Popstars who stop fame for regular jobs – as a farmer, head instructor & builder

Popstars who quit fame for normal jobs – as a farmer, head teacher & builder

THEY say fame doesn’t final eternally and for these former popstars, they’ve determined to modify their lives on stage for a slice of regular life.

Family names like Westlife’s Mark Feehily, Steps star Lisa Scott Lee and Kevin Jonas have confirmed they’re similar to us, as they’ve snapped up common jobs.

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Step star Lisa Scott Lee has swapped the stage for a instructing profession[/caption]

Gone are their days of boyband energy grabs and choreographed dance routines, as life now consists of constructing a dwelling from operating their very own companies, placing in graft on building websites, instructing and even farming.

Right here’s an entire host of acquainted faces who’ve stop the world of showbiz for one thing a bit extra relatable.

Lisa Scott Lee

Steps star Lisa is now a completely fledged headteacher, after shifting to Dubai together with her husband and their two youngsters.

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Lisa is now a headteacher of a performing arts academy in Dubai[/caption]

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She discovered fame within the ’90s with much-loved band Steps[/caption]

She heads up the Dubai Performing Arts Academy, which she and husband Johnny launched in 2014. The college has 600 pupils to its identify, with college students aged between three and 18.

Lisa works on the academy six days every week and instructed Mirror On-line: “Steps is my life. It has been my life for the final 24 years, however being principal of the varsity is my day job.

“I can by no means change off. Even after I’m with Steps, rehearsing or capturing a video, I’ll be engaged on my laptop computer. It’s turn out to be a little bit of a operating joke. I’ve to flip between my Steps hat and principal hat, which will be actually onerous and disturbing at instances.”

Whereas she focuses on the “day-to-day operating of the varsity” and the enterprise facet, her husband is the varsity’s artistic director and fundamental instructor.

Since establishing the varsity, Lisa has dabbled again into her popstar days, as Steps reformed in 2017 for a second time.

The much-loved band have bought an enormous 20million albums worldwide since discovering fame within the late ’90s.

JB Gill

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JLS star JB Gill has purchased a farmer and is all about that nation life lately[/caption]


Followers know JB finest from his boyband days with JLS after discovering fame on The X Issue[/caption]


JB is the proud proprietor of a turkey farm in Sevenoaks, Kent, the place he lives along with his household[/caption]

Most individuals will recognise JB Gill from boyband JLS, who stormed into the highlight on The X Issue method again when in 2008, the place they completed in second place to sequence winner Alexandra Burke.

The band – additionally made up of Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes and Ortise Williams – cut up in 2013 and since then JB has hung up his performer boots and turned to farm life as a substitute.

He lives within the nation with spouse Chloe Tangney and their two youngsters. The couple purchased a turkey farm in Sevenoaks, Kent, and JB, who’s initially from Croydon in South London, has mentioned he loves the agricultural life.

Evaluating being a farmer to being well-known, JB instructed In The Nation: “One similarity is that you’re busy all the time and on a regular basis there’s something to do.

“However while I had a supervisor in present enterprise, while you run a farm, it’s worthwhile to carry on prime of every thing. Fortunately Chloe is a big assist.”

JLS are attributable to have a reunion tour this summer season.

Mark Feehily


Mark Feehily is finest identified for being in Irish boyband Westlife[/caption]

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Whereas he nonetheless makes music, he has a profitable catering van enterprise too[/caption]


You will discover Mark serving up espresso and crepes, with the star taking his van to festivals[/caption]

Westlife star Mark Feehily might have 12 albums to his identify and cast a solo profession following his time within the Irish boyband, however he’s additionally now the proud proprietor of his personal catering firm.

Mark serves up espresso and crepes from a catering van and mentioned in 2015 that enterprise was booming for his new enterprise.

Talking on Right now FM he revealed: “It’s going very well, we’ve obtained a great deal of curiosity and we’ve booked it in with loads of the music festivals and we’re speaking about doing a little Irish ones as nicely.

“Folks have been flabbergasted at the truth that I used to be within the van making crepes. Folks sort of have this factor ‘Oh, he was in Westlife a number of years in the past and now he’s making tea’.”

Mark added: “It’s my enterprise and I find it irresistible, something I get entangled in I get entangled 110 per cent.”

Kevin Jonas


Kevin Jonas might have been thrust into the highlight as a teen, however he’s not all about performing[/caption]


When The Jonas Brothers cut up, Kevin launched his personal building enterprise[/caption]

Kevin Jonas is finest identified for being one third of The Jonas Brothers – a Disney star and singer alongside his two brothers Joe and Nick.

