Chantelle Vivien Houghton (born 21 August 1983) is an English glamour model and television personality. She was the first 'non-celebrity' to feature in the Channel 4 reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.
She emerged as the winner of series 4, beating 10 celebrities: (Michael Barrymore, Maggot, Samuel Preston, Pete Burns, Traci Bingham, Dennis Rodman, George Galloway, Rula Lenska, Faria Alam and Jodie Marsh), winning a prize of £25,000.
Following a much-publicised on-screen courtship, Houghton married former fellow Celebrity Big Brother 2006 contestant Samuel Preston of The Ordinary Boys in August 2006. The couple announced their separation in a joint statement on 27 June 2007, and divorced on 21 November 2007.
In October 2007, Houghton was named "TV's latest reality millionaire" and experts reported that her wealth easily exceeds £1 million.
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... Chantelle Houghton (born 21 August 1983, Brentwood, England) was a non-celebrity housemate ... Houghton was the first housemate to enter on Day 1 and was immediately told her secret mission to pretend she was a real celebrity in a girl group called Kandy Floss ... Houghton married fellow housemate Preston just months after the show, but they divorced ten months later ...
... Houghton announced her engagement to Preston on 11 April 2006 ... In a later 2008 interview with Piers Morgan, Houghton admitted that Preston had told her one month after the wedding that he had not wanted to marry her ... couple continued undertaking interviews for various magazines, with Houghton losing weight and colouring her hair brunette to look more like Preston's former fiancee Camille ...
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