Born and brought up in Liverpool, Claire first came to the public attention playing Lindsey in "Brookside", before going on to appear in dramas such as "Merseybeat" and "Clocking Off", as well as being a regular panelist on daytime show "Loose Women". Claire is now a star of the musicals, playing 'Roxie Hart' in "Chicago" amongst other roles.

Claire was partnered with John Byrnes in the first series of Strictly Come Dancing. Although they looked to be one of the strongest couples in the competition and heading for the final, but the public support didn't match the judges scores, and the couple were voted out in the fifth week, despite being second on the leaderboard. They were ranked 5th out of eight couples.


Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
1 Waltz Unchained Melody 7 7 8 5 27
2 Rumba Angels 6 6 7 7 26
3 Tango Roxanne 8 9 9 8 34
4 Paso doble Espana Cani 8 8 7 8 31
5 Samba Shake Your Bon-Bon 8 8 8 8 32


I'm sure you're all sensible people, but just need to warn you not to vote using the telephone numbers provided on screen as the numbers may still be live and you might still be charged.

Week 5 - Samba

Week 4 - Paso doble

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Week 3 - Tango

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Week 2 - Rumba

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Week 1 - Waltz

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