Meet Babatunde Aleshe, the star of I’m A Celebrity 2022. Fans of the show are interested to learn more about his family, job, birthplace, and why is he famous.
Find all the answers here in this article.
Babatunde Aleshe On I’m A Celebrity 2022
Comedian, actor, and writer Babatunde Aleshe is one of the cast members of I’m A Celebrity 2022. Ahead of the show, he admitted he is scared of “absolutely everything”. He said, “I am going to see what happens but I know I will be doing a lot of screaming for sure.”
He added, “I am not looking forward to any trials but in terms of the one I am dreading the most, I saw one where someone was lying in a box and they put things into the box like snakes and mice. Now that would freak me out. I think I will lose it.”
Babatunde believes that the show is an opportunity for viewers to know him better. “Hopefully it won’t be a mistake,” he explained. “People are going to get to know me through this show a bit better and I just want to enjoy everything. I don’t want to be King of the Jungle. I am quite happy to go back to normal life afterward. But it will be a great adventure and my wife is excited and happy I am doing it.”
Babatunde surprised the viewers after he pulled out of the very first trial of the series. On the premiere episode of the 2022 series, he was unable to confront his fear of heights and was unable to take part in the Walk The Plank trial which traditionally kicks off the series. Yet despite watching Jill Scott and Charlene White take on the assignment, Babatndé failed at the first obstacle and was unable to finish the objective after 45 minutes of consideration.
An onlooker told The Sun: ‘Babetunde was really struggling during The Ledge and everyone felt for him.
‘Jill and Charlene were being really encouraging of Babatunde but to no avail. He stood there thinking and willing himself to do it for almost an hour but in the end, he chose not to do it.’
Why Is Babatunde Aleshe Famous?
As stated earlier, Babatunde Aleshe is an actor, writer, podcaster, and comedian. As a comedian, he has toured around the UK with his shows. He has performed in places like the Soho Theatre, the O2, and the Hackney Empire, winning Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards.
In addition to his success in comedy, Babatunde has also written controversial factual material based on his own moving account of growing up in inner-city London’s poverty (Trap Town, London Live). He is an accomplished actor who has performed in a wide range of media, including Waking the Dead, Pelican Blood, The Naked Poet, and avant-garde theater productions like Iya Ilé (Soho Theatre) and Requiem for Tomorrow (Shaw Theatre).
In 2022 Babatunde’s Mission Imagination podcast series won a prestigious ARIAS Award.
Babatunde Aleshe Movies And TV Shows
Talking about movies and TV shows, Babatunde Aleshe appeared on shows including; Guessable (Comedy Central), House of Games (BBC), The Sorry I Didn’t Know (ITV), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains (Comedy Central), Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave) as well as a cast regular in the BAFTA nominated Celebrity Gogglebox (C4).
Other TV shows are EastEnders, Friday UK, The Naked Poet, Pelican Blood, and more.
Babatunde Aleshe Age
In 2022, Babatunde Aleshe is 36 years old. He celebrates his birthday on 1 August.
Where Was Babatunde Aleshe Born?
While Babatunde Aleshe’s birthplace is not public yet, he is of Nigerian heritage. He is currently residing in Hertfordshire.
Babatunde Aleshe Family
Babatunde Aleshe likely never shared any details about his family members. Currently, details about his parents and siblings have eluded public knowledge. He is doing a Babahood Tour on February 2023, where he will talk about his family and fatherhood.
The only family member connected to him is Funke Aleshe (@funke.aleshe).
Is Babatunde Aleshe Married?
Comedian/Actor Babatunde Aleshe is married to his Jamaican wife Leonie Aleshe. The Sun reports that they exchanged their wedding vows on 18 September 2015. Babatunde shared before joining I’m Celebrity, “At home with my wife I am a practical joker, I am definitely going to miss her and Judah.”
So in 2022, they have been married for seven years. During an appearance at Anna Williamson’s Breaking Mum and Dad podcast, he talked about his marriage and his son. He said, “Marriage holds a mirror up to your face and makes you see yourself for who you are, and it’s the exact same for parenting.”
On their sixth anniversary, Leonie took to her IG and posted, “Black love ❤️ 6 years of God’s faithfulness, loving you and doing life with you is the best. Here’s to forever.”
On father’s day 2021, Leonie made an appreciation post towards her husband, father, and her brothers. She wrote, “H A P P Y F A T H E R S D A Y ❤️ To you our loving provider, corrector, protector, and leader of our home. To my Daddy now looking down on us 🕊To my brothers who were like Father figures to me. And to all the other amazing men showing up all fulfilling your role daily. May God continue to strengthen you all.”
Shortly after their marriage, Babatunde and Leonie found out they were expecting their first kid. Now they share a son together named Judah.
How Tall Is Babatunde Aleshe?
Babatunde Aleshe stands tall under the height of 5 feet 7 inches.
How Much Is Babatunde Aleshe Net Worth?
Talking about Babatunde Aleshe’s net worth, the precise number is not shared publicly. But, we assume that it was below £400 thousand.
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