Who is Jake Quickenden? Everything you need to know about the Dancing on Ice star

Jake Quickenden

by Rhianna Bedi and Georgina Terry |
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Who is Jake Quickenden?

Jake Quickenden is a singer, reality television star and model, best known for his appearances on X Factor andI'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

How tall is Jake Quickenden?

He's 6'2. Swoon!

How old is he?

Jake was born on 4 September 1988.

Where was he born?

He's from Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

What is Jake's background? What was his job?

Jake began his career as a lifeguard and semi-pro footballer in Scunthorpe, his hometown, before pursuing his media career.

Jake Quickenden's brother

Jake has an older brother called Adam, and mother named Lisa, butlost his father Paul in 2008 and younger brother Oliver in 2012 - both to bone cancer.

Who was Jake's partner on Dancing on Ice?

Jake was partnered with pro skater Vanessa Bauer, and during his TV appearance on Lorraine, revealed "I just feel so lucky that I’ve been asked to do it. I’m so buzzing, I can’t even explain. It’s my mums favourite!". He also decided to let us know that he's been walking around in his then fiancees' tights for the last week to "get used to [the lyrcra]"....

When did Jake appear on The X Factor?

Jake Quickenden

Jake has appeared on the talent show twice - in 2012 and 2014.

In 2012, Jake received fpur yeses from the judges in his audition, sailed through bootcamp, but didn't make it further than judges' houses as he failed to impress boys' category mentor - Nicole Scherzinger, and guest judge Ne-Yo.

In 2014, Jake re-auditioned for the show with a highly emotional performance of Say Something'that clearly impressed the judges. This time around, Jake made it all the way through to the live shows with Mel B as his mentor, but was unfortunately eliminated in week three.

Watch Jake Quickenden's 2012 The X Factor audition

Has Jake released music since The X Factor?

Yes, Jake released his single Blindfold along with an EP called New Chapter in 2016. His latest single Black Mirror was released in 2017.

Jake's music can be found on Spotify, Youtube, Apple Music, SoundCloud and Google Play.

Did Jake win I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here?

Jake QUickenden

No, Jake took part in Series 14 of I'm a Celebrity in 2014, but finished as runner-up to Jungle King - Carl Fogarty.

Is Jake Quickenden single?

Jake split up with Danielle Fogarty in April 2018.

Jake Quickenden and Danielle Forgarty


The pair had been dating since 2014, and in September 2017 announced their engagement, as Jake popped the question on his 29th birthday.

Who does Jake model for?

Jake's signed to one of London and Europe's leading model agencies - MOT Models.

Why is everyone talking about Jake's hair?

Jake splashed 5000 on a hair transplant and took to Instagram to tell fans why.

Jake said: "I've sorted my hairline out after years of insecurities, people might say your hair was fine and didn't need it, but after years of being really worried about losing my hair, I took the dive and did something about it!".

What's Jake's Instagram? Snapchat? Twitter?

If you want your daily fix of topless selfies and guitar solos, then get following Jake on:

Instagram - @jakequickenden14

Snapchat - jakeyq

Twitter - @JakeQuickenden

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