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Ruthie Henshall on I’m a Celebrity: Who is the new contestant?

Actor Ruthie Henshall has been announced as a late addition to the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! camp.

The British stage performer is best known for her long career in musical theatre, having made her West End debut in Cats in 1987.

Aged 53, Henshall has been nominated for five Olivier Awards, winning the Best Actress gong in 1995 for She Loves Me. She was also nominated for her performances in Crazy For You, Chicago, Peggy Sue Got Married and Marguerite.

She is also known for dating Prince Edward, in what she described as a “solid” two year relationship and five years of “on and off” dating.

From 2008 to 2009, Henshall was a judge on Dancing on Ice.

She will be joining I’m a Celebrity during Wednesday (18 November) night’s show as she takes part in the challenge Stage Fright along with fellow new campmate, tenor Russell Watson.