Stylish and classy classically-trained pianist and the best thing to come out of pop-band Hear’Say.
In 2001, Myleene Klass auditioned for the ITV reality show Popstars, which offered contestants an opportunity to become part of a newly formed pop band. Klass was chosen as one of the 10 finalists and became a member of Hear’Say.
Following the success of their first album, the band was given their own TV show entitled Hear’Say It’s Saturday. During the show’s run, the band had a chance to perform with such established artists as Lionel Richie, Celine Dion, Bradley Walsh, Blue and Atomic Kitten, and, at the end of 2001, Hear’Say appeared on the Royal Variety Performance.
Almost a year after the Hear’Say break-up on 13 May 2003, Klass signed a five-album deal with Universal Classics and Jazz.
Promotion started with the release of the main promotional single “Toccata and Fugue” to TV channels and was the first ever classical piece to appear on British music television channel The Box.
On 28 March 2007, Klass signed a record contract with EMI Classics as both a recording artist and an ambassador for the EMI Classics UK roster of artists.
The first album, Myleene’s Music for Romance, was released on 2 July 2007 and went straight to number 1 in the classical chart.
In February 2006, Klass began presenting the Sunday Breakfast programme on Classic FM, taking over from Aled Jones. Having worked for several years on the early morning shows on Saturdays and Sundays.
Myleene also presented the BBC Radio 2 show Friday Night is Music Night in front of a live audience at the Watford Colosseum, Watford, Hertfordshire.
Myleene is well-known as a television and radio presenter; she has hosted television shows including Popstar to Operastar (2010–2011 alongside Alan Titchmarsh) and BBQ Champ (2015–present) on ITV and The One Show (2007) on BBC One. She was briefly a regular panellist on the ITV lunchtime chat show Loose Women in 2014.
Klass was announced as the new presenter of Channel 4 series 10 Years Younger, replacing Nicky Hambleton-Jones as presenter.
Endorsements & TV Advertising
Klass was chosen as the new face of Ortak Jewellery. In January 2007, it was announced that Klass had signed a multi-million pound deal with Marks & Spencer to model clothes and swimwear for the new season. As the new face and body of Marks and Spencer’s Spring and Summer Collection, Klass appeared in both print and television advertising, including one modelled on Ursula Andress’s first appearance in Dr. No.
From 2012, Myleene became a brand ambassador and modelled for catalogue store Littlewoods.
Myleene Klass began working with children’s shoe brand Start-rite, helping the company design and promote a range of fitted footwear.