Ferne McCann is a British model, reality star, and presenter. She is a well-known personality in the entertainment industry. McCann was the winner of the ‘Miss Essex’ contest, which helped her enter the TV industry. McCann shot to fame after her participation in the reality TV show, ‘The Only Way Is Essex.’ She was a part of the show for three years and the show brought her huge fame. McCann also participated in the reality game show, ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here,’ and won the third place. She is a noted presenter too. She was the showbiz reporter for the TV show, ‘This Morning,’ aired on the ‘ITV’ network. McCann was part of several other shows, such as ‘Loose Women,’ and ‘Celebs Go Dating.’ She got embroiled in controversy due to her relation with Arthur Collins, who was convicted for an acid attack in a nightclub in London.
Childhood & Early Life
Ferne Alice McCann was born on August 6, 1990, in Brentwood, Essex, to Simon McCann and Gilly McCann. Gilly McCann has appeared in a few episodes of the series, ‘The Only Way Is Essex.’
McCann has a sister, Sophie, and a nephew named Ronnie. No information about her educational qualification is available in public domain.
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McCann started her career as a hairstylist and colorist. She worked as a stylist for six years, before making her entry into the entertainment industry. In 2012, McCann participated in the ‘Miss Essex 2012’ competition, and was crowned the winner. She was also one of the top 15 contestants of the ‘Miss England’ competition, held in the same year.
In 2013, Ferne McCann was selected as one of the participants of the reality show, ‘The Only Way Is Essex,’ which was aired on the ‘ITV2’ network. She made her debut in the ninth series of the show. The show focuses on the way the participants react to real life situations. It is a highly popular show. McCann remained a crucial part of the cast for many years. She grabbed attention owing to her outspoken and confrontational nature. In 2016, McCann quit the show in its seventeenth series, as she was unhappy with her role.
In 2015, McCann was chosen to participate in the fifteenth series of the survival game show, ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.’ It was telecast on the ‘ITV’ network. It shows a group of celebrities living in a jungle-like atmosphere, devoid of material comforts. The contestants go through different tasks involving snakes, spiders and other creatures. Participants are eliminated one by one, and the last remaining person is declared the winner.
Ferne McCann participated in the show ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here,’ as a late entrant but she proved a strong contender for the title. McCann’s participation resulted in controversies, as one of her tasks involved eating a live spider. This was construed as a case of animal cruelty. McCann came third in the show.
In 2015, McCann appeared as a guest panelist in the show, ‘Loose Women.’ In January 2016, McCann became a showbiz reporter on the daytime TV show, ‘This Morning,’ which is being aired on the ‘ITV’ network. The show is telecast live on weekdays, and focuses on topics, such as news, topical items, home and garden, showbiz, and health. In April 2017, McCann took a break from the show, but returned in January 2018.
In May 2016, McCann became a part of the late night chat show, ‘Up Late with Rylan,’ aired on ‘Channel 5.’ The show was hosted by Rylan Carl-Neal, and dealt with gossip, music, and games. McCann handled a recurring segment in the show. The show went off-air after a short period, due to poor ratings. In 2016, McCann penned her autobiography titled, ‘Cross My Heart.’ In the book she speaks openly about her relations and heartbreaks. In the same year, she made her debut on stage, as ‘Myrtle Wilson,’ in the theatrical adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby.’
In 2017, Ferne McCann participated in the reality show, ‘Celebs Go Dating.’ It was a dating show aired on the ‘E4’ channel. McCann participated along with Joey Essex, and Jorgie Porter, who were her co-stars in previous reality shows. From 2017, she has featured in a documentary series, ‘Ferne McCann: First Time Mum,’ where she shares her experiences of being a single mother. The show is being aired on the ‘ITVBe’ network.
Ferne McCann has always been in the news for her relationships. She was in a relation with her co-star from ‘The Only Way Is Essex,’ Charlie Sims, for six years. She was also in a relation with George Shelley, a co-contestant in ‘I’m a Celebrity.’
McCann was in a relation with Arthur Collins, before he was arrested in connection with an acid attack in a nightclub in London. Days after his arrest, McCann announced her pregnancy, and her decision to raise the child as a single parent. On November 2, 2017, McCann gave birth to her daughter, Sunday Skye.
McCann is active on social media platforms, including ‘Instagram,’ and ‘Twitter.’ She holds a ‘PCV’ license, and tries to encourage female bus drivers.