Inside Stacey Solomons rags to riches story from X Factor to millionaire businesswoman

Stacey Solomon is now best known for appearing on Loose Women and being a successful Instagram influencer, but she first found fame on The X Factor.

The 32 year old, who is currently getting ready to marry her fiancé Joe Swash, appeared on the hit ITV show back in 2009 and came in third place, and has gone on to carve out a successful career in TV.

Mum-of-four Stacey is now believed to be worth millions after finding fame and has gone on to amass a huge loyal fanbase on social media thanks to her relatable content.

Let's take a look into her rise to fame…

Stacey was just 19 when she appeared on The X Factor and at her audition she wowed the judges with her rendition of Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World.

After hearing her sing, Simon Cowell told Stacey: “I’m rarely surprised but that completely took me by surprise, that performance. I think you are really, really good.”

She was mentored by Dannii Minogue during her time in the competition, and she eventually came in third place with Joe McElderry taking the top spot and Olly Murs coming in second place.

Following the show, she went on tour with her fellow contestants and in 2011 she released a Christmas single, a cover of Chris Rea’s Driving Home For Christmas. Stacey's single reached number 27 in the UK charts and it was used in an advert for supermarket Iceland.

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She then landed a record deal and started working on her debut album, Shy, which was eventually released in 2015. Stacey then started to carve out a career in TV, which started with a presenting stint on The X Factor in 2010.

That same year, Stacey headed into the I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! jungle and went on to take home the crown.

The 32 year old's I'm A Celebrity win opened numerous doors for her, and she soon landed another presenting gig this time alongside Keith Lemon on gameshow Sing If You Can.

Two years later, she teamed up Chris Moyles to present dating The Love Machine, and she then became a judge on ITV2 show Top Dog Model before landing the role of Fuschia the Flamingo on kids' show Pip Ahoy! which she also recorded the theme tune for.

In 2016, she then joined the Loose Women panel and has remained a regular on the hit daytime show ever since.

The mum-of-four went on to host the I'm A Celebrity spin-off show and become a regular on ITV show Celebrity Juice, alongside Keith Lemon again.

More recently, Stacey appeared on Channel 4 show Bake Off: The Professionals and she's also launched her own BBC show, Sort Your Life Out, which focuses on helping others sort their cluttered homes out.

The show was nominated for a BAFTA earlier this year and was recently commissioned for a second series, which Stacey is currently in the process of filming.

Alongside TV, Stacey has also carved out a successful career as an Instagram influencer and she has amassed a whopping five million followers on the popular social media platform.

She documents her family life with Joe, 40, on Instagram and regularly shares her savvy DIY tips and homeware tricks.

The star has continued to keep her fans updated with her home renovation too, after she and Joe purchased their dream home back in 2020, which they've lovingly dubbed Pickle Cottage.

The couple are set to tie the knot in a matter of days at their stunning family home, surrounded by their loved ones.


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