Ferne McCann Age: Dating History And What She Did Before TV 

By Lucy Cooper

26th May 2020

Ferne McCann Age: Dating History And What She Did Before TV

Ferne McCann age isn’t even 30 yet, but she’s done more in her life than most! From reality TV, to becoming a single Mum, and everything in between…

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She’ll soon join her best friend Billie Faiers in the 30s club, but until then let’s take a look back at her biggest milestones, both in and out of the spotlight.


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Ferne McCann Age- Before The Spotlight

Ferne actually came in the top 15 of the Miss England competition back in 2012, meaning she was just 21.

Life before The Only Way Is Essex looked very different for Ferne, having worked as a hairdresser for six years.

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When debuting on the show back in 2013 at the age of 23, she introduced herself as the ‘outspoken, confrontational b*tch’.

She was a regular until 2016 when she quit after feeling she’d become a ‘pantomime character’ and had to leave for her sanity.

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Dating History

Ferne’s had her fair share of lovers- and she’s usually been very public with them. When she joined TOWIE she was in a long term relationship with cast-mate and Joey Essex’s cousin, Charlie Sims.

The pair’s rollercoaster relationship was well documented on TOWIE, with it eventually coming to and in 2015 after a turbulent five years.

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Since then, McCann has had a string of flings, both in and out of the spotlight. Reports suggested a fling between her and Premier League star Dele Alli, after they were reportedly caught kissing in a club.

She was also spotted kissing Love Island’s Jordan Humes late last year.

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Ferne also had brief flings with Russell Brand another Love Islander- Charlie Brake.

Born For The Camera

Ferne made her debut to reality TV on the 15th series of I’m a Celebrity back in 2015, whens he was 25. She was a late arrival to the jungle, but still finished in third place, after her iconic swallowing of a LIVE spider!

Since proving popular with the public after showing the real her in the jungle, she landed the role of showbiz reporter on This Morning in 2016.

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She also had her first ITVBe show with jungle-mate Vicky Pattison, which followed the ladies on a road trip around Italy.

Trouble In Paradise

Ferne’s career might have been shining, but her personal life was in turmoil. She’d admitted to always opting for the ‘bad boy’:

“I’m always going for similar sorts of guys and it’s just not working for me at the moment. I know what qualities I’m after I just never seem to go for those. I go for mean boys.”

But, her next boyfriend gave this a whole new meaning. Former TOWIE star Ferne McCann had been dating boyfriend Arthur Collins for a year before he was arrested in April 2017 for 20 years following an acid attack in a London nightclub.

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Ferne McCann Age: Becoming A Mum

Just months later in November 2017, she gave birth to their child at the age of 27, whilst Arthur was just starting his sentence.

“Wellcome to the world my darling. Didn’t expect to see you a week early. I’m so in love & bursting with pride. It’s a girl [sic]”.

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Ferne was open that the whole event brought her life crashing down, but the light at the end of the tunnel was her daughter Sunday.

“Initially I was devastated. It was so hard to deal with what happened but then I realised it was not about me, but about my child.”

Ferne McCann Age- Nearly 30 And Doing Better Than Ever

She didn’t let this stop her career, as just a month after giving birth, the first series of her show- Ferne McCann: First Time Mum- was released.

While filming and raising her daughter as a single Mum, she also runs a nutrition business behind the scenes.

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Alongside her ex TOWIE cast-mate, and best friend Danielle Armstrong, the ladies run their own online Herbalife health and fitness community.

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