Will Mellor facts: Strictly Come Dancing star's age, career, family, and more revealed

by 24britishtvSept. 23, 2022, 8 p.m. 16

Will Mellor facts: Actor and Strictly star's age, career, wife, children and more revealed

Will Mellor has been a familiar face on British TV over the past couple of decades.

Now appearing in 2022's Strictly Come Dancing, let's meet one of the stars joining the show and polishing up their dancing shoes this year: Will Mellor.

Who is Will Mellor?

Will Mellor is an English television and stage actor, singer, and model, most known for his roles in television soaps including Hollyoaks and more recently Coronation Street.

An established actor who has appeared on television for over twenty years, Mellor has also appeared in Waterloo Road, Broadchurch, White Van Man, and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

He first came to the public's attention as a child star after appearing in children's programme Children's Ward in 1990. He then moved on to Hollyoaks playing the role of James 'Jambo' Bolton in 1995 which gave him his big break.

Since then he's gone on to appear in various British dramas and comedy series before returning to soaps in 2021 to play Harvey Gaskell in Coronation Street in which he received a nomination for 'Best Villiain' at the Inside Soap Awards.

How old is Will Mellor and where was he born?

Will Mellor was born in Bredbury, Greater Manchester on 3rd April, 1976.

He celebrated his 46th birthday in 2022.

Mellor met dancer Michelle McSween when they starred together in the stage musical Oh, What a Night at the Opera House in Manchester in 1999.

After dating for several years they married in 2007 and now live together in Cheshire.

They have two children together: son Jayden and daughter Renee.

What has Will Mellor done outside of acting?

Aside from acting, Mellor released a cover version of Leo Sayer's 'When I Need You' in 1997 which reached No.5 in the charts.

He released a follow-up single called 'No Matter What I Do' which only reached No.23 in the charts, which is his last single release to date.

Will Mellor is also a podcaster, hosting the series Two Pints with Will & Ralf alongside The Royle Family actor Ralf Little who worked together on sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

Is there anything else we should know about Will Mellor?

Will Mellor is an avid Manchester United fan who regularly comments in his team's performance on Twitter.

He also has a sizeable social media following, with over 300,000 followers on Instagram that he posts on frequently.


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