From the Queen’s granddaughter to a professional footballer and a government aide: A look at the husbands, wives and partners of the 12 stars heading into I’m A Celebrity
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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! will return to ITV on Sunday night as the celebrities finally head back to the Australian jungle after a two-year break due to the pandemic.
Hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, the show will see 12 unsuspecting stars live in the outback for three weeks of creepy crawlies and Bushtucker Trials.
Those heading in include rugby star Mike Tindall, 80s hitmaker Boy George, Love Island star Olivia Attwood and DJ Chris Moyles – who will all be supported by their family and partners back home.
Joining them will be Hollyoaks star Owen Warner, Loose Women’s Charlene White, A Place In The Sun presenter Scarlette Douglas, Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver, comedian Babatúndé Aléshé, politician Matt Hancock and retired England Lioness Jill Scott.
And back in the UK, Mike will be supported by his royal wife Zara – the late Queen’s granddaughter – Olivia will have her Blackburn Rovers footballer fiancé Bradley Dack watching at home, and Matt will be cheered on by his girlfriend and former aide – who he was caught having a secret affair with last year – Gina Coladangelo.
Here MailOnline takes a look at the partners that will be watching them back on home turf:
Line-up: From the Queen’s granddaughter to a professional footballer and a government aide: A look at the husband, wives and partners of the stars heading into I’m A Celebrity (L-R: Mike Tindall MBE, Owen Warner, Olivia Attwood, Charlene White, Boy George, Chantelle Douglas, Sue Cleaver, Chris Moyles, Babatúndé Aléshé and Jill Scott)
Watching Mike during his time in the jungle back home will be his wife Zara Tindall – the late Queen’s granddaughter.
Zara, 41, is the daughter of Anne, Princess Royal, and Captain Mark Phillips. She is the niece of King Charles III and is 20th in the line of succession to the British throne.
The pair – who married in 2011 – share three children: Mia, eight, Lena, four, and son, Lucas, one, together.
Partners: Watching Mike during his time in the jungle back home will be his wife Zara Tindall – the late Queen’s granddaughter (pictured at Wimbledon 2022)
Before heading to Australia for the show he told The Sun: ‘It’s probably one of the longest times we’ve been away completely with no communication. When you go away you still have communication, so that’s obviously going to be the hardest bit.
‘You’ve just got to get your head around doing what you’re doing and try and win some stars and stuff and see where you go from there. I want to win stars because I want to eat!
‘The hanger is always going to be the biggest thing you have got to worry about but I’ve also got three kids, so dealing with lack of sleep comes with the territory.’
Mike has previously told how Australia is special to him because it is where he met his now wife Zara in 2003. The couple met at at the Manly Wharf bar in Sydney during the Rugby World Cup.
Nuptials: The pair – who married in 2011 – share three children: Mia, eight, Lena, four, and son, Lucas, one, together
Arriving Down Under on Friday, Mike said: ‘Australia is a special place yeah, I met Zara in Sydney. There is no holiday planned at the moment afterwards.’
The former rugby player told the Daily Mail in 2011, that ‘[Zara] was on her gap year and in Australia with friends. Clive (Woodward, the coach) had just told me I was dropped for the semi-final, so I went out for a beer with two others who weren’t playing, Martin Corry and Austin Healey.’
After they met for the first time, Zara left her number with a friend to pass on to Mike.
He said: ‘Later on, Austin gave me her number and said, ‘She wants you to text her, to say where you’re all going out after the final so she can come along.’
Olivia failed to find lasting romance when she first found fame on ITV ‘s Love Island, but the star is now more loved-up than ever with husband-to-be Bradley Dack.
The former TOWIE star, 31, is set to make a splash Down Under this month. The show means Olivia could potentially be spending several weeks apart from fiancé Bradley, 28, after the couple have spent the last few years enduring wedding cancellations due to Covid and unexpected injuries.
