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Myleene Klass        

British Singer, Pianist & Model; Former Member of Hear'Say

Myleene Klass is a British musician, TV presenter, author, businesswoman, model, interviewer, columnist, pop star, designer, DJ and mother.

Growing up, Klass played the violin and piano. In high school, she studied voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, adding harp to her repertoire, before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. After graduating, she worked as a session musician and singer, making her West End debut in Miss Saigon.

In 2000, she was picked from thousands of hopefuls to be one of the five members of British show Popstar’s manufactured group, Hear'Say. Their first single, “Pure and Simple,” entered the charts at number one and sold 1.2 million copies. The band split in 2002.

Unsure about her future, decided to go back to her roots and make a classical album. In 2003, she signed a solo deal with Universal Classics and released her debut solo album, “Moving On.” It got to number two in the charts, went gold within weeks, and has since gone double platinum.

Next, Klass transitioned into television. She cut her teeth on a number of guest presenting roles before landing her first major job in 2005, presenting cult Saturday morning ITV show, cd:uk and interviewing all the big pop stars of the time.

In 2006, she took on one of the biggest challenges of her life: jetting to the Australian jungle to appear on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! After appearing in a white bikini on camera, Klass became the most searched-for celebrity from the show ever on internet search engine MSN. She was the highest placed woman on the show.

After leaving the jungle, Klass accepted presenting roles including the launch of hit magazine program, The One Show, along with The People's Quiz (both BBC1). In 2007, her own movie show, The Screening Room, was shown worldwide to over 400 million people on the channel CNN International. In 2007, she was signed up to be one of the faces of the brand's famous marketing campaigns and has adorned billboards and TV adverts alongside such luminaries as Twiggy and Erin O'Connor, as well as presenting her own show on M&S TV.

That next year, Klass became an author with the publication of her candid book, “My Bump and Me,” written during her first pregnancy. Next up came her own clothing range BabyK available exclusively through Mothercare stores. She has also designed her own nail range, Myleene Klass Nails, available from a range of high street stores.

Klass’s presenting work has continued with shows including10 Years Younger, World's Youngest Daredevils and the US version of I'm A Celebrity. She won Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Comeback Queen in 2007 and Ultimate TV Presenter in 2008, and Specsaver's Celebrity Spectacle Wearer of the Year in 2009.

She is also delighted to be working as an ambassador for Save The Children, one of many charities she supports. Klass was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome when she was just 10 years old. She has been open about her severe joint pain after the birth of her youngest daughter, Hero.

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