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Before celebs were famous… I’m a Celeb special

Published: Monday 16th November 2015

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here hit our TV screens last night. Over the course of the next few weeks we’ll see the celebrities battle it out to be crowned the next King or Queen of the Jungle. In the excitement of this year’s line-up we’ve done some digging to find out what jobs celebs had before being famous.

Celebs Part 1: George Shelley

The young 22 year old is currently the hot favourite to win the I’m a Celeb crown. More commonly known for being an X Factor hopeful in 2012, George and his band Union J finished fourth, but prior to his stardom George was serving customers their morning drinks in Costa Coffee, working as a barista.

Lady Colin Campbell

Lady Colin Campbell, 66, is the first aristocrat to enter the camp and is best known for causing controversy. But before she was revealing royal scandals Lady Colin Campbell started life as a model in New York.

Kieron Dyer

Kieron Dyer is this year’s footballer, playing for both England and Ipswich Town and most famous for his on field fight with Lee Bowyer. But did you know that prior to his football career Kieron took up karate to help with his physical development?

 East Anglian Daily Times Kieron Dyer on coaching.

Jorgie Porter

The 27 year old actress is best known for her role as Theresa McQueen in Hollyoaks. Before landing her role in the soap opera, Jorgie attended The Hammond School in Chester, who knows Jorgie could have become a ballet dancer!

Chris Eubank

Boxer Chris Eubank, 49, made his first pro debut at the age 19 and has held a number of prestigious boxing titles in his career. But did you know that in the past Chris took up a job as a caretaker to help pay his way?

Celebs Part 2: Brian Friedman

Brain Friedman, 38, is best known for his role as choreographer and former judge on The X Factor. By the age of 16 Brian was showing his entrepreneurial and creative spirit by owning his own dance studio, he also had some time in a pop band known as Blessed With Soul.

Tony Hadley

80s heartthrob Tony Hadley, 55, is probably this year’s most famous celeb – launching to fame with band Spandau Ballet. But before they were known as Spandau Ballet, Tony and his band mates went by another name, ‘The Cut’. The only thing left to wonder is will Tony be getting ‘Gold’ (sorry we couldn’t help it) in the bushtucker trials?

Before they were famous… I’m a Celeb special

Vicky Pattison

Vicky Pattison, 28, rose to fame after appearing on Geordie Shore, since then she has become a television personality and reality TV star. Before hitting the headlines, Vicky had various jobs from working the doors in clubs in Newcastle to telesales.

Spencer Matthews

Spencer Matthews is an original cast member of Made in Chelsea but did you know before he shot to fame in 2011, Spencer was a PR manager for some renowned London clubs. Will he be sending this year’s jungle into a ‘spin’?

Ferne McCann

Ferne McCann became famous in 2013 when she joined The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE), but before she became a reality star, Ferne was working as a hairdresser in Essex.

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