Claire's favourite food is ice cream.
Claire's hero is singer Karen Carpenter.
Claire was the first female guest presenter on the children's show SM:tv.
Claire used to be a member of pop band TSD in the mid 1990s.
In 2000, Claire caused controversy when she made a reference about asylum seekers in the UK.
Claire announced her engagement to Reece Hill in January 2008.
Claire learned to do ballet and tap dancing lessons for a while when she was 4 years old.
Claire appeared in a TV commercial for Woolworths in 2001.
Claire announced her engagement to Mark Bell in June 2002 and got married in 2003. They divorced in 2005.
Claire's nickname is ClaraBell.
Claire has one child, Charlie, born in May 2007.
Claire has a younger sister called Gemma.
Claire's favourite part of her body is her lips.
Claire's favourite flower is white lillies.
Claire almost missed out on the audition for Steps as she got lost on the way.
Claire's natural hair colour is blonde and her eye colour is green.
Claire worked as a receptionist for seven months before joining Steps, winning the coveted 'Temp of the Month' award in May 1997.
Claire: (on what she would change about herself) My wobbly bum. I'd like a nice toned bum.
Claire: Everyone has something people recognize you for and with Kylie it's her great bum. I'll never have one, but I've got good boobs.
Claire: (On her eating habits while part of Steps) I never went near a kitchen in those days - we were always on the road, living on takeaways.
Claire: (on her chart battle with fellow Steps member Faye) This will be a case of may the best woman win - and I will win.
Claire: (on injuring herself at a restaurant) I was sitting on the edge of a chair in a restaurant with my sister. She got up and it tipped over, so I landed on my bum. I have to have lots of physio.
Claire: Not everyone has the perfect figure. I'm a size 12 and I'm 5ft 6in, so I'm pretty average. Yes I've got hips and a bum, but I think people prefer a more shapely figure.