Chloe Susannah Madeley (born 13 July 1987) is an English television presenter, freelance journalist, model, and fitness expert. She is the daughter of Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.
Early life and education
Madeley was born in Manchester. She has a brother, Jack, and two older twin half-brothers: Dan and Tom Henshaw from her mother's first marriage to David Henshaw.
Madeley was educated at King Alfred School, an independent school in Hampstead, in North West London, which she left in 2006 to attend Leeds Trinity & All Saints College (whose degrees were, at the time, awarded by Leeds University) in 2006–2007, where she lived in Kirkstall Halls. She met her now ex-boyfriend David McNidder while studying there. Madeley left the college after one term, saying she "was just so over the whole education thing".
Madeley first came to the public eye during a stint presenting Big Brother's Big Mouth with her brother Jack. Since then, Madeley has done numerous modelling shoots (including one with FHM magazine) and presenting jobs on Richard & Judy programmes, largely as a roaming reporter. In January 2009 she was named as the new face of Ultimo underwear.
Madeley also moved to Newcastle upon Tyne for a while to work and present for the Teenage Cancer Trust. In June 2009 she began a column in Now magazine.
In January 2010, Madeley participated in Celebrity Quitters, programme where five celebrities attempted to give up smoking using NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy).
In March 2010, it was announced that Madeley would be presenting Live From Studio Five for one week before Emma Willis took over from Melinda Messenger.
In 2011 Madeley participated as a contestant on the skating show Dancing on Ice, paired with French skater Michael Zenezini. Madeley reached the final three of the competition which included former EastEnders actor, Sam Attwater, and children's television presenter, Laura Hamilton. She received third place in the competition.
In 2015, Madeley took part in the second series of Channel 4 TV Show The Jump and finished in fifth place.
A keen fitness enthusiast, Madeley has trained and worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor alongside her media work. In July 2013, Madeley launched FitnessFondue.com, a fitness and nutrition advice website in which she regularly posts tips, advice and her own success stories.
Madely has received significant criticism on social networking sites for posting selfies and promoting what some perceive to be an unrealistic athletic, muscular female body image on sites like Instagram. In response she has been outspoken against cyberbullying and trolling comments she has received online on national television, arguing: "I am not putting it out there saying women should look like me. I’m saying this is how I like to look. The flack [sic] I get back is women should not look like that.”
In February 2009 pictures from Madeley's Facebook page emerged showing her smoking cannabis. On 16 August, she was arrested and charged with drunk driving after her car was found crashed, and rolled over on its roof, in north London. This was confirmed by the Metropolitan Police. The court heard that she had drunk two cocktails before the crash, and her car clipped another vehicle and overturned. She was disqualified for 20 months.
Since October 2014, Madeley has been studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Balliol College. Prior to this, she dated fellow classics scholar, Daniel Young, whom she met when they appeared in Panto together.