I’m A Celebrity star Josie Gibson has charmed TV viewers for years with her zany ways in shows such as This Morning and Big Brother. But while Josie is always a happy and vivacious presence on the telly, her family history includes the tragic loss of her father.
Bristolian Josie (read her ED! profile here), 38, is believed to be the eldest sibling in a family of three brothers and three sisters. Her mum Mandy breeds and sell horses, alongside Josie’s stepdad.
However, Josie’s biological dad passed away some years ago – with Josie reportedly previously explained he died in a family row.
I’m A Celebrity’s Josie Gibson doesn’t speak about her family much – but has addressed the loss of her dad (Credit: YouTube)
Josie Gibson family news
Over the summer, Mandy detailed how Josie’s values were influenced by her traveller roots. Josie is said to have spent eight weeks every summer in the countryside in a horse-drawn caravan.
There was apparently no electricity, gas or running water for months when the family would travel, with Mandy quoted as saying: “We’ve always had horses, traps and carriages, we are simple people and we live a simple way of life.
“It’s very different to the life Josie leads now. But I’m glad that she had the opportunity to live life in the caravan when she was a child.”
Josie, however, rarely speaks about her childhood. However, she is said to have opened up about losing her dad in an interview with Now magazine in 2010.