Whereas Joe and Nick have gone on to have solo careers, you will discover Kevin throwing himself into being a constructing marketing consultant.

When The Jonas Brothers determined to take a while out from music, Kevin eyed up a profession in actual property and launched a building enterprise specialising in dwelling constructing, enchancment and renovation.

In 2014, he was seen on digicam on the Actual Housewives of New Jersey as on the time, he was introduced in because the lead contractor engaged on housewife Kathy Wakile’s new dwelling.

Vanilla Ice

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Rapper Vanilla Ice is now making a fortune by flipping home and getting concerned in actual property[/caption]

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He’s even bagged his personal sequence which follows him as he renovates houses in Palm Seaside[/caption]

Rapper Vanilla Ice was behind the long-lasting hit ‘Ice Ice Child’ however since leaving the stage behind he’s made a reputation for himself in actual property – significantly in renovating and flipping homes.

A lot so, that Ice has his own residence enchancment present over within the US on DIY Community known as The Vanilla Ice Challenge. It’s been operating for 9 seasons and sees Ice taking dilapidated houses in his hometown of Palm Seaside, Florida and reworking them into extremely lavish properties.

His facet hustle in dwelling enchancment began out as a pastime, however has since turn out to be a profitable enterprise.

Lucy Spraggan

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Lucy Spraggan discovered fame on The X Consider 2012[/caption]


Since then, she’s turned her attentions to health and arrange her personal coaching platform[/caption]


After shedding over three stone herself, Lucy now helps others with their health objectives[/caption]

Lucy discovered fame on The X Consider 2012 and launched into a solo profession thereafter.

However whereas she’s nonetheless pursuing music – her newest album debuted at quantity 5 within the charts – Lucy has additionally set her sights on a profession in health and launched her personal private coaching platform for lower than £10 a month known as Absolutely Rewired final yr.

She was impressed to assist others with their health objectives after shedding a formidable three-and-a-half stone and instructed followers on the time: “I’ve taken all the nice and the dangerous of my expertise to this point, mixed it with the information {of professional} PTs and nutritionists, and created this program.

“It’s NOT a fast repair or focussed on weight-loss. It’s targeted on YOUR objectives, whether or not that’s to be fitter, sooner, happier, thinner, larger, leaner or simply for one thing to do! It’s all you.

Natasha Hamilton

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Natasha Hamilton has been touring with Atomic Kitten for years after first discovering fame within the ’90s[/caption]


She nonetheless performs with Atomic Kitten for reunion excursions now and again[/caption]


However within the pandemic, Natasha determined to begin her personal home-based enterprise and qualify as a therapist[/caption]

Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton has loved years of girlband success, after discovering fame in 1998 alongside Kerry Katona and Liz McClarnon.

A number of reunions through the years have seen the ladies persevering with to tour, however when the pandemic hit final yr, Natasha determined to have a look at different methods to make herself an revenue.

Not solely has she now certified as a therapist in Unconscious Thoughts Remedy, however she’s additionally kick-started her personal home-based enterprise in well being and wellness with Ketone complement firm Pruvit.

Now you will discover Natasha main teaching and reflection classes on-line.

Frankie Cocozza

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Frankie Cocozza was most likely one among The X Issue’s most controversial characters[/caption]


After blowing his fortune made out of music, Frankie went on to turn out to be a builder and loves his new profession selection[/caption]

Frankie Cocozza hit the large time on The X Consider 2011 and has most likely been one of many present’s most controversial contestants.

In 2017, he revealed that he was working as a builder after blowing his fortune from making music.

Frankie instructed The Mirror that he determined to modify up his profession after discovering himself bored and “operating out of cash” and truly he enjoys being on the constructing website.

“I’ve no regrets. I carried out dwell on TV in entrance of 14 million and that’s such an excellent factor to inform individuals,” he mentioned.

“I didn’t should have an actual job for a very long time after the present, and me and my mates had one of the best time.”

Frankie, who’s now married and has a toddler, revealed: “Now I like being on the constructing website. I get a lot grief, but it surely’s a crease up. I knock up pug for the plasterers. It’s enjoyable. It offers me a purpose to rise up within the morning.”

We beforehand revealed the celebs that shunned TV fame for regular jobs, together with the EastEnders star that now works at B&M.

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