Montana Manning

Star Facts

  • Supported Girls Aloud on tour in girlband Cookie

  • Dated footballer Aaron Lennon

  • Appeared in The Wanted’s video for Glad You Came

  • Had a small role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


A stage-school kid, Montana had a bit part in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire before joining girlband Cookie. After touring with Girls Aloud aged just 17 she started dating Emmerdale star Ben Freeman. However, Montana dumped him after she found out he’d cheated on her with a six foot tall fan.

She soon began a career as a model and scored herself a WAG lifestyle when she dated footballer Aaron Lennon for three years.

She landed a part on Hollyoaks in late 2011, playing dance student Jodie Wilde. However, Montana confirmed in May 2012 that her character will be leaving the show later in the year.