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Simon Webbe

Simon Webbe is a singer songwriter who was born in Manchester.  He is perhaps best known as a member of the British boy band Blue and has also released solo albums and singles.

In his early teens Simon’s first love was football with his heart set on becoming a professional footballer. He was signed to the Port Vale “School Of Excellence” for four years from the age 14 and his playing skills were scouted by both Liverpool and Aston Villa.  But disaster struck at the age of 17 when Simon suffered a torn ligament during a match and this injury preventing him from ever playing professionally.

Because of this his attention turned to the entertainment industry and he began writing songs and auditioning as a singer and rapper for various bands. In 1998 Simon was spotted by a model scout and put forward for Pride Magazine’s “Face of the Year” competition. So at the age of 19 Simon’s good looks and distinctive features won the competition and a modelling contract.

But although he could pursue a modelling career Simon still wanted to be a singer and performer, continuing to audition until he met Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Antony Costa. So Blue was formed and an incredible rollercoaster of success began.

The first single after Blue disbanded was Lay Your Hands which was released in 2005 and reached # 4 in the UK Singles Chart. No Worries also reached # 4 in November making him the only Blue member to have two top 10 singles.

Film credits: romantic-comedy The Truth About Love and gangster movie, Rollin' With The Nines.

In 2007 he released a series of educational DVDs for children entitled Simon's Web. The six volumes teach children about the internet, its history and uses.

In 2008 he went into the Australian jungle in I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!

Simon has recently been appearing in Sister Act the Musical at the London Palladium in London’s West End playing Curtis Shank (bad-boy lover of Deloris Van Cartier).