Birth name Matthew James Willis

Birthday 8 May 1983

Star sign Taurus

Birthplace Tooting, London

Marriages Emma Willis, July 2008 – present

Matt Willis was born in London in 1983. He has an older brother, Darren, and a half-sister called Amanda.

The singer attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in west London and had ambitions to be an actor.

After brief appearances in The Bill and Casualty, Matt found fame with boy band Busted in 2002.

The group’s debut single What I Go To School For was a top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart. They had their first No 1 with You Said No in 2003.

Busted released two albums and had a total of four No 1 hits. They also scooped two Brit Awards in 2004 before splitting in 2005 when Charlie Simpson decided to leave the band.

Matt Willis sought treatment for alcoholism after the break-up by checking into The Priory. After his rehab stint he embarked on a brief solo career.

His biggest hit was debut track Up All Night which was released in May 2006. In the same year, Matt returned to rehab for his cannabis addiction.

Matt entered the jungle as a contestant on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in November 2006 and went on to win the show.

After his success Matt did presenting work and co-hosted spin-off show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! NOW! with girlfriend Emma Griffiths in 2007 and 2008.

The couple, who’d been dating since 2005, got married in 2008 and welcomed their daughter Isabelle in 2009. Son Ace followed in November 2011.

Matt Willis branched out into theatre work in 2010. He has starred in shows such as Flashdance The Musical, Wicked and The West End Men.

2013 was a big year for Matt. It was announced in November that Matt and his Busted bandmate James Bourne would form supergroup McBusted with McFly.

The lads announced a 2014 tour which proved to be hugely popular with fans.

Matt also landed a stint in EastEnders as Stacey Branning’s boyfriend and starred in comedy Birds Of A Feather.

He was cast in wartime drama Allies as Private Billy Munns.

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