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The Cheeky Girls is a pop music duo formed by Monica and Gabriela Irimia, twin sisters from Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania, based in Britain. The sisters were born on October 31, 1982 to Doru and Margit Irimia. Gabriela is older by 10 minutes. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Map of Romania showing Cluj_Napoca Cluj_Napoca (Hungarian: Kolozsvár, German: Klausenburg, Latin: Claudiopolis), the seat of Cluj county, is one of the most important academic, cultural and industrial centers in Romania. ... This article is about the region in Romania. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Biography

Their early life in Romania consisted of studying gymnastics and ballet and touring with the Hungarian National Opera. Moving to the United Kingdom with their mother in 2002, the girls shot to fame as the Cheeky Girls after auditions on the British TV shows, Channel Four's Model Behaviour and more importantly Popstars: The Rivals. Following two appearances on the show with their audition which had judges Pete Waterman and Louis Walsh not knowing what to say ("cheeky" Pete Waterman was later quoted as saying they were the worst act ever), various record companies approached the Granada Press Office. The Press Office contacted Paul Holland at Granada Ventures who was able to secure them a deal with the Multipy label part of Telstar Records. "The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)" was swiftly recorded and released in the first week in December. Entering the chart at number 3 the single peaked at number 2. In the week before Christmas this was one of three singles from the Popstars: The Rivals show to occupy the Top 3; One True Voice and Girls Aloud held the other two positions. Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness, and includes such skills as handsprings, handstands, split leaps, aerials and cartwheels. ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... Channel 4 is a television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Countries which had a version of Popstars Popstars is an international reality television program and a precursor to the Idol series. ... Pete on the cover of his autobiography I Wish I Was Me Peter Alan Waterman, OBE (born in Coventry on January 15, 1947) is an English record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ, television presenter, president of Coventry Bears rugby league club and a keen railway enthusiast. ... Louis Walsh Louis Walsh (born Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland, August 5, 1952) is a manager in the music industry, and a judge on the ITV1 show The X Factor, which made him famous as a television personality rather than a manager. ... Granada TV logo, used from 1956 to 1968. ... Telstar Records was a record label founded in 1982 by Sean OBrian and Neil Palmer with government loan of £120,000. ... One True Voice were a British boyband created by the ITV television series Popstars: The Rivals, which also produced girl group Girls Aloud. ... Girls Aloud are a British girl group created by ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ...


So although they failed to pass the auditions for either show, they received enough publicity to launch a pop career, releasing four singles and one album in the UK, and also touring Europe and Asia. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


Their music is primarily disco-pop. All their songs are written by their mother, who acts as their manager.[citation needed]


In January 2004, their first single, "The Cheeky Song (Touch my Bum)" was voted the worst pop record of all time in a Channel 4 poll although it had spent 5 weeks in the top 5 in the UK singles chart, and peaking at Number 2 for 4 (non-consecutive) weeks. This article is about the British television station. ...


The Cheeky Girls were famed at the start of their career for rarely singing live. Contrary to public belief, they have performed live on many occasions (performances during the publicity tour for "Cheeky Flamenco" were always live).


When their record company Multiply went into liquidation in 2004 the girls turned down several deals from other companies and decided to launch their own label XBN, and have already signed Hollyoaks star Andy Newton-Lee. In August 2004, they appeared as guests in a segment on the British science-related series Brainiac to analyse the effects of stress and relaxation on concentration related tasks, such as remembering series of numbers and singing the lyrics of their song "Cheeky Girls" backwards. Multiply Records is a subsidiary of Telstar Records, launched in 1993. ... Hollyoaks is a British television soap opera, first broadcast on 23 October 1995, on Channel 4. ... Andy Newton-Lee is an actor best known for playing the part of Robbie Flynn in Channel 4s weeknight soap Hollyoaks. ... Brainiac: Science Abuse is a television programme showing in the UK on Sky One (and repeated on Sky Mix). ...


In November 2004, they appeared on a celebrity duo version of the Weakest Link, in which they held the place of Strongest Link in a number of rounds. Weakest Link (early episodes had the on-screen title The Weakest Link) is a television game show which first appeared in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 14 August 2000. ...


In May 2005, they helped to open the studios of new local radio station Big L 1395, along with Cliff Richard. They have also have specially recorded a new version of "We Love the Pirate Stations" for the station. The Cheeky Girls are also involved in a lot of charity work and are very keen supporters of the UK Children's Charity ChildLine. Big L is the name of a broadcasting company registered by the British licencing authority Ofcom from June 11, 2002 to June 10, 2100 for a satellite radio service known as Big L. The license states that the station The station is owned by Big L Limited. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... ChildLine is a UK-based childrens helpline. ...