Prior to her romance with Bradley, Olivia dated Chris Hughes after the pair met and found romance in the Love Island villa back in 2017 before they endured a tumultuous breakup.
Wedding coming up: Olivia failed to find lasting romance when she first found fame on ITV ‘s Love Island, but the star is now more loved-up than ever with husband-to-be Bradley Dack
Olivia announced her engagement to Bradley in October 2019, sharing sweet snaps of the couple on a beach in Dubai after the footballer popped the question.
TV star Olivia dressed up for the occasion as she opted for bridal white in a lace gown, while her partner sported a black T-shirt with beige trousers.
Alongside the photos, she wrote: ‘He must be crazy… Here’s to forever. I love you BD.’
Yay! Olivia announced her engagement to Bradley in October 2019, sharing sweet snaps of the couple on a beach in Dubai after the footballer popped the question
News of the engagement may have come as a surprise to fans at the time as the couple had briefly split up in April, with Olivia admitting she sometimes found it hard to trust him.
Olivia told new! magazine: ‘We row about little things, like house-related things. I’m very OCD and he’s very messy.
‘I’ve also got a long way to go with trust. That’s my own issue more than his. I don’t think you should trust any man 100 per cent.’
Watching Matt on the show at home will be his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo – a businesswoman, lobbyist, and a former non-executive director at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Mr Hancock, 43, became Health Secretary in July 2018 and was retained in Boris Johnson’s cabinet the following year.
Scandalous: Watching Matt on the show at home will be his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo – a businesswoman, lobbyist, and a former non-executive director at the Department of Health and Social Care
He resigned as Health Secretary after it was discovered he had breached Covid-19 social distancing rules with Ms Coladangelo and was replaced in the role by Sajid Javid.
Hancock later latter admitted he had ‘blown up every part of my life’ after he was caught on CCTV cheating on his wife with married aide and millionaire lobbyist Coladangelo against the door of his Whitehall office in June last year.
He lost his job when it emerged they were seeing each other despite her being his aide and them breaking social distancing rules that Mr Hancock had created.
Exes: Mr Hancock collected his belongings from his former marital home in London in July 2021. He had lived there with his wife Martha Hancock and their children
Mr Hancock collected his belongings from his former marital home in London in July 2021. He had lived there with his wife Martha Hancock and their children.
At that time, the father-of-three and his former aide were building their relationship away from the public gaze, but not yet living together, the couple’s friends alleged.
But since then, the former health secretary and his lover have been spotted out in public together.
Former flame: Owen is currently single but dated his co-star Stephanie Davis (pictured in June 2019) for nine months before they parted ways back in September 2019
Owen is currently single but has not shied away from admitting that he is ‘looking for love’ when he enters the Australian jungle, where he will be joined by co-stars Olivia Attwood and Scarlette Douglas, among others.
‘My mum is the one who is going to be the one missing me. I am single and ready for the jungle,’ he told The Mirror.
‘I am always looking for romance but I am not going in especially for that. I will miss football and family most.’
Love: Owen also had a whirlwind romance with Chloe Ferry back in May 2021, where they went Instagram official with a steamy selfie while they were on holiday in Portugal
Previously Owen, who played Romeo Nightingale on Hollyoaks, dated his co-star Stephanie Davis, 29, for nine months before they parted ways back in September 2019.
Owen also had a whirlwind romance with Chloe Ferry back in May 2021, where they went Instagram official with a steamy selfie while they were on holiday in Portugal.
After his break-up with Stephanie, Owen found love with celebrity make-up artist Lana Jenkins after being introduced through mutual friends. However, just months later, it was reported that the couple had sadly decided to part ways.
Radio DJ Chris will be supported by his long-term girlfriend Tiffany Austin during his time in the jungle.
When their union first came to light in 2015, sources told The Sun: ‘They have been going out for at least a year and a half but have done well to keep it on the down low.
‘They are both very laid back, so neither has made a big song or dance about it or splashed soppy pics across social media. Though they do make a great couple and are already getting serious.
