Michelle Gayle was born on 2nd February 1971, in London, England and is an English actress and singer. She had success as a pop singer in the 1990s. She achieved seven top 30 singles in the UK, her two biggest hits to date being Sweetness (No.4, September 1994) and Do You Know? (No.6, February 1997). She released two top 30 albums under RCA records, but they parted company in 1997 and although Gayle recorded other albums, they were not released.
As an actress she is best known for her work on British television, in particular playing Hattie Tavernier in BBC's EastEnders from 1990-1993. She has also had various roles in film and theatre, which have included playing Belle in the West End musical, Beauty and the Beast in 1999. She has taken part in several celebrity based reality television shows, and in June 2007 she became a panelist for ITV's topical chat show, Loose Women. She was married to the ex-footballer, Mark Bright, for ten years, but the couple announced their separation in 2007.
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