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Meet Frankie Bridge – I’m A Celebrity 2021 contestant and popstar

Everything you need to know about the popstar, presenter and podcast host.

Frankie Bridge in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

It’s that time of the year again, when the countdown to Christmas begins and the entire nation gathers around the TV every night to watch celebrities squirm on I’m A Celebrity.

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The I’m A Celebrity 2021 line-up has finally been announced, and one particular campmate will be following in the footsteps of their partner – The Saturdays star Frankie Bridge.

She is also following in the footsteps of her husband, footballer Wayne Bridge.

“Being apart from Wayne and the boys is going to be the big thing for me,” explained Frankie before heading into the Castle.

“My youngest is very confused that he can’t ring or FaceTime because if I am ever away, that’s what we do. He did recently ask me: ‘Mummy I don’t want you to go but are you going to have fun?’ I told him I would and so he said it would be ok.”

So, here’s everything you need to know about the popstar-turned-presenter – including her husband Wayne Bridge’s reaction and her phobia of ketchup…

Who is Frankie Bridge?

Frankie Bridge
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Age: 32

Job: Former popstar and presenter

Instagram: @frankiebridge

Twitter: @FrankieBridge

Frankie Bridge is of course best known for being a member of girlband The Saturdays, which sold over five million records between 2007 and 2014. Prior to joining the Saturdays, Bridge was a part of S Club 7 junior spin-off S Club 8, after auditioning on CBBC reality show S Club Search.

Since The Saturdays went on hiatus in 2014 Frankie has launched a successful career in television, becoming a runner-up in the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing and presenting ITV gameshow Cannonball in 2017. She is now a regular panellist on Loose Women, hosts mental health podcast Open Mind and become a bestselling author with her books Open and Grow.

When did Wayne Bridge do I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here?

Wayne Bridge
Wayne Bridge on I’m A Celebrity 2016
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Frankie is married to footballer Wayne Bridge who she wed back in 2014.

The pair share their two children Parker and Carter

Wayne went into I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! back in 2016 and came in fifth place.

So, did Wayne give Frankie any advice?

“Because I am not in the jungle and in the Castle, it is hard to say what it is going to be like for me,” revealed Frankie to ITV before the show began. “But his main bit of advice is to be myself, not overthink things and have fun.”

What has Frankie Bridge said about joining I’m A Celebrity 2021?

“Ever since Wayne took part, he has been desperate for me to do it too and he can’t wait to watch me squirm and scream,” Bridge said ahead of her debut in the castle.

“I think people will be surprised to see me doing I’m A Celebrity, and I am scared of most things, but I really want to push myself.”

Frankie left a video for fans on Twitter ahead of entering the castle, during which she revealed she “was scared of everything” – including ketchup…

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