Abigail Rose Clancy (born 10 January 1986), also known as Abbey Clancy, is an English lingerie and catwalk model who made headlines during the 2006 FIFA World Cup as the girlfriend of England football (soccer) star Peter Crouch. In the summer of 2006 the second cycle of Living TV's Britain's Next Top Model hit UK screens and Clancy featured as one of the thirteen finalists in the competition, competing over 10 weeks for a desired modelling contract. Since appearing on the show Abigail has modelled for Maxim (December 2006), Nuts (November 2006), OK!, GQ (August 2006), The Sun, the Daily Star, Sugar, Stars on Sunday and numerous other publications. In 2006, Clancy was the face and body of Pussy Glamore’s winter lingerie collection alongside Elizabeth Jagger in photos shot by Bryan Adams. She has graced the front cover of FHM magazine three times (December 2006, November 2007 and October 2008) and even been featured in FHM Australia.
In May 2007, Clancy appeared on the front cover of Arena magazine, modelled the Triumph Bonneville Motorbike in the Daily Mail newspaper and was ranked 37th in FHM magazine's annual 100 sexiest women in the world poll of 2007. In 2009, Clancy had moved up to 12th in FHM magazine's annual 100 sexiest women in the world poll. Clancy has appeared as a talking head in the documentaries Slave to Fashion and The Ultimate Bikini Guide for Channel 4, as a guest on programmes such as Richard and Judy, The Chris Moyles Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, GMTV and in her own Reality TV series Abbey and Janice: Beauty and the Best which followed her attempts to break the Los Angeles modelling scene guided by Janice Dickinson who acted as her mentor. The show aired from 14 May to 18 June 2007 on Living TV and also followed her as she walked the runway for Christian Audigier's Ed Hardy fashion line. In 2008 the series aired on the US network Oxygen. Clancy featured in the third series of the UK edition of Hell's Kitchen. She was the third contestant to be voted off the show by the public, and the fifth to leave overall.
In 2007 and 2008, Clancy endorsed Euromillons, been seen as the face (and body) of Ultimo lingerie alongside Sarah Harding and Gemma Atkinson, Matalan lingerie and Lynx in a major print & television advertising campaign and released her first official Calendar for 2008. On 10 May 2009, Clancy featured on Chris Moyles' Quiz Night alongside Patsy Kensit. She won the night's quiz and was the overall winner of the series. Clancy also co-hosted the new ITV2 series, The Fashion Show with model Michelle de Swarte and George Lamb. Her cousin Chloe Cummings, made the top 13 contestants in the fifth cycle of Britain's Next Top Model, of which Clancy herself was a guest in episode 8, being the first ex-contestant from the Top Model franchise to appear on the judging panel.