Who is Megan McKenna? X Factor Celebrity 2019 star's career history, boyfriend and more facts

12 October 2019, 16:00 | Updated: 12 October 2019, 16:01

Megan McKenna to take part in The X Factor Celebrity 2019
Megan McKenna to take part in The X Factor Celebrity 2019. Picture: ITV

By Sian Hamer

Megan McKenna made her debut onto the entertainment scene through a string of reality TV programmes – including Ex on the Beach, Celebrity Big Brother and The Only Way is Essex.

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Megan McKenna found fame through various reality TV programmes – but can she sing? Well, she actually left the cast of The Only Way is Essex in 2017 to pursue a career in country music.

Here's all the big facts about Megan:

  1. How did Megan get famous?

    Megan first appeared on our screens in 2009 on Britain's Got Talent – even making the live semi-finals of the competition.

    She then went on to take part in some of TV's biggest reality shows, including Ex on the Beach, The Only Way is Essex and Celebrity Big Brother.

    Whilst starring in TOWIE in 2017, however, Megan decided to pause her career in reality TV to focus on music. In that same year, she released her debut EP, featuring the songs 'High Heeled Shoes' and 'Far Cry from Love'.

    She also had her own TV show during this time which documented the start of her music journey, 'There’s Something About Megan'.

    Since launching her music career, Megan has returned to reality TV, starring in Celebs on the Farm and Celebs Go Dating.

  2. Is Megan in a relationship?

    According to The Sun in July, Megan had been dating Zack Gilbert for around three months.

    The tabloid also added that Gilbert is an ‘ex-con’ turned businessman, who was jailed for an unprovoked assault in a bar.

    Megan has previously been in relationships with Ibiza Weekender's Jordan Davies, TOWIE's Pete Wicks and Mike Thalassitis, who tragically passed away in early 2019.

  3. How old is Megan?

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    Megan celebrated her 27th birthday in 2019. Her birthday is September 26, 1992.