Danielle Lloyd (born 16 December 1983) is an English glamour model. The former Miss England 2004 and Miss Great Britain 2006 first rose to prominence when she was stripped of her Miss Great Britain 2006 title after posing for nude pictures featured in the December 2006 edition of Playboy magazine and her alleged affair with one of the pageant’s judges, her then-boyfriend, footballer Teddy Sheringham.
Lloyd joined Celebrity Big Brother on 3 January 2007, at the start of the series. In her column she stated, “Things I’m looking forward to in the house …meeting people I’d probably never meet in everyday life, seeing if I can cope with the challenges and letting people at home see me in a different way (I’ll be wearing more clothes!!)”.
Lloyd garnered significant negative publicity when thousands of complaints were filed with Ofcom after she, Jade Goody, and Jo O’Meara, were bullying and claims of the three were making racist remarks towards their fellow house mate, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty. Specific comments Lloyd has made about Shetty include “She’s a dog” and “They eat with their hands in India, don’t they – or is that China? You don’t know where her hands have been.” In another outburst, Lloyd said “do you get stubble?”
On 17 January 2007, Lloyd declared she thought Shetty should “fuck off home”, adding that “she can’t even speak English properly”. After a similar comment by Goody, Lloyd laughed and said to Goody, “That was fucking fantastic, I loved it. I think she should fuck off home.”
A newspaper interview made before Celebrity Big Brother, from November 2006, revealed Lloyd’s anti-immigration views: “If I was a politician, I’d get more people into work and stop people coming into the country. There’s so many people who come into England because they know they can get benefits. People who already live here should get the jobs”.
It has since become apparent that Lloyd was warned against racist behaviour prior to going into the house, in an email sent to her by her agent at the time, Angela de Fouw.
Since the split from Sheringham, Lloyd has dated Marcus Bent and Jermain Defoe and was engaged to DJ Ironik. She is currently engaged to footballer Jamie O’Hara.
On 26 May 2009, Lloyd was pictured lying on the pavement outside a nightclub, bloodied and clearly upset after an unprovoked attack. She reportedly had to have required emergency plastic surgery on a wound on her leg, after she was thrown onto a table full of glasses.
On 1 December 2009, Lloyd announced that she and footballer Jamie O’Hara had become engaged.