shred!” as she did so.[14] She was nominated on Day 7 of the series,[15] but survived this eviction on Day 9.[16] She was nominated again on Day 14,[17] but survived this eviction on Day 16.[18] McLean was the sixth housemate to be evicted, on Day 21 of the series, finishing in seventh place overall.[19]

After her popular and controversial stint in Celebrity Big Brother, McLean become a regular fixture on the side show Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and in one episode dated 18 September 2015, had a significant row with reality television star Farrah Abraham.[20]

McLean entered the Celebrity Big Brother house for the second time in January 2017 as an All Star housemate. In the house she repeatedly clashed with Kim Woodburn and Jedward. She was nominated for eviction on Day 20 of the series,[21] but survived this eviction on Day 22.[22] On Day 25, she was nominated for eviction but survived this eviction once again on Day 27. [23] On Day 29, after surviving the final public vote of the series, McLean become one of the show’s finalists. [24] During the final on Day 32, McLean finished in fifth place.[25] She returned for Big Brother 18 as a special guest during a shopping task along with fellow ex-celebrity housemates Marnie Simpson and Gemma Collins. The trio stayed for 3 days before departing during a live show, during which Nicola gave immunity to Raph Korine.[26] McLean has stayed in the Celebrity Big Brother for a total of 56 days, one of the longest tenures of any celebrity in the show’s history.

Charity work[edit]

McLean is a supporter of PETA. In May 2009, she was spotted at a protest in London holding a sign that read “Unhappy Birthday Selfridges! Drop Cruel Foie Gras“.[27]

Early and personal life[edit]

McLean was born in London to Scottish parents and has one sister.[28] She married footballer Tom Williams on 13 June 2009. The couple have two sons, Rocky and Striker Williams.[5][29]

Self (28 credits)
 2017 Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2017 (TV Movie documentary)
Herself – Celebrity Big Brother Contestant 2017 / Footballer’s Wife
 2017 Loose Women (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #21.164 (2017) … Herself
 2012-2017 Celebrity Big Brother (TV Series)
Herself

Day 26 (2017) … Herself
Day 25 (2017) … Herself
Live Eviction: Part 2 (2017) … Herself
Live Eviction: Part 1 (2017) … Herself
Live Eviction (2017) … Herself
 2011-2015 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 18 September 2015 (2015) … Herself
Episode dated 7 September 2015 (2015) … Herself
Episode dated 30 January 2015 (2015) … Herself
Episode dated 15 January 2015 (2015) … Herself
Episode dated 10 September 2014 (2014) … Herself
 2015 Five News (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 20 January 2015 (2015) … Herself
 2011-2013 Four Weddings (TV Series)
Herself

…And a Biodegradable Dress (2013) … Herself
…And a Forty Pound Dress (2013) … Herself
…And a Sting Ray (2013) … Herself
…And a Helicopter Ride (2013) … Herself
…And Two Flower Men (2013) … Herself
 2012-2013 Looser Women Live (TV Series)
Herself – Hostess

Episode dated 24 March 2013 (2013) … Herself – Hostess
Episode dated 10 March 2013 (2013) … Herself – Hostess
Episode dated 3 March 2013 (2013) … Herself – Hostess
Episode dated 17 February 2013 (2013) … Herself – Hostess
Episode dated 3 February 2013 (2013) … Herself – Hostess
 2013 Speidi: Scandal, Secrets & Surgery! (TV Movie)
Herself
 2012 Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2012 (TV Movie documentary)
Herself
 2012 Come Dine with Me (TV Series)
Herself

Halloween Special (2012) … Herself
 2012 Free Speech (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #1.2 (2012) … Herself
 2011 Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2011 (TV Movie documentary)
Herself
 2011 Total Wipeout (TV Series)
Herself – Contestant

Celebrity Special 1 (2011) … Herself – Contestant
 2008-2010 I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #10.12 (2010) … Herself
Episode #10.11 (2010) … Herself
Episode #10.10 (2010) … Herself
Episode #10.9 (2010) … Herself
Episode #10.8 (2010) … Herself
 2010 The Xtra Factor (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #7.21 (2010) … Herself
 2009 Most Annoying People 2009 (TV Movie documentary)
Herself
 2009 Celebrity Shock List 2009 (TV Movie documentary)
Herself
 2009 Peter Andre: The Next Chapter (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #1.4 (2009) … Herself
 2009 Celebrity Juice (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #2.10 (2009) … Herself
 2009 The Podge and Rodge Show (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #4.28 (2009) … Herself
 2009 Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #9.3 (2009) … Herself
 2009 Xposé (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #3.91 (2009) … Herself
 2008 Richard & Judy (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 16 December 2008 (2008) … Herself
 2008 I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (TV Series)
Herself

Coming Out (2008) … Herself
Episode #8.18 (2008) … Herself
Episode #8.16 (2008) … Herself
Episode #8.15 (2008) … Herself
Episode #8.14 (2008) … Herself
 2008 Help!! I’ve Got a high Maintenance Wife! (TV Movie documentary)
Herself
 2004 Richard & Judy (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 14 January 2004 (2004) … Herself
 2003 The Weakest Link (TV Series)
Herself

Page Three Girls Special (2003) … Herself
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