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Old 15-02-2013, 22:07
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Norman cook from the house martins----now fatboy slim.
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Old 15-02-2013, 22:39
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Myleen Klass.....Hearsay pop band to TV presenter and face of M&S
and classical pianist somewhere in between

Chris Tarrant - School Teacher - DJ, Quiz master and Tizwas
He also used to be a regional TV news reporter before he found fame on Tiswas
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Old 15-02-2013, 23:07
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Danny Baker - former NME; Smash Hits & Q magazine music journalist; to comedy script writer for Jonathan Ross, then Chris Evans; to highly successful radio personality firstly in the field of sport phone ins before music; and not so successful presenter of ad-hoc shows plus his legendary Daz doorstep adverts.
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Old 16-02-2013, 07:05
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Shirley temple actress to politician
Glenda Jackson actress to politician
Ronald Regan Actor to politician
Arnold Schwartzeneggar actor to politician.
(okay it's fairly common)
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Old 16-02-2013, 07:35
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Gino D'Acampo: Burglar to TV chef.

Neil Tennant from Pet Shop Boys: Editor of Marvel comics -> News editor for Smash Hits -> Famous popstar as lead singer of Pet Shop Boys.

Sophie Dahl: Model -> TV cook.

Richard Osman: Was a TV producer and writer then somehow accidentally got the gig as Alexander Armstrong's co-host on the quiz show Pointless.

Liz Bonnin: Biochemist with a bachelor's degree, Masters in wild animal biology, tracked tigers in Nepal (and still works in big cat conservation programmes) -> Irish girl band -> TV presenter.

Guy Maddin: Bank manager -> house painter -> photo archivist -> acclaimed film director.

Wes Craven -> Teacher -> Film Director.
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Old 16-02-2013, 07:38
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Shirley temple actress to politician
Glenda Jackson actress to politician
Ronald Regan Actor to politician
Arnold Schwartzeneggar actor to politician.
(okay it's fairly common)
And yet people appear to be taken by surpise when they discover that a politician has lied to them.
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:39
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Marianna, who was in girlgroups such as Honeyz and Solid HarmonE is now a midwife
The actress who played Laura in Hollyoaks (her first name is Lesley, can't remember her surname) is now a midwife as well.
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Old 16-02-2013, 12:59
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Richard Osman: Was a TV producer and writer then somehow accidentally got the gig as Alexander Armstrong's co-host on the quiz show Pointless.
He does/did Richard Hammond's scripts for Total Wipeout. I'm sure he is also responsible for the lyrics to a novelty pop song as well. That is tied up in my head with the fact that the bass guitarist from Suede (Mat Osman) is his brother.
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Old 16-02-2013, 13:07
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I think there was an Italian woman who went from porn to politics. Either that or the other way round.
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:00
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I think there was an Italian woman who went from porn to politics. Either that or the other way round.
La Cicciolina. I think she has already been mentioned.

She was married to the artist Jeff Koons and also modelled for some of his sculptures.
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:21
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Gino D'Acampo: Burglar to TV chef..
I forgot that classic
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:26
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'La Cicciolina' was actually Hungarian (real name Ilona Staller)

Dee Hepburn from Gregory's Girl (and later Crossroads) became a business development manager for a medical supplies company, and was coincidentally interviewed for the Daily Mail last weekend
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:37
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Sally Geeson now a teacher
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Old 16-02-2013, 23:08
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I remember reading somewhere a few years ago that one of the cast of Byker Grove had become an air stewardess

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicola_Bell


Fredrik van Pallandt, one half of 60s singing duo Nina and Fredrik moved from being a singer to being a drug trafficker for an Australian crime syndicate

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederi...n_van_Pallandt
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Old 17-02-2013, 07:36
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Professor Brian Cox from the band D Ream to the fab TV and Radio Presenter that makes science interesting and understandable to numpties like me
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Old 17-02-2013, 07:39
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Kim Wild from singer to TV Garden Presenter
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:06
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Duchess Of Kent - Katharine Kent, Primary school music teacher...
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:11
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Duchess Of Kent - Katharine Kent, Primary school music teacher...
She's the only member of the royal family that my mum has any time for
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:12
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Billy Connelly was a straightforward folk singer and banjo player before the comedy took over.
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:16
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Professor Brian Cox from the band D Ream to the fab TV and Radio Presenter that makes science interesting and understandable to numpties like me
Already been said on the top of the last page

Brian Cox, from D.Ream Keyboardist to "Pin up Professor".
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:55
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Billy Connelly was a straightforward folk singer and banjo player before the comedy took over.
He was also a welder in the shipyards in Glasgow
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:28
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Already been said on the top of the last page
And indeed in the very post on the very first page of the thread. Do people really not bother to read even the first post of a thread before adding their contribution?
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Old 18-02-2013, 09:29
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Dom Littlewood - burglar to TV presenter (of sorts)
Gethin Jones - semi-pro rugby player to TV presenter!
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Old 18-02-2013, 10:52
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Here's an oldie. Audie Murphy,cotton picker, shop worker to most decorated American soldier from WW2 then movie star.
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:01
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If the rumours are to be believed:

Heather Mills - professional divorcee to Paralympic skier.
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