Inside the glam life of netball star Helen Housby, who became a TikTok sensation dancing to Lizzo at Commonwealth Games | The Sun

Inside the glam life of netball star Helen Housby, who became a TikTok sensation dancing to Lizzo at Commonwealth Games | The Sun

NETBALL star Helen Housby became an overnight sensation thanks to her dance moves.

The stunning 28-year-old from Carlisle was playing for England in the Commonwealth Games back in August, when she was seen singing along to Lizzo's hit 'About Damn Time'.

Soon, a video of her mouthing the singer's famous song went viral on TikTok – drawing over a one million views.

But before that, Housby was a well-established star in netball.

The Brit plays and resides in Australia, which she has called home since 2016.

And the goal attack star lives a life to envy in Sydney.

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Housby, who stands 6ft tall, stars for the New South Wales Swifts.

Previously, she played for Manchester Thunder, before making the bold move to the other side of the world.

It was a switch that has certainly come with its perks.

On Instagram, where she has over 170,000 followers, we get a glimpse into her impressive lifestyle.

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She often shares videos and pics inside her home, whether it's showing off her skills with a netball post or modelling a designer frock, Housby looks every inch the polished sports star.

At the turn of the year, Housby announced that she would continue to be a Nike-sponsored athlete for a further three years.

She shared the news posing in Nike wear, while on an adventurous hike.

Red Bull have already got her signed up as an official athlete too.

When she gets some downtime, Housby likes to enjoy a day-trip to Bondi Beach and has caught some sun at Byron Bay.

And she's not afraid to travel further afar.


When it comes to getting away, Housby does it in style.

Again, her social media gives us clues as to how she loves to spend her time away from the court.

Last year, she shared a picture in the stunning island of Capri in Naples, Italy overlooking the sea.

The beauty also managed to squeeze in a trip away to Santorini, Greece – where she showed off her amazing bikini body.

On that trip the 66-cap England star was joined by several of her team-mates.

But it's not just the sun she chases – Housby also likes the snow.

In an incredibly decadent Insta post, she can be seen in a infinity pool overlooking the mountains in the millionaire's playground that is St Moritz, Switzerland.


Housby has been sharing all these brilliant moments with Aussie rules star Barry O'Connor, who made the transition from Gaelic Football in 2019 to the AFL.

He played for Sydney Swans, until he was released at the end of last year.

But despite that sporting set-back, his love-life with Housby seems to be going from strength-to-strength.

They reportedly met in 2020, and have been inseparable ever since.

Housby shared a photo confirming their romance in 2021.

They also posed for a snap watching Manchester United together the same year.


Despite some incredible achievements in her sport – most notably winning gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – it was when she was caught dancing she became a internet sensation.

Housby was playing for England in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, when she busted a move to Lizzo's 'About Damn Time'.

The clip was posted on the official Commonwealth Sport account, where it was viewed over one million times.

It was part of a craze that saw fans dancing along to Lizzo's hit on TikTok, that captured the zeitgeist.

Fans immediately couldn't help but comment on the hilarious clip.

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One wrote: "This is amazing."

While another posted: "Can we all talk about the fact that Housby was so chilled dancing and then suddenly the whistle went and BOOM… game face."

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