Who is Cliff Parisi? I’m A Celebrity 2019 contestant

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I’m a Celebrity at all times options loads of few twists, turns and surprises and this yr is no totally different with two new cleaning soap stars coming into the fold after the preliminary line-up was revealed.

Right here’s every little thing it’s worthwhile to find out about about former EastEnders actor Cliff “Minty” Parisi…

Cliff Parisi (Getty)

Age: 59

Well-known for: Performing, each in EastEnders and extra lately in Name the Midwife

Twitter: @cliff_parisi

Instagram: @cliffparisi

When was Cliff Parisi in EastEnders?

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Having initially began his profession as a slapstick comedian within the early ’80s, Parisi determined to attempt his hand at performing, having performed Lunchbox in ITV’s crime drama Chancer.

He auditioned for the function of Minty Peterson in 2002, having reportedly been beneficial by Phil Mitchell actor Steve McFadden.

Minty was best-known to EastEnders followers as a hapless, unlucky-in-love mechanic, along with his friendship with Garry Hobbs (Ricky Groves) usually offering gentle aid from the cleaning soap’s usually gloomy storylines.

Having an on-off relationship with Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison), Minty discovered himself strung alongside by Sam Mitchell (Kim Medcalf/Danniella Westbrook) – however after being ditched by Sam and breaking Heather’s coronary heart, Minty determined to go away Walford at the back of a black cab in 2010.

Who does Cliff Parisi play in Name the Midwife?

Cliff Parisi - Call the Midwife


Parisi’s most high-profile function since EastEnders is as Frederick Buckle in Name the Midwife, having joined the present within the first collection again in 2012.

Buckle serves as Nonnatus Home’s handyman, usually discovering himself embroiled in get-rich-quick schemes that hardly ever work out for the very best.

Parisi has drawn upon real-life expertise to flesh out Buckle’s character.

“He’s partly based mostly on one explicit buddy of mine, who is a taxi driver,” he stated. “I’ve recognized him since we had been 12 years outdated. So Fred is a little bit of him. And in addition, generally I draw on my dad. Fred often says issues that I can hear my dad saying. However it’s a mishmash ultimately. Above all, you get impressed by the writing.”

What different exhibits has Cliff Parisi starred in?

Since EastEnders, Parisi landed himself a visitor function in Channel four cleaning soap Hollyoaks as Stroll, and a small function as Arnie in BBC One’s Hustle.

He additionally briefly starred within the fifth collection of Outnumbered, as a involved mum or dad at a swimming gala.

What has Cliff Parisi needed to say about becoming a member of the I’m a Celeb line-up?

As of but, Parisi has stored quiet – however ITV execs hope he’ll carry his cheeky-chappy attraction Down Underneath.

“Cliff is the ultimate piece within the puzzle and comes from two huge BBC exhibits,” an insider informed The Mirror. “It is going to be fascinating to see if he sees the humorous aspect of issues when he has been in there some time and the starvation and tiredness kicks in.”

I’m a Celebrity continues each evening at 9pm on ITV

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