Charlotte Crosby: Life and Career of the Famous English Reality TV Star

Charlotte Crosby is an English television star who rose to fame after appearing on Geordie Shore. She went on to truly become a household name in the UK after winning the twelfth season of Celebrity Big Brother. She has also presented shows like Just Tattoo of Us and stars in her own reality show The Charlotte Show as well. In this post, we will take a look at the glamorous and illustrious career of Charlotte Crosby. Let’s get started.

Charlotte Crosby: All You Need to Know

When was Charlotte Crosby born?

Charlotte Crosby was born on 17 May 1990 in the town of Sunderland. She did her schooling at the St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy, where she completed her A level exams. Charlotte Crosby had initially thought about studying criminology at university but she changed her plans after successfully auditioning for the Tyne and Wear based reality series, Geordie Shore.

Charlotte Crosby: TV Career

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

Charlotte Crosby appeared alongside her Geordie Shore cast members and presented the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Male Artist to Justin Bieber. In February 2013, Crosby appeared on The Sarah Millican Television Programme, alongside her Geordie Shore cast members Gary Beadle, James Tindale and Holly Hagan.

On 23 August 2013, Crosby participated in the twelfth series of Celebrity Big Brother. On 13 September, she was announced as the winner of the series.

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!” The series was known as The Charlotte Crosby Experience.

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.

Charlotte Crosby has also occasionally served as a host on MTV News and pens a regular column on 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.

On 4 August 2015, Crosby appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Innuendo Bingo.

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 introduced the modern celebrity life to people from an older generation. 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. A month later, she also made an appearance on Celebrity Storage Hunters UK and on Tipping Point: Lucky Stars. 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 January 2019, Charlotte Crosby and her boyfriend Josh Ritchie appeared on the fourth season of Celebrity Coach Trip 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.

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!.

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 presenting the comedy clip show Charlotte Crosby’s Lockdown Laughs for MTV networks globally.

Charlotte Crosby: Writing Career

Crosby’s autobiography, ME ME ME, was published in July 2015. The book topped the Sunday Times bestseller list. In June 2017, Crosby published her second autobiography, Brand New Me. Unlike Charlotte Crosby’s first book, this one was published in a diary format. It went on to occupy a spot on the Sunday Times Bestsellers List. 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.

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.

Charlotte Crosby: The Charlotte Show

Charlotte Crosby’s very own reality TV series was announced early in 2018. The reality series, titled The Charlotte Show, premiered on 28 March 2018.

The second season of the reality show premiered on 30 January 2019. After the season finale, it was confirmed that The Charlotte Show would return for a third season, which premiered on 18 June 2019.

What is the name of Charlotte Crosby’s clothing range?

Charlotte Crosby launched a fashion line titled “Nostalgia” in 2014. The line was launched in association with British online fashion retailer In The Style. 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.

What is the name of Charlotte Crosby’s fitness DVDs?

On 26 December 2014, Crosby released her first fitness DVD, Charlotte’s 3 Minute Belly Blitz. 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. At the end of 2015, it was the 31st biggest selling DVD of the year. Since the release of the DVD, it has continually remained at the top ends of the Sports & Fitness DVD charts.

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’. It uses the same trainers as 3 Minute Belly Blitz.

Who is Charlotte Crosby dating?

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

Which football team does Charlotte Crosby support?

Charlotte Crosby is a supporter of her hometown team, Sunderland A.F.C.

What are some controversies that Charlotte Crosby has been involved in?

In 2012, Charlotte Crosby was convicted of a DUI charge and as a result of that, she was fined £250 and was banned from driving for 18 months.

Her erratic ways when it came to drinking and driving continued and she was arrested once again in 2016 in Newcastle City. Charlotte Crosby’s Range Rover was pulled over by the police after reports of erratic driving. Upon testing, Charlotte Crosby was found to have three times more alcohol than the legal driving limit. As a result of her second arrest, she was issued a £1,185 fine and was banned from driving for three years.

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