Chanelle Hayes is a British television personality, model and singer.
She rose to fame following her appearance on the Channel 4 reality show
“Big Brother” in 2007. She has appeared on the covers of
Men's magazines such as Nuts and Zoo. Her first single “I Wanted
It” charted at No. 63 on the UK Singles chart in 2008. Currently,
Hayes operates a cake making business in Wakefield, along with
occasional media work.
In 2009, Hayes was in a relationship with former Middlesbrough football
player Matthew Bates for several months. The couple were involved in a
heated argument that prompted Hayes to attempt suicide by taking an
overdose of paracetamol and red wine. She was run to hospital on August
6, 2009 and released the following day. Hayes and Bates have a child
together, Blakely Hayes (born July 20, 2010). In the beginning of April
2010, Hayes began dating Jack Tweet, but they later confirmed their
split in July 1, 2010. She also was romantically linked to fellow
“Big Brother” contestant Ziggy Lichman. Hayes is a big fan
of Victoria Beckham.
Mother of 1
Childhood and Family:
Chanelle Jade Hayes was born on November 11, 1987, in Styal, Cheshire,
England, UK. When she was four months old, her mother, Andrea Sinclair,
a 32-year-old drug addict and street prostitute, was murdered by client
Keith Pollard on April 5, 1988. She then was adopted and raised
in Wakefield, West Yorkshire by Christine and Harry Hayes. Chanelle
tried to find her biological family from social workers when she was
15, and was met with her grandmother and her sisters in
Sheffield. She studied Spanish, music and English in NEW College,
Pontefract, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
On July 20, 2010, Chanelle gave birth to a son, Blakely Hayes. Child's father is former boyfriend Matthew Bates.
I Wanted It
In 2007, Chanelle Hayes became a contestant on the eight series of the
UK's “Big Brother.” Her romance with another housemate,
Ziggy Lichman, became the primary focus of the show for many weeks
until she was evicted on Day 62. After her appearance on the show,
Hayes did photo shoots and interviews many times for newspapers and
magazines. Hayes was named the Favorite Big Brother Housemate Ever by
the forum members of Digital Spy in November 2007. She also was ranked
No. 2 on the list of Sexiest Female Housemate Ever.
Still in 2007, Hayes became a member of the judging panel in the VH1 UK
show, “ Wannabe,” in which she and a panel of judges had to
put together a band of 25+ year old girls for a live concert. In the
following year, she starred in the reality TV series “Chanelle:
Wannabe Popstar” for VH1 UK. The show charted her development as
she tried to make a debut single and music video.
Signed with Eminence Records, Hayes released a debut single
called “I Wanted It”on May 8, 2008. It reached No. 63 on
the UK Singles chart and No. 33 on the Irish Singles Chart.
Hayes has been featured in other television shows, such as “The
Friday Night Project” (2008), “Totally Calum Best: The Best
Is Yet to Come” (2008) and “Celebrity Juice”
(2009), to name a few. She has done glamour modeling for Lads'
magazines such as Zoo and Nuts. Hayes was a co-presenter on Nuts
TV, with Oj Borg, and was invited to present the show on a regular
Wednesday slot. However, she was forced
to quit to focus on her music career.
In 2011, Hayes started a cake making business in Wakefield.