CareersCelebrityChecklist Archive CelebrityOpinion Celebrity

Jobs celebrities did before they became famous may surprise you

Editorial Feature

As we watched all of the new Love Islanders enter the villa this summer in search of love, and fame. A civil servant, model, luxury events host, waitress and water engineer, all have left their everyday lives hoping to be elevated into celeb status.

We thought it would be interesting to look back at all of the jobs that celebs did before they became famous. Even Sam Thompson had to start somewhere!

Source: p_wicks01 on Instagram

Pete Wicks – Director

Before joining TOWIE, Pete worked for 11 years in the city as a director of a company. Since those days he has exchanged a corporate life for working in TV, modelling and presenting his own show ‘Reality News’ with Sam Thompson. The videos they produce together have been the highlight of this year’s lockdown.

Source: samthompsonuk on Instagram

Sam Thompson – Barman

Remember when Sam started working as an intern for Jamie Laing at his Candy Kittens business? Well the only job he had before Made in Chelsea which wasn’t captured on camera, was a bar job he was fired from. Multiple times. Luckily for Sam, his career has been a great success since appearing on TV.

Source: harrystyles on Instagram

Harry Styles –  Baker

Before Harry joined One Direction, he worked part-ime in the W Mandeville Bakery in Cheshire. Earning £6 an hour when he was a teenager, he left the bakery when he became a success on X-Factor. Harry returned to the bakery when he was filming for the One ­Direction movie, This is Us.

Source: dukeandduchessofcambridge on Instagram

Kate Middleton – Luxury fashion buyer

Does anyone remember that Kate had a job after university as a luxury fashion buyer in Jigsaw working in their accessories department? Who knew she had such a talent for fashion? It definitely shows.

Source: vickypattison on Instagram

Vicky Pattison – Sales assistant

Before becoming a popular TV reality star on Geordie Shore, Vicky’s first-ever job was as a sales assistant at Shelly’s Shoe. Vicky also worked in telesales, a call centre and Newcastle’s top nightclubs before signing up to MTV’s hit show.

Source: wrighty_ on Instagram

Mark Wright – Footballer

Mark was a semi-professional footballer playing for West Ham United and Arsenal before becoming captain of the Tottenham Hotspur youth team. Mark at the time was drawn to The Only Way is Essex and celebdom.

Source: calvinharris on Instagram

Calvin Harris – Fish Factory

Calvin Harris used to stack shelves at Safeway and work in a fish factory when he first started out djing in his hometown of Dumfries. Later on, he moved to London and was then discovered on MySpace.

Source: gemmacollins on Instagram

Gemma Collins – Car salesperson

Before Gemma started to film for TOWIE, she was a used car salesperson at BMW. In her opening scene, she closed a deal on a car for co-star Kirk Norcross before his father surprised him with a Range Rover.

Source: cherylofficial on Instagram

Cheryl Cole – Waitress

Cheryl was a waitress in Newcastle when she auditioned for ITV’s nationwide talent search Popstars: The Rivals. She soon discovered fame through gaining a final place in Girls Aloud.

To see your company in any upcoming features we are arranging please email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button