I’m A Celebrity 2019: Who is Jane McDonald? Why is she famous?

I’m A Celebrity 2019: Who is Jane McDonald? Why is she famous?

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! continues tonight (Tuesday, November 19) at 9pm on ITV. Last night (Monday, November 18), viewers were left in hysterics when Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts chose a photograph of Jane McDonald as her luxury item. Who is Jane McDonald? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Last night on I’m A Celebrity the contestants in base camp competed to win everybody’s luxury items.

They were tasked with passing the luxury items down a swamp, balancing each one on rowing boat oars.

Frustratingly, if the box fell into the swamp, they would lose the item.

Unfortunately, they failed to get all five and only secured Kate Garraway’s concealer and Adele’s photograph of McDonald.

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Most of the campmates chose items such as pillows, family photos and beauty products, Adele Roberts made the unusual choice of picking a photograph of McDonald.

Speaking about her choice, Adele said: “She’s my favourite Loose Woman, she’s going to get me through the jungle, I love her.

“She is a national treasure, she is the queen of Wakefield.

“Just think, whenever you’re going off to a trial, just give her a lucky rub and off you go.”

In response to Adele’s unusual choice, 56-year-old McDonald took to Twitter to share she was “absolutely thrilled” to be a luxury item on the show.

She tweeted to her 148,000 followers: “Absolutely thrilled to see my picture in the jungle. @AdeleRoberts I flipping love you. Best of luck #ImACeleb.”

Who is Jane McDonald?

Jane McDonald is an English singer, actress and broadcaster from Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

She began her career presenting the BBC’s National Lottery before embarking on her successful singing career.

In 1998, she released her debut album Jane McDonald which spent three weeks at Number One in the UK Albums Chart.

Today, she is best known for co-presenting Loose Women alongside Kaye Adams, Sherrie Hewson, Carol McGiffin, Denise Welch and Coleen Nolan, between 2004 and 2014.

In 2014, McDonald left Loose Women to focus on her music career.


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Since 1998, McDonald has released eight albums, her most recent being, Cruising with Jane McDonald in June 2018 which reached number six in the UK album charts.

McDonald is known for her strong Yorkshire accent and presenting several daytime TV shows including Star Treatment and Jane and Friends.

In 2018, McDonald won the BAFTA Award for Best Feature, for her Channel 5 show, Cruising with Jane McDonald.

McDonald released her second autobiography, Jane McDonald – Riding The Waves: My Story, in October 2019.


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Who is Adele Roberts?

Adele Roberts is a BBC Radio 1 DJ, best known or presenting the Early Breakfast Show from 4am until 6am.

She also regularly covers for Alice Levine and Clara Amfo in their absence.

Before her radio career, Adele was best known for appearing on season three of Big Brother in 2003 when she was 23-years-old.

Adele was one of the 12 original housemates to enter the Big Brother and joined the likes of the late Jade Goody, Alison Hammond and Jonny Regan.

The 40-year-old has also presented the FA People’s Cup on BBC One and covered the London Marathon.

Adele’s other presenting role includes the World BMX Championships, Run The Street and the Great Manchester Run.

I’m A Celebrity continues tonight at 9pm on ITV

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