Costa is a former member of the British boyband Blue. He attended Hendon School in North-West London. He is Greek Cypriot on his father Richard Winsland Costa’s side and Jewish on his mother’s; he has as a sister called Natalie and a brother called Louis.
In 2004, Costa, along with singer Peter Andre, was given the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Tony Blair at the celebrations on the arrival of ten new members into the European Union which also included Cyprus. He was a contestant on the 2005 series of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! and was evicted from the programme on 3 December 2005 after 14 days.
Costa released his first solo single called, “Do You Ever Think of Me” in February 2006. The single made its debut at #19 on the UK Singles Chart. He went on to compete in the 2006 Making Your Mind Up programme to find a competitor to represent the UK in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest, but did not win the honour, with “It’s a Beautiful Thing”.
Costa’s debut album, Heart Full of Soul was released on 3 July 2006 in the UK and Ireland. The album failed to chart, peaking at #328 in the UK Albums Chart and #536 in Ireland. He has since been dropped by his record label, Globe Records UK, due to these disappointing chart positions.
From 10 April 2006, Costa played the lead role of Mickey Johnstone in the London production of the long-running musical Blood Brothers, directed and produced by Bill Kenwright; his contract ran to February 2007. From March, Costa then toured the UK in the 10th anniversary tour of Boogie Nights.
In November 2006, it was announced that Costa and his longterm girlfriend, Adele Silva, had separated as she is in Yorkshire, filming the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, while he is down in London.
Edited by hajf92 on 13 Mar 2009, 18:39
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