I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!!! has seen all manner of celebrities take part, from former soap stars and singers from decades past to wannabe z-listers and people who are only famous because of their partner or relative. There are also many participants whose fame has significantly increased after the show – some have even suggested it should be called I’m a Celebrity…Once I’m Out Of Here! Here are 8 celebs whose careers took off after appearing in the show.
Geordie Shore regular Vicky Pattison left the show after nine series to pursue other interests. She had quite a few TV gigs the following year and after winning the 15th series of I’m a Celebrity, many more opportunities came her way. In January 2016, she became a permanent member of the Loose Women panel, though she quit the following September. As well as this, she’s been a regular on This Morning, presented Strip Date, co-presented World of Weird and I’m a Celebrity: Extra Camp and has appeared on Virtually Famous as a team captain.
2. Stacey Solomon
Stacey came third on the sixth series of The X Factor and took part in I’m a Celebrity the following year. She won the show’s tenth series and has since carved out a career as a TV presenter and personality. Even though she was initially known for singing, she’s now more popular for her appearances on various TV shows, including I’m a Celebrity: Extra Camp, Loose Women, The Jump and Sing If You Can, to name a few.
3. Myleene Klass
Myleene was the sixth series’ runner-up and even though she was quite well known as part of pop group Hear”Say before taking part, the show introduced her to a much wider audience. She was particularly famous for showering in a white bikini, which she later auctioned for charity of £7,500. After taking part in the show, she racked up a fair few presenting jobs and has also done some modelling and radio presenting.
4. Ashley Roberts
Ashley Roberts was best known for being in the group The Pussycat Dolls, which was one of the most successful girl groups of the decade. She came second in the show’s twelfth series and went on to land lots of TV gigs following her stint in the jungle. She judged Dancing On Ice from 2013-14 and was a regular on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway from 2013-16 and made numerous appearances on The Keith Lemon Sketch Show from 2015-16, while also popping up on several other shows.
5. Gino D’Acampo
Series nine winner Gino D’Acampo was known to few before beating the other contestants t be crowned King of the Jungle. Before taking part in the show, he had already started his career in food-oriented TV shows, though once he won the show numerous offers poured in and he’s become much better known since. He’s been a regular on This Morning and Celebrity Juice, has made dozens of guest appearances on other shows and has even had a few of his own shows, including Gino’s Italian Escape.
6. Kerry Katona
Before winning the third series back in 2004, Kerry Katona was known for being in Atomic Kitten but quitting the group before they landed their first number one single with ‘Whole Again’. Since her jungle victory, Kerry has rarely been out of the papers, with her many personal issues becoming tabloid fodder and fuelling interest in her string of reality shows. She also landed the gig of becoming the face of Iceland, appeared in Celebrity Big Brother, released several books and has done a spot of modelling.
7. Scarlett Moffatt
Scarlett was known as being one of the funniest and most popular couch potatoes on Gogglebox, making millions laugh with her down-to-earth sense of humour and witty one-liners. She recently won the sixteenth series of the show and her career’s already had a huge boost: she’s presenting the revival of Streetmate, was a backstage presenter at The National Television Awards and is set to have a regular role in the 14th series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
8. Peter Andre
Peter Andre was known to most as the guy behind the catchy 1996 song ‘Mysterious Girl’. He appeared in the show’s third series and came third, though like Kerry Katona, he was able to prolong his newfound fame by starring in countless reality shows alongside now ex-wife Katie Price, who he met and fell in love with in the jungle. Even though they split in 2009, Peter has since starred in a few solo reality shows and has managed to keep a steady stream of TV work coming in.