Jane McDonald was already in high demand as a performer on the club circuit and cruise ships, when BBC1's docusoap The Cruise catapulted her to mainstream stardom in 1998. Jane went on to release a string of hit albums, with her debut achieving platinum status, and she set up her own record label in 2009. Alongside her recording career, Jane performs live concerts across the British Isles. A former panelist on Loose Women, she has also been a frequent broadcaster throughout her career. She currently presents two shows on Channel 5: the BAFTA-winning Cruising with Jane McDonald and Jane McDonald and Friends. Jane is also chartering a ship next year for her first very own exclusive seven-day cruise, 'Sail Away with Jane McDonald'. Jane lives in Wakefield with her partner Ed Rothe.