Is one of 8 EastEnders (1985) actors to have competed on Dancing on Ice (2006). The others, in chronological order, are Todd Carty (Mark Fowler), Bobby Davro (Vinnie Monks), Danniella Westbrook (Sam Mitchell), Nadia Sawalha (Annie Palmer), Sam Attwater (Leon Small), Laila Morse (Mo Harris) and Matt Lapinskas (Anthony Moon).
After leaving school she ran a pub for two years, sold electrical products for her family business and also worked as a bra measurer at Marks & Spencer before deciding to return to acting.
Her parents divorced when she was 11-years-old.
Is the oldest of 5 siblings.
Replaced Samantha Rowley in the role of Clare Devine on Hollyoaks (1995).