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Danielle Lineker
Birth name Danielle Maria Bux
Date of birth 15 June 1979 (1979-06-15) (age 30)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Hair colour Brown
Eye colour Hazel
Agency Becca Barr Mangement

Danielle Maria Lineker (née Bux, born 15 June 1979 in Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh lingerie model[1] and television presenter. She is married to former England footballer Gary Lineker

Born in Cardiff to shop workers Kim and Roy Bux, who divorced while she was young, Danielle lived her with mother, three half-siblings and stepfather, Syeed "Alex" Mohamed,[2] in Ely, Cardiff. She also attended Cantonian High School in Fairwater as a teenager.[3]

Lineker started modelling at the age of 18 after winning a place in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic contest in Las Vegas, USA. After training as an air stewardess and working for Virgin Atlantic,[1][4] she became a lingerie model and has since modelled for various brands, including La Senza,[5] and appeared on the cover of various magazines including Maxim[6] and Fabulous.

She assisted Sir Trevor McDonald on stage at the National TV Awards 2008, and was the style expert for the re-launch of[citation needed]

Lineker came third in the 2009 series of ITV's Hell's Kitchen[1].

On 25 June 2009, she was revealed as a new panellist on ITV's daytime chat show Loose Women.

Lineker has a seven-year-old daughter Ella by ex-Coventry City player Adam Willis.[7] After splitting from Willis, she was also in relationship with Scottish rugby player Simon Danielli until 2007.[8]

She started dating Gary Lineker[9] in September 2007 and the couple announced their engagement in September 2008. On September 2 2009, they married in Italy.


  1. ^ a b c "Danielle Bux bans WAGs from her wedding to Gary Lineker". Western Mail. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Gary Lineker's fiancee Danielle Bux heartbroken over mum's arrest". NOW! magazine. 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Gary Lineker's fiancée 'wracked with worry' as mother is arrested over suspected burglary". Daily Mail. 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Danielle Bux". Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  5. ^ "Hell's Kitchen star Danielle Bux turns up the heat in new La Senza lingerie ad | Mail Online". 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  6. ^ "Danielle Bux". Maxim. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  7. ^ "Lineker seals £10m TV deal and a clinch with stunning girlfriend half his age". Daily Mail. 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  8. ^ Gannon, Louise (2009-05-08). "The future Mrs Lineker, Danielle Bux, is fierier than a flamin’ chilli". News Of The World. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  9. ^ "Gary Lineker's fiancée Danielle is Bux bonny | The Sun |Showbiz|Bizarre". The Sun. 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 

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