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Fred Sirieix
He’s given it a lot of thought! (Picture: ITV)

I’m A Celebrity and First Dates star Fred Sirieix has spoken about how he’d love to join the cast of EastEnders.

The TV personality, who works as a maître d’ on the Channel 4 show, also features on BBC Two’s Million Pound Menu.

He has been engaged to partner Fruitcake since 2020. Fred is the father of Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix, a British professional diver.

Away from his work in the hospitality and catering industry, Fred has been pondering over developing an acting career. Recently, he revealed that he has thought about being a part of EastEnders for so long, he’s even developed his own storyline!

‘That’d be amazing. That would be fantastic. [I’d love to be in] EastEnders. I can see myself, I’ve already written the lines actually’.

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Fred Sirieix on I'm A Celebrity
Fred featured on last year’s series of I’m A Celebrity (Picture: ITV)

Continuing his chat with The Sun, Fred revealed: ‘I’d be playing I think a gangster. We just arrive there and then, I get killed’.

Clearly ready to put this plot into action, Fred added: ‘And there’s lots of things happening in between but at the end, I get killed and disappear and never be seen again in the square.’

‘We’re all a bit actors aren’t we?’, he continued.

‘I mean, in the restaurant industry that I spend all my life in, you know, you’ve got to be all things for all people, and you got to be there for your guests. So effectively, you’re kind of an actor you’re putting on a show every single day. But yes, being an actor in a movie would be amazing.’

Away from his role in First Dates, Fred is often seen heading on adventures with Gino D’Campo and Gordon Ramsay, in the ITV travel show Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip.

Fred Sirieix and Fruitcake
Fred and partner Fruitcake got engaged in 2020 (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)

Fred starred in last year’s series of I’m A Celebrity, camping out in the Australian jungle alongside the likes of Sam Thompson and Josie Gibson. He lasted 17 days.

During the experience, he was stuck on a diet of mainly rice and beans, which plenty of I’m A Celebrity alumni have complained about in the past, with some even hoping there was real food waiting for them when cameras weren’t rolling.

When he returned to his social media, Fred opened up about getting back into exercise, and the restrictive diet he was on while in the jungle.

He wrote: ‘Back training today for the first time since I got out from the jungle. While I was in there I trained everyday for 20 mins. Basic stuff – #301 push ups #100 squats #100 reverse squats. A set on the minute for 20 minutes.’

He went on: ‘The low calorie diet of rice and beans really takes its toll on the body after a while. We were all getting smaller by the day.

‘I lost quite a bit of weight but not as much as I would have done if I did not exercise. Keeping active and staying strong never made more sense!



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‘But today was hard. I pushed through. I know what I need to do – build my muscles up again. It will take a little time. I’m still about 73.8kgs which is 3kgs less than when I left for Australia. The stomach shrinks to cope with hunger and so now I eat much less as a result 😳🤷🏻‍♂️😂.’

Over in EastEnders, it’s going to be quite the week for Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty), who has just given birth after going into labour in a taco van.

This is Whit’s final storyline in the BBC One soap, as Shona McGarty will soon leave the show after 16 years.

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