1. Bonita Melody Lysette “Bonnie” Langford , is an English actress, dancer and entertainer.
2. She has since appeared on stage in various musicals in the West End and on Broadway, shows such as Peter Pan: The Musical, Cats, The Pirates of Penzance and Chicago, and more recently on TV in series 1 of the reality competition programme Dancing on Ice.
3. As of 26 May 2015 she has been a regular cast member in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders as Carmel Kazemi.
4. For her role in the show she has received the 2016 British Soap Award for Best Newcomer.
5. Her first stage appearance was at four months, and her first public appearance was at 15 months when she danced in specially-made ballet shoes.
6. She first came to public attention when, aged six years old, she won the talent show Opportunity Knocks.
7. This led to early fame in the television series Just William , the 1974 Broadway revival of Gypsy starring Angela Lansbury, the 1976 film Bugsy Malone, and the 1977 film Wombling Free.
8. Between 1986 and 1987, Langford played the role of Mel, companion to both the sixth and seventh Doctors in the classic science fiction series Doctor Who.
9. She has continued to reprise the role in several audio dramas alongside the Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy Doctors.
10. On 23 October 2005, she performed in Children Will Listen, a 75th birthday tribute to Stephen Sondheim at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
11. She is also a panto regular; recent credits include Peter in Peter Pan at the Richmond Theatre in Surrey .
12. Their routines were characterised by the dramatic lifts and tricks they performed and were amongst the most ambitious in the competitions.
13. Viewers saw her bang her head as she was spun on the ice during rehearsals, illustrating the danger of some of the moves they were attempting.
14. Their appearances were also notable for the differing reception they received from the panel of judges .
15. Langford and Evers appeared again on the programme in the one-off Champion of Champions show which followed series two.
16. They were scored second overall by the judging panel but again the public vote was less favourable and they were amongst the four teams eliminated in the first round of the competition.
17. Langford took part in the Dancing on Ice: The Tour in April and May 2008.
18. In 2014, Bonnie returned to Dancing on Ice for the ninth and final series , which saw the favourite celebrities from previous series.