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SOUL singer Mica Paris made her debut as EastEnders’ newest villain Ellie Nixon final month.
However what do we all know concerning the 80s singer and presenter-turned actress? Here is the lowdown…
Mica Paris has joined the solid of EastEnders because the villainous Ellie Nixon
Who’s Mica Paris and what’s her background?
Mica Paris was born on April 27, 1969 and grew up in Islington North London.
She was raised listening to soul and gospel music at her grandparents’ church and sung with a gospel choir in her teenagers.
In 1988 she launched her debut album So Good which went Platinum.
She continued to launch music that was properly acquired by means of the 90s, releasing a better of assortment in 1999.
She’s additionally turned her hand to presenting on each the radio and TV.
That includes on Gok Wan’s Miss Bare Magnificence, ITV’s CelebAir, and he or she co-hosted BBC’s What Not To Put on.
Mica’s even given performing a go, starring as a pampered jazz singer in ITV’s Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple.
In 2006 Mica took half in Strictly Come Dancing, the place she was partnered up with skilled Ian Waite, however the pair have been eradicated within the second week.
Mica Paris launched some banging tunes within the 80sCredit score: Rex Options
What are Mica Paris’ hit songs?
Mica’s had various hits together with My One Temptation, The place Is the Love and Breathe Life Into Me.
Soul followers may bear in mind My One Temptation, Like Dreamers Do and I By no means Felt Like This Earlier than.
She can even seem within the Kids In Want rocks the 80s! live performance, which you’ll be able to watch on BBC One at 8.30pm tonight.
She carried out alongside the likes of Bananarama, Boy George, Erasure, Europe, Creativeness, Jason Donovan and UB40… to call just some.
Fashionable singer Mica dished out recommendation for these missing within the trend division on What Not To Put onCredit score: Rex Options
Who does Mica Paris play in EastEnders?
The singer-turned actress made her first look on the present final month as the soap’s latest villain Ellie Nixon, the adoptive grandmother of Raymond Dawkins.
Viewers first noticed Ellie speeding round on the hospital after Raymond was orphaned in a ugly automotive crash.
Raymond is the kid Denise Fox gave up for adoption following a one-night stand with Phil Mitchell again in 2016.
Talking about how her villainous character and warning she’d lock horns with Phil, Mica mentioned: “I’ve at all times performed constructive, encouraging, uplifting individuals, I not too long ago did a 2 12 months tour of Fame that ended up within the West Finish. My character Ellie is the exact opposite to what individuals know me for.
“I’ve by no means, ever performed a villain earlier than in my life! It’s attention-grabbing as a result of rising up within the trade lots of people assumed that I used to be like Ellie.
“I could be fairly intimidating if you see me so everybody was at all times shocked that I’m really not like that, however with Ellie I’m precisely that! It’s not me in any respect!
“She is so robust and hardcore, even Phil is intimidated by her! She’s no nonsense.
She continued: “She’s been thrown in on the deep finish with the accident on the hospital. She’s the member of the family that you just by no means actually see till there’s a disaster and there’s nobody else to show up for it. Ellie isn’t the doting Grandma in any respect!
“She hasn’t been across the household a lot, just like the lengthy distant Grandma that you just hear about however by no means see. All of a sudden right here she is having to step up as a result of her son’s gone – his spouse’s gone and he or she’s the one one left as his subsequent of kin. It’s very surprising for her.”
EastEnders’ Phil Mitchell will meet his match in EllieCredit score: WARNING: Use of this picture is topic to the phrases of use of BBC Footage’ Digital Image
Who’s Mica Paris’ ex-husband?
Mica may be very tight lipped about her non-public life.
She was married to the daddy of her first daughter Monet when she was 21.
However her first relationship wasn’t set to final as they divorced two years later.
She was then in a seven 12 months relationship with Andreas Neumann, the daddy of her second daughter, however the couple sadly parted methods when their daughter was nonetheless a child.
In 2008 Mica spoke about her relationship with millionaire Italian Francesco Niccolato claiming that she was in concern whereas courting him.
She advised The Mail it was “as if my each transfer was being watched”.
The mum-of-two has completed all of it – from singing, to performing, to presentingCredit score: Rex Options
What number of youngsters does Mica Paris have?
Mica has two daughters. Monet was born in 1991 from Mica’s first marriage and Russia-Mae, who was born in June 2006.
Talking about her ladies in The Guardian Mica mentioned: “I didn’t need them to suppose they’d a quick observe into fame and fortune through me, so I didn’t convey them to my exhibits.
“They’ve solely ever identified me as somebody who cooks and cleans for them and takes them on vacation.
“I’m their rock after they’re having their moments. I’m a mum to them, not ‘Mica Paris’.”