Modelling past of Kim Woodburn who began her career in the city
Kim Woodburn has always been a confident woman. The 80-year-old ‘Queen of Clean’ is often seen with her blonde hair slicked back into a tight bun or high ponytail with a smoky eye make up look. In the past, she has said: “My loves, if you’ve got it, flaunt it! (And I’ve got it in truck loads!)”
The original cleaning queen has always liked to ‘flaunt it’ as is evident from her modelling past in Liverpool. The How Clean Is Your House star was born in Portsmouth but later moved to Merseyside and is believed to have lived on Bagot Street in Wavertree. :Kim Woodburn issues health update after she had ‘hole cut in throat’ during operation
After numerous jobs working in children’s homes, in retail, and as a social worker helping teenage girls in the city, the star – then known as Patricia McKenzie – embarked on a modelling career, doing jobs for Littlewoods in the late 1960s. In 1983, Kim appeared on TV show Pebble Mill at One, demonstrating knitwear, but her brush with fame was short-lived and she went on to work as a professional house cleaner in the UK and US. In 2003, Kim became a household name when she co-presented Channel 4’s How Clean Is Your House, with Aggie MacKenzie.
The show saw the pair make the nation’s grubbiest homes habitable once more and was a big hit, with Kim reportedly becoming the highest paid female presenter on Channel 4 at the time.
This picture of Kim was taken on June 14,1982
She went to the Australian jungle in 2009 to compete in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! finishing as a runner-up to winner Gino D’Acampo. In 2017, she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother where she was centre of a number of iconic moments, including being temporarily removed from the Big Brother house by a security team after an explosive row with Danielle Lloyd’s ex-husband Jamie O’Hara, in which she screamed: “You adulterer, that two-timed your wife and she’s got three kids.
These people, they put me through hell.” It was during her time on the reality show that her on-going feud with Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan began. Kim made no secret she appeared on CBB for the money and came third, with Coleen winning the show.
Kim stepping out in style, wearing a bizarre car shaped hat
After watching the footage back, the How Clean Is Your House? star did not think Coleen was a worthy winner, and felt she had been bullied by her fellow contestants.
This led to an explosive appearance on Loose Women 18 months later in August 2018. After the interview spiralled, Kim called Coleen ‘trash’, then stood up in tears and walked off the set, while the panel said she had “shown her true colours”. It led to a number of Ofcom complaints suggesting Kim was bullied on the show and a petition was launched to remove Coleen.
Since then Kim has put the disagreement behind her.
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