Who is Georgia Steel?
Georgia Steel is an English TV personality and actor, best known for starring in the reality TV series ‘Love Island.’ Born in Thirsk, England, to popular jockey Rodney Lappin and Sharon, Georgia was always interested in the entertainment industry. She, however, did not have a peaceful childhood. Her father left her and her mother when Georgia was 3 years old. Upon growing up, Georgia started acting in school plays. She made her on-screen acting debut in 2013, starring in the British children’s TV series ‘All at Sea,’ which featured her as ‘Amanda Bryce’ in two episodes. Her big break arrived in 2018, when she starred in the popular dating reality show ‘Love Island.’ The show made her a household name in the country. The show was a huge hit in US, too, and her popularity soared there. In 2019, she appeared on reality shows such as ‘Celebs Go Dating’ and ‘Celebs on the Ranch.’ After becoming famous, she openly talked about her differences with her father and gathered a lot of media attention because of that.
Childhood & Early Life
Georgia Steel was born on March 28, 1998, in Thirsk, England, to Rodney Lappin and Sharon. When she was 3 years old, her father walked out on the family. Georgia developed terrible self-worth and loyalty issues upon growing up.
Her mother, Sharon, later got married to Andy Steel, who turned out to be a good stepfather to her.
Georgia was always fascinated with the entertainment industry. She would act in front of the TV even as a toddler.
Following her high-school graduation, Georgia joined the ‘Academy of Live and Recorded Arts’ in London. She is also a trained dancer.
Before getting substantial work, she had worked as a barmaid for a while.
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Georgia made her acting debut at the age of 15, appearing in two episodes of the British children’s sitcom ‘All at Sea.’ She was still pursuing her studies back then and could not focus on her acting career.
She earned a huge break in 2018, appearing as one of the contestants on the dating reality show ‘Love Island.’ Earlier, the show’s format involved celebrity contestants, but after its reboot in 2015, the show began featuring non-celebrity participants.
The contestants, both male and female, were left to live in isolation in a villa located on an island. The surveillance cameras recorded every single moment of their lives there. Georgia entered the show on its fourth day and exited on the 47th day.
Before she exited, she had become a celebrity due to the boldness and charm she exhibited on the show. Her social-media fan base increased by leaps and bounds, and she received offers to appear on other reality TV shows.
By 2019, she was invited to appear as a contestant in the sixth season of the popular dating show ‘Celebs Go Dating.’
The same year, she appeared on another dating reality TV show, ‘Celebs on the Ranch.’ The show’s format had celebrities working on a farm as commoners from the countryside. Georgia was a contestant in the second season of the show in 2019 and was the third celebrity to be eliminated.
Family & Personal Life
Georgia Steel has been known for her multiple relationships, both before and after she became a celebrity. She recently stated that she had made her first boyfriend when she was around 15 years of age. She mentioned that it was an amateur relationship and that it ended once they became adults.
She dated Medi Abalimba for a while. However, the relationship ended drastically when he stole money from her bank account. Georgia admitted that she was aware of his criminal history but said she still gave the relationship a chance because she thought she could change him.
She then started dating Sam Bird, a co-contestant from the show ‘Love Island,’ on the show itself. However, soon after the show ended, the couple broke up.
Georgia also stated that due to the fact that her father had abandoned her when she was little, she always had trust issues. Her father, however, had tried to contact her many times through letters and phone calls, but Georgia was not interested in any reconciliation.