Kerry Jayne Elizabeth Katona is an English singersongwriter and TV personality. She was a member of girl group Atomic Kitten from 1998 until her first departure in 2001 and again from 2012 until her second departure in 2017. She is the subject of three reality TV shows: Kerry: Crazy in Love, What’s the Problem? and Coming Clean.
About Kerry Katona in brief
Kerry Jayne Elizabeth Katona is an English singersongwriter and TV personality. She was a member of girl group Atomic Kitten from 1998 until her first departure in 2001 and again from 2012 until her second departure in 2017. In 2014, Kerry Katona embarked on a solo music career. Katona was the winner of the third series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2004, making her the first queen of the jungle, and runner-up of Celebrity Big Brother 8 in 2011. She is the subject of three reality TV shows: Kerry: Crazy in Love, What’s the Problem? and Coming Clean. In late 2009, Katona attempted to become a contestant on Big Brother 2010 but was rejected by the show’s executives after she failed the psychological tests. She also starred in a series about her bipolar disorder called Katona: What the Problem?, which aired on MTV in August 2009 and was dropped in August 2010. She has a daughter with ex-boyfriend Brian McFadden, who she married in 2004. She currently lives in London with her husband and their two children. Her mother is Hungarian and her father is British and she has a brother and a sister who live in the U.S. and Canada. She had two children with her first husband, who is also a singer-songwriter, and a son with her second husband, whom she has had a relationship with since 2008.
She appeared on the TV show My Fair Lady in July 2005, where she was taught airs and graces to transform herself from a ladette to a lady. In 2009, she starred in an Irish drama called Showbands that year. In 2010, she appeared on Lily Savage’s Blankety Blank in 2001. In 2012, she confirmed she had rejoined Atomic Kittens, replacing Jenny Frost. She left the group several days before the single’s release because she was pregnant and the single was re-recorded. The single, ‘Whole Again’, became their first #1 hit in the United Kingdom and stayed at the top for 4 consecutive weeks. It was released globally and reached #1 in 18 other countries, including 6 weeks in Germany and New Zealand. The song and video for ‘whole Again’ originally featured Kerry Katonas but she left the band before the song’s release and was replaced by former Precious singer Jenny Frost, who was also in the group at the time. In 1999, 18-year-old Katona rose to fame as an all-female pop trio created by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark frontman Andy McCluskey.