|Full Name Oliver Locke|
Name Ollie Locke
Siblings Amelia Locke
Years active 2011–present
Books Laid in Chelsea
|Parents Sarah Locke, John Locke|
Role Television Personality
|Born 21 October 1987 (aged 33) Southampton, Hampshire England, UK|
Residence Chelsea, London, England, UK
Relatives Sarah Locke (mother)Amelia Locke (sister)
TV shows Made in Chelsea, Celebrity Big Brother
Competitors Luisa Zissman, Sam Faiers, Dappy, Evander Holyfield, Jasmine Waltz
Similar People Luisa Zissman, Sam Faiers, Alexandra Felstead, Dappy, Jamie Laing
Occupation Television personality
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Oliver "Ollie" Locke (born 20 March 1987) is a British television personality best known for his lead role as an original cast member in BAFTA award-winning E4 constructed reality series Made in Chelsea. His mother is noted former BBC Radio Solent DJ Sarah Locke.
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Locke grew up in Southampton, where he attended Embley Park School, a boarding school in Romsey, Hampshire where he shared a dorm with Game Of Thrones actor Alfie Allen. Ollie then moved to Sibford School for 6th Form before leaving to do a year foundation course in Cambridge at The Cambridge School Of Visual and Performing Arts, with a course affiliated with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Ollie then moved to Cirencester where he joined a property degree course at the Royal Agricultural College, before leaving after a year and moving to London in 2006 where he worked for an independent magazine in Chelsea.
Ollie then spent the next 5 years running nightclubs on the Kings Road and in Mayfair. Notably running the doors of such Royal haunts at Mahiki, Whiskey Mist, Maggies, 151, Amika and launching JUJU on the Kings Road, earning himself 'Best Host' at the 2009 London Bar and Club Awards.
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Whilst on Made in Chelsea, Locke became the first person to come out on British television as bisexual. At about the same time, Locke wrote a book called Laid in Chelsea, which spent 8 weeks at number 3 of The Sunday Times Best Seller list. Locke is a seasoned contributor on British television, known for his comedy, charm and honesty. To name a few Locke has been seen on such shows as Celebrity Juice, Alan Carr's Chatty Man, The Jonathan Ross Show, Britains Got More Talent, The Xtra Factor, Do The Dishes, the twelfth series of 8 Out of 10 Cats and the second series of Fake Reaction.
Locke presented a one off Valentine's Day special episode of Love Fix for ITV2 where he interviewed the public about sex, love and romance. Notably, Locke hosted an online show with BBC Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney called The Fox Problem where they interviewed the likes of Mel C, Paloma Faith and Richard Branson, bringing in an audience of one million listeners on the first series. He has also presented segments on This Morning and stages at The Clothes Show Live.
Locke left Made in Chelsea for 4 seasons, in 2013 then made his return in 2015 for the end of its LA series, and is now a regular cast member again.
Locke has taken part in Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer show The Island with Bear Grylls alongside comedian Dom Joly, Scottish rugby player Thom Evans and JLS singer Aston Merrygold.
In 2016 Locke and his co founders Jack Rogers and Maxim Cheremkhin founded the gay dating app Chappy. Having had millions watch Ollie's very public battle with his sexuality he found that the existing dating platforms on the market are not reflective of the modern day wants and needs of the community, so went out to change this.
In March 2017 Chappy launched in New York City, London and Los Angeles and by July 2017 had reached 100 million swipes and over 1 million matches. Ollie often speaks up for LGBT rights and works tirelessly for equal rights.