Stacey Chanelle Clare Solomon-Swash, famously recognized as Stacey Solomon, is a prominent English singer and television personality who rose to prominence from the X Factor.
In 2009, she placed third on The X Factor’s sixth season; in 2010, she took home the title of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Champion.
So here we explore the former X Factor participant, Stacey Solomon, who has blossomed into one of the most well-recognized English celebrities.
All about Stacey Solomon
Stacey Solomon debuted on The X Factor in 2009, the first time anyone had heard of her.
The energetic 19-year-old from Dagenham was already raising her oldest kid Zachary, who is now 14 years old, alone.
Before seeing her perform Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, and Cheryl said they weren’t expecting much.
Simon said to Stacey after shocking everyone: “I’m rarely surprised, but that performance caught me off guard. You are incredibly good, in my opinion.
She didn’t win the competition, but she did make it to the final, where Joe McElderry won after Olly Murs came in second.
Following The X Factor, Stacey went on tour with the other finalists, and it appeared that her aspirations of being a singer were finally realized. She released a holiday song in 2011 that was a cover of Chris Rea’s “Driving Home for Christmas.” It was included in the Iceland Christmas ad and peaked at 27 in the UK charts.
And soon, there were rumors that labels were competing to sign her. Stacey began working on her debut album, “Shy,” as soon as she had a record deal, but it wasn’t published until 2015.
She only reached number 45 on the charts and didn’t have the success she had hoped for.
The multi-talented artist
Stacey was pursuing a career in TV while also pursuing her musical passions.
A brief experience as a presenter on The X Factor in 2010, the year Matt Cardle won, catalyzed this.
She appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! that same year, where she won the title of Queen of the Jungle.
She and Keith Lemon co-hosted the game show Sing If You Can, which featured celebrities attempting to sing in front of a live studio audience as different distractions were made.
Stacey presented The Love Machine, a dating program on Sky Living, with Chris Moyles in 2012.
In addition to serving as a judge for ITV2’s Top Dog Model, she also had a recurrent role as Fuschia the Flamingo on the children’s program Pip Ahoy!, for which she also wrote the theme song.
But Stacey had a major year in 2016: it was revealed that she would join the Loose Women panel regularly in the summer.
The I’m A Celebrity spin-off show’s co-host position was then taken over by her in September after Laura Whitmore stepped down.
She joined forces with her friend Keith Lemon in 2019 to appear frequently on Celebrity Juice. In addition, she has hosted Bake Off: The Professionals on Channel 4 in recent television appearances.
In addition to her “day job,” Stacey works as a trusted influencer for various brands, earning thousands of pounds per post.
She has fashion lines with Primark and In The Style and is currently a brand ambassador for Dove.
She collaborated with Air Wick to introduce her first line of personal home fragrances earlier this year. Stacey is in demand from advertisers thanks to her 5.3 million Instagram followers and 1.5 million Twitter followers.
The personal life of Stacey Solomon
At 18, Solomon and her then-boyfriend Dean Cox welcomed their first child. Her former fiancé Aaron Barnham was the father of her second son, born in 2012.
In 2010, Solomon and Joe Swash met while competing in the tenth season of “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” They started dating in 2015.
They are parents to a son who was born in May 2019. On December 24, 2020, she posted a picture of herself with Swash and declared their engagement.
She also raised Swash’s son from a prior relationship as her stepson. She made the announcement the day after giving birth to a daughter, which was her 32nd birthday on October 4, 2021. On July 24, 2022, Solomon and Swash got hitched there.
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