After leaving school, Brook studied at the Italia Conte stage school in London for three years before coming a professional model. Brook's earlier work was in a range of advertising campaigns. Her figure caught the eye of the editorial team of the Daily Star who began featuring her as a page 3 girl. Brook's picture soon began appearing in other lad's mags such as FHM (repeatedly appearing in their 100 Sexiest Women of the Year) and Loaded. By 1997, still barely 18, Brook started getting roles presenting youth television programmes on MTV, Granada and Trouble TV.
Her big break into mainstream presenting came in January 1999 when she was chosen to replace Denise Van Outen as the female half of The Big Breakfast presenting team, alongside Johnny Vaughan. Brook departed company with the show in July 1999 under unclear circumstances. Initial reports suggested that she had resigned but later it was suggested that in fact Brook had been sacked and only learnt about it whilst holidaying. In either case, most television reviewers said that Brook was too inexperienced for the role, and cited a leaked memo from the production staff to the shows writers recommending that they avoid giving her difficult words in her scripts.
Brook picked up roles presenting for MTV again and modelling for Triumph Bras - whose specially commissioned 50foot high billboards of Brook's bust caused a stir. Brook has also appeared in minor roles in a string of movies including Sorted and Ripper. She played the girlfriend of Superman's nemesis Lex Luthor in four episodes of Warner Brother's Smallville.
Kelly Brook Facts
|Birth Name||Kelly Parsons|
|Occupation||Model, TV Host, Actress|
|Birthday||November 23, 1979 (39)|
|Birthplace||Rochester, Kent, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 7" (1m70) How tall is Kelly Brook compared to you?|
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