I'm A Celebrity: Who is Joel Dommett?

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I'm A Celebrity: Who is Joel Dommett?

I'm A Celebrity has kicked off with its new famous faces now settled in camp, but there's one face viewers may not recognise as much as others: comedian Joel.

Want to know more about him? Then we've got you covered...

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Joel Dommett

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Joel is a stand-up comedian, but you may recognise him from a few TV shows too. Joel starred on Skins as D.C. Sweeney back in 2010 on E4 and he's also appeared on Sweat The Small Stuff, BBC's Casualty and presented Impractical Jokers UK.

Fans of Made In Chelsea may recognise Joel as he has hosted Live In Chelsea, a spinoff on 4oD, too.

He was also on Bring The Noise on Sky One and teamed up with X Factor's Nicole Scherzinger on the music-themed game panel show.

Ahead of going into the jungle, Joel admits he may not be *that* famous in comparison to his fellow campmates. Speaking in his I'm A Celeb VT, the 30-year-old joked: "I'm kind of that level of fame where people look at me in the street and go, 'Did I go to school with him?' I'm not the kind of fame where people go [points at the camera], 'Michael Burke!'"

Describing himself, Joel added: "I think, and this is such a generic horrible use of the word, but I think people would say I'm nice. I'm so nice. But maybe, if you take my steak away, I'll become a proper b*llend."

"I don't know what I'm afraid of," he admitted. "And I'm afraid of finding out what I'm afraid of... I do wonder whether I can survive. Statistically nobody has died on this programme yet, so I'm probably not going to die."

Joel Dommett showers on I'm A Celebrity, ITV
13 November

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On I'm A Celebrity's launch show (13 November), Joel was partnered with footballer Wayne Bridge. Each celebrity pairing had to complete a task in order to save the other from doing the first bushtucker trial of the show.

Joel had to walk out onto a plank 300ft high in the air and remain stationary, counting to what he thought was 60 seconds in his head. Wayne, meanwhile, had to jump out of a helicopter and release a flare when he thought a minute had passed.

Both managed to save each other, and viewers learnt that Scarlett Moffat, Jordan Banjo, Ola Jordan and Sam Quek will take on the first trial.

Joel, meanwhile, caused a stir on the first episode of I'm A Celeb thanks to his buffed up bod. Adam Thomas told Joel he had not expected him to be "ripped", after seeing Joel's six pack when he changed his t-shirt and Stacey Solomon and Vicky Pattison gushed Joel could be "one of the most handsome jungle men ever."

Vicky said on I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp: "I think I can still hear women's ovaries everywhere screaming. What an absolute biscuit!"

I'm A Celebrity airs nightly on ITV.

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