Who is I'm A Celebrity's Babatúndé Aléshé? Age, wife and EastEnders role revealed

8 November 2022, 13:13 | Updated: 22 November 2022, 07:01

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Who did Babatunde Aleshe play in EastEnders and why is he famous?

I'm A Celebrity is finally back on our screens with a whole host of famous faces.

And alongside the likes of Mike Tindall and Matt Hancock, Babatúndé Aléshé has also joined the line up.

So who is Babatunde Aleshe, was he in EastEnders and who is his wife? Here’s everything you need to know…

Babatunde Aleshe and Mo Gilligan on Celebrity Gogglebox
Babatunde Aleshe and Mo Gilligan on Celebrity Gogglebox. Picture: Channel 4

How old is Babatúndé Aléshé?

Babatúndé Aléshé is a 34-year-old actor, writer and comedian.

Who is Babatúndé Aléshé's wife?

Babatúndé Aléshé is married to wife Leonie Aléshé after they tied the knot on September 18, 2015.

Leonie has own travel company and is mum to Babatunde's son, Judah.

Who did Babatúndé Aléshé play in EastEnders?

According to The Sun, Babatúndé starred in Eastenders in 2011, where he played Nurse Sam who cared for Tanya Jessop (Jo Joyner) during her chemotherapy sessions.

How is Babatúndé Aléshé famous?

The star previously starred in New Tricks back in 2003, as well as Waking the Dead and films including Pelican Blood and The Naked Poet.

The star has also performed in theatre shows such as Iya Ilé (Soho Theatre) and Requiem for Tomorrow (Shaw Theatre).

After turning his hand to stand up comedy, Babatúndé has toured around the country with his shows.

He’s performed at iconic venues such as the O2 and Hackney Empire and even won the Amused Moose National New Comic Award in 2019.

The talented star also won Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards and was selected to appear on Dave Chapelle’s live showcase The Process.

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