Before Owen Warner stepped foot in the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! camp, he was one of the lesser known of the VIP line-up.

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But the Hollyoaks actor, who plays Romeo in the Channel 4 soap, has been worth his weight in gold, and has now become one of the front runners alongside fellow favourite Jill Scott.

That's largely down to the down-to-earth star's hilarious one-liners and blunders, including thinking jet lag was pronounced 'jet lack'.

He's also thrown himself into the Bush Tucker trials, facing his biggest fear, snakes, and making the whole thing look easy.

Now, it's safe to say, Owen has a dedicated fan base who all want to see him crowned King of the Jungle.

But will he have what it takes? As I'm a Celeb 2022 continues, read all you need to know about Owen Warner.

Who is Owen Warner?

Owen Warner, Malique Thompson-Dwyer and Lauren McQueen in Hollyoaks

Age: 23

Instagram: @_owenwarner

Twitter: @_OwenWarner

Job: Actor

Owen Warner is an English actor who made his debut in 2015 as Trev in the short film Beverley, before starring in the short film 20th Century Tribe in 2018.

His first big break came later in 2018 with his role as Romeo in Hollyoaks.

Warner is no stranger to reality shows. Following his debut on Hollyoaks, Warner has made guest appearances on I’m a Celebrity: Extra Camp and Eating With My Ex.

Who does Owen Warner play in Hollyoaks?

Warner portrays Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks.

Romeo was introduced in 2018 as the long-lost son of troubled character James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan).

He has been involved in a number of dramatic storylines in the show, including a love triangle involving Romeo, Lily McQueen and her husband Prince.

In 2018, Warner bagged the award for Best Soap Newcomer for his portrayal of Romeo.

Speaking about joining the show, Warner said he was keen for viewers to get to know who he is, rather than watching him as Romeo.

He said: “I am excited for people to get to know me as a person and not a character. People are so used to seeing me recite lines that have been written for me, and most of them are not what I would say myself," Warner said.

He added: “And now it is getting closer, I want to enjoy everything about it. I have told all my friends to vote for me because I will feel like I have wasted it if I don’t do the trials. The trials are part of the I’m a Celebrity experience. It’s great to be going to Australia, the OG format.”

Is Owen Warner leaving Hollyoaks?

Warner will take a brief break from the Channel 4 soap while he stars in this year’s edition of I’m a Celebrity.

Speaking to ITV, he explained: “My character has been written out whilst I take part in the programme. He has gone to Spain for a little bit.”

What has Owen Warner said about joining I’m a Celebrity 2022?

The 2022 line-up for I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.
The 2022 line-up for I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here ©ITV Plc

Talking about joining the show, he said: “I still can’t believe I am actually going to be in Australia doing I’m a Celebrity. It’s not sunk in yet and it feels surreal.”

He added: “And now it is getting closer, I want to enjoy everything about it. I have told all my friends to vote for me because I will feel like I have wasted it if I don’t do the trials. The trials are part of the I’m a Celebrity experience. It’s great to be going to Australia, the OG format.”

Talking about the biggest challenges he’ll have to face, Warner admitted that he’s not looking forward to missing out on his haircuts

“I have to get haircuts twice a week for work and I think not having them will be the biggest trial! I might come out looking like a different geezer!”

Discussing what he’s looking forward to, he added: “I am excited for people to get to know me as a person and not a character. People are so used to seeing me recite lines that have been written for me, and most of them are not what I would say myself. My character has been written out whilst I take part in the programme. He has gone to Spain for a little bit.”

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