Who is former Im A Celebrity star Cliff Parisi and when was he on EastEnders?


CLIFF Parisi was the third campmate to leave I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here!

The actor is known for playing mechanic Minty Peterson in Albert Square – here’s all you need to know about him…

Cliff Parisi was on I’m a Celebrity 2019

Who is Cliff Parisi and who did he play in EastEnders?

Cliff Parisi was born in London to parents George and Irene on May 24, 1960, and is of Italian descent.

He also has an older sister.

After a difficult upbringing, Parisi began his career in 1982, touring the UK as a stand-up comedian.

He became interested in becoming an actor and after a series of bit-part roles he landed his first major character called Lunchbox in the TV series Chancer.

After being recommended by friend and legendary actor Steve McFadden, who plays Phil Mitchell, Parisi auditioned for the role of Minty Peterson in EastEnders and it has since become his most famous role.

He joined the soap in 2002 and departed Albert Square in 2010.

Cliff played Minty in EastEnders alongside his friend Steve McFadden

When was he on I’m A Celebrity?

Cliff joined the camp alongside Corrie star Andrew Whyment, who plays Kirk Sutherland towards the end of the first week of the 2019 series.

He proved a big amongst his fellow campmates, although he became known for his love of sleeping.

He was voted off the jungle on December 2, which made him the third celebrity to be evicted.

Parisi now stars in Call The Midwife, a show he has been part of since 2012

Parisi now stars in Call The Midwife, a show he has been part of since 2012

What did Cliff do after EastEnders?

After his departure from the popular BBC soap, Parisi returned to our screens in 2012.

He was a guest star in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, playing the character of Walt.

The future I’m A Celeb contestant also guest starred as Arnie in the BBC drama Hustle.

He now plays the character of Fred in Call The Midwife, a role he has assumed since 2012.

The actor is married to BBC producer Tara Wyer and and has five children, two with Tara and three from previous relationships.