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I’m A Celebrity star was homeless just a few years ago-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

She was sofa surfing

I’m A Celebrity star was homeless just a few years ago-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

One I’m A Celeb star was homeless a few years ago (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

The I’m A Celebrity campmates have landed in the jungle to face bushtucker trials but this isn’t the first challenge for newcomer Nella Rose.

Nella, 26, hasn’t been the most recognised person on the show this year but has instantly become a huge personality with her vocal approach to the trials.

The Youtube sensation tackled the first eating challenge, kicking off the season opposite Nigel Farage as they tucked into some questionable pizza.

Her tendency to scream had proved very marmite with viewers, who either love her or hate her, but she has already built a loyal fanbase through her social media.

Nella started her beauty and fashion Youtube channel in 2015, boasting over a million followers on TikTok and 892,000 followers on Instagram before I’m A Celeb.

However, her success hasn’t always come easily as six years ago she was living out of her suitcase after her mother died in 2017.

Nella Rose has instantly become a major jungle personality (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

She has a massive following on social media but was sofa surfing (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

Nella, who is of Congolese descent, arrived in the UK from Belgium with her mother and older brother when she was just seven years old.

Adorably, she used to watch videos of I’m A Celeb hosts Ant and Dec to help lose her French accent while the family lived in London.

Sadly, while Nella was at university in Leicester her mother unexpectedly died resulting in the then teenager and her brother losing their council home.

In a Youtube video on her past, the star said: ‘She died in my arms. It is the worst thing that has ever happened to me in my life.

‘I was planning on using my student loan and my little YouTube money to pay the rent and bills.

The star was left homeless after her mum died (Picture: JMEnternational/Getty Images)

‘But then my brother and I get a letter telling us we had 30 days to move out. So I’m in my second year of uni, I’m dealing with my mum’s death and now we’re homeless.

‘My uni room was my house or I was going on brand trips abroad in the holidays because I was running away from the fact I had nothing to call my own, nothing solid, I was escaping my problems.

‘You all thought I was living my best life, but in reality, I was homeless, living out of a suitcase and hopping from bed to bed.’

By 20 years old she was renting in an affluent area of London and has continued to build her brand since then.

The star will be living in the jungle for the next few weeks alongside the likes of the former MP, JLS’ Marvin Humes, Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, First Dates’ Fred Sirieix, and Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn Spears.

I’m A Celeb continues at 9pm nightly on ITV.

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