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Old 15-02-2013, 01:50
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Brian Cox, from D.Ream Keyboardist to "Pin up Professor".
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Old 15-02-2013, 03:11
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Marianna, who was in girlgroups such as Honeyz and Solid HarmonE is now a midwife
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Old 15-02-2013, 05:23
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Old 15-02-2013, 09:25
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Old 15-02-2013, 10:49
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Jedward- from X Factor Marmite to doing well for themselves in TV and albums (yes, lots of people still don't like them but its a far cry from the hate they got on the programme).

Kylie - actress to singer, and in reverse Billie Piper and Kym (from HearSay/Corrie).

Gordon Ramsey-ex footballer now a world renowned chef.
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Old 15-02-2013, 11:25
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Kate Middleton - from nothing to princess.
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Old 15-02-2013, 11:31
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Pippa Middleton - from nothing, to still nothing.
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Old 15-02-2013, 11:35
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Nadia Sawalha & Fay Ripley - actress to food writer.
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Old 15-02-2013, 11:35
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Marianna, who was in girlgroups such as Honeyz and Solid HarmonE is now a midwife
Melissa Graham who was also in Solid HarmoniE became a paramedic. A few years ago a minor satellite channel did a fly on the wall documentary about her work in that field.

Mind you only know that because I was watching that same channel because it was repeating the old ITV courtroom drama Crown Court
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Old 15-02-2013, 11:46
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Pippa Middleton - from nothing, to still nothing.



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Old 15-02-2013, 11:46
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Nadia Sawalha & Fay Ripley - actress to food writer.


Add Lisa Faulkner to that too.

& Lorraine Pascale - from model to chef
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Old 15-02-2013, 12:27
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As we saw on The Big Reunion tonight Mariama (sp?) from The Honeyz became a midwife after leaving the band originally.

Craig Young of Deuce (90s pop band) went to America and became an actor. Lisa of the same band is now a make up artist on the likes of Strictly.

Didn't Simon Cowell start off as a mail room boy at a record company or was that someone else?
Didn't she marry Ant? (or Dec )
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Old 15-02-2013, 12:44
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Brian May - Queen guitarist - PhD in Astrophysics
Liz Mcclarnon - Atomic Kitten - Celeb Masterchef Champion, foodie and Documentry maker...
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Old 15-02-2013, 12:46
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Leslie Grantham - From convicted murderer to one of the most recognizable stars of Eastenders (Dirty Den Watts) before exposing himself on webcam whilst sucking his fingers dressed up as Captain Hook
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Old 15-02-2013, 12:49
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Chris Tarrant - School Teacher - DJ, Quiz master and Tizwas
Harry Hill - Medical Doctor - Comedian
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Old 15-02-2013, 13:14
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Sue Johnston worked as a tax inspector before becoming an actress.

Paul O'Grady worked as a waiter in a foreign brothel and as a live-in social worker in his 20s.
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Old 15-02-2013, 13:25
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I'm not sure how singer/actress career changes are "surprising" in any way.

Now if you said Whitney Houston used to be a gas fitter, that would be surprising. And yes, I did pinch that from Dinnerladies. Talking of which, Matt Monro was a bus driver....
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Old 15-02-2013, 13:33
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Myleen Klass.....Hearsay pop band to TV presenter and face of M&S
Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) singer/fatty/druggie/all round bad boy, now a Keep Fit/Be Healthy officinado
Pip Scholfield, worked in the postroom at the BBC and now, well should prob go back there
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Old 15-02-2013, 13:34
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oohhhh and just remembered, Davina McColl used to work in a Paris cafe as a waitress, on rollerskates...
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Old 15-02-2013, 13:44
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Gene Simmons and Sting were both teachers before becoming world famous musicians, as was writer Stephen King.
I read somewhere that Jim Bowen was once the headmaster at the school Sting taught at.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:09
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Add Lisa Faulkner to that too.

& Lorraine Pascale - from model to chef
It's not as if Lisa Faulkner has completely given up acting though

In the past couple of years she has appeared in Death In Paradise and Canadian detective drama Murdoch Mysteries (four times)
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:32
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Pippa Middleton - from nothing, to still nothing.
But she IS something. The Daily Mail tell us so - every single edition.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:37
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John Bishop from pharmaceutical Rep to stand up comedian/presenter
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:45
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John Bishop from pharmaceutical Rep to stand up comedian/presenter
I wish he'd go back the other way
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:43
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Marianna, who was in girlgroups such as Honeyz and Solid HarmonE is now a midwife
Wow didn't know that one

Watching The Big Reunion last night I was thinking

Oh how I used to fancy those Honeyz when I was a kid

All the songs are still vivid in my memory all those years later
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