Inside First Dates’ Cici Coleman’s off-screen life, from fears of homelessness to rumors of relationship Gethin Jones

Cici Coleman stepped into the limelight in 2015 when she grew to become a waitress on Channel 4’s First Dates on the age of 28.

Since then, her star has risen as she has change into a health guru and coach away from the hit present.

Her life may be very completely different now from simply years earlier than she landed the function of catering to those that present up on the TV diner for blind dates.

Read on to comply with the spectacular trajectory of Cici Williams’ life.

Multi-talented: Cici Coleman began appearing and has change into a star as a waitress on First Dates, and likewise owns a health enterprise

Bikini babe: The Channel 4 star has change into one thing of a health guru and repeatedly posts updates of her physique transformation on her Instagram

Cici Coleman began out as an actress

Born and raised in Oxford, Cici Coleman started her profession as an actress in London.

She then determined to maneuver to America the place she bought a scholarship to coach on the New York Film Academy.

Her first characteristic movie look was in 2014, the romantic thriller Red Butterfly.

By the time she had a second characteristic movie look – in 2016 – with Essex Vendetta, Cici had begun her function as a waitress in First Dates.

The present’s success practically 20 seasons later coincided with Cici’s retirement from appearing.

She was involved about homelessness when she was 25

In a social media Q&A together with her followers, Cici talked about her concern that she might have change into homeless earlier in life.

She mentioned, “At 25, I was just one step away from being homeless. I had no idea what I wanted to do. But I had hope.

“Reduce the pressure of having the answers. You have your whole life ahead of you to figure out who you are. That doesn’t come from one day to the next. It’s an ongoing lesson.

‘Each moment is a new experience in which we learn something about ourselves; my mistakes have been my greatest teachers.’

She was on Series 3’s First Dates

Scouted: Cici joined First Dates after she was spotted waitressing in Soho by the show’s investigators

Co-stars: Fist Dates cast (LR): Laura Tott, Fred Sirieix, Sam Conrad and Cici

Cici got a lifeline in 2015 when she was cast in series 3 of First Dates.

The show’s producer, Molly Sayers, said their team scouted potential waiters and waitresses by going out to “trendy bars that probably had cool people in them.”

Luckily for Cici, she was working on the Balans bar in Soho on the time, and the Channel 4 program researchers flagged her as a candidate for the function.

They had been clearly on to one thing, as Cici has continued to host the present’s podcast with Saturday star Frankie Bridge.

Cici is a health buff and now a coach

In addition to her commitments to the Channel 4 hit, the previous actress has cultivated a health enterprise after sharing her personal transformation on-line.

However, in contrast to many health influencers, Cici is open and clear about how images might be misleading and also you don’t at all times look your greatest.

Her teaching enterprise provides recommendation and plans for each food regimen and train, tailor-made to weight reduction, muscle constructing or firming.

Cici can usually be discovered sharing her purchasers’ success tales on Instagram, the place she additionally tells followers about her personal struggles with health.

She mentioned, “I’m not a born gym bunny, I’m not the kind of person who wakes up in the morning and thinks, “I can’t wait to hit the gym!”

“I’m the opposite and I’m trying to talk myself out of it and make excuses.”

Transformation: Cici posts updates about her physique on Instagram by exhibiting off her form in bikini-clad snaps

Trainer: The TV tar now has a enterprise the place she coaches folks with food regimen and train plans

Is Cici Coleman Dating Gethin Jones?

Gethin Jones and Cici have sparked romance rumors after the First Dates co-stars had been noticed collectively for an evening out within the West End.

They watched 2:22 A Ghost Story to assist Cici’s podcast co-host Frankie, who starred within the manufacturing, earlier than going for a drink on the Apollo Theater and The Groucho Club.

The TV waitress revealed in October 2020 that she had a boyfriend however saved tight-lipped about all the small print.

She spoke once more the next March, telling TOWIE’s Pete Wicks on FUBAR Radio, “I’ve dated absolute assholes and then there were some pretty ones.

“But I learned lessons from each of them.

“And this guy popped up and he kept popping up—in the right way, not that he keeps knocking on my door!”

Gethin was beforehand engaged to fellow Welsh star Katherine Jenkins earlier than the pair break up in December 2011 after relationship for 5 years, they usually had been final identified to be in a relationship in 2018 when he break up from the German underwear mannequin Katya Swara.

to this point? Cici (left) was seen with Gethin Jones (proper) supporting the TV waitress’ podcast co-host Frankie Bridge (centre) as she carried out at 2:22 A Ghost Story in London’s West End