Claire presented a slot on the holiday programme Wish You Were Here.
Claire made a fitness video called Perfect Fit.
Claire loves horses but is allergic to them.
If she couldn't be an actress Claire's second choice would be a make-up artist as she loved the special effects make-up used during the Millennium explosion on Brookside.
Claire supports Everton FC.
Claire's idol is Hollywood star and singer Barbara Streisand. She says she has seen the film The Way We Were nearly a hundred times.
School wasn't exactly Claire's idea of fun and found school work a little difficult particularly math but did well in singing and acting.
Her first job was as a butchers assistant in her fathers shop.
She has 1 brother, Shaun.
She has had a steady relationship with businessman Tony Hibbard for at least 12 months, and the pair bought a £750,000 holiday home in Majorca - via a company which Sweeney now advertises.
From 10 July 2006, Sweeney will be taking over from Sally Ann Triplett in the role of Miss Adelaide in the UK production of Guys & Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End for an 8 week run. Sweeney will play opposite Dirty Dancing legend Patrick Swayze.
She won 'Rear of the Year' in 2001.
In 2002 she released an album, 'Claire,' consisting of a mix of original material and cover versions of well-known songs, which enjoyed only modest success.
Her appearance on Big Brother prompted her to greater fame amongst the British public. This directly led to appearing as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago in London.
Claire appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2001 in aid of Comic Relief, where she met Anthea Turner who has become a close friend.
When she returned to England, Claire reprised her role of Lindsey and remained on the show as a leading character until its demise in 2003.
Sweeney entertained cruise ships for P&O as a singer for four years before returning to England.
She is best known for her role as Lindsey Corkhill in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside.
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At eighteen, Claire won a place at the Italia Conti stage school.
Claire trained at the Elliot-Clark Drama School in Liverpool.
Claire appeared in the first series of Strictly Come Dancing with partner John Byrnes.
Claire appeared in Brookside for six years.