A welcome sign posted on Highway 73 invites visitors to discover Columbus. Mark Croft's original song, "Coming Back Strong" is featured on a new … Katona has five children from three marriages. On 15 July 2007, Katona, Croft, and their young daughter Heidi were held hostage at their £1.5 million home in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Don’t forget the food options: Asian Eats, Street Tacos, and Grilled Cheese! Come for the fun, stay for the entertainment. They reported that three men forcibly entered their home, one of them holding Katona at knife-point while the others forced Croft to show them where valuables were kept. Between 2007 and 2009, Katona was the subject of three MTV reality shows: Kerry Katona: Crazy in Love, Kerry Katona: Whole Again, and Kerry Katona: What's the Problem? In 1999, 18-year-old Katona rose to fame as a member of Atomic Kitten, an all-female pop trio created by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark frontman Andy McCluskey. Mark Croft is ex-husband to Kerry Katona. She also was the focus of a reality TV show about her life which aired for several weeks.  On 19 July 2007, police found the undamaged car 10 miles (16 km) away on Reeves Road in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. Katona was the winner of the third series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! On 21 November 2012, Katona confirmed she had rejoined Atomic Kitten, replacing Jenny Frost. The group had many high-charting hits within the UK skyrocketing Kerry Katona into national fame. That July, she and McFadden appeared as judges on the RTÉ talent show You're a Star, which was used to select the Republic of Ireland's Eurovision Song Contest entry.  Due to this success, "Whole Again" was released globally and reached #1 in 18 other countries, including 6 weeks in Germany and New Zealand. She appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank in 2001.  Katona also has dyslexia  and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.. On separating from McFadden in September 2004 she reverted to her maiden name. The Mirror reports his counsel Wayne Jackson told the hearing in mitigation: ''This is a situation where Mr Croft is being used by other people to run an operation. , On 8 May 2019, Brighton Magistrates' Court ordered Katona to pay a £500 fine after one of her children's school attendance rate had fallen below 50% in 2018. That same day, Katona was admitted to the Priory Hospital suffering from bipolar disorder. After marrying Brian McFadden and taking his surname, Katona moved into television work, appearing on and presenting a mix of light-entertainment programmes such as Britain's Sexiest..., Loose Women, and elimiDATE.  They have one daughter (b.2014), Kay had served three years of a six-year jail sentence after being convicted for blackmail in 2008. They announced a breakup in 2009 but reconciled, then divorced in 2011. Official Home of Mark Croft & The Mark Croft Band.  The song and video for "Whole Again" originally featured Kerry Katona but she left the group several days before the single's release because she was pregnant.  Katona has also posed for the men's publication Zoo. Katona is a patron of The Shannon Bradshaw Trust, a Warrington-based charity which helps children with life-threatening conditions and their families. In June 2012 Katona performed at Birmingham's Gay Pride singing some of her Atomic Kitten hits including Whole Again and Right Now. In 2000, the group also recorded a cover version of "The Locomotion" for the movie Thomas and the Magic Railroad. Their second single, "See Ya", followed in March 2000 and was an even bigger success, reaching #6. Katona went on to embark on a career within TV, starring in many reality TV shows. In March 2012, Hamilton confirmed that Atomic Kitten were reuniting for a summer tour, including a performance at Diamond Jubilee Concert. , Katona was born in Warrington, Cheshire. Hamilton also stated that the group were in talks to star in their own reality TV show regarding the comeback, following on the success of the 2011 Steps reunion and reality show. Katona was the first housemate to enter the Big Brother House for the 2011 series of Celebrity Big Brother alongside Amy Childs and Tara Reid and others.  Kay was charged with assault by beating and possessing a banned weapon, but these charges were later dropped due to lack of evidence. On 17 August 2009, Iceland released Katona from her £290,000 contract. It was the first time in over 11 years that Katona performed.  She first posed for Page 3 at the age of 17. Katona's latest reality show Kerry Coming Clean aired on 24 June 2010. Katona has released two autobiographies, Kerry Katona: Too Much, Too Young and Still Standing: The Autobiography; a self-help book, Survive the Worst and Aim for the Best: How to Get Your Life Back on Track; and three novels, Tough Love, The Footballer's Wife, and Glamour Girl. The reunion was later dismissed by all three members due to the fight between Katona and Frost.  Nobody was physically harmed, but the men left with a blue BMW and other valuables with an estimated total value between £100,000 and £150,000. However, it was announced on 18 October that the original members of Atomic Kitten would reunite for an ITV2 series along with other pop groups of their era, including B*Witched, Five, Liberty X and 911. Katona married former rugby league (Warrington Wolves A-Team) footballer; George Kay on 14 September 2014. Right Now was unsuccessful upon its first release, peaking at only #39 in the UK album chart. Katona is also well known for her glamour modelling. KERRY Katona has claimed she only married Mark Croft so she could get free drugs.  After losing her Iceland contract, her magazine column, and her MTV shows, Katona suffered further financial setbacks.  Hamilton stated that she hoped former member, Kerry Katona, who quit the trio in 2001 before they found chart success, would join them on stage for a performance.  She has also done glamour modelling for a host of other high-profile publications appearing in the likes of New!, Now Magazine. On 21 August 2008, Katona was declared bankrupt at the High Court in London after failing to pay the final £82,000 of a £417,000 tax bill. A second ghostwritten novel, The Footballer's Wife, was published in 2008. Magazine.  Like Katona, Kay suffered from mental health issues, and died on 5 July 2019 after an overdose.  She also starred in an Irish drama called Showbands that year.. That single, "Whole Again", became their first #1 hit in the United Kingdom and stayed at the top for 4 consecutive weeks. Live music from Mark Croft at Grateful Shed Truckyard! 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