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Tanya Bardsley
Tanya Louise Robinson

(1981-04-29) 29 April 1981 (age 41)
SpousePhil Bardsley
Modelling information
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Hair colourBrown
Eye colourBrown
AgencyUnited Agents

Tanya Louise Bardsley (née Robinson; born 29 April 1981) is an English model and reality television personality. She is best known for starring in the ITVBe reality television series The Real Housewives of Cheshire which was first aired in 2015.[1] She is married to footballer Phil Bardsley.[2]

Early life

Robinson was born in Wigan, Greater Manchester, and grew up in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Her father, Steve, worked for the British Army throughout Robinson's childhood.[3]

Modelling career

Robinson has appeared on the cover of Zoo Weekly, Ice, and several times in FHM magazine, as being the winner of their inaugural "High Street Honeys" competition in 2002,[4] and being named to their "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list in 2003 (38), 2004 (32), 2005 (41), 2006 (29) and 2007 (63).[5]

In 2003, Robinson appeared in a Lynx advert where she appeared as a pizza delivery girl in pink underwear.[6][citation needed]

Robinson had breast enlargement surgery going from a B cup to a 32D. In 2007, she appeared topless for the first time since getting her breasts enlarged in Zoo, having previously only been photographed topless on holiday before her breast enlargement.[7] Robinsons subsequently posed topless in shoots for FHM and Zoo,[8][9] including a shoot for Zoo with fellow High Street Honey Kayleigh Pearson.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire

In January 2015, the British reality TV series The Real Housewives of Cheshire debuted with Tanya Bardsley as one of the original cast members, along with Leanne Brown, Magali Gorré, Ampika Pickston, Lauren Simon and Dawn Ward.[10] A British adaptation of the long-running American series The Real Housewives of Orange County, the series follows the lives of a selection of wealthy women in Cheshire. Bardsley left the show at the end of 2021 after almost seven years as a main cast member.[11][12]

Wellness Hub

In February 2020, Bardsley created the wellness hub at shop Tanya Bardo Boutique in Wilmslow, Cheshire with John Junior who is a British mental health activist from Wilmslow, Cheshire.[13]

Personal life

Bardsley is married to footballer Phil Bardsley. She has four children.[14]

Bardsley has spoken about being diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult.[14] In May 2021, Bardsley revealed that she had been diagnosed with ADHD after years of being treated for anxiety.[15]

Bardsley, on 24 March 2022 closed her shop (Tanya Bardo Boutique) in Wilmslow, after it had been running for 5 years.[16]


  1. ^ McCoid, Sophie (13 November 2017). "Real Housewives of Cheshire cast, start date and everything you need to know". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (29 June 2022). "Real Housewives star Tanya Bardsley in agony after freak accident on photo shoot". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (8 November 2020). "Real Housewives star on her military background and growing up on army bases". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Internet Movie Database: Tanya Robinson". IMDb. Retrieved 30 March 2006.
  5. ^ "Tanya Robinson | Wild honey | Model | 100 Sexiest | 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2009 |". Archived from the original on 31 August 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
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  7. ^ "Man On - Facebook".
  8. ^ Zoo Magazine 2008 "Golden Brown"
  9. ^ Zoo Magazine 2008, Tanya Robinson Calendar 2009 Preview, Pages 48-52]
  10. ^ "Here's How to Watch 'The Real Housewives of Cheshire' in the US to See What the British Drama Is About". Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  11. ^ Quirk, Mollie (11 November 2021). "Real Housewives' Tanya Bardsley quits show amid mental health battle". mirror. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  12. ^ Manson, Marianna (12 November 2021). "Real Housewives of Cheshire star in shock exit from show". Closer. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  13. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (22 February 2020). "Real Housewives star is launching a wellness hub after battling anxiety". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  14. ^ a b Fitzpatrick, Katie (6 October 2021). "Real Housewives star Tanya Bardsley on living with dyslexia and ADHD". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  15. ^ Bourne, Diane (11 May 2021). "Tanya Bardsley reveals ADHD diagnosis after years of anxiety treatment". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  16. ^ by Katie Fitzpatrick, Daisy Herman; Updated (27 February 2022). "Real Housewives star Tanya Bardsley announces Cheshire boutique is shutting". CheshireLive. Retrieved 10 April 2022.