I’M A Celebrity has dropped two new celebrities, Ruthie Henshall and Russell Watson, into camp as the much loved ITV show returns with a bang for 2020.
The latest new arrivals got a brutal welcome to I’m A Celebrity 2020 on November 18 – with Ruthie being battered with rotten tomatoes. But who is the West End legend and what were her most famed performances?
Who is Ruthie Henshall?
Valentine Ruth Henshall was born on March 7, 1967, in Bromley, London.
Henshall is an English actress, singer, and dancer known for her work in musical theatre and she made her West End debut in Cats in 1987.
Since then she has gone on to be a five-time Olivier Award nominee, and won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Amalia Balash in the London revival of She Loves Me (1994).
She made her Broadway debut in 1999 in Chicago, and returned in 2010, this time playing the role Roxy Hart.
How did Ruthie Henshall become famous?
Ruthie is one of the best known names in musical theatre, and has appeared in some of the biggest West End shows of all time.
She starred in Miss Saigon, Les Miserables – in which she played Fantine – as well as Crazy For You and the 1996 revival of Oliver! at the London Palladium.
What West End shows has she been in?
She has appeared in Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Crazy For You and Oliver.
The star also played Roxie Hart in Chicago, before going on to star in the Broadway production across the pond as well.
Ruthie bagged the role of Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot The Musical from 2014-2016.
Ruthie also appeared as a judge on Dancing On Ice in 2008 and 2009.
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Is Ruthie Henshall married?
Ruthie was married to Canadian-born actor and singer Tim Howa from 2004-2009.
The couple announced their separation in August 2009 before later divorcing in January 2010.
The couple have two daughters together.
She was romantically linked to Prince Edward, dating him “solidly” for two years as well as on and off for five years.
She was also previously engaged to actor John Gordon Sinclair.