I’m A Celebrity Fleur East: X Factor star’s boyfriend, songs and family revealed

13 November 2018, 15:51 | Updated: 14 November 2018, 12:02

Fleur East will tackle her fears in the jungle
Fleur East will tackle her fears in the jungle. Picture: ITV / I'm A Celeb

The singer scored a huge hit with debut single, Sax, and is now set to face her fears Down Under.

The I’m A Celebrity 2018 line up has been revealed and Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly have introduced X Factor legend Fleur East.

But who is Fleur East? Does she have a boyfriend? What are her most popular songs? Here's all you need to know about the London native...

Read more: Why Dec Donnelly chose Holly Willoughby to replace Ant McPartlin on I'm A Celebrity

Who is Fleur East and how old is she?

Fleur East is a singer-songwriter from the Walthamstow district of London.

The 31-year-old studied journalism and contemporary history at university.

Her sister is make-up artist Keshia East, and they are of English and Ghanian heritage.

When was Fleur on The X Factor?

Fleur first auditioned for The X Factor in 2005 as part of girl group, Addictive Ladies. They made it to the live shows but became the first act to be eliminated off, after landing in the bottom two against Chico.

Thankfully, Fleur returned to audition as a solo act in 2014 where she won over the British public and landed in runner-up position behind Ben Haenow.

Her performance of 'Uptown Funk' during the 2014 live shows saw Fleur become the first X Factor contestant to reach the top of the iTunes Chart.

Fleur and boyfriend Marcel met before her 2014 X Factor journey
Fleur and boyfriend Marcel met before her 2014 X Factor journey. Picture: Getty

What are Fleur East's biggest songs?

The singer signed a record deal with Simon Cowell's SyCo label immediately after reaching The X Factor final.

Fleur's debut album Love, Sax and Flashbacks sold over 60,000 copies in the UK and reached a silver certification.

Lead single 'Sax' was certified platinum and became one of the biggest tracks of 2015.

'More and More' served as the album's second single but failed to chart, meaning proposed third single 'Breakfast' never materialised.

Does Fleur East have a boyfriend?

Yes! Fleur is thought to have been in a relationship with boyfriend fashion designer Marcel Badiane-Robin since before her X Factor journey began.

The loved-up couple met while both working at a trendy nightclub and they now live together in a flat in Limehouse, London.