Here is how all the I’m A Celebrity 2022 contestants became famous
An Islander, a soap star and a royal? Iconic tbh
I’m A Celebrity is officially back and the stars of the show are getting ready to try their luck in the Australian jungle, all while the public decide which gruelling trials they all have to do. The reality TV show is in its twentieth year of testing celebrities to their limits, all for our viewing pleasure. There are currently 10 celebs in the jungle, with two more set to join them later on in the series. But despite the ITV show calling them all celebrities, how did they manage to get to that level of fame? Here is how all the I’m A Celebrity 2022 contestants became famous:
Chris Moyles is an English television and radio presenter from Leeds, and he was one of the first celebs announced to be starring on the show. He is currently the presenter of The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X. Moyles has been a voice on the radio for the past 25 years and started out on Capital FM. In 1997, he moved to BBC Radio 1 and he soon became the longest-serving breakfast presenter on Radio 1.
In 2012, he left his role at the BBC and in 2015 joined the re-branded Radio X and continues to do so to this day.
Olivia Attwood rose to fame in 2017 after starring on the third season of Love Island and she came in third place with her now ex-boyfriend Chris Hughes. The former islander was nothing short of iconic during her time in the Love Island villa. After starring on the reality TV show, she became a regular cast member on The Only Way Is Essex. In 2022, she released her own documentary called Getting Filthy Rich, which explored OnlyFans and the world of selling sexual content online.
Charlene White is a journalist and TV presenter from Greenwich. Charlene began her early career working for BBC Look East, Radio 5 and BBC London. In 2008, she began working for ITV and made history in 2014 by becoming the first Black woman to present the ITV News at Ten.
I’m A Celebrity fans may recognise Charlene White more from Loose Women. In 2020, Charlene joined the panel show as a guest and five months later she was given a permanent spot on the show after receiving such a positive reception when she guest starred.
George Alan O’Dowd, more professionally known as Boy George, is a singer and songwriter best known for being the lead singer of Culture Club who had the hit single Karma Chameleon. As well as Karma Chameleon, the band also recorded the hits Time (Clock of the Heart) and Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.
A TV insider previously told Metro: “It’s beyond exciting that we’ve secured Boy George. It’s been a long time since we had a huge global star film the show and he will no doubt draw viewers.”
Swapping the cobbles for the jungle is actress Sue Cleaver, best known for her role on Coronation Street as Eileen Grimshaw. Before starring on Corrie, Sue played Glenda in the BBC series Dinnerladies, from 1998 to 2000. Besides acting, Sue Cleaver is studying to become a trainee psychotherapist and is in her final year of study.
Mike Tindall is a former professional rugby player and is the first member of the Royal Family to take part in I’m A Celeb. Tindall played for Bath and Gloucester during his rugby career and for the England team from 2000 until 2011, competing in 11 Six Nations Championships.
In 2011, Mike married Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne and the granddaughter of the late Queen Elizabeth II. Since retiring from rugby, Tindall co-hosts a podcast called The Good, The Bad and The Rugby with James Haskell and Alex Payne.
Owen Warner is an English actor who currently stars in Hollyoaks as Romeo. In 2015, Owen made his acting debut in the short film Beverley and in 2018, he starred in the short film 20th Century Tribe. Owen’s big break came for starring in Hollyoaks as Romeo Nightingale, the long-lost son of James Nightingale. In 2018, Warner won the award for Best Soap Newcomer for his portrayal of Romeo.
Warner has also made guest appearances on I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp and Eating With My Ex.
Babatúndé Aléshé is a stand-up comedian and actor from London. Babatúndé has a fair few acting credits to his name including Doctor Who, EastEnders and Law and Order UK. Besides his acting gigs, Babatúndé has won the award for Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards and has performed his stand-up across the UK.
Babatúndé also starred alongside fellow comedian Mo Gilligan on Celebrity Gogglebox.
Jill Scott is an English former professional footballer, who played for the Lionesses. Jill started out for Sunderland and left for Everton in 2006. In 2008, the former Lioness contributed to the Blues’ FA Women’s Premier League Cup win in 2008 and the FA Women’s Cup victory in 2010. After the Lionesses win in 2022, Jill announced her retirement from professional football and currently owns her own football academy and coffee shop.
Scarlette Douglas is a property expert and TV presenter who currently presents the Channel 4 series A Place in the Sun. Scarlette started out in musical theatre, however her fame came from her knowledge of the property market. Since starring on the long-running Channel 4 series, Scarlette has guest presented Love It or List It with her brother, former professional footballer Stuart Douglas.
The property market hasn’t been all Douglas has worked on, as she has been a reporter on BBC One’s Points of View and The One Show.
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