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I'm A Celebrity's Jake Quickenden to star at Maidstone in Hazlitt's Beauty and the Beast panto

By Alan Smith

Jake Quickenden will be coming to Kent for pantomime season.

He will be in the Hazlitt Theatre's Beauty and the Beast in Maidstone.

The 30-year-old singer and former footballer is best known for his appearance TV's I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! in 2014. He was also twice a contestant in The X Factor in 2012 and 2014.

Jake Quickenden Picture Priti Shikota
Jake Quickenden Picture Priti Shikota

In 2018, he won the 10th series of Dancing on Ice, where he was partnered with professional German figure skater Vanessa Bauer.

His singles include I Want You, Feel My Love and Black Mirror

He is currently touring in the stage version of the Sixties hippy musical Hair!

Born in Scunthorpe, in Lincolnshire, he worked as a lifeguard and played football for Scunthorpe United, Bottesford Town and Ossett Town.

He has more recently been splashed across the red-top newspapers for a risque photo of himself that he posted on Instagram in which he displayed his heavily tattooed body while wearing only a skimpy towel that emphasised his manhood.

Jake's controversial selfie (8754462)
Jake's controversial selfie (8754462)

He will appear on stage in Maidstone this coming Christmas season in Beauty and the Beast. Other cast members have yet to be announced.

This week, it was revealed Steve Mcfadden will be swapping Walford for Neverland this Christmas.

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