Heat Magazine have described her as ‘truly beautiful’, Glamour Magazine say she’s ‘always perfectly dressed’ and the fit one out of Maroon 5 says ‘if all English girls are like her, we’re moving in’. So what else do you need to know about Liz McClarnon other than she’s in a league of her own?
As one third of Britain’s biggest girl band; Atomic Kitten; Liz has travelled the world on sell out tours, has countless awards and number 1 singles and albums under her belt, sold 10 million records globally as well as bringing pop music back to the masses in 2001 when the band released “Whole Again” which spent 4 weeks at number 1 in the UK chart, 6 weeks at number 1 in Germany, and was number 1 in 17 other Countries. Since her early Atomic Kitten days, Liz has effortlessly made the leap from starlet to superstar, been schmoozed by Hollywood hotshots and partied with pop royalty.
In February 2006 Liz’ debut single was released in the UK entering the chart as highest new entry at number 5. The single, a cover of the Barbra Streisand classic “Woman in Love” was produced by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees who also wrote the track back in 1979. Since then Liz has been busy in the studio writing great song after great song, most of which have been kept closely under wraps until the launch of her debut album which shall be released in 2009. Liz has written and recorded with the most sought after writers and producers in the world. ‘I was a bit scared when I first thought about going solo,’ she confides. ‘I thought I’d get lonely but it’s been amazing! I’ve still spent plenty of time with Tash and Jen and we still do the odd charity gig together so I don’t actually feel like I’m on my own and I’ve made loads of new friends!’
And Liz’s talents don’t end at singing and song writing. In July 2008 Liz swapped her microphone for an apron, as she took part in the new BBC 1 prime time, series of Celebrity Masterchef. Liz put her culinary skills to the test and battled it against other celebrities and famous faces. Liz successfully overcame a lot of challenges on the show and her cooking skills went from strength to strength and she triumphed in being crowned Celebrity Masterchef winner. Since her win, Liz has been involved in various cookery shows and projects, to showcase her new found talent to the masses. This includes her own 4 week cookery slot on LK Today. This went out over 4 weeks in September 2008 and showed Liz cooking several of her favourite dishes, including some of those she cooked on Masterchef. This was an absolutely fantastic show, and Liz shared some of her top cookery tips and recipes. Liz has also become a regular on the cooking show Market Kitchen, where she has been in the kitchen cooking and reviewing various cook books for the show. January 2009 sees Liz become the first celebrity to ever have their own pasta dish on the menu at Pizza Hut. Liz has created her own Tuscani dish which will feature on their new menu with a percentage of proceeds from Liz’s dish being donated to the United Nations’ World Food Programme. This is one of several charities Liz supports, as she gears up to take part in the World Vision 24 Hour Famine in February 2009, and also looks forward to her own designed Race For Life t-shirt going on sale mid January through the Race For Life website, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.
At the end of October 2008, Liz debuted as a new presenter of the National Lottery, proving there really is no end to her talents! Liz presented the Wednesday night National Lottery live draw to an audience of 4 million, and had the first UK interview with Leona Lewis for her new single. This will no doubt be the first of many National Lottery shows that Liz presents, and put her in great stead for future presenting opportunities.
Liz’s fan base is ever growing, as “Liz McClarnon” becomes a household name, and a “celeb magazine” favourite. Liz has been named “best dressed” celebrity 6 times over the past 2 months in several different publications including Heat Magazine, Closer Magazine and Reveal Magazine.
Charismatic, strikingly beautiful yet always accessible, with a powerful voice, a hundred hits in the making, a wardrobe we’d all kill for and an army of fans around the world , Liz is well on her way to solo superstardom, and the best is certainly yet to come as 2009 is definitely going to be Liz McClarnon’s year to shine!!
Want to get to know this British promise, former Atomic Kitten, Masterchef and Novelist?