I’m A Celebrity 2018 Rita Simons: Husband, famous family and acting and singing career revealed

15 November 2018, 14:21 | Updated: 15 November 2018, 14:29

Rita Simons on I'm A Celebrity
Rita Simons is set to play the jungle joker on I'm A Celebrity. Picture: ITV

EastEnders actress Rita Simons is about to brave all her fears in the I’m A Celeb jungle but who is she? Twin daughters and age revealed.

Rita Simons is swapping the comfort of Albert Square in EastEnders to tackle bugs and fellow campmates like John Barrowman and Fleur East in the I’m A Celebrity jungle.

But who really is Rita and what do we need to know about her? Happily married to her husband, the actress and singer is also a mum to twins and has a very famous family member she hopes will support her.

From her private life to her acting career, and even those days singing in a pop band, here’s everything you need to know about Rita:

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Rita Simons’ husband

The 41 year old is married to hairdresser Theo Silveston who she walked down the aisle to in 2006. He is also the founder and owner of an award-winning salon.

It’s believed they met when they were just 19 after being introduced by a mutual friend.

The couple have twin daughters Jamiee and Maiya together.

Rita Simons has been married to husband Theo since 2006
Rita Simons has been married to husband Theo since 2006. Picture: Rita Simons/Instagram

Rita Simons’ family

It’s not your average family connection as Rita’s uncle is none other than billionaire Alan Sugar.

Her dad Mark is the brother of The Apprentice owner’s wife, Ann Simons.

Rita singing and in EastEnders

Most famous for her role as Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders, she left in a dramatic storyline on New Year’s Day 2017 where she drowned with sister Ronnie in a swimming pool.

Rita Simons is best known for her role in EastEnders
Rita Simons is best known for her role in EastEnders. Picture: PA

Rita has also starred in Mile High, Dream Team, London’s Burning as is on stage in Legally Blonde.

Prior to this, Rita was also in a pop band called Girls@Play in 2000.