Rustie is a television chef, actress and musician, most famous for her appearances in the 1980s on morning station, TV-am. Following her successful stint as a chef on TV-am in 1983, Rustie Lee took over from Sarah Kennedy on the second incarnation of the ITV gameshow Game for a Laugh.
In 2004 Lee appeared on Living’s I’m Famous and Frightened! 2, a reality show featuring a number of celebrities staying in a castle over a weekend, taking part in various challenges and looking for paranormal activity, guided by a medium. Viewers voted for their favourite and the celebrities were voted off one by one. Lee won the series showing a keen interest in the tasks and occasional emotional involvement, giving detailed and varied accounts of how she felt at certain points.
Lee has written a cookbook called A Taste of the Caribbean.
In 2004, she joined the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), and was adopted as their candidate for the Wyre Forest constituency in the 2005 general election. She also appeared in the party’s election broadcast.
She also narrated children’s stories for BBC Radio in Birmingham. Famously, she narrated a story starring a young Jessica Ferguson, who is now Head of Drama at the prestigious Southam College in Warwickshire, who played The Baked Bean Queen.
In 2008, Lee briefly joined the cast of EastEnders as Gus Smith’s aunt Opal, and also appeared in Britain’s Got the Pop Factor.
She has made memorable appearances on This Morning, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and Daily Cooks/Saturday Cooks. She has also made appearances on That Antony Cotton Show, The Wright Stuff, and Loose Women.
Rustie has even embarked on a singing career with her band The Rustie Lee Revue.
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A remarkably varied individual, Rusty brings all of her talents across when performing her entertaining presentations.