Michelle McManus singer, TV presenter Event Host Actor, Journalist, Songwriter.
Michelle has also been a radio DJ, and is former international darts player who rose to fame after winning the second series of the UK talent show Pop Idol
Bright, determined, confident and hugely talented, Michelle McManus took the record industry by storm when, against the odds, she won Pop Idol on the 20th December 2003 with in excess of 6.5 million votes.
She has hosted her own Saturday night radio show on the top rated independent station in Scotland – Radio Clyde and has her own series – ‘Let’s Do The Show Right Here’ – on BBC Radio Scotland.
Michelle McManus is a lively charming and highly professional event host and presenter.
Following her win, Michelle released her debut single ALL This Time that debuted at number one on both the UK Singles Charts and Scottish Singles Charts, thus making her the first Scottish female to debut at the top of the UK Singles Charts. “All this Time” spent three weeks at number one in the UK and spent eleven weeks inside the UK Top 100
She released her second single, “The meaning of Love ” which debuted at number sixteen on the UK Singles Charts number seven on the Scottish Singles Chart as well as number twenty-nine on the Irish Singles Charts. Her debut album, The Meaning of Love was released in February 2004 and debuted at number one on the Scottish Album Chart number three on the UK Album Chart and number sixty-four on the Irish Album Charts. The Meaning of Love went on to receive a Gold certification from the BPI for sales of over 200,000 in the UK alone.
In 2007, Michelle established her own independent record company, McManii Records and subsequently released her comeback single “Just for You” The single served as the lead single for McManus’ second album, Dancing To a Different Beat which was set to be released in 2008, however, was eventually shelved In 2012, She teamed up with Scottish band Manran on the single “Take You There” which was released in support of STV Children Appeal”Take You There” charted at number seventy on the Scottish Singles Charts.
McManus was also a presenter of STV’s lifestyle magazine show The Hour, originally alongside Stephen Jardine and later, Tam Cowan
All this time