Strictly Come Dancing 2011: Jason Donovan

The former Neighbours actor's career has striking parallels with that of another former pop star...


Name: Jason Donovan


Age: 43

Official website

Famous for: Actor / pop star

Bio: Not the only one of this year’s contestants to have roots in Ramsay Street, Jason began his career as Scott Robinson in Neighbours. His romance with Charlene Mitchell (Kylie Minogue) culminated in what many proclaimed the soap wedding of the century.

Neighbours was a springboard to pop stardom for Jason, as well as for his co-star, and in 1988 the two duetted on number one single Especially for You.

In 1991, Jason began a stint as the star of West End musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which also led to his fourth number one single, Any Dream Will Do.

His later career shows certain similarities to that of another pop star, Kerry Katona, taking in drug problems, Iceland ads and an appearance on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 

Jason is now a DJ on Heart radio.

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