Sheryl Gascoigne ,is a British television personality ,and author. She is the former wife of footballer Paul Gascoigne and the mother of glamour model Bianca Gascoigne. Her television career includes a presenting role on ITV1's Loose Women, and she appeared as a contestant on the tenth seriesof the UK version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.- However, the marriage in 1996, was a turbulent ,and ultimately short-lived one, ending in divorce in August 1998. Paul had experienced difficulties with alcoholism and had been abusive towards his wife. In a interview with a Sunday newspaper, Paul Gascoigne, admitted beating Sheryl ,on a regular basis for two years. The couple later tried to reconcile, but without success.
Following her divorce in 1998 Sheryl Gascoigne, campaigned for victims of domestic violence, and became a television personality. Among her credits include presenting role on ITV1's Loose Women and appearances in numerous television documentaries. In 2010 she appeared on series ten of I'm a Celebrity Get...Me Out of Here! Having turned down an offer to appear on the programme earlier in the year, she was persuaded, to join after one ,of the other contestants, Gail Porter was forced to drop out, and she was allegedly offered a higher fee to take part. She was the first contestant to be voted off after 13 days.
In 2009 she published a book, Stronger: My Life Surviving Gazza, an autobiographical account of her marriage to Gascoigne in which she made claims about his violent behaviour towards her. She later said, she wrote the book ,in response to accounts her former husband, had published about their life together.The News of the World later featured a story under the title, "You Lying Bitch!" giving Paul Gascoigne's reaction to the book. Sheryl Gascoigne, subsequently sued the newspaper for libel, and was awarded an undisclosed amount of compensation in at the High Court in May 2010.