Chanelle Hayes topless proudly shows off fuller figure by the pool in Alicante, Spain, 06/09/2016. Too much fast food… Chanelle Hayes is an English television personality, known for “Big Brother”, “Wannabe” and “Chanelle: Wannabe Popstar”.
Chanelle Jade Hayes (née Sinclair, born 11 November 1987) is an English television personality, singer and model. She was a student at NEW College, Pontefract, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, studying Spanish, music and English before becoming well known by appearing on the Channel 4 reality show Big Brother in 2007 when she was 19 years old. She currently runs a cake making business in Wakefield, along with occasional media work.
Hayes was born Chanelle Jade Sinclair in 1987 in Styal, Cheshire, England. Her mother, Andrea Sinclair, a 32-year-old prostitute, was murdered by client Keith Pollard, on 5 April 1988, when Hayes, born in Wythenshawe hospital, was not quite five months old. Hayes was then put up for adoption and was raised in Wakefield, West Yorkshire by Christine and Harry Hayes. At age 15 she sought information about her birth family from social workers, and was reunited with her grandmother and her sisters in Sheffield.
In 2007, Hayes appeared on the eighth series of the UK’s Big Brother. Hayes began a relationship with another contestant, Ziggy Lichman, while in the house, and their relationship was the main focus of the show for many weeks until Hayes left the house on day 62. Following her appearance in Big Brother, she appeared many times in newspapers and magazines doing photo shoots and interviews.
On 23 November 2007, it was revealed that Hayes was voted the Favourite Big Brother Housemate Ever by the forum members of Digital Spy. She was also voted the second Sexiest Female Housemate Ever, losing by a narrow margin to Imogen Thomas.
In April 2008, Hayes was cast in a video by the creative advertising team of Lee & Dan Special Projects, who had been hired by MTV UK to produce a viral advertisement for the new MTV comedy “Fur TV.”
In May 2008, Radio 1 declined to add her debut single to the playlist, despite interviewing her on the Chris Moyles breakfast show. In May she also topped a poll by Domino’s Pizza, to find Britain’s least talented celebrity. In June, she stated her “fame may be over” as TV producers started putting her television ideas on hold. In August the organisers of V festival reportedly declined her request to sing.
In June 2008, Hayes started a column in glossy weekly Star magazine. She shared her views on Big Brother 9 for thirteen weeks until the show finished on 5 September 2008.
In 2011 she opened a cake making business in Wakefield.
Her autobiography – Baring My Heart, co-written with Anna Pointer, and published by John Blake Publishing, released 3 July 2014.