NANCY Dell’Olio came into the spotlight through her appearances in Strictly and Celebrity Big Brother.

She’s known for her high-profile relationship with football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson – here’s everything about the her.

Nancy Dell’Olio is a lawyer and TV starRex Features

Who is Nancy Dell’Olio?

Annunziata Dell’Olio, was born 23 August 1961 and is an Italian-British lawyer.

She was born in New York, where her mother Antonia and immigrant father ran a series of delicatessens.

Nancy is the eldest of four children.

When she was five, her family moved back to Italy, in the region of Apulia.

What is Nancy Dell’Olio best known for?

In 2005, Nancy hosted the show Footballers’ Cribs on MTV where she gave viewers tours of the luxury homes of English football players.

In 2011, she took part in the ninth series of Strictly Come Dancing.


She was partnered with Anton du Beke and eliminated fourth.

In 2022, Nancy took part in Celebrity MasterChef but was eliminated in the first episode.

When did Nancy Dell’Olio date Sven-Goran Eriksson?

Nancy met Sven Goran Eriksson in 1998 and they started their relationship six months later.

Whilst Sven was still with Nancy he had affairs with television presenter Ulrika Jonsson and Faria Alam.


However, Nancy stayed with Sven until August 2007.

In May 2011, she got into a relationship with Sir Trevor Nunn but they had gone their separate ways by the end of that year.

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