Joe Swash is to current a documentary about foster care.
The previous ‘I’m A Celeb… Get Me Out Of Right here!’ winner is anticipated to entrance a BBC particular, ‘Teenagers in Care’, about youngsters within the care system – following within the footsteps of broadcaster Stacey Dooley and ex ‘Love Island’ star Zara McDermott, who’ve been concerned in agenda-setting documentaries surrounding unexplored subjects – that can see him converse to folks with expertise within the sector.
A supply informed The Solar newspaper’s TV Biz column: “The BBC love Joe’s everyman attraction and consider he can appeal to a sort of viewers who wouldn’t often tune in for a documentary.”
Joe is “acquainted” with the topic as his mom Catherine is a foster mum herself after taking in two younger folks when he was a youngster.
The insider added: “He’s eager so as to add one other string to his bow, and the subject is one thing he’s acquainted with, so it’s an excellent match.
“There’s large scope for Joe to make extra sequence sooner or later, so it’s thrilling occasions for him.”
The ex ‘EastEnders’ star – who’s married to ‘Free Girls’ panellist Stacey Solomon, with whom he has 13-month-old daughter Rose, three yr previous son Rex and step-sons Leighton, 10, and Zachary, 14 – will probably be focusing his consideration on youngsters over the age of 16 as that demographic residing in care has risen by 37 per cent within the final 10 years.
Of the programme, Joe – who additionally has 15-year-old son Harry together with his ex Emma Sophocleous – mentioned: “Foster care is a topic actually near my coronary heart as I grew up with foster siblings so it’s one thing I’m obsessed with exploring.
“I’m actually trying ahead to assembly the younger folks in care and listening to their tales.’’