Second bite at the reality TV cherry for former Pop Idol star Zoe

STAGE ROLE: Zoe Birkett as Beauty in Sleeping Beauty at Darlington's Civic Theatre, in 2012. Library image

STAGE ROLE: Zoe Birkett as Beauty in Sleeping Beauty at Darlington's Civic Theatre, in 2012. Library image

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A NORTH-EAST singer who starred in the first-ever series of Pop Idol has signed up for a second round of reality TV fame by entering the Big Brother house.

Zoe Birkett has become a West End star since appearing alongside Gareth Gates and Will Young in the 2001 show, a forerunner of X Factor.

The 29-year-old, who has links with Darlington and County Durham, has appeared in numerous West End productions, including Hair and Rent.

She was one of three new housemates introduced by the Channel 5 show on Monday (July 14) evening.

Ms Birkett, who starred in the 2012 pantomime Sleeping Beauty at Darlington Civic Theatre, has warned she will have plenty to say about any raunchy antics from her fellow housemates.

In interviews before going into the house, she said: "If I’m not asleep and I hear something going on, I’ll say, in a nice respectful manner, ‘Come on, where’s your morals? Have some respect for other people.’

“There’s a time and a place and it’s not when you’re in a house sharing a room. It makes my skin crawl.”

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6:09pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Fakeycakemaker2 says...

Who??
Who?? Fakeycakemaker2
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8:47pm Tue 15 Jul 14

MiddletonStGeorge Resident says...

Ughh how is someone itching to be famous headline news!? She's never been famous and never will!
Ughh how is someone itching to be famous headline news!? She's never been famous and never will! MiddletonStGeorge Resident
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10:30pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Gems99 says...

Links to Darlington???? She lives or lived there, does she think she's better than this town now..
Links to Darlington???? She lives or lived there, does she think she's better than this town now.. Gems99
  • Score: -1

6:22am Wed 16 Jul 14

Triglet says...

Dont they mean West Auckland and not West end
Dont they mean West Auckland and not West end Triglet
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3:01pm Wed 16 Jul 14

nsah2014 says...

Good luck to her, im sure if many of us had a chance at getting fame we would, everyone has to start somewhere.
Good luck to her, im sure if many of us had a chance at getting fame we would, everyone has to start somewhere. nsah2014
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