Who is Joe Swash? TV presenter, I’m A Celebrity winner and boyfriend of Stacey Solomon


JOE Swash is a household name thanks to his time on EastEnders and his various presenting roles on tele.

Here’s what we know about the ginger one who is dating Stacey Solomon

 Joe Swash is a British actor and TV star

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Joe Swash is a British actor and TV star

Who is Joe Swash? What is his background?

Joe, 35, shot to fame on EastEnders when he took on the role of Mickey Miller in 2003.

The popular character got such a great reception that shortly after his introduction the writers gave Mickey a whole family, including his younger sister Demi who was played by his actual little sis Shana Swash.

Joe made his final appearance on EastEnders in July 2008 in an explosive storyline that saw Mickey and his father written out on the show.

 Joe hit our screens playing Mickey Miller on Eastenders back in 2003

Joe hit our screens playing Mickey Miller on Eastenders back in 2003

What TV work has Joe Swash done?

Despite leaving the soap, Joe has never been far from the public eye and shortly after his departure from Albert Square he entered the I’m A Celeb jungle.

Joe won the heart of the nation and was eventually crowned the eighth king of the jungle.

Since then he helped host the previous spin-off show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, NOW! Alongside Caroline Flack and Russell Kane.

However Bizarre have reported that Joe’s role on I’m A Celebrity Extra Camp is at risk after they axed his girlfriend Stacey.

You may have also caught him appearing on a number of other shows such as Celebrity Juice, Hole in the Wall, Fake Reaction and Channel 4’s The Jump.

 He won the title 'King of the Jungle' during his stint on I'm A Celeb

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He won the title ‘King of the Jungle’ during his stint on I’m A Celeb

What about Joe Swash’s love life?

While starring in EastEnders Joe’s then fiancée Emma Sophocleous gave birth to his son Harry but they split shortly afterwards in January 2008 when their baby was just seven months old.

Later in the same year the lovable geezer gained a lot of attention when he started dating his on screen older sister Kara Tointon.

In May 2010 pair split claiming that they had been arguing too much following co-staring in a panto together.

Joe is now happily loved up with co-presenter Stacey Solomon, 27, who she says he is NOT the best boyfriend he’s ever had but reckons he would not cheat on her.

 Joe and Stacey Solomon have been dating for nearly two years

Joe and Stacey Solomon have been dating for nearly two years

Did Joe Swash get into a fight at V Festival?

Joe was at the centre of a bust-up backstage at V Festival.

He did his best to intervene after a man was knocked to the floor in the VIP area at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

However, one of the revellers didn’t appear to take kindly to Joe getting involved and squared up to him as security desperately tried to diffuse the situation.

A source told the Daily Star: “It was crazy, all of a sudden everyone was kicking off.

“Joe jumped into the middle of the fight within seconds.

“Everyone was watching, even Conor Maynard stopped to check out what was going on.”

The trouble continued to rumble on as those involved bickered in there groups but insisted on trying to make amends with the man.

He continued being a good Samaritan, returning a phone to its owner after it fell to the floor.

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