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Kelle Bryan – born March 12th 1975 in East London – was sure of her future in entertainment from an early age – winning a junior Miss World competition at only two years old.

EternalAged 11, she joined the prestigious Italia Conti School, where she completed 8 years of performing arts and qualified as a dance teacher. One night whilst clubbing (under age!), Kelle and her schoolmate Louise Redknapp met music producer Denis Ingoldby, who was in the midst of forming a girl band. She auditioned and that band later became Eternal – Britain’s most successful R&B group ever. The band went on to sell over ten million records, notching up 14 top 15 UK hits and four top ten albums, as well as achieving Brit Award nominations, MOBOs and Smash Hits Awards, embarking on four world tours and even performing for Pope Jean Paul II. Their debut album, 'Always and Forever' was the first album by a girl group to sell over a million copies and the 'Greatest Hits', released four years later is still the UK’s best selling compilation album by an all-female act.

After the group, Kelle went on to release the number 14 solo hit single 'Higher Than Heaven' before spending two years presenting the BAFTA nominated music show 'The N-list' for Nickelodeon.

In 2000, Kelle gained a black belt in kickboxing after taking lessons to help regain her health following a diagnosis with lupus. In the same year she was given the great honour of becoming a celebrity patron of the Saint Thomas Lupus Trust, a cause she continues to campaign to raise awareness of.

Behind the scenes, Kelle was busy developing her own media brand, Advocate Agency – promoting and managing artists, under the ethos of “inspiring self belief in infinite possibilities, achievement and success”.

2005 saw Kelle return to her acting roots, when she completed work on her first film 'The Virus'.

Kelle on Love IslandAfter spending the Summer of 2006 gracing our screens on ITV’s 'Love Island', where she finished in second place, Kelle returned to her first love: theatre. She played Eliza Doolitte in 'My Fair Lady' at the Manchester Palace Theatre and went on to star in John Godber’s 'Bouncers' and 'The Brothers' by Angie Le Mar, as well as delighting audiences young and old, playing the title role in 'Cinderella' in Telford and Buxton.

Kelle flexed her presenting muscles for the first time since 2000’s 'The N-List' by hosting the 'Urban Music Awards' in 2006 and ITV’s interactive quiz show 'Glitterball' in 2007.

2008 saw Kelle treading the boards once again – with starring roles in the critically acclaimed 'Torn', 'Rebellion' and the comedy musical 'The X-Tra Factor'.

'The Brothers' was awarded 'Best Theatre Production' at the “BIF Festival 2009″ and Kelle reprised her role in a special production of the play for MTV Base.

In 2009, Kelle was unveiled as the new face of the 'National Lottery Euro Millions draw' and also appeared in the independent movie 'The Naked Poet'.

Kelle completed filming for two BBC productions in the Summer of 2012, the BBC1 sitcom 'Me & Mrs Jones' and the CBBC drama 'Rocket’s Island'.

Kelle reformed with her Eternal bandmates for a sold out show at London’s Eventim Apollo in 2014, documented during as part of ITV’s 'The Big Reunion', as well as appearing as a contestant on 'All Star Mr & Mrs', 'The Chase' and 'Flockstars'.

Kelle married Jay Gudgeon in September 2010 in a lavish ceremony at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk. The couple had their first child, Regan, in October 2011. Their daughter, Kayori Rose was born in 2013.

Kelle and Regan

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Acting


Television

Fran, ME & MRS JONES (BBC)
Wendy, ROCKET’S ISLAND (Lime Pictures, Dirk Campbell)
Presenter , THE NATIONAL LOTTERY (Endemol)
Jennifer, THE BROTHERS (MTV, Angie Le Mar)
Presenter, GLITTER BALL (Granada Television)
Lead presenter, BAFTA NOMINATED N-LIST (Nickelodeon, Nick Godwin)
Presenter, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS (ITV)
Debbie, EASTENDERS, (BBC Television)
Guest Lead, THE BILL (Freemantle, Various Directors)

Stage

Georgia , THE EXONERATED (Charing Cross Theatre, Jaclyn Mclough)
Cinderella , CINDERELLA (PHA, Keith Simmons)
Sisi, REBELLION (ODAC Ltd, Suzanne McLean)
Gina, THE EXTRA FACTOR (Number 1 Tour Theatre productions , Stephen Leatherland)
Natasha, TORN BY FEMI OGUNS (Arcola Theatre)
Cinderella, CINDERELLA (Catford Broadway Theatre, Andrew Lynford)
Jennifer, THE BROTHERS (The Drum theatre Birmingham, Angie Le Mar)
Brenda , THE BROTHERS (Hackney Empire , Angie Le Mar)
Rosie, BOUNCERS BY JOHN GODBER (Berkley Players, Ian Morely and Ruth Arad)

Film

Michelle , THE NAKED POET (Triplethreat Media , Jason Barett)
Stacey, IN THE MIX (One Man and his Dog Films, Jason Greer)
Nurse, THE VIRUS

Musical

Cinderella, CINDERELLA (Paul Holman Associates, Bernie Latham)
Sisi, REBELLION (Hackney Empire , Susann Mclean)
Gina, THE EXTRA FACTOR (Theatre productions No 1 tour , Stephen Leatherland)
Isis, DADDY COOL (Robert Mackintosh, Andy Goldberg)
Jill, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Channel Theatre company, Phillip Dart)
Eliza Doolittle, MY FAIR LADY (Manchester Palace Theatre, Susie Jenkins)

Music




Lupus


Days before I was due to start recording my first album in Italy, I came down with a bad cold. I felt groggy but wanted to keep going. After a week, my manager sent me home as I just couldn't shake it off. Infact, I'd got worse - my whole body ached".

Dr David D'Cruz a rheumatologist in London (now at the Louise Coote Lupus Unit), said I may be suffering from something called lupus, an autoimmune disease and admitted me to the hospital for tests. I felt relieved I was finally going to find out what was wrong with me. After a week of biopsies, blood tests and even neurological tests using electric shocks, I was diagnosed with SLE, the most common type of lupus, caused by the immune system attacking the body.

Advocate Agency is a specialist company sourcing specialist artists. We pride ourselves on our select client list of multicultural artists who strive for excellence in their field.

We aim to courageously ‘champion talent’ provide security and ease as you partner with us to navigate your career.

AA was founded by director Kelle Bryan, with her credible weight of industry knowledge and award winning personal success. Her approach to career strategy and breaking talent has firmly placed AA on the map of management.

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