Fleur East Biography – Fleur East Wiki
Fleur East is an English singer-songwriter, TV and radio presenter. She shot to fame as a finalist on The X Factor in 2014. She went on to be a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! East is a presenter on the Hits Radio Breakfast Show and ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway. She is also a Level 3 Certified Personal Trainer.
After coming runner-up in series 11 of The X Factor, East has been a regular face in the world of music and broadcasting. As a singer she has released two albums, with European chart hit single Sax reaching number three in the UK singles chart.
After appearing on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in 2018, East became host of the Hits Radio Breakfast show. She presents the Hits Radio Breakfast show, Waking The Fun Up, along with James and Producer Matt every weekday morning, between 6am and 10am. She’s welcomed lots of big names in music including Ella Henderson, David Guetta, Adele, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Anne-Marie, James Arthur and Sigala!
She has also appeared as a presenter on the last three series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and a host of ITV gameshow The Void alongside Ashley Banjo.
Fleur East Age
Fleur East was born on 29 October 1987 in Walthamstow, London, England.
Fleur East Parents
She was born to parents Malcolm ‘Max’ East and Irene Frimpong-Manso. East’s father, Malcolm East, died from a heart attack in March 2020. The X Factor star shared a sweet tribute to her father, confirming his death on Instagram. She wrote:
“Daddy East, Max, the ultimate G! What a man you were! So young at heart, always living in the moment! Swagger in abundance and such an unforgettable presence. Loved by so many! You were always my biggest fan! Cheering me on until the end. You taught me and [sister] Keshia to be confident and to always chase our dreams. I will forever continue to make you proud. I’m so happy you saw us achieve so much. Every note I sing, every song I write and everything I do, will be for you. This album is for you Dad. Love you so much Daddy Darling. Have an amazing time up there!”
Her father was able to witness her walk down the aisle before he passed away, when she married her partner Marcel Badiane-Robin.
Fleur East Family
Fleur East has a younger sister named Keshia East, a make-up professional.
Fleur East Husband
Is Fleur East married? She is married to her husband Marcel Badiane-Robin, a French celebrity fashion designer. East and her fashion designer partner, Marcel Badiane-Robin, were married in Morocco in 2019. They had been dating since 2010.
Fleur East Wedding
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Fleur East and her husband Marcel Badiane-Robin tied the knot in Morocco in 2019. In the opening for the music video of her single Lucky, a scene from her wedding was shown to highlight how blessed she felt her life was -and it looked to be every inch a fairytale wedding.
East’s mother Irene is seen delivering a blessing on the happy newlyweds and says: “I wish you all long life, good health and prosperity in Jesus Christ.”
Fleur East Strictly Come Dancing 2022
On 11 August 2022, Fleur East was announced as a contestant on the twentieth series of Strictly Come Dancing. She joined previously announced contestants Will Mellor, Kym Marsh, Richie Anderson, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Tyler West, Matt Goss, Ellie Taylor, Molly Rainford and Tony Adams MBE.
The singer and presenter said: “I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be part of this year’s Strictly line up. I’m excited to learn new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience. It’s such an honour to be on the show after years of watching it with my Father who loved it so much. Unfortunately my Dad is no longer with us but I know he will be watching over the ballroom in spirit. I’m doing this to make him and my family proud and can’t wait to get my dancing shoes on!”
Fleur East Height
East stands at a height of 5′ 3½” (1.61 m).
Fleur East Net Worth
Fleur East’s net worth is estimated to be € 5 million.
Fleur East Hair
Is Fleur East hair real? The former X Factor star has naturally curly hair. In an interview with Grazia Daily, East revealed fighting her curls in her teens. She said:
“Growing up it was quite hard, my mum is Ghanaian and she has predominantly 4C curls. My dad had very fine European hair. Growing up it was a case of the battle of the parents. Every so often my mum would do my hair and our neighbours said they could hear me screaming from two doors away. She’d get the hairdryer out and blow-dry my hair then braid it for the week. The whole neighbourhood would hear me crying on wash day. Then you had my dad’s method. My dad believed in combing my hair with his hands and letting it dry naturally.
“At 13 I decided to take control. I wanted to straighten it so I’d use the iron and bend my head over the ironing board. It was bone straight. I abused my hair so much just because I wanted it to be as straight and as sleek as possible so that I could manage it. I didn’t like having big hair because it drew too much attention. I wasn’t proud of it and I wanted to hide it away as much as I could.
“When I was 14-years-old my mum decided to chemically relax my and my sister’s hair. We ended up with much straighter, much softer hair, which was easier for her to handle. When I was around 16 I went swimming with my friends and my hair started to curl. One of them said “Wow! Is that how your hair goes naturally? Why don’t you ever wear it like that?” and I thought, I don’t know why! And then I just left it. From that moment on, from the age of 16, I’ve let my hair do it’s thing.’”
Fleur East Ethnicity
East is of mixed ethnicity. She was born to an English father and a Ghanaian mother. She paid tribute to her African/ Ghanaian heritage in the music video of her single Lucky.
Fleur East Instagram
Fleur East’s Instagram is @fleureast.