Famous for: Singer
Bio: Born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, Lulu Kennedy-Cairns is a stalwart of the UK entertainment industry. She shot to fame aged just 15 with “Shout”, launching a career that has seen multiple chart successes since. In 1993 she collaborated with Take That on their number one hit Relight My Fire.
In 1969 she represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with Boom Bang-a-Bang. Her performance earned her a place among the four countries that tied to win that year.
The former Rear of the Year has presented numerous TV series over the years, starred on stage in Guys and Dolls and appeared in films To Sir, with Love and Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?.
Earlier this year Lulu took part in BBC1’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief. But she’ll be hoping her stint on Strictly Come Dancing goes better – she was eliminated by the panel at her first attempt.
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An Audience with Take That (2006)