Giovanna Fletcher - things you didn't know about the I'm A Celebrity star

Giovanna Fletcher joins BUILD for a live interview at their London studio at AOL on February 22, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Image credit: Getty Images)

From rubbing shoulders with royalty to writing best-selling books, there is lots to learn about Giovanna Fletcher...

Giovanna Fletcher has become a household name since joining the I'm A Celebrity 2020 line up, proving to the nation that she isn't afraid of creepy crawlies or getting her hands dirty.

But while she's not enjoying camp life at Castle Gwrych, Giovanna is a best-selling author, podcast founder, TV presenter and mum to three lovely boys.

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Giovanna is currently enjoying camp life in I'm A Celebrity 2020 (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: ITV)

Most fans of the author and presenter will know that:

  • Giovanna is married to McFly singer and guitarist, Tom Fletcher
  • She has presented The Baby Club on CBeebies since March 2019
  • Her brother is TOWIE star Mario Falcone

But what else do we know about Giovanna Fletcher? Here are several things you probably don't know...

1. Giovanna is friends with royalty 

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Giovanna has interviewed countless celebrity mums and dads for her brilliant podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby, which delves into the wonderful world of parenting. But one of the most famous guests on her podcast has to be the Duchess of Cambridge, who chatted to Giovanna about her experiences as a mum during the early years. Some of the other famous names that have opened up about parenting are Joe Wicks, Emma Bunton, Gemma Atkinson, Samantha Cameron, Alesha Dixon and Lorraine Kelly to name but a few.

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2. Her first job was a bit stinky

While she might be a best-selling author these days, Giovanna's career hasn't always been so glamorous. When she was younger, the now mum-of-three worked as a 'bucket girl' in her local florist, where she was in charge of clearing out all the slimy old flowers from the displays. Her writing career took off after she landed a role at Heat magazine where she wrote book reviews.

3.  She married her childhood sweetheart 

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Tom and Giovanna met at the Sylvia Young Theatre School when they were just 13 years-old, and Tom went back to their roots when he proposed, setting up a surprise proposal at the school in 2011. The pair tied the knot in 2012 and their wedding became a YouTube hit thanks to Tom's wedding speech, which he wrote as a song and performed on the day. The couple now have three sons, Buzz, Buddy and Max.

4.  She has a very famous best friend 

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Giovanna has been best friends with TV presenter Emma Willis for more than 15 years, having met through their husbands. While Giovanna is married to McFly band member Tom, Emma is married to Busted star Matt Willis. Emma recently revealed that husband Matt has been giving Giovanna tips for her time on I'm A Celebrity after he won the series in 2006. Tom's McFly bandmate Dougie Poynter also won the show in 2011.

5.  She writes books with her husband 

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Not only has Giovanna written best selling novels like Billy and Me, Dream a Little Dream and Some Kind of Wonderful, she has also written about her experiences of being a mum. Happy Mum, Happy Baby, the book which inspired her podcast is a bestseller, as is Letters on Motherhood. She has also teamed up with husband Tom, who is a children's author, to write the Eve Of Man trilogy. Speaking of what is like to work with her husband, Giovanna says on her website: "A few years ago Tom and I decided to combine our skills and pen a trilogy of books. It's an interesting dynamic working with your husband, but luckily we haven't had too many arguments... yet!"

6. She's got an amazing singing voice

Tom has a hugely popular YouTube channel where he shares videos from both his work and home life with his 656k subscribers. One of the most popular parts of his channel is called Me and Mrs F, which features the couple singing together, proving that Tom isn't the only one who can hold a tune in the family.

7. She's trekked to the Himalayas

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In 2019 Giovanna joined other famous faces like Frankie Bridge, Nadia Sawalha and The Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown in a trek to the Himalayas to celebrate the 10th anniversary of breast cancer charity, CoppaFeel. Giovanna joined the charity in 2015 as a patron and has been helping raise awareness for breast cancer since. Giovanna is also an ambassador for The Prince's Trust and works closely with Tommy's and Save the Children.

Giovanna Fletcher's Fact File 

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the author and presenter....

How old is she?

Giovanna Fletcher's age is 35. She was born on 29th January 1985.

Is she in a relationship?

Giovanna Fletcher married husband Tom Fletcher in 2012.

Does she have children?

Giovanna Fletcher and husband Tom have three boys, Buzz, Buddy and Max.

Where was she born?

Giovanna Fletcher was born in Essex.

How tall is she?

Giovanna Fletcher is 1.65 metres tall.

Instagram: @mrsgifletcher 

Twitter: @MrsGiFletcher 

We work hard to ensure that all information is correct. Facts that change over time, such as age, will be correct, to the best of our knowledge, at the time of the last article update.

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Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.