Who is Joel Dommett? Finalist on I’m A Celebrity, stand-up comedian and sex tape leak victim – The Sun

FUNNYMAN Joel Dommett tickled everyone’s fancy on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! – and he made a return to the spotlight on ITV’s Play to the Whistle.

Although little known before his stint on the hit ITV reality show, his risqué humour charmed campmates and viewers alike, catapulting him into the public gaze.

Joel Dommett has been catapulted into the public gaze after I’m A Celebrity

Joel Dommett has been catapulted into the public gaze after I’m A Celebrity

With Joel now appearing on the latest series of comedy panel show Play To The Whistle, here is all you need to know about him:

Where is Joel Dommett from and how old is he?

Joel, was born in Rockhampton, Gloucestershire, on 8 June 1985.

Before appearing in the jungle, he was probably best known for his 2010 role as D.C. Sweeney in the hit E4 show Skins, but he has also had other acting and TV gigs – in addition to touring as a stand-up comedian.

The comedy star is one of the lesser known faces going into the jungle this year

Joel appeared in Skins, along with various other acting and presenting roles

He appeared in BBC Two series Popatron, and in 2011 he hosted Live in Chelsea, a discussion show revolving around Made in Chelsea.

The comedian also appeared in Impractical Jokers UK from 2013 – 2014, before becoming a panellist on Sky 1’s Bring the Noise last year.

Joel clearly still has a busy schedule, after spending a recent stint in Korea filming a BBC Three show called Are You Fit Enough?

Having performed his first gig in LA at just 19 years old, Joel has devoted most of his life to comedy, and had to cancel a stand-up tour to enter the show.

I'm A Celebrity 2016 Joel Dommett

The funnyman performed his first stand-up gig when he was just 19

How was Joel involved in a sex tape scam?

Joel was among a string of public figures to have had an intimate video of himself splashed across the net.

The footage, recorded during a Skype call, saw Joel engaged in a solo sex act in his own home.

The Sun revealed that a host of celebrities, including a Hollywood actor, have fallen victim to the scam, known as “catfishing”.

I'm A Celebrity 2016 Joel Dommett

Joel was one of many celebrities to succumb a “catfishing” sex tape scam

But in December 2016, when his fame rocketed on I’m A Celebrity, the video went viral, leaving him mortified.

The woman Joel believed he was interacting with was in fact a pre-recorded video.

He addressed the episode in a characteristically lighthearted manner with a “letter from his penis”.

The statement, released on his Facebook page, explained: “Joel was Catfished a long time ago by somebody pretending to be someone else on the internet and was lured into Skype sex.

“That Skype sex session turned out to be entirely fake and has come back to bite Joel in the ass (Joel’s Ass is a good friend of mine and also features in the video).

“It’s a genuinely horrific thing for another human being to do, to take advantage of what is private of someones life and make it public for everyone to see.”

What happened to Joel in I’m A Celebrity 2016?

Joel went into the jungle as probably the least recognisable of the celebrities in camp – but early indications suggested that wouldn’t last long.

He got off to a fine start, entering into a flirty rapport with glamorous former Countdown boffin Carol Vorderman – a potential match that received the backing of Joel’s ex.

Joel also made a big impression when called upon to do his first Bushtucker Trial, conquering his fear of heights to scale a 100 ft crane and bring the maximum 10 stars back to camp.

The comedian kept the camp entertained with his stand up routine and had a lucky escape when a poisonous snake slithered next to his bed.

His witty antics also proved very popular with the ITV viewers – he eventually came second in the series, losing out to Queen of the jungle Scarlett Moffatt.