Claire Sweeney is also a singer, and has appeared as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago in London.
She trained at the Elliott-Clarke Stage School in Liverpool, and went on to the Italia Conti Stage School in London. After leaving the stage school, Sweeney had many singing engagements before landing the part of Lindsey in Brookside for a brief spell in 1991.
Claire Sweeney entertained cruise ships for P&O as a singer for four years before returning to England. Upon her return, Sweeney reprised her role of Lindsey and remained on the show as a leading character until its demise in 2003.
Sweeney appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2001 in aid of Comic Relief, which prompted her to greater fame amongst the British public.
In 2002 she released an album, Claire, consisting of a mix of original material and cover versions of well-known songs. It enjoyed only modest success.
Claire Sweeney has also presented a number of shows, such as Challenge of a Lifetime and 60 Minute Makeover.
In 2004 she participated in Series One of the BBC One pro-celebrity ballroom dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing.
Claire Sweeney won Rear of the Year in 2001.
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