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Star of stage and screen Claire Sweeney (Brookside, Holby City, Loose Women, Hairspray, Chicago, 9 to 5) performs a selection of her favourite songs from the shows accompanied on the piano by her long time collaborator West End musical director Jae Alexander.

Claire trained at the Elliot Clarke Stage School in Liverpool and the Italia Conti Stage School in London. Her extensive acting work on television includes playing regular character Lindsay Corkhill in Brookside, the fiery Katrina in the award-winning drama Clocking Off, Lindsey Kendal in the popular BBC series Holby City, Roz in BBC1's hit drama Merseybeat, Amanda in comedy drama Candy Cabs and as series regular Hayley Cox in Derren Litten’s latest comedy Scarborough for BBC One.

She has starred as Irene Roth in Crazy For You, Baroness Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray (all on National Tour). Prior to these, Claire toured in the hit show Sex In Suburbia, which she co-wrote, following it's hugely successful run at the Royal Court Liverpool. She guest starred as Maxine in the hit ITV comedy Benidorm, was special guest on the hugely successful Jane and Friends, and could be heard hosting her very own weekly musical theatre-themed show on Magic FM.

Claire's West End roles include Roxie Hart in Chicago and Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, playing opposite Patrick Swayze. Claire played the title role in Educating Rita alongside Matthew Kelly and prior to that, played Paulette in the UK tour of the award winning Legally Blonde. In 2011, she starred in a new production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Don Black's one-woman show Tell Me on A Sunday. Other theatre credits include a one-woman production of Willy Russell's classic Shirley Valentine, White Christmas, Shout!, Fosse (World Tour), The Play Wot I Wrote, the UK Tour of John Godber’s September in the Rain, alongside John Thomson and most recently Violet in 9 to 5 the Musical. She has performed duets with International Opera starts Bryn Terfel and Jose Carreras at The Royal Albert Hall, and headlined the Lytham Proms Festival, she also headlined her own show at Proud Cabaret and received rave reviews in the national press and was a guest star on The Masked Singer Live UK arena tour.

As a television presenter, Claire authored the one-hour ITV primetime documentary Claire Sweeney: My Big Fat Diet. She presented four series of 60 Minute Makeover (ITV1) and hosted Saturday night shows Here Comes the Sun (BBC1) and Challenge of a Lifetime (ITV1). Claire presented three live specials of I'm Famous and Frightened for Living TV. She appeared in the first and most successful series of Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother, was a regular panellist on Loose Women, appeared on Celebrity Come Dine with Me, and was a contestant on the first ever series of Strictly Come Dancing. Claire has also enjoyed taking part in The Royal Variety Show and BBC1's primetime Saturday night series Let's Dance for Comic Relief, in which she made it to the finals.

Claire has been a regular presenter on The Wright Stuff, filmed various segments for the Lorraine Show, made a guest appearance in Back in Time for Tea (BBC2), filmed the ITV series Secrets from The Asylum, and was one of the special celebrity guests on Through the Keyhole.

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