Who is James Haskell? I'm a Celebrity 2019 and rugby star's wife, age and more facts revealed

27 November 2019, 13:34 | Updated: 27 November 2019, 13:36

James Haskell is taking part in I'm a Celebrity 2019
James Haskell is taking part in I'm a Celebrity 2019. Picture: ITV

By Tom Eames

Rugby star James Haskell is pausing his MMA career for the jungle for this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

The former Wasps and England rugby union player has headed to Australia, hoping to be crowned King of the Jungle for 2019.

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But what is his background and who is his famous wife? Here's your handy guide:

  1. Who is James Haskell?

    James Haskell in 2016
    James Haskell in 2016. Picture: Getty

    James Haskell is an English former rugby union player, who played for Wasps and Northampton Saints, and for England.

    In August 2019, he announced plans to retire, to become a professional mixed martial artist.

    He is currently signed to Bellator MMA, and will to compete in their Heavyweight division.

  2. Who is James Haskell's wife?

    James has been in a relationship with TV presenter Chloe Madeley since 2014. The couple married in 2018.

    Chloe is the daughter of TV legends Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.

  3. How old is James Haskell?

    James was born on April 2, 1985. He celebrated his 34th birthday in 2019.

    He was born in Windsor, Berkshire.