An ordinary boy...

Samuel Preston

Samuel Preston is lead singer of The Ordinary Boys

The Ordinary Boys based in Woking took their name from a Smiths song when they formed in 2002.

In fact, Preston and some of the other members of The Ordinary Boys have Sweet and Tender tattoos (after The Smiths' song).

The band's first album was produced by Stephen Street, who also produced The Smiths.

Although his name is Samuel Preston, the singer is more commonly referred to by his surname alone.

The Ordinary Boys have attracted rave reviews and this one from BBC Norfolk is fairly typical, in which it says:

"Front man Preston is breathtaking as he rallies the boys into battle while making all the girls swoon at the same time. His voice is mature and at times swings from Paul Weller to Morrissey while still remaining unique ..."

Amongst those praising their albums are Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, and Terry Hall.

Some of the Ordinary Boys had reservations about Preston appearing on Celebrity Big Brother. In particular, bass player James Gregory and guitarist William Brown weren't keen.

Preston has 'LOVE' and 'HATE' tattoed on his toes. In Celebrity Big Brother he described his girlfriend as 'handsome'. Preston's girlfriend, Camille Aznar, who is doing an MA in politics, is French with a bit of Spanish in her family and his mother is American but lives in France.

On the last night of Celebrity Big Brother there appeared to be a tad of awkwardness between Preston (who finished 4th) and his girlfriend, who was in the audience, as a result of Preston's flirting with Chantelle whilst in the Big Brother house. Indeed, in February it was reported that Preston and his girlfriend had split up.

Preston, who had his 24th birthday in the Big Brother house, said he didn't like skinny women, and he thought Gillian McKeith looked grim.

Preston has been engaged. He revealed on Celebrity Big Brother that his former fiancee had butterflies tattoed on her back.

As a young boy, Preston acted in a couple of BBC dramas and appeared in some Jim Henson puppet shows.

Straight after Celebrity Big Brother, The Ordinary Boys had great chart success with Boys will Be Boys.

Preston told the Guardian weekend magazine that his great-great-great-great grandfather was the Prime Minister, Earl Grey.


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