Chesney Hawkes is an actor-musician known for his contribution to music which includes one of the biggest hit songs of the 90s ‘The One and Only’. The song was from the soundtrack of the film “Buddy’s Song”, in which Chesney played the lead, alongside The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey and actors Nick Moran & Julia Sawalha. He released the albums Another Fine Mess & Real Life Love in 2007 & 2012, respectively. For this he collaborated with Nik Kershaw, Tears for Fears Producer, Charlton Pettus as well as Chesney’s talented sister Keely.
Chesney has performed to a combined ‘live’ audience of close to 2 million over the last 10 years. In 2014, Chesney joined Ant and Dec for 12 arena dates on their nationwide ‘Takeaway’ tour. Chesney has also appeared in Panto and various musicals, including the lead role in the UK tour of Bill Kenwright’s production ‘Can’t Smile Without You’. In 2019 he starred as Jesus alongside his 17 year old son, Casey, in a production of Godspell at The Brentwood Center in Essex. John Bishop asked Chesney to appear as himself in his feature length film ‘Panto.’ after meeting when making their Panto debut at the Lowry Theater in 2007.
Chesney's TV appearances including The Graham Norton Show, Channel 4’s Top Ten Teen Idols, a hilarious cameo appearance on Big Brother, judging on Britain’s Got More Talent, BBC Breakfast, Lorraine, Loose Women, This Morning, Good Morning Britain, BBC’s The Cinema Show, The Last Leg and Big Brother’s Big Mouth. Radio interviews include Jonathan Ross, Steve Wright, Edith Bowman, Colin Murray, Claudia Winkleman, Paul Ross, Janice Long, Clive Anderson, Alex Zane, Scott Mills, Jamie Theakston, and Dermot O’Leary.
Chesney showed his cooking prowess, ending up as a semifinalist in Celebrity Masterchef. He presented two shows for VH1/MTV & has taken part in celebrity editions of The Weakest Link, Impossible, Antiques Roadshow and Pointless. Chesney also took part in Channel 4’s ‘The Games’ emerging a medal winner.