I'm A Celebrity's Josie Gibson is looking for love after 'falling for snakes'

I'm A Celebrity's Josie Gibson made her relationship status known during the ITV jungle show

Josie Gibson was red-faced when Fred Sirieix shouted:
Josie Gibson was red-faced when Fred Sirieix shouted: "Is anybody single?" (ITV/Shutterstock)

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here's Josie Gibson is on a quest to find love as she declared herself single in the jungle.

But finding love in the jungle isn't as impossible as you might think. Cast your mind back to Peter Andre and Katie Price who fell head over heels for each other during their stint – although their romance didn't work out in the real world.

Minutes into the launch of the ITV jungle show, This Morning's Gibson made a dig at some of her exes as she said: "Snakes, I'm quite good with... I fell in love with enough!"

Later in the episode, the presenter was keen to find out from Fred Sirieix to see if he was behind the matchmaking process on his show First Dates.

Despite not being a matchmaker, Sirieix teased the star as he repeatedly shouted to the whole of camp: "Is anybody single?"

Gibson was left a little red-faced and she confessed: "I'm not that desperate!"

Will Gibson find her happy ever after following her stint in the snake-infested jungle?

Father of her son

As she headed into the jungle, Gibson admitted it was difficult leaving behind her five-year-old son Reggie.

At Brisbane airport, she told reporters at the scene: "It was really emotional saying goodbye. I can talk about it. I feel so emotional."

Gibson co-parents her son with her property developer ex Terry, but their romance has been over for some time now.

The couple had decided to call time on their relationship just months after she had welcomed their son into the world.

During an appearance on Loose Women in 2019, she revealed it was "devastating" that she was a single parent as their relationship broke down.

She said: "It's not what I wanted to come back and say. I was so proud of our family unit and that we'd done it properly, but yeah I'm a single parent. It's devastating really."

The tearful star added: "I was panicked over the thought of doing it all on my own, but you get this inner strength and you've just gotta get on with it, you've got no choice."

Summer romance

Josie Gibson on I'm A Celeb
I'm A Celebrity's Josie Gibson is looking for love in the jungle (ITV)

Most recently, Gibson revealed she had a new man on the scene in August earlier this year.

After her comments in the jungle though, it appears the relationship has cooled.

But at the time, the This Morning star gushed about the early stages of a blossoming romance.

She told Keith Lemon on Shopping with Keith Lemon: "There is someone in my life at the moment but it's early stages... It's that bit where you've got the flutters, can't-wait-to see-them vibes, you get a little bit nervous."

She added: "I've said I love you. It's best to just get it out of the way, I don't like playing games."

Did Josie Gibson get engaged?

Gibson has been engaged before.

Back in 2012, Gibson proposed to her plumper boyfriend Luke Sanwo at an OK! magazine cover shoot.

At the time, she told the magazine: "I feel like I've known Luke for years. All my friends and family love him. He treats me like a princess. Me and him never have an argument."

She added: "He's just so caring and love and laid back. Nothing is a stress. And he can do anything. Nothing is too much hassle for him. He's just... perfect!"

Swept up in a whirlwind romance, the couple had decided to put a ring on it just six months into the relationship.

However, they didn't make it down the aisle and eventually they called time on their romance in 2015.

Big Brother romance

Josie Gibson and John James Parton enjoyed a Big Brother romance
Josie Gibson and John James Parton enjoyed a Big Brother romance (Getty)

And of course, everyone remembers her Big Brother romance.

Gibson was rocketed to fame when she won Big Brother in 2019 but she didn't only win the hearts of the nation as she also won her housemate John James Parton's heart.

As well as finding fame and winning the £100,000, the reality TV queen was basking in the glow of love.

However, their romance wasn't meant to last as it broke down in the real world.

Now she's in Oz for the ITV jungle show, Gibson revealed she had no plans to see her ex James who had relocated to Australia.

She told The Mirror ahead of the jungle: "I think I’ll give that one a miss. No we’ve not spoken for years.They’re your ex for a reason aren’t they eh?"

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