Who is Jacqueline Jossa? Meet the I'm A Celebrity 2019 and ex-Eastenders star married to Dan Osborne

Tom Herbert
ITV

Soap star Jacqueline Joss has won I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! 2019.

The ex-Eastenders actor shot to fame playing Lauren Branning for eight years in the long-running soap, but in recent years has hit the headlines for her personal life.

She is married to former The Only Way Is Essex star Dan Osborne, and the couple have two young daughters together.

Before she entered the jungle, the 27-year-old admitted it would be tough being away from her "close-knit" family, but her time in the jungle was marred with tears and allegations Osborne had cheated on her.

Here's everything you need to know about I'm A Celeb winner Jacqueline Jossa.​

Who is Jacqueline Jossa?

Born in Bexley in October 1992, Jacqueline got her big break in 2010 when she was cast in the role of Lauren Branning in EastEnders.

She appeared in spin-off show Lauren's Diaries from 2010-2011, while also winning the Best Newcomer category at the National Television Awards in 2012 and Best Actress at the 2013 Inside Soap Awards.

In 2017, she announced she would be leaving the show, with her final scenes airing in February 2018.

Who is her husband Dan Osborne?

Jacqueline has been in a relationship with Dan Osborne since 2013 and the pair got engaged in 2015 and then married in June 2017.

She gave birth to her first child Ella in 2015 and their second daughter together, Mia, was born in 2018.

Jacqueline is also stepmother to Osborne's child from a previous relationship, six-year-old Teddy.

Dan is known for being a cast member on The Only Way Is Essex from 2013 to 2015, and also for finishing third on Celebrity Big Brother in 2018.

Their relationship has been marred however over allegations that Osborne has cheated on his wife, with the couple briefly breaking up in 2018 before they got back together following his stint in the CBB house.

While she was in the jungle, Jacquline's campmate and Rak-Su star Myles Stephenson reportedly claimed Osborne cheated on her with Stephenson's ex-girlfriend Gabby Allen.

After the reports emerged, Osborne tweeted: "No matter how much they try breaking us, we are and will always remain a team. Keep smashing it in that jungle and I can not wait to see you when you get out @jacquelineMjos."

What has she said about going into the jungle?

Jacqueline has said it will be "really hard" to leave her young family behind, saying it is the "long she has been away from them," adding that she will "miss them all terribly."

She's also admitted to being scared of spiders, saying "they are the worst."

Before she went in the jungle, she said she expected her former co-stars to be surprised she was taking part.

She said: "I think people think I am a pushover or a doormat.

"I also think some people pity me. I want to show I am fine, I am up for a laugh and that I will go for it and try my best."

But she did say that hardest part would be being herself and not playing a role, before admitting she didn't like "creatures".

"This is one of those shows where you come out feeling proud of what you have done," she said. "If doing this programme opens doors for me then that would be so exciting."

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