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Facts about Abi Titmuss
Biography for Abi TitmussShe grew up in Heckington, Lincolnshire where her parents were teachers, and she took her A levels at Kesteven and Sleaford High School. She played the clarinet at school. She briefly dated cartoonist BP Perry before moving to Ruskington. Her parents divorced when she was 17, and her father moved to Argyll, in Scotland, where he re-married. Her mother is secretary of Sleaford Museum Trust. She graduated from City University in St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1998 (19 years ago), and became a staff nurse at London's University College Hospital. She also worked at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and while there she was harassed by a senior house officer in 2004 (13 years ago) who was eventually found guilty of misconduct by a General Medical Council tribunal.
Titmuss met TV presenter John Leslie at a party in a pub on Fulham Road in London in 1998 (19 years ago). The pair quickly formed a relationship, and Titmuss lived between her student nurse accommodation at the hospital and Leslie's home in Barnes, south-west London.
In 2002 (15 years ago) presenter Ulrika Jonsson released her autobiography, in which she suggested that she had been indecently assaulted earlier in her career by a now well-known TV presenter. Weeks later, the News of the World ran front page pictures (wallpaper) of John Leslie snorting cocaine in a cafe. The following week, pictures (wallpaper) appeared in the paper of Leslie, Titmuss and other women taking part in sex-sessions at Leslie's home, including Lanre Onabowale, posing as basketball player Jayson Blayde, and his girlfriend.
Trial of John LeslieThe following week on Matthew Wright's live morning TV show on Channel Five, The Wright Stuff, Leslie was named as the anonymous celebrity linked to the rape accusation in Jonsson's autobiography.
Leslie was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Service, and faced a court trial, throughout which Titmuss was present at his side. When Leslie was found not guilty, the assumption was that the couple would continue their relationship. However, Leslie's career had stalled, whereas Titmuss had raised her image (wallpaper) to the point where she was offered various TV presenting jobs. Her tabloid-friendly looks and ease in front of the camera gained her a part-time post as a reporter for Leslie's friends Richard and Judy, undertaking occasional projects while continuing her job as a nurse.
Glamour careerTitmuss undertook a series of interviews promoting her image (wallpaper) as a real sex star and Britain's #1 pinup. In her own words to The Sunday Mirror she stated: "I'm not like those glamour girls who say: 'I'm really dirty, I'm really bad', then just pose around. I really am dirty and bad - I love sex. I've always been really good with my tongue and it's very long, girls love it as well!"
She took up presenting on pornographic channel TV X, released a fitness video, authored an erotic novel published by Black Lace, and made personal appearances in nightclubs all over the UK and Ireland. After a photo (wallpaper) shoot opportunity offered by FHM of a two page spread, she eventually was featured in a three page spread and made the cover. In the following year, she made 38 front page appearances in 2004 (13 years ago) and 2005 (12 years ago) for many UK men's magazines, such as FHM , Nuts, Zoo Weekly, Loaded, GQ and Maxim magazine (55 walls)s, others such as The Sunday Times Style and topless on page 3 of several tabloid newspapers including The Sun, The News Of The World, The Daily Mirror, The People and Daily Star - each photoshot made her a minimum of £20,000 per session. Titmuss was voted by readers as #7 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005 (12 years ago), and wrote a regular sex advice column for the magazine. In dec. 2004 (13 years ago), Titmuss appeared on the front cover of FHM magazine with Victoria Silvstedt. At the height of her fame in 2004/5, she could command up to £30,000 a day for appearing on the front page of Nuts or Zoo.
She appeared on ITV1's Celebrity Love Island. Her other TV work includes training as a chef on the 2004 (13 years ago) series of Hell's Kitchen, and in 2005 (12 years ago), she appeared on Channel 4's The Friday Night Project as a regular guest feature, and in "Abi Titmuss: A Modern Day Morality Tale", a fly-on-the-wall documentary for Channel 4.She has also starred on Channel 4's Come Dine With me.
In 2005 (12 years ago), Titmuss appeared in a high fashion shoot in Pop magazine, which commented on her status as the Face of 21st century celebrity.
After taking a break from modelling work, Titmuss relaunched her glamour career as a brunette with an appearance on the cover of Zoo magazine and the sale of the official Abi Titmuss Calendar 2007 (10 years ago).
On 25 Apr. 2007 (10 years ago), it was announced that Titmuss had made an appearance for a third year running in FHM's annual 100 Sexiest Women in the World readers' poll, at #80 (#7 in 2005 (12 years ago), #95 in 2004 (13 years ago)), however Titmuss has recently announced her intention to take a break from the world of glamour modelling.
Titmuss returned to glamour modelling with a new Nuts shoot in Apr. 2009 (8 years ago).
ActingAfter taking a short course at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Titmuss made her West End acting debut in Mar. 2006 (11 years ago) playing a prostitute with a multiple personality disorder in Two Way Mirror by Arthur Miller, at the Courtyard Theatre in Kings Cross.
In 2006 (11 years ago), Titmuss filmed a small role in the major motion picture (wallpaper) Goal! 2. She was also offered a role in a remake of Galaxy of Terror, a 1980 (37 years ago) horror movie set on an alien planet. She turned it down upon learning that her character would be molested and eaten by a giant moth.
Titmuss was due to have been the subject of a theatre production in a musical satire entitled Being Abi, performed by students in her home county of Lincolnshire. Devised by pupils at Boston College in May 2006 (11 years ago), it was scheduled for a three-day run before being cancelled by two of the performers' concerned parents, who objected to some of the production's content.
In Feb. 2007 (10 years ago), Titmuss won a Fringe Report Award for Best West End Debut for her role in Two Way Mirror.
She appeared as a celebrity on reality series Deadline with Janet Street Porter as an editor on ITV2. The show followed a number of celebrities as they attempted to produce a celebrity-based magazine each week, published as a supplement to Closer magazine. Titmuss was the fourth celebrity to be sacked from the show. She has previously guest-presented shows on Virgin Radio, MTV and LBC radio.
Titmuss appeared in the second series premiere of Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive, which aired 30 April, 2007 (10 years ago) on BBC Three and as a character called "Gezebelle" in an episode of Katy Brand's Big Ass show, a new Sketch Comedy series for ITV2.
From 26 Feb. to 23 Mar. 2008 (9 years ago), Titmuss appeared in the black comedy Fat Christ at the King's Head Theatre in Islington, London and is due to appear in the long-running touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners, produced by Marc Sinden.
She has been cast in small roles in British independent movies Do Elephants Pray? and Mixed Up. In 2008 (9 years ago) she played the role of the 'Mysterious Girl' in Beat 24 movies UK independent feature movie 'Frontman' Frontman IMDB Page and Official Site of the movie showing photos of Abi on set.abi recently toke place in channel 4's series come dine with me(5:30:6:00)celebrity special were she cooked a 5 course meal.
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