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Sophie Anderton
Sophie Anderton on the fashion runway
Sophie Louise Anderton [1]

(1977-05-14) 14 May 1977 (age 42) [2]
Reality television personality
Years active1996–present
Modelling information
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair colourBrown
Eye colourGreen

Sophie Louise Anderton, [1] (born 14 May 1977 [2] in Bristol, England) [2] [3] is an English model and reality television personality.

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Her modelling career included a campaign for Gossard bras in 1996, and later included appearances for a range of other brands. Since 2000 she has also appeared in television programmes including I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother .


In 1996 Anderton appeared in the Gossard Glossies and Gossard Wonderbra "Girl in the grass" national advertising campaign shot by Herb Ritts, which included the strapline "Who said a woman couldn't get pleasure from something soft?" [4] [5] The campaign attracted a record number of complaints (321) to the Advertising Standards Authority, none of which were upheld. [6] [7]

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At Intimate Body and Beach fashion show, London, 30 July 2007 Sophie Anderton 30 07 07.jpg
At Intimate Body and Beach fashion show, London, 30 July 2007

Anderton has modeled for Gossard (1998), [8] the Flora London Marathon, [8] British Berries summer fruits (2006), [9] Maxim , [10] Peacocks [11] and La Senza and graced the cover of British GQ . [4]

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In 2004, Anderton was a contestant on the fourth series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! . [4] [5] [8] [12] [13] She appeared in the TV series Simply the Best [14] and a celebrity edition of the UK version of Fear Factor . [4] In 2005, she appeared on the programme Cold Turkey, which documented her attempts to quit smoking cigarettes; [15] she later became a representative for a smoking cessation program called QS7D (Quit Smoking in 7 Days). [4]

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In 2006, Anderton was a contestant on ITV's Love Island . [5] In the same year, she appeared on Sky1's Cirque de Celebrité but withdrew after sustaining ligament damage. [16]

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In August 2013, Anderton became a housemate on the twelfth series of Celebrity Big Brother . [3] [17] [18] She was eliminated from competition in an episode that aired on 3 September 2013. [13]

Personal life

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Sophie Anderton, London 2007

From 2004 until 2007, Anderton was a Patron of the original Action on Addiction in London, a charity and addiction research center investigating drug and alcohol dependence. [19]

In 2011, Anderton told the Belfast Telegraph that she had been misdiagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder in 2006. [5] She said, "I had depression. They wrongly diagnosed me and put me on a bucket load of blood pills. It was absolutely bonkers." [5]

In June 2009, Anderton complained to the police about dozens of text messages left on her mobile phone. [20] A man was eventually charged with harassment [20] and, in March 2010, convicted. [21]

In an August 2013 interview, conducted just before she entered the house for her participation in Celebrity Big Brother 12 , Anderton acknowledged past difficulties with substance abuse. [3]

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