Fiona O’Loughlin was crowned Queen of the Jungle on season four of Australia’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here after weeks of grueling challenges.
The 54-year-old comedian defied the odds and won the 45-day competition. Speaking after the big announcement O’Loughlin said: ‘I just feel like the luckiest duck alive.
‘Without a doubt the jungle has changed me. I will never take anything for granted again.’
Fiona O’Loughlin was crowned Queen of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here
O’Loughlin’s victory is made that much sweeter when you recall her rather public battle with addiction. Ahead of the season four I’m a Celebrity…premiere she opened up to News Corp about how serious her struggles with alcohol addiction really was, revealing that she’ll never shake the mentality.
‘I have an alcoholic mind, I will always have an alcoholic mind.
‘And that alcoholic mind will at times tell me that it is a good idea to have a drink. It is a cunning, powerful and baffling disease. What I do every single day is just not have that first drink. You can’t get drunk if you don’t have the first drink. Don’t have the first one under any circumstances.’
So what do you need to know about Fiona O’Loughlin?
Who is Fiona O’Loughlin?
Born in Warooka, South Australia, in July 1963, Fiona O’Loughlin is a 54-year-old comedian. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her family.
Fiona is known first and foremost for her stand-up comedy, but she’s done many other things. She’s appeared on TV shows, competed on competition series and written a book of short stories.
After collapsing during a 2009 performance in Brisbane, Australia, Fiona went public about her alcoholism. While competing on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, Fiona revealed that before getting sober she was homeless.
Fiona O’Loughlin’s family
Fiona O’Loughlin is the sister of Comedy Inc. cast member Emily Taheny and the mother of five children. She found out during her time on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here that she was going to be a grandmother.
During the episode, Fiona received a letter from one of her daughters that had been addressed to ‘Noni’, a subtle way of letting her know that she was going to be a grandma.
‘Noni is going to be my grandmother name and that is her way of letting me know that she is getting well and truly through the first trimester,’ Fiona said during the show.
Trying to keep her emotions from getting the best of her, Fiona said: ‘I think I can say it out loud, I am going to be a grandmother. I am going to be Noni!’
Fiona and her husband Chris separated in 2012. At the time, she told the Herald Sun the future of their relationship was ‘still such an unknown’, revealing that she and her children had moved from Alice Springs, Australia, to Melbourne.
Fiona O’Loughlin’s 2018 I’m A Celebrity win
Fiona O’Loughlin was crowned Queen of the Jungle in season four of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here on Monday, March 12. During the final rounds of competition, she managed to knock Shannon Knoll and Danny Green into second and third place respectively.
Fiona’s team celebrated her victory on social media, praising her for being so strong throughout the competition.
Fiona O’Loughlin the comedian
Fiona O’Loughlin has performed as a headlining act at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe festival, the Montreal Comedy Festival and more. She’s known best among fans for her stand-up comedy, much of which pulls from her own life experiences.
Which TV shows has Fiona O’Loughlin starred in?
Fiona O’Loughlin has made a number of TV appearances. She’s had parts on Spicks and Specks, Rove Live, Hughesy, We Have a Problem and the Breast Darn Show in Town.
She’s also competed on several reality TV shows including Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing With the Stars and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.