Why is Josie Gibson famous? Age, son, where she's from and everything you need to know

17 November 2023, 12:47 | Updated: 17 November 2023, 14:41

Josie Gibson has signed up to the I'm A Celebrity jungle for 2023
Josie Gibson has signed up to the I'm A Celebrity jungle for 2023. Picture: ITV/Instagram

I'm A Celebrity is welcoming This Morning host Josie Gibson into the jungle for 2023 but what do we need to know about her? Here's all the facts from her age, son and where she's from.

Josie Gibson is about to take on her biggest TV challenge yet in the form of the I'm A Celebrity 2023 jungle alongside other stars including Nigel Farage, Marvin Humes and Fred Sirieix.

A favourite amongst fans already, the This Morning presenter and former Big Brother winner has a strong fan base who love her personality, down-to-earth attitude and hilarious ways, making her favourite to be crowned queen of the jungle.

So as we get to know Josie even better over the next three weeks, and just how brave she really is, we take a closer look at the TV star and exactly how she become famous.

Here's everything you need to know from how old she is, her adorable son and all her other important facts.

Josie Gibson walking outside in a blue floral dress
Josie Gibson has become a favourite with viewers thanks to her fun and down-to-earth personality. Picture: Alamy

How old is Josie Gibson and where is she from?

Born on January 24th, 1985, Josie is currently 38 years old, making her four years younger than her co-host Holly.

One of Josie's most stand-out features is of course her brilliant accent which she achieved from growing up and living in Bristol.

She also still resides there with her son, but of course, commutes back and forth to London for her This Morning presenting duties.

Josie Gibson shoeless on her Big Brother winning night alongside host and presenter Davina McCall wearing a black sequin mini dress
Josie Gibson won Big Brother in 2010 after proving a firm favourite with those that votes. Picture: Alamy

Why is Josie Gibson famous?

Despite being a lovable household name for more than a decade now, Josie originally shot to fame when she won the eleventh series of Big Brother in 2010. Her bubbly personality shone through and viewers were only too happy to vote her as her winner.

She appeared on Big Brother alongside her love interest at the time John James which become one of her famous romances.

Since then, she also went into Celebrity Big Brother but walked out of the show just days later.

Josie continued to follow her TV path, appearing on shows including Celebrity Dinner Date in 2016 and The Jump in 2010.

Other career ventures include a fitness empire which consisted of an app and multiple DVDs releases.

She officially joined the This Morning team in 2019 as a competition announcer and got her first official spot on the famous blue sofa in 2021 when she had to stand in for Holly Willoughby - who has recently quit This Morning - last minute.

Josie Gibson in Mexico with her son Reggie after he broke her arm
Josie Gibson has four-year-old son Reggie James with her ex partner. Picture: Josie Gibson/Instagram

Who is Josie Gibson's son?

Josie is the super proud mum of her son Reggie James who she had with her ex-partner Terry.

Aged four, she welcomed her bundle of joy in September 2018.

After announcing she was going into the jungle, Josie admitted it was her most emotional goodbye to date with her son but knew this career move would better their life.