How Myleene Klass made her millions: MailOnline explores her money-making methods from I’m A Celebrity to clothing ranges after her rise to prominence on Popstars
Myleene Klass began her career on Popstars in 2001 with band Hear’Say, and the band released two studio albums and five singles.
But after the band went their separate ways following a reported feud between Myleene and Kym Marsh in 2002, the star went on to forge a successful career in her own right.
She began by signing as a solo artist in 2003 and later made a foray into presenting before a stint in the I’m A Celebrity jungle in 2006.
Myleene enjoyed even more fame after the appearance and millions of pounds worth of presenting opportunities and offers.
As the All Stars series of the show airs, the television personality is using the series to promote her newest Next collection.
Moneymaker: MailOnline explores the money-making methods that have made Myleene Klass her millions
The star, who made a total profit of £2.3 million between 2015 and 2022 according to Companies House, has been seen taking multiple showers in a white bikini from her collection.
Her swimwear is in homage to her original ensemble that she wore on the show and auctioned for £7,500 and the move to wear it on the series again has undoubtedly seen her earn even more cash.
MailOnline explores the money-making methods that have made Myleene her millions.
Stardom: She became a member of Hear’Say, alongside Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw, Danny Foster and Noel Sullivan
In 2001, Myleene auditioned for the ITV reality show Popstars, which offered contestants an opportunity to become part of a newly formed pop band.
She became a member of Hear’Say, alongside Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw, Danny Foster and Noel Sullivan.
The band achieved great success and even was given their own TV shows called Hear’Say It’s Saturday, Hear’Say: A New Chapter in Full and The Hear’Say Story.
Hear’Say had four Top 10 singles including two number-ones in the British charts, before splitting up after a reported long-term feud between Myleene and Kym.
Kym left the band in December 2001, to be replaced by Johnny Shentall in 2002 but the band split up in October of that year.
SOLO MUSIC CAREER
Solo career: After Hear’Say split in 2002, Myleene signed a five-album deal with label Classic and Jazz in 2003
After Hear’Say split in 2002, Myleene signed a five-album deal with label Classic and Jazz in 2003.
She went on to release her album Moving On with the brand, which was hugely successful.
By mid-December 2003, the album had been certified gold and was nominated as Album of the Year at the Classical BRIT Awards.
In 2007, she signed with EMI Classics as an ambassador and recording artist, going on to release another classical album in 2008 called Music For Mothers.
Myleene has previously credited her 2006 stint on the sixth series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! as the show which catapulted her back into the spotlight.
In interviews, she has admitted that she felt her time on the reality programme gave her a ‘second shot’ at fame.
Iconic moments such as her showers in a skimpy white bikini saw her gain popularity with viewers, and she came second behind Matt Willis.
Upon leaving the jungle, she was offered countless presenting jobs, magazine shoots and chat show work, worth millions of pounds.
Stint: Myleene has previously credited her 2006 stint on the sixth series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! as the show which catapulted her back into the spotlight
Back again: In 2023, Myleene appeared on the spin-off show of I’m A Celebrity in South Africa, alongside a host of other memorable campmates battling to become the legend of the show
She spoke several times about her time in the jungle when she returned from Down Under, opening up about the critters and cold showers.
Myleene is said to have received so many offers after her stint in the jungle that she netted three million pounds.
Elsewhere, in 2020, the star appeared on Dancing On Ice, partnered with professional Łukasz Różycki and became the first celebrity to be eliminated.
In 2023, Myleene appeared on the spin-off show of I’m A Celebrity in South Africa, alongside a host of other memorable campmates battling to become the legend of the show.
Alongside her music and I’m A Celebrity stint, Myleene has enjoyed several presenting gigs over the years. In 2005, she was announced as a host of CD:UK, an ITV music show, with Lauren Laverne and Johny P.
Other early appearances on the television included slots on the panel show The Wright Stuff and Celebrity Mastermind.
In 2007, from July to August, Myleene presented The One Show with Adrian Chiles but left so she could look after her baby.
She went on to host 10 Years Younger from 2008, replacing Nicky Hambelton-Jones.
The star also presented the American version of I’m A Celebrity in 2009 and BBQ champ in 2015.
MODELLING AND CLOTHING COLLECTIONS
Myleene has also dabbled in modelling throughout her career, starting in 2004 when she posed for Loaded magazine.
And in 2006, after appearing on the cover of Maxim magazine, the star charted at 78 on FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women list.
Elsewhere, she signed a multi-million pound deal with Marks and Spencers to model their clothing and swimwear for the new season in 2007.
She was on advertisements for the Spring and Summer collection and went on to model for Littlewoods, catapulting the brand to huge success after releasing her own clothing with them.
The beauty has also worked on her own swimwear collections and has recently brought out clothing with Next.
She has even branched out into children’s clothing, bringing out Myleene Klass Kids in 2021.
Multi-talented: In February 2006, Myleene began presenting the Sunday Breakfast programme on Classic FM
In February 2006, Myleene began presenting the Sunday Breakfast programme on Classic FM.
Since 2006, she presents the Saturday and Sunday evening Smooth Classics programme.
She also worked on London’s Capital Radio on Sunday evenings and in 2008, presented the BBC Radio 2 show Friday Night is Music Night in front of a live audience at the Watford Colosseum.
Myleene has presented various shows on TalkRADIO, filling in for James Whale and Jon Gaunt.
She began presenting a Saturday drive-time show on Smooth Radio in 2014 and briefly presented the weekday show covering for Kate Garraway while she was looking after her husband who had Coronavirus.
CHARITY WORK/BRAND AMBASSADOR
Giving back: Myleene has been the face of various charity campaigns such as stop text bully and ChildLine, and helped aid the Niger famine appeal by manning the telephone lines
Myleene has been the face of various charity campaigns such as stop text bully and ChildLine, and helped aid the Niger famine appeal by manning the telephone lines.
In 2006, as part of BBC One’s Sport Relief charity spectacular, she appeared as a special guest in the Question of Sport Relief segment.
During December 2006, Myleene also appeared on The Big Finish with Graham Norton to compete to win £10,000 for charity.
In November 2007, she guest-presented BBC Children in Need and performed Your Song with John Barrowman.
She also collaborates with Norwood, a Jewish charity for children and is an ambassador for the National Foundation for Youth Music, a children’s music charity.
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