Among this year’s I’m a star… Get me out of here! the players are Babatunde Aléshé.
Ant and Dec are back to present the latest series of ITV’s hit reality show, which returned to the Australian outback this year after two seasons in Wales during the pandemic.
Aleshé is with the likes of Boy George, Charlene White and politician Matt Hancock this year.
Viewers will likely recognize the actor and comedian from TV shows including EastEnders and Doctor Who. He also made a memorable performance alongside his friend, comedian Mo Gilligan A box of celebrity goggles.
The 36-year-old toured the UK as a stand-up comedian, appearing at venues such as the Soho Theatre, O2 and Hackney Empire.
He won Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards as well as the Amused Moose National New Comic Award in 2019.
In 2021, Aléshé supported Gilligan on another comedian’s sold-out national tour.
His other television credits include the BBC The Weakest Link directed by Romesh Ranganathan, to be guessed at Comedy Central, Standing sketch show on ITV2 and Jonathan Ross’ Stand Up Club on ITV1.
Aleshé also appeared in a Channel 4 documentary Black, British and fun.
In addition to his work in comedy, Aleshé is also an actor who has appeared on a long list of shows such as Walking for the deadand movies such as Pelican blood.
On stage, he performed at Soho Teatre’s Ilia How much in 2009 and Tomorrow’s Requiem at the Shaw Theater in 2006.
Talking about your decision to go into the jungle this year I am CelebAleshé said, “Mo thinks it’s going to be fun, but she also thinks it’s good that I’m in on it. However, he is too busy to vote for me in the trials, but in his head he will!
The star also admitted that she is afraid of “absolutely everything” and predicted she would spend a good part of the show “screaming a lot”.
I’m a celebrity aired nightly on ITV at 9pm.