12 November 2019 18:32
Adele Roberts has been revealed as one of the 10 contestants on this year's I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! The DJ has her own show – the 4am to 6.30am slot – and regularly covers shows on BBC Radio One for the likes of Clara Amfo and Rickie Haywood-Williams, Melvin Odoom and Charlie Hedges. Ahead of her stint Down Under, she's revealed she is scared of spiders – not ideal if you're living in a jungle for three weeks. So, what else is there to know about Roberts? Here is all the information that you need...
She first came on to our screens as a contestant on Big Brother The 40-year-old, from Southport in Merseyside, was working as a DJ and also a personal assistant when she headed into the house aged just 23. During the show, she formed a close friendship with Alex Sibley, who developed feelings for her, but she later told him that she was bisexual and had a girlfriend. The duo remained friends and later returned to the Big Brother house in series 8 for a task with Sibley. She was the sixth contestant evicted and left the house on day 43. She's not just a Radio One DJ Aside from her Early Breakfast Show, Roberts has a number of presenting credits, including FA People's Cup on BBC iPlayer & BBC One, London Marathon coverage and commentary during and after the event, the Great Manchester Run on BBC Two and the World BMX Championships in Belgium on BBC Two. She's a fan of running A keen runner herself, she has run the London marathon twice in aid of the Heads Together charity.
She's ready for the food-related bushtucker trials Roberts, and her actress girlfriend Kate Holderness, run a YouTube channel called Fakeaway Factory where they recreate popular takeaways at home. But Roberts also proved she is the perfect I'm A Celeb contestant after taking on the challenge of eating insects for Radio 1's BBC iPlayer documentary, Grub's Up, earlier this year. I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! begins this Sunday (November 17) at 9pm on ITV. After weeks of speculation, the official line-up was confirmed by ITV as the stars landed in Australia ahead of Sunday's launch. Former Big Brother contestant Adele Roberts is one of the 10 stars going down under. What year was Adele Roberts on Big Brother? Did she win? Adele Roberts is best known for presenting the Early Breakfast Show from 4am until 6am on Radio 1. 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 2002. Aged 23, she was one of the 12 original housemates to enter the Big Brother house on day one of the series, alongside the likes of the late Jade Goody, Alison Hammond and Jonny Regan. READ MORE Andrew Maxwell: Who is I'm A Celebrity 2019 Andrew Maxwell? Adele Roberts is part of the I'm A Celebrity 2019 line up Adele Roberts was in Big Brother season 3 in 2002 READ MORE I'm A Celebrity 2019 line-up: Phillip reveals 'surprise' campmate During the series, Adele was popular with her housemates receiving no nominations for the public vote during the first three rounds of nominations. However, Adele was not so popular with viewers and received a negative reception from the crowd when she was evicted from the house on day 43 of 64. Adele did not win Big Brother season three in 2002, coming in seventh place. The winner of the third season of Big Brother was Kate Lawler, a part-time model from Kent who became the first female winner of the show. Adele returned to Big Brother in 2007 with fellow former contestant, Alex Sibley to take part in a task. Adele Roberts is a Radio 1 DJ Speaking ahead of her stint down under, Adele said: "I get emotional when I don't have food. There will be some tears! But I am hoping to learn lots about myself when I am in the Jungle." Adele also revealed her biggest fear ahead of going into the jungle is spiders. She said: "I am so petrified! I've only camped once and that was the worst night of my life. "I hate spiders. If I see one, I can't speak, I freeze and I do this weird thing where I wring my hands together! "I don't know where it has come from but as I have got older, I have hated them more and it has now got to the point where I have to have cedar blocks in my house! "I am not too fussed about anything else but I have never even met a snake and so I don't know how I am going to react! "It's the same with rats. On paper, they are cute but in real life, they might be massive!" Trending