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Get to Know I’m a Celebrity Star Stephen K. Amos

We take a look at his life outside the jungle.
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For over 20 years, Stephen K. Amos has remained a consistent headliner across the international comedy circuit, taking to the stage as a fan favourite for both the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

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Throughout his career, the 56-year-old has also established a long-standing connection with Australian audiences, appearing across beloved Aussie programmes such as Spicks and Specks, Thank God You’re Here, and Good News Week. Now, nearly two decades after he made his debut Down Under, Stephen is returning to the world of Australian television as part of the 2024 season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

As audiences look back on the British comic’s time in the jungle, we take a closer look at Stephen’s life away from the world of show business. 

Is Stephen K. Amos married?

Stephen K. Amos is currently believed to be in a relationship. While he has not yet spoken publicly about his romance, his relationship status was seemingly confirmed during his appearance on I’m a Celebrity, with the comedian receiving a letter from home labelled as being from his partner, Hugh. 

Although the comedian has tended to keep his personal life largely out of the public eye, in 2020, Stephen spoke candidly to The Telegraph about his relationship status.

“I’ve been single now for eight years, and my younger self would probably be a bit sad about that. I’m a godparent to four amazing human beings, and everyone says to me that I’d make a great dad. My younger self would be disappointed it hasn’t happened yet, but who knows what path I may have gone down if I’d had a young family?” 

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Stephen spoke most recently about his relationship status in 2020. (Credit: Getty)

Reflecting on his decision to publicly comment on his sexuality for the first time at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stephen shared, “The jokes I was doing at the start were simply jokes, but then I thought, ‘It’s time to talk about things that matter to me’… I thought, ‘Put your neck on the line, and it might resonate. If people are upset, fine, they can watch somebody else.'” 

Speaking to Queer Fortythe 56-year-old opened up on his connection with his sexuality in his fifties, telling the publication, “Times have changed, but I still think for the most part we’re invisible. There are those who are very vocal and active, so they do stand out and can be found, but in terms of general media, we’re ignored.”

“When I get messages from young people telling me that when they saw a documentary or a show I’ve done where I talked about homosexuality and embraced it, it gave them the courage to come out. It makes me realise that there is still work to do and it keeps me well grounded.”

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Stephen has remained a strong advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights and racial equality. (Credit: Getty)

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