10 reality tv stars who won other reality tv shows

Reality TV Vicky

Tonight saw Vicky Pattison, Ferne McCann and George Shelley battle it out in the final of the latest (and probably best ever) series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! with Vicky Pattison being crowned Queen of the Jungle!

All three of them are ‘Reality TV stars’, finding fame on either Geordie Shore, The Only Way Is Essex or The X Factor, and if it wasn’t for those shows, neither of them would have been able to enter a programme featuring celebrities as contestants.

This got me thinking that Vicky isn’t the first Reality TV show winner to come from another Reality TV show. More and more, this new breed of ‘celebrity’ are proving they’re better equipped at surviving the likes of Celebrity Big Brother or I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! than a former pop star or ex-footballer.

To refresh your memory, I’ve put together a list of 10 other Reality TV stars who went on to win other Reality TV shows, this time as celebrities. So here they are in no particular order…

Charlotte Crosby

Best known for: Geordie Shore (2011-Present)

Won: Celebrity Big Brother (2013)


Before winning Celebrity Big Brother, Charlotte Crosby was best known for being in Geordie Shore, MTV’s UK remake of hit US series Jersey Shore. Set in Newcastle, Geordie Shore for those of you who haven’t seen it, is basically an excuse for a group of twenty-somethings to live together rent free, get drunk and have sex… the downside? They have to do it on national television, because as far as MTV are concerned, there’s no such things as censorship.

Unlike many who go from one Reality TV programme to another, Charlotte can still be seen on the show that made her, Geordie Shore.


Best known for: The X Factor (2012)

Won: Celebrity Big Brother (2013)


Before The X Factor, eagle-eyed viewers might have recognised Rylan as the runner-up of Katie Price’s short-lived Sky Living series Signed By Katie Price, where the price was a management contract and a mentorship with Katie Price. But it’s really The X Factor that put Rylan on the map and weeks after finishing fifth he entered the Celebrity Big Brother house and ended up winning, beating the likes of Heidi and Spencer, Claire from Steps and Frankie Dettori.

Winning Celebrity Big Brother really changed the pubic’s perception of Rylan and he impressed the Big Brother producers so much that they offered him a job a few months later, hosting Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, a job he still has alongside a regular role on This Morning.

Joe McElderry

Best known for: The X Factor (2009)

Won: Popstar to Operastar (2011), The Jump (2014)


Back in 2009, Joe McElderry became the sixth winner of The X Factor and after a semi-successful music career, Joe turned his hand to other Reality TV programmes such as Popstar to Operastar, which he won, and The Jump, which he also won! Other shows that I imagine are on his ‘Reality TV Bucket List’ are I’m A Celebrity and Strictly Come Dancing, and knowing Joe he’ll probably end up winning those too, if he enters of course!

James Hill

Best known for: The Apprentice (2014)

Won: Celebrity Big Brother (2015)


Dubbed the ‘Bad Boy’ of The Apprentice 2014, James Hill entered the Celebrity Big Brother house earlier this year and only went and won the thing, beating Bobbi Davro and fellow Reality TV stars Stevi Richie and Chloe-Jasmine.

Stacey Solomon

Best known for: The X Factor (2009)

Won: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (2010)


Most people forget that Stacey Solomon is actually a singer and not just a TV personality. Stacey first came to the public’s attention in 2009 when she finished third in The X Factor, behind Olly Murs and Joe McElderry.

Thanks to her infectious personality, she was invited onto I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! a year later, and beat Shaun Ryder to be crowned Queen of the Jungle!

Suzanne Shaw

Best known for: Popstars (2000)

Won: Dancing On Ice (2008)


Before The X Factor and Pop Idol, January 2001 saw ITV launch Popstars, a talent show aimed at finding the next big music group from the UK, but despite what we’re used to now, featured no live performances or public votes!

The eventual winners were Kym Marsh, Myleene Klass, Danny Foster, Noel Sullivan and Suzanne Shaw, collectively known as Hear’Say, and in 2008 Suzanne Shaw took part in skating competition Dancing On Ice and won.

Ray Quinn

Best known for: The X Factor (2006)

Won: Dancing On Ice (2009), Dancing On Ice All-Stars (2014)

Ray Quinn

After finishing second in the third series of The X Factor, Ray Quinn went on to win ITV’s Dancing On Ice in 2009, and when the series came to an end in 2014 they celebrates with an all-star series which he also won!

Joey Essex

Best known for: The Only Way Is Essex (2011-2013)

Won: The Jump (2015)


Responsible for the word ‘Reem’ and the phrases ‘Creepy sick’ and ‘Salty potato’, the nation first fell in love with Joey Essex when he was on The Only Way Is Essex.

When he left the show in 2013 he took part in celebrity diving show Splash!, took a trip down under in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! but earlier this year it seemed that winter sports was more his bag as he won the second series of The Jump on Channel 4.

Perri Kiely

Best known for: Britain’s Got Talent (2009)

Won: Splash! (2014)


Back in 2009, dance troupe Diversity won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent and have gone on to become one of the most successful winners ever! Fast forward 5 years, and Perri Kiely, aka the young one who does flips, swapped dancing for diving as he took part in the second series of ITV’s celebrity diving show Splash! and won, beating the likes of Keith Duffy and Richard Whitehead.

Darius Danesh

Best known for: Popstars (2001), Pop Idol (2002)

Won: Popstar to Operastar (2010)


Despite not making it into Hear’Say, Darius is easily one of the most memorable contestants on Popstars thanks to his performance of Oops I Did It Again. That wasn’t the last we’d seen of Darius though, as later on that year he entered Pop Idol and finished third, beaten by Gareth Gates in second place, and Will Young in first.

Nine years later, after stints in Chicago, Guys and Dolls, two Top 40 albums, five Top 10 singles and a debut number one single, Darius appeared on another singing competition for ITV, Popstar to Operastar, and after 6 weeks of singing opera, Darius emerged the winner beating Bernie Nolan and fellow Popstars contestant Kym Marsh!

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