Zoe Birkett full of excitement for headline stint in The Bodyguard at Sunderland Empire Credit: Simon Duke // What's On - Evening Chronicle The Consett singer and ex Pop Idol contestant has been touring the country in the role made famous by the late Whitney Houston. She’s already having a ball emulating her musical idol in The Bodyguard but things are going to get better for Zoe Birkett in the spring whe
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THE BODYGUARD Starring Zoe Birkett Cliffs Pavilion - 15th - 26th September 2015 The first thing I realise when I'm chatting to Zoe Birkett, is that it is just that, a chat - it doesn't feel like an interview. I phone Zoe for our interview and the first thing she says is, "The reception here is rubbish - I'll run outside and call you back." A minute later she's back. "Sorry about that darlin'." County Durh
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We caught up with Zoe recently to discuss The Bodyguard, NYC & more... What a crazy 12 months you've had! First you're back on our TV screens on Big Brother, now your playing the lead role in The Bodyguard The Musical as Rachael Marron. How did that come about? Well I think it's always good in your career to take a risk, so when I was approached to do BB, I knew it could be a risk but I also knew that it wo
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Skip to 1:08 on the video to hear a fab interview with Zoe whilst on tour in Wolverhampton http://bbc.in/1E5ql0Z
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Zoe Birkett preparing to take on Whitney Houston's iconic role in The Bodyguard Credit: The Journal.co.uk The Consett-born Pop Idol star can't wait to play her idol's most famous part when The Bodyguard musical comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal Singer Zoe Birkett grew up loving Whitney Houston, so when she was picking out a song to perform for the inaugural Pop Idol auditions back in 2001, she knew exactly wh
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Here's a blast from the past, an interview from way back in the day just before Treat Me Like A Lady was released. Zoe Birkett who became a household name last year, thanks to the hit TV show Pop Idol, is to release her debut single "Treat Me Like A Lady" on Monday 13th January. She took time out of her busy schedule to chat with Starlots.com about her journey from "chip shop northern girl" to pop princess.
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   Meet Zoe Birkett

Zoe Birkett (born 16 June 1985, Consett, County Durham, England) is an English singer. She was one of the youngest contestants on the first series of the ITV singing competition Pop Idol in 2001, being only 16 at the time.

Zoe began attending stage school when she was just three years old. She had had hopes of being a performer and had previously auditioned unsuccessfully to be in S Club 7, finishing in the final 12.

In 2002, Zoe finished fourth on the first series of Pop Idol, behind Will Young, Gareth Gates and Darius Danesh, and being the highest placed female on the show. During the programme, she performed such songs as Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time”, “I Will Always Love You” and...

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