Jennifer Joanne Metcalfe is a British actress probably best known for appearing on the English soap opera “Hollyoaks,” where she played Mercedes McQueen.
Jennifer Metcalfe described herself on Twitter as “Smelly bottom British actress.” Her nicknames are Jenny and Jen. She began acting when she was 12 years old and attended Scala Kids Drama School in Bradford. She also holds a degree in Health and Fitness.
Before she landed on “Hollyoaks,” she appeared in a variety of TV shows. Jennifer Metcalfe said of appearing on the “Hollyoaks” calendar, “I love it. It’s one thing doing a shoot on your own and going off for the day, but when we do the Hollyoaks calendar all the girls get together and we have an absolute ball.”
In 2007, she was nominated for Sexiest Female from the British Soap Awards. Even with her nomination, she has confessed to having body insecurities as well as liposuction. Jennifer Metcalfe said, “I did it for me and that’s that. I think surgery is a really personal decision only you can make. If there’s something on your body you really don’t like, it doesn’t matter if your mum doesn’t see it, your boyfriend doesn’t see it, or whoever, it’s what you feel comfortable with.”
As for her figure, she said, “My bum is certainly a big one…it’s got meat, it wobbles and it sticks out. Me and my friends laugh about it all the time. It takes up nearly the whole dance floor!”
Aside from acting, she has worked as a fitness instructor. In 2010, Jennifer Metcalfe opened a clothing rental boutique “The Closet” in Liverpool, UK. That same year she participated in “Dancing on Ice’s” sixth season. She was the seventh celebrity to be eliminated. She said of the experience, “It’s good to get yourself out of your comfort zone. Because I’d been on Hollyoaks for so long, I thought it was time to spice things up again.”
Jennifer Metcalfe thinks that what makes a man sexy is “someone that is really secure and comfortable in his own skin…money isn’t important, but women do want a man that will treat them like a princess.” She added, “I go for all different kinds of men. Every single one of my boyfriends or guys that I’ve dated had their own differences.”
She wouldn’t date a guy, however, who “didn’t appreciate my job or my independence.” Jennifer Metcalfe has been romantically linked with Sylvain Longchambon, a professional skater, as well as ex-Portsmouth footballer Jermaine Pennant. Sylvain, however, broke up with her on Christmas. She said at the time, “It’s like a death. I felt gutted.”