Name: Charlie Brooks
Famous for: playing EastEnders’ queen of mean Janine
After studying at theatre school, Charlie scored parts in The Bill, Jonathan Creek and The Demon Headmaster, but she’s most famous for playing EastEnders super-bitch Janine Butcher. From stealing, blackmailing, drug-taking and prostitution to pushing Barry off a cliff, being arrested for the murder of Laura Beale and killing Danielle Jones with her car (not forgetting the time she poisoned her boyfriend and stabbed herself) – Janine has a peppered past on the Square.
The high-maintanence madam wouldn’t last long in the jungle but it remains to be seen whether Charlie herself will fare any better. She has released a successful workout DVD though – so she will no doubt be taking the opportunity to flaunt her figure in the jungle…
Check out Janine at her meddling best: