I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! season 21 brought many stars to the limelight for all the right reasons and also for the wrong ones. Unfortunately, Arlene Phillips fell victim to the latter one after she seemingly joked about OCD. Naturally, the star’s attention was also spilled on her partner Angus Ion.
This Angus Ion Bio explores everything you need to know about Arlene’s partner.
Meet Angus Ion, Arlene Phillips Partner
Angus Ion first met Arlene Phillips back on the set of Freddie Mercury’s music video “I Was Born To Love You” in 1985, and they immediately clicked. He was the second person the former Strictly Come Dancing judge truly fell for.
The first was her former husband Dan Noble whom she married in 1971 — she was 28 and he was just 21. They then went on to cherish 7 years of married life until they completely went out of each other’s life.
The last we saw Dan, he was working as a university lecturer in Philadelphia.
Around the 70s, Arlene was so promiscuous that she would often pick up strangers on the street. “I spent a lot of the time on the King’s Road, getting picked up by whatever flash car came by,” she shared.
Now, as of 2021, Angus and Arlene have shared over 3 decades of relationship. But the two had yet to be married. However, a report from Dailymail (dated Dec 2008) mentioned that Angus was already Arlene’s second husband.
The couple was last seen in Wales before Arlene began her two-week quarantine ahead of taking part in the new series of I’m A Celebrity. They were cozied up in a rural hideout alongside their dog Freddie before the November 21 start date.
As for their kids, the couple shares a daughter named Abigail (born in 1990). Here’s her IG @abigailphillips21.
This was Arlene’s second daughter. She previously gave birth to a daughter named Alana in 1979. According to Arlene, her former lover didn’t even know that Alana was his daughter.
Fun Fact: Arlene revealed that she was also “friendly” with Simon Cowell during her wilder days. It was around the ’80s. “He was slim then,” Arlene recalled.
Angus Ion Age
Angus Ion was born in 1960. That made him 61 years of age in 2021.
He is 17 years younger than his partner Arlene. However, some online records showed Angus’s birth year as 1954. If true, he and Arlene share 9 years age difference.
Angus Ion Job
Angus Ion is a designer carpenter based in London. He has been in this profession for almost 4 decades. It was his job as a set builder for the set of Freddie Mercury’s music video, that brought him to Arlene Phillips.
After meeting Arlene, Angus then went on to be a part of Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip that became a number one show in England, winning numerous awards both in-country and abroad.
Reportedly, he worked as a secretary and director for the company.
According to “companycheck.co,” the combined cash at bank value for all businesses where Angus held current appointment equals £769.2k, a combined total current assets value of £772k with a total current liabilities of £57.4k and a total current net worth of £800.9k.
Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip Ltd was incorporated on Feb 6, 1979, with 5 active officers — Angus, Arlene, Karen Grossman, Abigail Phillips, and Alana Phillips.
However, Arlene first formed the British dance troupe Hot Gossip in 1974, and this was where her career took off. She then went on to choreograph some of the West End’s biggest theatre shows like Starlight Express, The Sound of Music, We Will Rock You, Grease, and Flashdance.
Also, in 1982, she was put in charge of choreography for the movie Annie.
In light of her achievements, Arlene was also invited to become a judge on Strictly Come Dancing in 2004. She was then replaced by Alesha Dixon in 2008.
Fast forward to 2021, Arlene appeared on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! season 21, and almost ruined her reputation after joking about OCD.
Is Angus Ion On Instagram?
No, Angus Ion wasn’t on Instagram before 2021.
When Does Angus Ion Celebrate Her Birthday?
Angus Ion celebrates his birthday on July 23, making him of the Leo zodiac.
As for Arlene, she celebrates her’s on May 22 and is of the Gemini zodiac.
Where Is Angus Ion From?
Angus is from London, UK.
Whereas, Arlene is from Prestwich, Lancashire. She grew up in the beautiful town alongside her brother Ian, sister Karen and their parents.
Unfortunately, when Arlene was just 15, her mother died from leukemia at the age of 43.
She shared that her passion for dancing stemmed from her mother always expressing a desire to dance.
How Tall Is Angus Ion?
Angus Ion stands tall at a height of around 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).
He is a little taller than Arlene who is 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm).