Who is Fay Ripley? Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown team captain – The Sun

Who is Fay Ripley? Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown team captain – The Sun

FAY Ripley is currently starring in Paul Sinha's TV Showdown as a team captain

We take a look at Fay's career and her personal life… Here's what we know.

Who is Fay Ripley?

Fay Ripley was born on February 26, 1966 in Wimbledon, London.

She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1990 and initially struggled to make an impact in the world of television.

Through the early 90s, Fay worked as a children's entertainer and door to door saleswoman in a bid to make a living, before landing her life-changing role in Cold Feet in 1996 (the first series didn't air until 1998).

Originally destined to be a supporting role, Fay's character Jenny Gifford was expanded for the debut series.

What TV shows has Fay Ripley been in?

She starred in Cold Feet for the first three series.

departing to pursue other career opportunities such as critically-acclaimed roles in Green-Eyed Monster, I Saw You and The Stretford Wives.

Fay has also starred alongside Martin Clunes in Fungus the Bogeyman for CBBC and BBC drama Reggie Perrin.

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A keen cook, Fay has also released two recipe books entitled Fay's Family Food and What's For Dinner?

She now stars on Paul Sinha's TV Showdown as a team captain for the gameshow.

Is Fay Ripley married and does she have children?

Fay is married to actor Daniel Lapaine. The couple married in Tuscany in 2001 and have two children.
Aged 16, Fay began an 11-year relationship with The Following star James Purefoy. Five years later she met future husband Lapaine.


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