The celebs who got 'normal' jobs after shunning TV fame, including the Eastenders star who now works in B&M

THEY may be recognisable around the country for starring on popular TV shows, but these celebrities are now happy working “normal jobs”.

These skilled stars are putting their other talents to good use when it comes to making a living, working as plumbers and footballers. 

Although it’s unlikely Simon Cowell will deliver your next Amazon delivery, you might be surprised at these celebrity job-switchers.

Here's our round-up of celebs who have ditched their fame for a more 'normal' job…

Towie’s Kirk Norcross – plumber

Downing cocktails at the Sugar Hut and being on camera 24/7 became too much for Towie star Kirk Norcross and now he favours a more peaceful life.

He’s the boss of KN Jet Services, unblocking drains and leaving your drive spotless with his power washer.

Skins’ Mike Bailey – teacher


Skins actor Mike Bailey has quit acting to become a teacher – and his pupils have only just realised he’s famous.

Mike shot to stardom playing Sid Jenkins in the teen comedy drama which became a huge hit on E4 back in 2007.

But he's now probably the coolest teacher around after one of his students cottoned on to his past Skins fame and posted a video of him on TikTok.

TV star Mark Wright – footballer


The former Only Way is Essex Star signed for Crawley last month on a non-contract basis.

The 33-year-old, who is married to actress Michelle Keegan, tried to make it as a footballer when he was young.

But the Essex-born star has found success from other avenues away from football, such as TV and radio.

Upon joining the Reds, Wright said: "My love for the game has never gone away and the fact that I never played a professional game in the Football League has always niggled away at me. If I don't do it now, I never will.”

EastEnders’ Kate Jarvis



Best known for playing Kat Slater’s cousin Hayley in EastEnders, Katie Jarvis turned her hand to a new job when she took a break from acting.

She did a stint on the door at her local B&M.

X Factor’s Frankie Cocozza – builder


Frankie Cocozza caused a stir on The X Factor as the wild child singer kicked off in 2011 for his rock and roll lifestyle.

But six years later, he admitted he'd blown £200,000 of his fortune on booze and turned his back on fame to work on a building site for £7.50 an hour.

Floppy-haired Frankie told The Mirror that he would do his wild ride all over again given the chance and he admits he is worse at spending than ever before.

He said: “I have no regrets. I didn’t have to have a real job for a long time after the show, and me and my mates had the best time.

“I went back to work because I needed more dough, but I think I was just bored. I sat in my room for the last three or four years playing guitar every day.”

Emmerdale's Adam Thomas – estate agent


When Adam Barton left Emmerdale, actor Adam Thomas decided to give Phil and Kirstie a run for their money by going into property.

He worked part time as an estate agent in Manchester, but was recently back on telly with his brothers for Absolutely India: Mancs in Mumbai.

Westlife’s Mark Feehily – Catering company


Mark Feehily turned his back on ballads and singing while sat on a stool to run his own catering company.

His pop-up crepe van was a favourite for festival-goers, but won’t be parked outside when Westlife tour.

Here are some sports stars with normal jobs, from WWE legend turned teacher to Premier League winner now a solicitor.

And this man claims he’s too famous to have a job and wants £4,500 teeth on the NHS.

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