First kiss with Stacey Solomon ‘was like kissing a wall’, says Joe Swash

Joe Swash has said his first kiss with his wife Stacey Solomon “was like kissing a wall” – and that she “puked all over his bathroom” on one of their first dates. 

However, former king of the jungle Joe said there was “not much” Stacey could do that would “put me off her”.  The pair married last year after they met following her stint on the show in 2010, with the couple having three children during their 13-year long relationship.

Actor and TV personality Swash recalled their first encounters during a special episode of I’m A Celebrity… South Africa on Friday, which showed previously unseen moments from the recent ITV all-star series.   

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“She came back to my house and she said ‘I’ll tell you what, instead of me getting the lift up I’ll race you up the stairs’ – she was drunk.  By the time she got to the top of the stairs and got into my house before me, I went into the bathroom – when she’d run all the alcohol had mixed around her body.

“She puked all up the walls and puked on my mirror, it was brilliant mate. There’s not much she could do that would put me off her.”

Swash also told his campmates about his attempts to court Solomon during their time working together on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! while he had been hosting a spin-off series.

“We just spent all day together every day for about a week, and I knew instantly, I could feel something coming from her,” he said.  “And if she was gonna go home and I was still out there for another two or three weeks, I thought, ‘wow, I’ve got to show her how I feel before she goes home’.

“I thought it’d be romantic to just knock on her door and start kissing her… She didn’t take it that way.  It was like kissing a wall, and then she just shut the door and I thought ‘no!’.”

He added: “I must have gotten under her skin… as soon as I landed, two weeks later, I went straight to her house and then that was it, we’ve been together ever since.”

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