Ever wondered what became of the old one-hit wonders, long time soap stars and memorable music acts? Well, we have scoured the globe to give you the latest update on what they have been up to and where are they now.
Our Strawberry Kisses, Aussie sweetheart opened the Sydney Summer Olympics in 2000 at the age of 13. Now at 33 years of age, Nikki has opened 3 dance schools, competed in Dancing with the Stars, appeared in many music videos, TV shows and musicals and is now a mother of 2 living her best life in Sydney.
She graced our screens for years playing Felicity Scully on Neighbours in the 90’s before releasing her first album and the Aussie hit Kiss Kiss. She then moved to LA, releasing her second album, starring in a bunch of movies and then relocating to the UK to continue hitting the screens. Valance is now still in the UK with hubby Nick Candy and their 2 kids.
Did Bec Cartwright ever really leave our screens? Playing Hayley Smith Lawson on the soap Home and Away from 1998 – 2005, Bec then released a selection of singles all appearing in the top 30 of the ARIA Music Charts. Bec, now known as Bec Hewitt after marrying tennis super star Lleyton Hewitt, can now be seen on the new travel series Helloworlds.
Victoria’s own Lee Harding, who first made a name for himself by placing third in Australian Idol in 2005, went on to sign with Sony BGM, debuting at number one on the ARIA Charts with Wasabi. He then continued with his music career before finding his way back to our screens as he auditioned for The Voice where he joined team Boy George but was eliminated in the top 9.
Absolutely everybody has been keeping tabs on Vanessa Amorosi to see what she is up to next. Rising to fame in 1999 with the release of her single, “Have a Look” which reached gold status in Australia. She then continued an incredible music career performing at the 2000 Olympic Games opening and closing ceremony, releasing 4 albums throughout the years and receiving 16 ARIA and APRA nominations. Amorosi has since released her 5th album in this year called The Blacklisted Collection, so stay tuned we have a feeling we will be seeing her a lot more.