Dancing on Ice 2020: Who is Joe Swash? Actor and presenter's age, career and more facts
9 February 2020, 06:00 | Updated: 9 February 2020, 06:01
Dancing on Ice 2020 is back for another year, with contestant Joe Swash hoping to take home the crown.
Partnered with professional skater Alexandra Schauman, the dancer will continue to perform in front of the judges in the hope of being crowned champion.
But who is Joe, how old is he, and what does he do for a job? Here’s everything you need to know:
Who is Joe Swash?
Joe Swash, 37, is a soap star turned reality TV personality, turned TV presenter.
Best known for having starred in EastEnders, Joe first starred in an Andrex commercial aged seven before landing parts in Casualty and The Bill. Before he was famous, Joe appeared in the very first episode of Club Reps where he holidayed at Hotel Matina in Faliraki with his friends.
However, Joe and his friends were kicked out of the hotel after a night of anti-social behaviour, which was broadcast during the 2002 episode.
In November 2008, Joe took part in the eighth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, which he went on to win.
More recently, Joe hosted I’m a Celebrity spin-off show Extra Camp, also formerly as Get Me Out of Here…Now!, for nine years.
When did Joe Swash star on EastEnders?
Joe became a regular on EastEnders after joining as character Mickey Miller in 2003.
Mickey was involved in various small-time scams which saw him get involved in cannabis-growing, a male-escort scam and a deadly gas explosion.
Joe's character Mickey left Walford in 2008 to take a quiet job as a concierge in the Cotswolds, returning in 2011 for a one-off appearance at his half-brother Darren’s wedding – which was called off at the last minute.
Is Joe Swash married and does he have any children?
Joe Swash is not married, but is dating Stacey Solomon, with whom he has a son named Rex with.
What has Joe Swash said about Dancing on Ice?
Joe said: "I can’t even dance on a dance floor so Dancing on Ice is just a silly idea.
"I’m going to learn how to skate and I’ll do it with a smile on my face."