Preston made his identify because the frontman for The Unusual Boys, however many people will keep in mind him from his time in Huge Brother in 2006.
The nation watched as he fell for the charms of Chantelle Houghton, who had been introduced in as the primary ever non-celebrity CBB housemate.
Chantelle needed to trick the opposite stars into pondering that she was truly well-known, and whereas her ruse did not final lengthy, it was her love affair with Preston, who turned 39 this week, that basically stole viewers’ hearts.
Their instantaneous bond and endearing flirting gained us throughout, however on the time, Preston, whose actual identify is Samuel Preston, was along with his longtime French girlfriend, Camille Aznar.
Every week after the sequence ended, Preston proposed to Camille, nevertheless it appeared he by no means forgot Chantelle and the engagement lasted simply days.
Only a month later Chantelle moved into his flat in Brighton.
They bought engaged three months after CBB and have been married in August of that yr.
Preston and Chantelle turned the movie star golden couple, protecting numerous magazines and taking over column inches.
However their marriage lasted lower than a yr, and by the top of 2007 they have been formally divorced.
Chantelle went on to have a child, Dolly, now eight, with fellow Movie star Huge Brother winner Alex Reid.
After the cut up, Preston briefly bought again along with Camille, however the reunion wasn’t to final.
In 2008 The Unusual Boys cut up up and their ultimate gig was held in London that summer season.
That very same yr, Preston moved to Philadelphia within the US the place he stayed for 3 years.
Preston launched into a songwriting profession and wrote the primary hit Coronary heart Skips a Beat for Olly Murs.
He additionally wrote the duet Stunning by Enrique Iglesias and Kylie Minogue and his tune Dressed to Kill was re-recorded by Cher.
In 2010 he starred in Final Huge Brother, the ultimate sequence of Huge Brother to air on Channel four and had an ungainly reunion with Chantelle.
However Chantelle and Preston grew shut once more and she or he even invited him to her marriage ceremony to Michael Strutt.
The next yr The Unusual Boys reunited with simply two unique members, Preston and drummer Simon Goldring, and went on tour.
Additionally they carried out gigs in 2013 and 2014 and launched an album in 2015.
In 2017 Preston was rushed to hospital after falling from a balcony throughout a drunken night time out in Denmark.
He advised his Instagram followers on the time: “If I have never been texting you again it is as a result of I fell off a 2nd flooring balcony in Denmark and broke my leg in four locations, pelvis, hip, foot, ribs, shoulder blade, punctured a lung and smashed my left hand to items [sic].”
Preston shared an image of himself in a wheelchair that he had to make use of throughout his restoration.
He added: “I do know a smart man as soon as mentioned ‘boys will probably be boys’ however severely I drank an excessive amount of and was careless and please do not abuse your privileges. I believe I’ll do the following 30 years sober.
“Thanks to my gf @loveisenough for flying over to spoon feed me and my mama for doing the identical. To cite Garth Marenghi ‘it actually hurts'[sic].”
In 2018 Preston bought engaged to Emily Smith, nevertheless it’s unclear if they’re nonetheless collectively.
He signed a brand new publishing deal the identical yr and spoke fortunately about it on Instagram.
Final summer season Preston and Chantelle reunited for an interview with new! journal, however they dominated out any probabilities of rekindling their romance.
“I believe it might destroy a very essential relationship because it stands,” Preston mentioned.
Whereas Chantelle mentioned she “cannot be with somebody now in the event that they did not like me being pals with Preston.”