David McIntosh (born 10 December 1985) is a British ex-military and security operative who became a television personality, actor, and fitness model. A former Royal Marines commando, he was a Gladiator on the Sky 1 TV series Gladiators, under the name Tornado. In 2014, he participated in Celebrity Big Brother 14.
Born to an English mother and Jamaican father, McIntosh grew up in Platt Bridge, Wigan. He went to Holy Family Primary School in Platt Bridge and then St Edmund Arrowsmith high school in Ashton in Makerfield. After school, McIntosh became a Royal Marines Commando, serving in Northern Ireland, Somalia, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan. Upon leaving the Marines, McIntosh took on the role of Gladiator "Tornado" on the Sky 1 showGladiators.
Following Gladiators, McIntosh worked in security. In late 2013 McIntosh worked in security transportation on a badger culling operation, and after crashing a van loaded with dead badgers into a bus stop he received a traffic violation resulting in a court fine. McIntosh was also found guilty of driving for eight years with a license that had been revoked for a previous traffic violation.
In 2014, McIntosh appeared in fitness magazine "Muscle & Fitness", the Jennifer Hudson music video "Walk It Out", and the Nicki Minaj music video "Anaconda". In August 2014, McIntosh entered the Celebrity Big Brother house for a reported fee of £200,000. McIntosh was the first to be evicted from the house.
In 2016 McIntosh sparked outrage by making an anti-semitic rant in which he compared Orthodox Jewish women to "witches".
McIntosh has been reported to date celebrities including Gina Rodriguez, Danielle Lloyd, Sara Jones, Chantelle Houghton, Rachel Christie, Sarah Harper, Chanelle Hayes, Metisha Schaefer, Kelly Brook, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, and Juliet Bakos. McIntosh claimed to have not dated Rodriguez, and not know Houghton. During a trip to Russia, McIntosh bedded two Russian circus performers. In the threesome his overexertion left one partner needing hospital treatment.
In 2011 McIntosh became a father with Christie to their son Logan Phoenix McIntosh. Following a breakdown in their relationship, Christie secured a non-molestation order against McIntosh. In March 2014 McIntosh and Brook announced their engagement, split up in September 2014, reconciled in October 2014, and split up permanently in November 2014. Following the split, McIntosh demanded that Brook compensate him for gifts he had given during the relationship, however Brook declined, and described her relationship with McIntosh as "toxic". In July 2015 it was reported that McIntosh bullied Brook during their relationship, a charge that McIntosh denied.