Status: Housemate - Entered CBB14 on Day 1
Series: Celebrity Big Brother Summer 2014 - CBB14
Kellie was evicted from CBB 14 on day 19.
Kellie, James, Gary, David and Claire were nominated for eviction in week 1.
Kellie Maloney was formerly known as boxing promoter Frank Maloney. Frank was extremely successful best known for managing Lennox Lewis and helping him become World Heavyweight Champion in 1993
In October 2013, Kellie, then known as Frank, made the decision to retire from boxing explaining that he had ‘fallen out of love’ with the sport. However, Kellie now cites her transition as the real reason. Kellie explained how she has felt trapped in the wrong body since she was a child. She is now a year into the transition period and is learning to live life as a woman - a life she kept a secret due to the macho world she lived in as a boxing promoter.
Kellie, in the past two years, has secretly undergone hormone therapy, hundreds of hours of hair removal electrolysis, voice coaching and specialist counselling.
Twice-married and parent of three daughters, she wanted the transition to be private to protect her family and to build up the confidence to reveal her new identity. She planned to reveal her new life in a book once she had fully transitioned, however, she was exposed by a journalist and made the decision to go public with her transition
Kellie had anticipated a tough response from the world of sport, but the reaction was almost universally supportive.
The relief has now led to Kellie wanting to work with the transgender community after their incredible support for her.