Who is Fred Sirieix in ITV's I'm A Celebrity 2023?
19.11.2023 - 21:19
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here is back for another year with ten new celebrities heading to the jungle. The popular ITV show returns to Australia and is set to air nightly on ITV for the next three weeks.
One of the celebs entering the jungle is TV presenter and personality Fred Sirieix. The 51-year-old, who is from Limoges in France, is known for appearing in a host of TV shows including BBC Two's Million Pound Menu; Michel Roux's Service; Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip and Celebrity Gogglebox.
However it is his role as the Maître d in Channel 4's First Dates, which he has starred in since 2013, where many viewers may recognise Fred. He was also Maître d' on the First Dates spin-off show, First Dates Abroad.
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Speaking to The Guardian about why he took the role, Fred said he decided to be part of the show because 'it sounded fun and you have to consider any opportunity. I looked carefully at it and became sure it was a good programme at heart.'
Away from the camera Fred trained at a Michelin-starred restaurant in France before moving to London restaurant La Tante Claire. He was the general manager of Galvin at Windows, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the London Hilton hotel for 14 years, until December 2019.
Speaking before entering the jungle, Fred said he is looking at his stint in the show as being like 'a wellness retreat'. He said: "I knew it was serious when I got the call.
"I got scared and I don’t like to be limited by fear. But then I thought, ‘Ok this is a challenge’ and I knew I wanted to do it. It’s a challenge
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