Seann Walsh blames variable mortgage for losing 'thousands' in his 20s

Seann Walsh blames variable mortgage for losing thousands in his 20s credit:Bang Showbiz
Seann Walsh blames variable mortgage for losing thousands in his 20s credit:Bang Showbiz

Seann Walsh lost all his money in his 20s because of a sky-high mortgage rate.

The 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' star has confessed he had an "insane" amount of cash after his comedy career got off the ground, but rather than blow it all doing drugs, he simply squandered his money on his house, because he wasn't paying attention to his variable mortgage rates.

He said: "It’s insane how much money I had. In my twenties, there was thousands, with zeros and zeros. I look back now and think, ‘Why the f*** did I spend it? All of the money went - every bit.

"I’d love to be able to tell you it was like 'Wolf Of Wall Street'. Like, ‘I was Leonardo DiCaprio sniffing lines off a hooker’s a***.'

"But what actually happened - I wasn’t paying attention to a variable mortgage.”

Seann played to a sold-out gig this week, and joked before taking part in the ITV show he wouldn't have been able to "sell out a phone box".

According to The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column, he said at his first post-jungle show at the Soho Theatre in London this week: "Here we are. Sold out, as well. It’s amazing. About three weeks ago I couldn’t sell out a phone box."

Before 'I'm A Celebrity', Seann appeared on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2018, but he became infamous for his off-dancefloor antics, when he when he was pictured smooching his pro dancer partner Katya Jones, 33, despite having a girlfriend at the time, Rebecca Humphries, and Katya was married to fellow pro Neil Jones, 40.

Last month, Seann admitted he was "very scared" about signing up for 'I'm A Celebrity' after his 'Strictly' experience.

Before heading into the jungle, he said: "As you can imagine, I was very scared, after the last time I was on a big show, because the fallout was not something you would want to go back to."

The star - who is expecting his first child with girlfriend Grace Adderley after three years together - revealed his partner "convinced" him to take part.

He added: "Grace talked me into doing it. She convinced me it was the wrong attitude to have, not doing it, because I feared what people would think.

"It seems that every single person that does the jungle says it's the best experience of their life - so I'm up for that.

"I'm up for the best experience of my life. Who wouldn't be?"