Love Island star Arabella Chi’s mum Eunice was 70s game show hostess

She got it from her mama! Love Island new girl Arabella Chi’s mother Eunice Stanforth is revealed as model and hostess on 70s classic game show Sale Of The Century

  • Eunice Stanforth worked as a model herself before appearing as a hostess on the game show Sale Of The Century, which ran from 1971 to 1997
  • The show – hosted by Nicholas Parsons through the 1970s and 80s – involved contestants answering questions to win money to spend on big prizes 
  • Eunice now runs Fashion Live Events for clients including The Clothes Show and Debenhams 
  • Arabella, 28, made an explosive arrival in the villa on Thursday night, after following in her mother’s modelling footsteps 
  • The London-born beauty has modelled for big name brands including Calvin Klein, Triumph and Jack Wills
  • Her father Paul was the co-proprietor of Saracen cycles, the British bike company who used to sell to Argos

Love Island star Arabella Chi’s secret history in showbusiness has been revealed, after her explosive arrival in the villa on Thursday.

The model’s mother Eunice Stanforth worked as a hostess on the game show Sale Of The Century, which was famously hosted by Nicholas Parsons during the 1970s and 80s.

Eunice also worked as a model for many years before going onto run Fashion Live Events, for clients including The Clothes Show and Cosmopolitan.

Unbelievable: Love Island star Arabella Chi’s secret history in showbusiness has been revealed, after her explosive arrival in the villa on Thursday

Look at that! The star’s mother Eunice (seen here centre front) worked as a hostess on the 1970s game show Sale Of The Century, which was famously hosted by Nicholas Parsons

Arabella Chi aka Stanforth has only just entered the public eye as Love Island’s latest newcomer, but it seems her family have been stars for decades.

Eunice worked as a hostess on Sale Of The Century, which was based around the idea of contestants buzzing in to answer questions to win money, which they could then trade for bargains through the game.

The contestant with the most money when the gong sounded, would go into the final round, where they could spend their cash on the big prize, which was typically a car or a caravan.

Beautiful: Eunice worked as a hostess on Sale Of The Century for many years, which was famously hosted by Nicholas Parsons (seen above back right)

Legendary: The show ran from 1971 to 1997, but was axed and brought back several times

Glamorous: Eunice now runs Fashion Live Events, for clients including The Clothes Show and Cosmopolitan

Beautiful: The former model has posted numerous snaps from her fashion days to social media, and it is clear that Arabella has inherited her beautiful features

Flawless: In one throwback snap, Eunice looks stunning in an Edwardian-style gown with a matching hat, as she poses on a wrought iron staircase

A vision: In her old modelling snaps, Eunice looks completely stunning, and also previously appeared as a Leamington carnival queen

Arabella is also the great great granddaughter of an Olympian cyclist who took part in the 1908 Olympics in the UKs oldest velodrome – Herne Hill Velodrome. 

Eunice – who also worked as a model alongside her job on Sale Of The Century – was also a former Leamington carnival queen, and has made regular appearances on her  family’ social media.

She now runs the successful Fashion Live Events for clients including The Clothes Show, Cosmopolitan, Debenhams and other big names.

Despite her mum’s similar career path Arabella has repeatedly told friends how proud she is of her beloved father and referred to herself on social media as a ‘daddy’s girl.’

Iconic: Eunice worked as a hostess on Sale Of The Century, which was based around the idea of contestants buzzing in to answer questions to win money

Superstar: The blonde beauty would parade the various prizes on offer for the contestants

Famous roots: Arabella’s father Paul was the co-proprietor of Saracen cycles, the great British bike company who used to sell to Argos

Her father Paul was the co-proprietor of Saracen cycles, the great British bike company who used to sell to Argos.

Paul is an industry legend who later started up EBCO electronic bike company and her older brother Simon who is on his mid forties now owns Stanforth Bikes in Hove, East Sussex.

He travels the world for tours lasting two to four weeks, including Sweden, Denmark, France, Spain, New Zealand, Vietnam.

Family ties: Despite her mum’s similar career path Arabella has repeatedly told friends how proud she is of her beloved father and referred to herself on social media as a ‘daddy’s girl’

Close bond: It seems the family are still tight-knit, after Arabella following in her mother’s fashionable footsteps 

We are family: The blonde beauty’s father is a legend in the industry who started up the EBCO electronic bike company

Living the high life: Arabella finished an art and design foundation at Leicester De Montfort University before deferring entry onto a fashion, marketing and branding at Nottingham Trent

Achievement: Several snaps also show that Arabella was a marathon runner, including the race in Lisbon, Portugal

Well done! The fresh-faced beauty has since modelled for big name brands including Calvin Klein, Triumph and Jack Wills

Arabella, a former Arnold Lodge, Emscote Lawn and Warwick Prep School pupil is well educated and appears ready to add a touch of class to the villa.

She finished an art and design foundation course at Leicester De Montfort University before deferring entry onto a fashion, marketing and branding degree course at Nottingham Trent University.

The lure of the catwalk beckoned and she has since modelled for big name brands including Calvin Klein, Triumph and Jack Wills.

Fierce competition: Arabella, a former Arnold Lodge, Emscote Lawn and Warwick Prep School pupil is well educated and appears ready to add a touch of class to the villa

Racy: The star’s entrance into the villa caused huge shockwaves, especially following her brazen attempts to win over Danny Williams

On Thursday night Arabella made a huge splash when she made a glamorous entrance into the Love Island villa, and didn’t hold back in her brazen attempts to couple up with Danny Williams.

The blonde beauty certainly trod on a few toes when she asked Danny out on a date, where they bonded over the modelling industry, the gym, yoga and boxing.

Conversation soon shifted to Danny’s coupling with Yewande Biala. He said: ‘I feel like I’m putting a lot of the effort in and I’m not getting anything back and I’m starting to question whether we’re compatible. When you said you wanted to take me on a date, I was really excited.’

And after some advice from the other Islanders, Yewande decided to lay it on thick with Danny, resulting in the pair sharing a steamy smooch.

But Arabella remained unconvinced by her display, and a teaser for Friday’s show hinted that she could have already turned Danny’s head.

Love Island continues on Friday 21st June at 9pm on ITV2. 

Making her move: It seems Danny’s head will be turned by Arabella in the coming days, as a teaser showed the pair flirting during Friday’s show

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