I’m A Celebrity 2013: Presenter Joe Swash is reportedly declared bankrupt for a second time!
Former EastEnders actor – and star of I’m A Celebrity spin-off show, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! NOW! – has reportedly been declared bankrupt for a second time.
The first time he was made bankrupt was in 2009, a year after he won I’m A Celebrity, when a tax bill of £120,000 allegedly sent him into financial ruin…
And apparently, it’s yet another tax demand, this time for £50,000, that has seen him being declared bankrupt yet again.
The Sun’s TV Biz reports, “He was declared insolvent again on March 5 and the Official Receiver has now pounced on the dad of one’s assets.”
However, Joe apparently claims that the latest financial strife is all “a simple mistake”.
His spokesman told the paper, “He assumed his trustee in bankruptcy was dealing with it.
“The money is there to be paid. It will be resolved this week.”
But Joe is of course not alone in having financial troubles, and as The Sun revealed recently, his former EastEnders co-star Martine McCutcheon had been declared bankrupt earlier this year over alleged debts of £187,000.
Similarly, actress Amanda Abbington, the partner of multi-millionaire Hobbit star Martin Freeman, had also gone bust while owing a reported £120,000.
And of course, The Big Reunion star Kerry Katona – of Atomic Kitten fame – is by now possibly on first name terms with staff who oversee bankruptcy hearings.
Here’s a reminder of the moment the gorgeous Joe won I’m a Celebrity…