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SPOTLIGHT ON... Louise Redknapp.

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Best Known For: Her marriage to footballer Jamie Redknapp and successful pop and presenting career.

Early Life: Louise Elizabeth Nurding was born on November 4, 1974 in Lewisham, South London. She started her music career early, studying at the Italia Conti Stage School.

While she was still a teen, she was spotted dancing in a club by her future manager, Denis Ingoldsby, who was looking for girls to be part of a new girl group.

Career: Louise introduced Ingoldsby to her school friend Kelle Bryan and she was also signed to the group. At the same time, he met sisters Vernie and Easther Bennett, and in 1992 Eternal was born. After huge chart success, Louise left the band in 1995. As a solo artist, Louise has had three solo albums. She was voted the "sexiest woman in the world" by the men's magazine FHM and still scores highly in the magazine's chart. She has built a successful career as a TV presenter, fronting several programmes about fashion.

She is rumoured to be returning to music in the near future.

Love Life: Married Jamie Redknapp in 1998.

Don't Mention: The album she recorded in 2002. It was never released because she became pregnant with son Charley, and the tracks were only distributed on the internet.

Quote: "I can't help thinking about all those people who will be scrutinising my pictures once they're printed."

Tonight: The Truth About Super Skinny Pregnancies, ITV1, 9pm.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 21, 2009
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