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I’m A Celeb winners: Where are they now? From Stacey Solomon to ex-EastEnders star Charlie Brooks

jungle royalty

MOST celebrities dream of being crowned King or Queen of the I'm A Celebrity... jungle.

Since the popular ITV show first hit our screens in 2002, there have been 19 winners which include the likes of Loose Women's Stacey Solomon, ex-EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks and soap star Jacquline Jossa.

While the majority of the stars have used the show as a stepping stone to new careers in TV, writing books or creating their own fitness DVDs - some have kept a low profile.

Here is our rundown of what the winners have been up to since being crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.

TONY BLACKBURN

Series one (2002)

The radio DJ won the first ever series aged 59.

He beat Tara Palmer-Tomkinson to the post and carried on to have a successful career with Radio 2.

He is now retired aged 77.

PHIL TUFNELL

Series two (2003)

The former sports star, 54, retired from cricket to travel to Australia to take part in the popular ITV show.

Since his win he has appeared in a variety of TV shows including A Question of Sport, Strictly Come Dancing, All Star Mr & Mrs and The Jump.

He has also co-authored a book, Phil Tufnell's' A To Z of Cricket with cricket journalist Adam Hathaway.

KERRY KATONA

Series three (2004)

Since becoming the first Queen of the Jungle, Kerry, 39, has made headlines for a variety of reasons.

She has had a string of relationships in the public eye - including the likes of Bryan McFadden, Mark Croft and George Kay.

Off the back of her win, Kerry also filmed her own reality shows, was the face of Iceland and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing on Ice in 2011.

She has also conquered her drug problem and recovered from being declared bankrupt twice.

JOE PASQUALE

Series four (2004)

The comedian, 58, was crowned the fourth winner of I'm A Celebrity in 2004.

He's had a range of presenting gigs, including The Price is Right, The Paul O'Grady show and recently starred in BBC soap Doctors as himself.

In 2013 he participated in Dancing on Ice and a year later took part in the All Star series.

CAROL THATCHER

Series five (2005)

After becoming the second Queen of the Jungle in 2005, Carol, 66, appeared on Most Haunted in 2007 with Yvette Fielding and David Wells.

In 2009 she caused controversy with a comment about a black tennis player during the Australian Open as a freelance contributor.

MATT WILLIS

Series six (2006)

The nation fell in love with the singer, 37, and a year later he returned to the jungle with his wife Emma Willis to present a spin-off show.

A few months later at age 23, Matt admitted himself to London's Priory Hospital for drug abuse and admitted he had been smoking cannabis from 13.

He reinvented himself after rehab with a solo career and also tried some theatrical acting in 2010.

Two years later he married girlfriend of three years Emma and they had two daughters, ten-year-old Isabelle, four-year-old Trixie in May 2016 and eight-year-old Ace.

In 2015, Matt and the Busted boys got back together for a tour.

CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS

Series seven (2007)

Chris, 71, was voted the winner of the 6th series of the popular ITV show.
He went on to join the cast of Celebrity Big Brother in 2016 and was removed nine days in after he made "a number of comments capable of causing great offence to housemates and the viewing public".

JOE SWASH

Series eight (2008)

Joe, 39, won over the hearts of the nation and was crowned King of the Jungle in 2008.

He was loved so much that he returned a year later to present Extra Camp, although it has since been axed.

The EastEnders star found love with fellow contestant Stacey Solomon and welcomed their first child into the world in 2019.

He also won Dancing on Ice last year.

GINO D'ACAMPO

Series nine (2009)

Since his stint on the ITV show, Gino, 43, has become This Morning's resident chef.

From 2011-2014 he presented Let's Do Lunch With Gino and Mel alongside Melaine Sykes.

He is also a regular on ITV2's Celebrity Juice.

In 2013 he launched a chain of restaurants with his name followed by My Pasta Bar or My Restaurant with five restaurants.

He's also gone on to write a series of cookbooks including The Italian Diet, Gino's Pasta, Italian Home Baking and Gino's Italian Escape.

STACEY SOLOMON

Series 10 (2010)

Stacey, 30, beat Shaun Ryder in the final and was crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2010.

In 2011, she became the face of supermarket Iceland and in 2012 landed her first presenting gig with Sky Living's The Love Machine alongside Chris Moyles.

In 2015 she took pat in The Jump - where she fell in love with contestant Steve-O.

She has also been a regular panellist on ITV's Loose Women since 2016.

Stacey also launched a clothing range with Primark in October 2018.
In Feb 2019 she became a regular panellist for Celebrity Juice.

She got together with Joe Swash in 2015 and she gave birth to baby Rex in May 2019.

DOUGIE POYNTER

Series 11 (2011)

A year after winning the show, the McFly bassist, 32, wrote some children's books with Tom Fletcher.

In 2013 Mcfly and Busted joined forces to become McBusted.

Dougie dated fellow musician Ellie Goulding from 2014 to 2016 and is currently in a relationship with Maddy Elmer.

CHARLIE BROOKS

Series 12 (2012)

The EastEnders actress, 39, beat Ashley Roberts to the crown in 2012.

After winning she returned to the popular soap as Janine but left in 2014.

More recently, Charlie played Tamora in All in a Row and has narrated Channel 5's Botched Up Bodies.

She also runs her own online stage school.

KIAN EGAN

Series 13 (2013)

The Westlife hunk, 40, went on to become a coach on The Voice of Ireland and has been touring with his bandmates since winning the show.

CARL FOGARTY

Series 14 (2014)

The motorcyclist, also known as Foggy, has kept himself to himself since winning the show in 2014 but still rides bikes and has a big following on Instagram.

VICKY PATTISON

Series 15 (2015)

The Geordie Shore star, 32, won the series in 2015 and went on to get a series of TV appearances.

She become a panelist on Loose Women in 2016 and co-presented I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp in 2016.

She has also appeared on various shows including Big Brother's Bit On The Side, This Morning, Celebrity Dinner Date, Celebrity Juice and Through The Key Hole.

The star appeared on the fourth season of the Australian version of the show in 2018 but finished in fourth place.

In 2018 she split with fiance John Noble after he cheated on her - but has since then found love with Ercan Ramadan.

SCARLETT MOFFAT

Series 16 (2016)

GEORGIA TOFFOLO

Series 17 (2017)

Since winning the show in 2017, Georgia, 25, still appears in Made in Chelsea and has been a reporter for This Morning.

HARRY REDKNAPP

Series 18 (2018)

Since beating Emily Atack and John Barrowman to the crown he's kept himself out of the headlines.

JACQULINE JOSSA

Series 19 (2019)

Jacqueline beat Corrie star Andy Whyment to the crown and has gone on to do some amazing things.
The mum-of-two launched her own In The Style range shortly after winning the show.

Recently the star split with the father of her two daughters, Dan Osborne.

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