Louise Elizabeth Redknapp (née Nurding) (born 4 November 1974, in Lewisham, London) is an English singer and television presenter, known as a member of the girl group Eternal and subsequently as a solo singer (billed simply as “Louise”).
She attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Among UK sport fans she is known as the wife of English footballer-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp.
In the July 2004 edition of FHM, she was named Sexiest Woman of the Decade. She is a main judge on So You Think You Can Dance in UK.
Redknapp was born in Lewisham, London, to her builder father, and mother who worked at Gatwick Airport. Louise and her two younger brothers grew up in Eltham, London, and Oxted, Surrey. At the age of 11, she joined the Italia Conti Academy stage school and met Kéllé Bryan on her first day.
Louise married now-retired football player Jamie Redknapp on 29 June 1998. After diagnosis of back pain from endometriosis, through treatment by laser surgery, on 27 July 2004 Redknapp gave birth to a boy named Charley William Redknapp at the Portland Hospital. The boy’s name was in honour of Louise’s grandfather, who died on the day she found out that she was pregnant with Charley.
She gave birth to her second son Beau Henry Redknapp also at the Portland Hospital on 10 November 2008.
Louise is a vegetarian, who exercises through boxing.