Duncan James

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Duncan James

Ex bandmember of the pop band Blue, Duncan is a TV presenter, actor and singer.  He has just won the Celebrity Chef 2023.

Duncan James is a television presenter, actor and singer, who is most-renowned for being a member of the British group Blue.

The former boyband member was born on 07 April 1978, and was raised in Dorset as an only child.

From an early age, music and theatre has played a central role in Duncan’s life often travelling to London’s West End with his mother.

Duncan was born an entertainer, starring in school productions and also working at Haven holiday camp -where he met his soon to be bandmates, Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe and Anthony Costa.  Bluethe pop group was born, and the band immediately signed to Innocent Records.

Blue exploded on to the scene in May 2001 and together the boys amassed huge commercial success, racking up 40 No. 1 singles worldwide, 3 No.1 UK albums and sales of over 13 million records.

In 2005 the guys decided to take a break from the band to pursue other interests Duncan saw this as the perfect opportunity to pursue his interest in broadening his experience within the entertainment industry.

Duncan was thrilled to be offered the part of Billy Flynn in the hit stage musical Chicago, which he starred in during summer 07, reprising the role for an additional 10 week run from December to February 08.

In addition to pursuing his music talents, Duncan is a familiar face on television and many people may also recognise Duncan for his appearance in long-running Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks. He has worked as a presenter on Soapstar Superstar, Capital FM’s Party in the Park, City Hospital, T4, The Clothes Show and GMTV’s Entertainment Today. He was also thrilled to be asked to compete in ITV’s Dancing on Ice where he became a finalist and participated in the following sell out tour in arenas across the UK.

In August 2016, he featured in the show as police officer, Ryan Knight – the husband of staple character, mother-of-two Amy Barnes.

In April 2018, Duncan did make a short return to the drama-fuelled show before departing the Cheshire town once again.

Beyond his pop-stardom and acting careers, Duncan has carved quite the career path in TV presenting and musical theatre.

The TV personality has hosted numerous shows.

He has also ventured across the UK in drag as part of the Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert musical, and also hit the stage again when he starred in Legally Blonde: The Musical as Warner Huntingdon III.

The ex-Blue boyband member is not shy either, as he previously stripped down for charity when he starred in ITV’s Strictly The Real Full Monty.

He has just won Celebrity MasterChef 2023, after appearing on the show in 2021.

As well as Presenting and musical theatre opportunities Duncan has just finished filming his first comedy acting role  “Plus One” for Channel 4. He plays a tongue in cheek characterization of his Blue persona, and the series is due to air in 2009.

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