Michelle attended Emmanuel College between 11 and 18 where she acted in the yearly school productions and sang every year in their Christmas Carol services and presentation evenings which took place in Newcastle City Hall.
Michelle left Emmanuel College with 11 GCSEs, an advanced GNVQ in business and an A-level in economics. However, she decided to follow her passion on stage by studying drama and performing arts at Newcastle College, where she graduated with distinction.
On leaving College, she had a brief career as a dancer while auditioning for singing and acting jobs all around the country. Over the next 2 years, Michelle appeared and acted in TV programmes such as Crimewatch (acting in the reconstructions), BBC documentaries, Heartbeat and Newcastle’s favourite, Byker Grove to name but a few.
In 2000, ITV’s Popstars was a nationwide talent search to find the next big pop group called ‘Hearsay’. Although Michelle made it to the final 10, she fortunately did not make it to the final 5 because along with the other final four contestants, they went on to form the hugely successful pop group ‘Liberty X’. For almost 6 years the band received many accolades, including 9 top 10 singles, a Disney Award a Smash Hits award and a Brit Award.
During her time in the Liberty X, Michelle’s talent as a TV Presenter was recognized and she could be seen as a regular on many TV Shows including several appearances on TOONATTICK, GMTV, CDUK, SMTV, ITV2 and many others. In 2006 saw Michelle as one half of the ITV2 and most successful show of the year “Michelle and Andy’s Big Day”.
In 2007, Michelle was seen returning to her much loved roots as she appeared on stage in the UK’s most successful pantomime of the year,‘Cinderella’ in the North East along side Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney.
Upon leaving the band in 2007, Michelle’s TV career has gone from strength to strength and has included many talk shows in both the UK and Ireland and has also included her participating in Celebrity Big Brother 2009, Channel 4’s ‘Celebrity Come Dine With Me’, Co-presenting for two weeks on the popular ITV2 spin off show ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now’, Many Irish TV Shows, Including Failte Towers, Xpose, The Apprentice, Podge & Rodge and of course her six month run as a judge in the hugely popular RTE show ‘You’re a Star‘. Along side judge Keith Duffy from Boyzone, You’re a Star received high recognition and won an award for the most successful show on Irish TV that year.
Over recent years Michelle has been in many print and TV campaigns including the Kit Kat’s viral campaign for ‘Working Like A Machine’. She is also a regular contributor to all the magazines including front covers on OK, Heat, Closer, Reveal TV Now and Irelands Own VIP to name but a few.
2010 has been an exciting year for Michelle as she focused on even more challenges including running the London Marathon after being hand picked by Richard Branson to take part in his team of 10 people running for Virgin Unite. She also became a qualified trainer having qualified as a licensed personal trainer and fitness instructor which includes aerobics, dance step and weight work. 2010 also of course saw Michelle marry her finance Hugh Hanley on a beach in the beautiful picturesque Bahamas.
Michelle Heaton is delighted to be making her acting debut in the hit comedy play the ‘Naked Truth’ and will be seen touring the UK and Ireland until early 2011. Directed by Stephen Leatherland and written by Dave Simpson, Michelle is honoured to be part of this hit comedy along with some of the UK’s finest actors.
Michelle Heaton is delighted to be working with Red Carpet and is now available for TV Work, Modeling, Hosting and Personal Appearances.