Meet Frankie Bridge – I'm A Celebrity 2021 contestant and popstar
Everything you need to know about the popstar, presenter and podcast host.
I’m A Celebrity 2021 is now in full swing, with a number of famous faces battling it out for the crown in the infamous show’s castle.
Former popstar Frankie Bridge is part of the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 2021 line-up.
Recent scenes saw her take to the stage in the music-themed trial Scary-Oke alongside Naughty Boy, in which the pair were forced to down various horrible drinks and perform karaoke while getting pelted with objects and drenched in gunk.
She happens to be following in the footsteps of her husband, footballer Wayne Bridge, who was a contestant on the show back in 2016.
“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 revealed 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.”
So, here's everything you need to know about the popstar-turned-presenter - including her phobia of ketchup...
Who is Frankie Bridge?
Job: Former popstar and presenter
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?
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?
"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," she added.
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