One of the best bits about I'm a Celebrity is undoubtedly that viewers get to know famous faces in a whole new light.


So, after a controversial appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, comedian Seann Walsh couldn't have chosen a better series to sign up for.

Since he entered the camp alongside the likes of Lioness Jill Scott and radio DJ and broadcaster Chris Moyles, Seann has provided much of the light relief, as fans of the show have warmed to his down-to-earth personality.

We've also seen him open up about his career highlights, as well as tougher times, to the rest of the I'm a Celebrity 2022 line-up.

Now, as viewers continue to vote on who to keep in the jungle, here's everything you need to know about Seann and why he wanted to jet off Down Under.

Who is Seann Walsh?

Seann Walsh, Strictly It Takes Two (BBC)
Seann Walsh on Strictly It Takes Two.

Age: 36

Job: Comedian

Instagram: @seannwalsh

Twitter: @seannwalsh

Seann Walsh made a name for himself on the comedy circuit by starting out in stand up in Brighton and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Soon, he was touring and went on to become a familiar face on panel shows, including 8 Out of 10 Cats and Play to the Whistle. He's also appeared in Jack Dee's ITV sitcom Bad Move.

When was Seann Walsh on Strictly Come Dancing?

Seann is also a familiar face to fans of Strictly Come Dancing after he took part in the show in 2018, although his time on the dance floor was overshadowed by controversy.

Seann - who at the time was in a long-term relationship with Rebecca Humphries - was embroiled in a scandal when he was pictured kissing his married professional dance partner Katya Jones.

Recalling the tough fallout from the photographs during a conversation on Katherine Ryan's TV show Backstage With Katherine Ryan, Seann said: "What you are thinking about is, ‘What have you done to someone?’"

"It’s one thing doing that privately and I don’t judge anyone, because everyone’s got their own backstory, lives or whatever. It was horrific. It was crazy."

Seann opened up about his Strictly stint during an episode of I'm a Celebrity, saying: "He explained: "Me and my dance partner - who was married and I was in a relationship - were photographed kissing when we were on Strictly Come Dancing. Not during the show."

"To be totally honest to you, my poor girlfriend at the time posted a statement and that was the end of me," he added.

Seann is now in a relationship with Grace Adderley and the couple, who first got together in 2019, are expecting their first child together.

What has Seann Walsh said about joining I’m a Celebrity?

Shortly before embracing life Down Under, Seann broke his silence on why he had signed up to the show.

Crediting his partner Grace for encouraging him to show people the real him, the comedian explained: "I seriously can’t wait to go on now."

"The idea of sitting around the fire with people who have probably won gold medals, pop stars and actors
putting the world to rights is exciting."

However, Seann was the first to admit that he isn't really sure what he's let himself in for - especially when it comes to the famous Bush Tucker trials.

Seann continued: "I have convinced myself I am going on a holiday with some celebrities and we will be
sitting around the fire."

"I will take on the challenge but I will be terrified. And I have always thought skydiving was mad! I am not
naturally a brave man but my tactic is to pretend it is not happening until we must do whatever it is."

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