Joe Swash and Dean Gaffney entered the camp this week as two new late-comers. Dean Gaffney appeared on the show in 2006 and finished in fifth place. Joe Swash took part in the 2008 series, shortly after his character Mickey Miller was written off from Eastenders and went on to win the show. The star has been a part of many reality shows since then. Here’s what his life looks like!
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I’m A Celeb’s Joe Swash - this is what he’s doing now!
Joe Swash rose to fame from his big TV break on Eastenders in 2003. He played Mickey Miller on the BBC’s soap that ended up being a regular character until 2008. In 2008, according to the Daily Record, Joe was written off the script along with his on-screen stepfather as a part of a ‘big explosive storyline.’ Since his exit from the Eastenders, he has only returned to the show once in 2011 for a brief two episodes skit to mark the exit of his on-screen brother.
After leaving Eastenders in 2008, he went on to win I’m A Celeb the same year. Joe then went on to have a long relationship with ITV’s I’m A Celeb as he became a part of the presenting team on the spin-off series - I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp. It was on the spin-off show that he met his wife - Stacey Solomon after she won the 2010 series.
The 41-year-old is estimated to have a net worth of around £ 1.5 million, confirmed The Sun. This comes after he appeared in a series of shows on TV over the years. Here’s what he’s done:
2009 - The second series of the BBC game show Hole in the Wall as a team captain
2010 - Team captain on ‘What Do Kids Know?’ with Rufus Hound and Sara Cox on Watch
2011 - Joe presented CBBC’s Gimme A Break with the late Caroline Flack
2013 - A regular team captain on the ITV2 panel show Fake Reaction
2016 - Joe appeared on The Jump with many other celebs as he tried to master winter sports
2020 - The star went on to Dancing On Ice with partner Alex Murphy
2021 - Celebrity Masterchef saw Joe try his hands at cooking
In between the show, Joe also married his beau Stacey Solomon in 2022 and welcomed three kids with her. Birmingham Live also reported that BBC has signed Joe for a documentary on foster care. The star will be presenting Teens in Crisis on the BBC.
I’m A Celeb’s Joe Swash and his future plans
The I’m A Celeb legend is currently a part of the All-Stars series and wants to restart his Eastenders career. According to MailOnline, the star wasn’t happy about how he was written off the show and would love to make a comeback. One being asked if he would return to the show, he said:
I wouldn't mind it. But they've never asked me, mate, not once.
I had the worst outro ever! I didn't even leave at the end of the episode. So usually you leave at the end of the episode and you get the 'doof doof.'
[For my exit] I was like, 'What, that's it?' I was there five years and not one doof doof!'
Daily Record: Inside the life of Joe Swash as he's rumoured for I'm A Celebrity South Africa return
The Sun: Who is Joe Swash and what’s his net worth?
Birmingham Live: Joe Swash announces career move which is bound to surprise fans
Daily Mail: I'm A Celebrity South Africa: Joe Swash reveals he would like to return to EastEnders after getting the worst exit EVER