Ray Quinn: Brookside’s child star takes a break from ‘normal job’ to enjoy stag do in Dublin

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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TV star Ray Quinn is currently working in his father’s business and is about to remarry.

Starting with his ‘Brookside‘ stint in 2000, Ray Quinn’s path has been quite the journey. Young Ray went on to dazzle audiences on X Factor in 2006 with songs like “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” and “Devil in Disguise.” This Liverpool lad nearly eclipsed ultimate winner, Leona Lewis.

His debut album, “Doing It My Way,” featuring hits like “Mack The Knife,” topped UK charts and went platinum. Subsequently, Ray swapped singing for skating and won ‘Dancing on Ice’ not once, but twice.

Ray Quinn, X Factor 2006
Ray in X Factor 2006

But the rollercoaster of fame is a wild ride. Working in ‘Grease’, and ‘Dirty Dancing’ on the stage to the TV set of ‘Hollyoaks’, Ray has enjoyed the spotlight. Yet, time flies and with it brings change. Now, at 35, a transformed Ray with long hair and tattoos might surprise his old fans. During the pandemic, he became a delivery driver, and in 2021, he transitioned to carpet fitting. Alongside brothers Robin and Darren, he’s carrying on their father’s legacy.

Ray Quinn, stag do
Ray “Quinnny” Quinn enjoying his stag do in Dublin

But the biggest life change in Ray’s journey? Embracing fatherhood. Sharing tender moments with son Harry, from his past relationship with Emma Stephens, and doting on his baby girl Summer, with fiancée and professional dancer Emily Ashleigh, Ray has come full circle. A transitional phase marked by nurturing relationships and blossoming familial ties, he is ready to usher in a new chapter with warmth and grace.

With wedding bells around the corner, the former crooner opened up about his new career, telling the Mirror with pride, “My dad was a carpet fitter all his life… He’d ­always said you can work your way out of anything; to keep your head up high – and that’s what I’ve done.” A testament to his father’s sage advice and resilient spirit, Ray Quinn has done just that.

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