Get to know I’m A Celeb star Stephen K Amos

The British comedian is beloved by Aussie audiences.
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Whether it’s generating thunderous applause or rapturous laughter, British comedian Stephen K Amos sure knows how to entertain a crowd – and his latest stint on season ten of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Australia is no exception.

WATCH NOW: Stephen K Amos takes to the stage at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala in 2022.

For almost half his life, the 56-year-old has toured the world with his comedy shows, his signature charisma, charm, and rapid-fire wit making him a beloved household name in both the UK and abroad. 

He’s been BAFTA nominated, is an RTS award-winning comedian, is an accomplished actor on both the stage and screen, and is even a prolific writer of comedy, and of his own memoir in 2012 I Used to Say My Mother Was Shirley Bassey.

Over his career, Stephen has also been a frequent guest on several Aussie television programmes such as Spicks and Specks, Thank God You’re Here, and Good News Week – what can’t he do?

Welcome to the jungle! (Credit: Channel Ten)

As one of two international stars to take part in the 2024 season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Australia (the other being Frankie Muniz), Stephen has now reached a new audience who may have not been familiar with his career and comedy style previously.

While it’s unclear how much exactly he was being paid for his time on the show, he was playing to win $100,000 for the Banksia Palliative Care Service.

The charity organisation provides home-based palliative care for both children and adults living with a progressive terminal illness – a very worthy cause indeed.

A beloved member of the camp. (Credit: Channel Ten)

Despite his occupation and life spent in the spotlight, Stephen is surprisingly private when it comes to his personal life, especially his relationships. 

He did however confirm that he was currently in a relationship while still in the jungle on I’m A Celeb after receiving a letter from his partner Hugh. It is currently unclear when Stephen and Hugh started dating.

Speaking with The Telegraph in 2020, the Adelaide Fringe Festival regular revealed he had been single for “eight years.”

“My younger self would probably be a bit sad about that. I’m a godparent to four amazing human beings, and everyone says to me that I’d make a great dad. My younger self would be disappointed it hasn’t happened yet, but who knows what path I may have gone down if I’d had a young family?”

Stephen has been facing his fears on I’m A Celeb. (Credit: Channel Ten)

Stephen is also a proud member, and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, and spoke publicly about his sexuality for the first time at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

“The jokes I was doing at the start were simply jokes, but then I thought, ‘It’s time to talk about things that matter to me’…I thought, ‘Put your neck on the line, and it might resonate. If people are upset, fine, they can watch somebody else.'”

The British comedian is a member of, and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. (Credit: Getty)

In a separate interview with Queer Forty in February 2019, Stephen said that he hoped his comedy could encourage his audiences to be more open-minded when it came to issues the queer community face.

“When I get messages from young people telling me that when they saw a documentary or a show I’ve done where I talked about my homosexuality and embraced it, it gave them- [the] courage to come out. It makes me realise that there is still work to do and it keeps me grounded.”

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