She recently starred as a guest host on Loose Women, and Sophie Morgan instantly captured the hearts of viewers as she was met with praise for her debut on the show's iconic panel.

Sophie joined Christine Lampard, Coleen Nolan, and Jane Moore, for a segment titled 'Sophie Morgan: The day my life changed forever'.

The guest host opened up about the car crash which left her paralysed aged 18, as she spoke of her hopes of the driving age to be raised.

Sophie was a hit with viewers, who commended her "honesty and frankness" and called for her to become a regular host on the Loose Women panel.

Sophie's no stranger to TV work however, and here we take a look at the star's life away from the screen…

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Who is Sophie Morgan?

Sophie is 36 years old, and was born near Crowborough, West Sussex.

She first attended school in South Croydon, before furthering her education in Moray, Scotland.

She has hosted a variety of TV shows, and has also worked as a model.

Sophie is paralysed from the waist down, after being involved in a car accident as a teenager.

She had just received her A-Level results when she was driving with four friends in Scotland, and lost control of her car.

Her friends received minor injuries from the crash, but Sophie had ended up trapped underneath the overturned car, which left her with a fractured back, skull, and nose.

Sophie has previously told how the accident was not drink-related, but instead blames her own dangerous driving. She said: "I wasn't drunk, I was just driving like an idiot."

Her injuries left her paralysed from the waist down, resulting in her being wheelchair bound ever since.

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However, Sophie's injuries have never held her back, and she has enjoyed a highly successful career so far.

She first appeared on TV as part of the cast for BBC Two show Beyond Boundaries, where 11 disabled people embark on a 220-mile trek across Nicaragua.

Four years after, Sophie joined Britain's Missing Top Model, a TV search for a disabled model. She came runner-up to Kelly Knox, and launched a career as a model, with notable campaigns including Stella McCartney for Adidas.

Sophie has gone on to front various shows, with titles including The World's Worst Place To Be Disabled? and License To Kill. She has also reported for Horizon, The One Show, and Channel 4 News.

Most will recognise Sophie from Channel 4's coverage of the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics, where she starred as one of the channel's main sports presenters.

She also co-hosted The Superhuman Show with Alex Brooker, and presented coverage of the 2016 IPC Swimming European Championships.

In 2012, Sophie was one of the first people in the world to try out a robotic exoskeleton called Rex, which is the first major advance treatment of paralysis in decades.

Alongside TV work, Sophie is also the brains behind the "Mannequal", which she designed in 2010.

The specially crafted wheelchair is designed for mannequins, which enables disabled shoppers to see how clothes would look on them when they're out browsing.

Sophie is also a patron of disability charity Scope, and an ambassador for Parallel London, a disability-led event.

Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.

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