What Happened to The X Factor’s Stacey Solomon? Where is She?
The X-Factor, is a British reality television show, where singers face off against each other to win the million dollar prize and a record contract with Syco Music.
Every year, we have new musicians coming forward with talent that captivates everyone and only one takes home the prize.
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Today, we have brought to you the facts about an up and coming English singer, Stacey Solomon and her meteoric rise to fame after appearing in The X-Factor UK.
She was born on October 4, 1989, in Dagenham, East London, to Fiona, a nurse and David Solomon, a photographer, in a Jewish family.
She was nine when her parents divorced, and she attended the King Solomon High School in London, England.
She performed ‘What a Wonderful World‘ by Louis Armstrong, which captivated the audience and the judges During on her audition on X-Factor in 2009.
Solomon was mentored by Dannii Minogue, an Australian singer and she was among the top 12 contestants to have advanced to the live shows.
She performed Coldplay’s Scientist on her first week in the live shows, followed by ‘At Last,’ ‘Wish You Upon a Star,’ and ‘Son of a Preacher man.’
She went on captivating a large part of the audience performing songs like ‘Rule the World,’ ‘Something About the Way You Look Tonight,’ and ‘The Way You Make Me Feel.’
On the final week, Stacey performed a duet ‘Feeling Good’ with Michael Buble and also performed ‘What a Wonderful World,’ and ‘Who wants to Live Forever.’
She secured the third place, behind first runner-up Olly Murs and winner, Joe McElderry on December 13, 2009.
Stacey took part in the tenth season of ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here,’ and won the finale against Shaun Ryder to be crowned the ‘Queen of the Jungle.’
In January 2011, she performed duets, ‘Feeling Good,’ and ‘Step On,’ with Ryder at the 16th National Television Awards.
She began working on her debut album in June 2011 and set the release date on February 2012, but it was delayed.
She performed in front of thousands of people as the headline act at Paisley’s Christmas Lights Switch on November 5, 2011.
Her debut album, ‘Shy,’ which was scheduled to be released in 2014, was eventually up in April 2015. At the same time, she also released her first single, also entitled ‘Shy.’
On March 11, 2012, Solomon and Chris Moyles presented Sky Living’s dating show, ‘The Love Machine.’
She appeared multiple times as a guest panelist on ITV daytime show, ‘Loose Women,’ until getting the position of a regular panelist in 2016.
It was announced on September 22, 2016, that Solomon would be replacing Laura Whitmore and become the co-host of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Extra Camp.’
However, she didn’t return for the spin-off show, probably to take care of her children. But, her boyfriend, Joe Swash made the appearance.
She appeared as a guest on ITV’s Love Island, on June 25, 2017, and she also took part in a celebrity edition of The Crystal Maze on Channel 4.
She is living with her two sons, Zachary Solomon and Leighton Barham, in London, while her partner, Joe Swash is busy presenting the show ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get me Out of Here! Extra Camp.’
She was seen walking the red carpet in the 23rd National Television Awards with the ‘Loose Women’ cast on January 23, 2018.
She has garnered a net worth of $900,000 over the years.