‘Tiff moved from Los Angeles to live in London towards the end of last year, which is a huge step. But it means they will be able to spend a lot more time together. They are both really happy.’
Close: Radio DJ Chris will be supported by his long-term girlfriend Tiffany Austin during his time in the jungle
Tiffany reportedly works in artist management and is from Beverly Hills, where Chris spent a lot of time during his three-year career break until 2015.
Tiffany is Chris’ first serious girlfriend since he dated TV producer Sophie Waite in his Radio 1 days.
After splitting with Sophie he was linked to his Jesus Christ Superstar co-star and Spice Girl Mel C, before growing close to the Irish actress Aoibhinn McGinnity.
A Place In The Sun’s Scarlette is currently believed to be single but will be supported by her friends and family back home.
The TV presenter split from her The Voice star boyfriend Lyndrik Xela earlier this year.
Following the heartbreak, it appears the star, 35, is looking for love, as she has now hinted at a potential romance with co-star Owen Warner.
All over: A Place In The Sun’s Scarlette is currently believed to be single but will be supported by her friends and family back home. The TV presenter split from her The Voice star boyfriend Lyndrik Xela earlier this year (pictured together last year)
Scarlette was in a two year relationship with Lyndrik, after meeting more than a decade ago when they were starred alongside each other in West End show Thriller Live.
But the romance is now over, with a representative for Scarlette confirming to MailOnline that the duo have parted ways.
While a source told The Sun: ‘They split quietly earlier this year – it was difficult with her schedule and his career.’
Sharing that the Down Under adventure is helping with the breakup, the source continued: ‘She was upset when it first happened, but she is doing okay now and is looking forward to her I’m A Celeb journey.’
Single lady: Scarlette was in a two year relationship with Lyndrik, after meeting more than a decade ago when they were starred alongside each other in West End show Thriller Live
And a new romance could be close, as Scarlette – the ninth contestant announced for I’m A Celeb 2022 – admitted she could be looking for love in the jungle.
When probed by The Sun if it was on the cards, the presenter responded: ‘Potentially yes’.
With one man in mind already, she explained that a ‘muscly man’ is her type, and appeared to reference her new co-star Owen, who was announced as the fourth campmate and has admitted he’s looking for romance in the jungle.
‘I just like a good, honest, trustworthy man. That is it but I do hear there might be someone in the jungle that has got a good set of muscles on him so if I were to head to the Jungle I would like to see a muscly guy yeah – see if there is a Tarzan out there,’ she said.
Just last month Seann revealed that the pair are having a baby.
The 36-year-old comedian and Grace, 30, have been dating since 2019 – but now their relationship is heading to the next level by becoming a family.
Speaking to a friend on an Instagram Live stream while on tour in Stamford, Lincolnshire over the weekend, the former I’m A Celeb campmate said: ‘I’m having a child’.
Unit: While he is on I’m A Celebrity Sean will be supported by his dance teacher girlfriend Grace Adderley
The love rat TV personality then told his 48,200 followers: ‘Unbelievable. Everyone else has been really nice, that’s the worst response yet.’
His friend then said: ‘You’re going to have a lot more worries.’
English comedian Seann then quipped: ‘That’s the one thing I need in life actually, I don’t think I’ve had enough worries.’
Love rat: Seann’s five-year relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries, 35, (right), broke down after he was seen snogging dance partner Katya Jones on Strictly Come Dancing
His remark may reference his tumultuous relationship history which has played out in the public domain.
Seann’s five-year relationship with actress Rebecca Humphries, 35, who played Carol Thatcher in The Crown, came crashing down after he was seen kissing married professional dance partner Katya Jones during his time on Strictly Come Dancing.
This fling during his stint on the ‘cursed’ hit BBC One show in October 2018 was reportedly the indirect reason behind the divorce of Katya Jones and husband of six years, Neil Jones.
