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Chanelle Hayes - Baring My Heart

Chanelle Hayes - Baring My Heart [Kindle Edition]

Chanelle Hayes
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Appearing on the eighth series of Big Brother in 2007, Victoria Beckham lookalike Chanelle Hayes quickly became a national talking point thanks to her tears, tantrums and explosive relationship with fellow housemate Ziggy Lichman.

As one half of golden couple ‘Chiggy’, feisty Chanelle was propelled to stardom and soon established herself as a darling of the British tabloid press and magazine cover girl. But despite being one of the most successful BB housemates of all time, with a flourishing modelling career and even a foray into the pop world, there is so much more to Yorkshire bornand- bred Chanelle than showbiz ups and downs.

For the young mum’s life has been etched with tragedy, right from the moment she was born in prison in November 1987. Just a few months old, she was orphaned when her drug-addicted mother was brutally murdered, and she was sent to live with foster parents before later being adopted.

With the real reason for her mother’s death shrouded in secrecy, Chanelle’s teenage years were marked by an agonising quest for the truth – which saw her go to extreme and devastating lengths for answers, including attempted suicide. Her rocky past has also been plagued by eating disorders, while Chanelle’s romantic history has been defined by heartache and despair. And despite doting on son Blakely, born to footballer Matthew Bates in 2010, her volatile relationship with the child’s father played out through the courts to a miserable end.

At times brutally honest and astonishingly sad, Chanelle’s story does not make for easy reading, and she is the first to admit that she is no angel. But amidst all the heartbreak are humorous, wry observations and moving anecdotes which would soften a heart of stone. And in spite of all her troubles, Chanelle has emerged a stronger, happier woman, who has finally tackled her demons and can now embrace a brighter future with confidence.

About the Author

Chanelle Hayes was one of the stars of "Big Brother "in 2008, and is a model. Veronica Clark is the author of "A Dog Called Dez," "Justice for Colette," and "Stolen Girl."

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible and eye opening 4 July 2014
By BookAddictShaun TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is probably one of the best celebrity autobiographies I've read, and I've read a lot of them. Chanelle is easily in my Top 5 Big Brother housemates of all time and today still makes the front cover of the biggest weekly magazines, whether it's Men's magazines or the weeklies. She's the rare type of glamour model that men love but that women can relate to. She carved a career for herself at a time when it wasn't as easy as it is today. With the likes of TOWIE and Twitter it happens overnight seemingly. A lot of people have an opinion about her, some negative but she also has a lot of fans. Personally I think she's fantastic and this book only made me an even bigger fan than I already was.

Baring My Heart is a very apt title as Chanelle has done just that. This is a no holds barred, brutally honest account of her life. Starting with her prostitute mother being murdered when she was only a baby, you'd imagine that to be pretty bad, but her teenage life was then plagued with problems started off by her need to know the truth about her mother from her adoptive parents who didn't want to tell her until she was 18. I was shocked to read most of what went on, some of which would have destroyed the strongest of people but somehow she overcame it all and one day accompanied her friend to a Big Brother audition with no intention of auditioning herself. Well, I think we all know what happened next.

It's shocking at times to read some of the things she has been through and to realise she is only two years older than me. As a glamour model people may not agree that she is a role model but I disagree and say that she is. The modelling is only one side of her.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly honest 6 July 2014
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Actually couldn't put this down and love how Chanelle just says what she thinks without worrying about what people will think of her. Refreshingly honest and real, which must have been so difficult considering the tragedy she's had in her life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow! 6 July 2014
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Not your average celebrity book. This girl has been through the mill and now hopefully out the other end. Laughed, cried and gobsmacked throughout. Once you start this you won't put it down !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting and honest read 22 Aug 2014
By puple z
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I wasn't really sure what to expect, but chanelle explains her life right from the beginning, honestly and with more detail than I expected. The book covers her highs and lows, including relationships, pregnancy, financial crisis I enjoyed the book, and would recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top book about a top lass 30 July 2014
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Don't normally review books but felt I had too with this. Chanelle is brutally honest and your emotions go with her as the book continues. This is the best celeb autobiography I've read (and I've read a few.). Well worth a read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised 19 July 2014
Literally the most surprisingly brilliant read. I was sceptical at first but now I feel like I can relate to so much that he has experienced! New found respect for channelle! Love! Please read!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read 15 Aug 2014
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I was skeptical it first, but omg I could not put the book down.

I could relate to so much of her past and was in tears reading. Chanelle is very strong woman and should not be judged for her past or what she does. She does it on her own. She should definitely receive recognition for this.

She wrote to me once on twitter when I was pregnant and alone same time and I was struggling and she tweeted me lovely advice and I did get the help.

Inspiring woman and amazing mum x
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good beach read - very honestly written 5 July 2014
By Missy
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Not usually one for celebrity autobiographies (I always want to skip to the part where they become famous!), I downloaded this because I have always liked Chanelle - she has a dry sense of humour and is very intelligent - but that said,her relationships with men, mainly Matthew Bates and Jack Tweed have always fascinated me because I had always wondered how someone seemingly so headstrong could put up with what she has put up with.

Chanelle writes with honesty and you can tell it is written in her own voice which I liked. There were a few insights into the celebrity culture and the way that celebrities are managed through agents that shocked me, and it was very interesting to read about Chanelle's tough start to life and how it affected her during her difficult teenage years.

I have dropped a star ONLY because for me, the part I was looking forward to reading about (her current relationship with Jack Tweed) I personally felt was a little rushed at the end, and a lot of details / explanations I was hoping to read were swept under the carpet.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Chanelle is one of my favourite ladies so I really enjoyed reading her story in her own words
Published 13 days ago by satisfied customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Loved this! Good to see Chanelle's story from her point of view and not just form an opinion through media! Very easy light reading.
Published 29 days ago by Chelsea Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody good book! I totally related to it/ her
Bloody good book! I totally related to it/ her. Couldn't put this book down & it's helped me not to see her as a fame hungry airhead. Would definitely recommend it!
Published 1 month ago by victoria
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read
Really enjoyed this book channelle maybe at times seemed a drama queen but she has had a difficult life , fair play to her for telling her story how it is.
Published 1 month ago by rebecca dugmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Bought this as a present for my sister and she said that she has really enjoyed reading it. It was delivered quickly for a great price. Thank you.
Published 1 month ago by mum
5.0 out of 5 stars addictive reading
Very honest I have a new found respect for her. Really enjoyed the book she's had a pretty rough ride
Published 1 month ago by karen hailstones
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating read
It was beyond all my expectations. It was totally engrossing and was a real page turner. I would recommend it to all lovers of autobiographies. ( thats the wife's opinion!)
Published 2 months ago by Jose Canario
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another great true story
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Total Self Indulgence
Always loved Chanelle since her appearance on Big Bro but as the book progresses her selfishness is slowly them completely revealed.
Published 2 months ago by Tru2U
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really enjoyable read
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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