In June 2006, the Cheeky Girls performed with dance act N-Trance in front of an audience of 1200 at 'Big D', the end-of-year event for students of Derwent College, University of York. N-Trance are a techno/house group founded by Dale Longworth and Kevin OToole, both whom were born in Shaw and Crompton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. ... Derwent College, York view from behind Derwent College toward Heslington Hall Derwent College is a college of the University of York, the very first to be opened following the universitys inception. ... This article is about the British university. ...


According to their MySpace page, the girls will release a new studio album in 2007[1] to be titled In My Mind (Is A Different World - A Cheeky One). It will include many new songs including a cover of Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy" and "The Farm Yard Hokey" and a song called "Cho-co-late". They recently appeared as guests on ITV's The Mint to promote the album. Right Said Fred is the name of a British pop band, which was founded in 1989 by brothers Richard Fairbrass and Fred Fairbrass from East Grinstead. ... This article is becoming very long. ...


On 4 August 2006 London newspaper the Evening Standard reported that the Cheeky Girls were already "at rock bottom" and facing bankruptcy action in court due to the fact they had not been paid by their now defunct record company Telstar Records. The article said that the girls owed £4,500 in unpaid taxes, along with other bills due, and that Telstar owes them £2.2 million.[2] is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Headlines of the Evening Standard on the day of London bombing on July 7, 2005, in Waterloo Station The Evening Standard is a British tabloid newspaper published and sold in London and surrounding areas of southeast England. ... There is no single law on bankruptcy in the United Kingdom with there being one system for England and Wales, one for Northern Ireland and one for Scotland. ... Telstar Records was a record label founded in 1982 by Sean OBrian and Neil Palmer with government loan of £120,000. ... GBP may be: short for Game Boy Player the ISO currency code for the British Pound Sterling. ...


Later it was reported that they owed £130000 in total[1]


The Cheeky Girls new album In My Mind Is A Different World (A Cheeky One!) was released as a digital download on the 24th December.


On 1st December 2007 The Cheeky Girls performed and switched on the town's Christmas lights in Camborne, Cornwall. They then performed at the town's nightclub The Corn Exchange. (Redirected from 1st December) December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... , Not to be confused with Cambourne in Cambridgeshire. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ...


Personal lives

In 2005 the girls stated that they were both a UK dress size 4. They have a waist measurement of 24". The girls also used to both have a bust size of 32A (UK). In the summer of 2007 it was revealed that their chests had enlarged considerably due to surgery- now they are 34C. [2]


In December 2006 it was revealed by the tabloids that Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Öpik had broken up with long time fiancée, ITV1 weather presenter Siân Lloyd, and was now romancing Gabriela in his Westminster flat.[3] He was also involved in a case involving the girls' deportation to Romania.[4] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, is a liberal political party in Great Britain formed in 1988 by the merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party; the two parties had already been in an alliance for seven years prior to this, since not long after... Image:Lembit Opik. ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Image:ITVSiânLloyd. ...


On December 20, 2006 the BBC News website[5] reported that the girls' mother, Mrs Irimia, had promised they would bounce back with a new cheeky girl, the twins' six-year-old niece Lory, singing a new version of the Hokey Cokey. is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hokey Pokey is a participation dance that became popular in the USA in the 1950s. ...


The Cheeky Girls also love playing scrabble in their free time, and Monica once beat chat show host Jerry Springer in a game of scrabble that lasted nearly 12 hours, 53 minutes.


They collect yarns of wool.


Discography

Albums

  • Partytime — #14 UK
  • Partytime (limited edition) — #34 UK
  • In My Mind (Is A Different World - A Cheeky One) — digitally released on the 24 December 2007

// PartyTime was The Cheeky Girls debut album. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Singles

Song UK IRE AUS FRA GER JAP CHI Album
"The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)" 2 12 59 19 19 6 6 "Partytime"
"Take Your Shoes Off" 3 13 15 4 3 "Partytime"
"(Hooray, Hooray!) It's a Cheeky Holiday!" 3 5 40 11 10 "Partytime"
"Have a Cheeky Christmas" 10 46 60 27 15 "Partytime (Limited)"
"Cheeky Flamenco" 29 31 125 85 50 "In My Mind (Is A Different World - A Cheeky One)
"Boys and Girls (Xmas Time Love)" 50 80 107 "In My Mind (Is A Different World - A Cheeky One)
"The Farmyard Hokey" "In My Mind (Is A Different World - A Cheeky One)

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References

  1. ^ Cheeky Girls MySpace
  2. ^ Cheeky Girls at rock bottom| Showbiz | This is London
  3. ^ BBC NEWS | Wales | Opik and presenter Lloyd separate
  4. ^ BBC NEWS | Politics | MP intervened in Cheeky Girl case
  5. ^ BBC NEWS | Politics | Cheeky Girl's 'love' for MP Opik

External links

  • Official Cheeky Girls Myspace

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