During her time on the show Coronation Street star Sue will be supported back home by her husband Brian Owen, who she met on the set of Corrie when he was working as a lighting technician.
The – who plays Eileen Grimshaw in ITV soap – lives in a cosy house with Brian and their adorable dog.
Previously Sue was married to actor James Quinn from 1993 to 2003. The pair share a son, 24-year-old Elliot Quinn.
Love: During her time on the show Coronation Street star Sue will be supported back home by her husband Brian Owen, who she met on the set of Corrie when he was working as a lighting technician
James actually appeared on Corrie himself. He has had four different roles on the soap since 1989 – but his most recent and notable as DS Willets. The character has been involved in the investigation of the blaze at the Rovers in March 2013 and Eileen’s ex Pat’s crimes in March 2018.
James has also starred in Early Doors, Safe and Apostasy.
Back home Charlene will be supported by her long-term partner Andy – who she tends to keep private.
The Loose Women star has never confirmed her relationship status but her Loose Women co-stars have referred to him as her husband.
The couple have a son named Alfie and a daughter named Florence together.
Family life: Back home Charlene will be supported by her long-term partner Andy – who she tends to keep private
Despite keeping her private life close to her chest, Charlene has nonetheless offered glimpses in to her home and family life via social media.
Charlene and Andy welcomed their in August 2017 and their daughter in October 2019 and the family live together in South London.
When speaking ahead of the show of what her role will be in camp, she said: ‘Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position.’
While The Culture Club singer is not currently known to be in a relationship, he will be supported by his friends and family during his time on the show.
In 2015, he posted on Instagram that he was single.
When he was with Culture Club, much media attention was given to his androgynous appearance, and there was speculation about his sexuality.
Huge star: While The Culture Club singer is not currently known to be in a relationship, he will be supported by his friends and family during his time on the show
While he never flatly denied that he was gay, when asked in interviews about his sexual orientation, he gave various answers.
In 1985, when asked by Barbara Walters about his sexual orientation, George said he was bisexual and had various girlfriends, as well as boyfriends. One famous response to an interviewer was that he preferred ‘a nice cup of tea’ to sex.
In his book Take It Like a Man, George said he had secret relationships with punk rock singer Kirk Brandon and Culture Club drummer Jon Moss.
The retired England Lioness will be supported by her fiancée Shelly during her time in Australia for the reality TV show.
She announced the exciting news she was engaged to former Lionesses player Rachel Unitt’s sister Shelly, 37, in March 2020.
Wife-to-be: The retired England Lioness will be supported by her fiancée Shelly during her time in Australia for the reality TV show
‘The best coffee so far @shellyunitt,’ she captioned an Instagram photo, which showed a sparkly solitaire engagement ring with a pave band.
The couple, who have been in a relationship for around six years, have kept their wedding plans under wraps.
In December 2020, Jill told her followers: ‘No engagement party as planned but hoping for an even bigger one next year! Feeling very grateful for our 4th Christmas together here’s to many more @shellyunitt.’
They also have another big commitment together – the ladies own their own coffee shop.
Together: During his stint on I’m A Celebrity Babatunde will supported by his Jamaican wife Leonie watching at home. The pair are rarely seen together
During his stint on I’m A Celebrity Babatunde will supported by his Jamaican wife Leonie watching at home. The pair are rarely seen together.
They tied the knot in September 2015 and share a son Judah.
Aside from comedy, Babatundé also has acting work under his belt. In 2011, he played Sam, the specialist nurse who tended to Tanya Jessop whilst she was having her first chemotherapy session in EastEnders.
He has also had starring roles in Law & Order: UK, Doctor Who, Waking the Dead and New Tricks.
I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP
CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star
PHOBIAS: Being scared
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs
ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges
DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!
CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ
PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street
PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.
DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!
CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun
PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football
CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall
PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person
DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator
BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!
CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor
PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people
DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman
CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness
PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest
DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.
CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star
PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour
DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell
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