There are some strange sounding rumours surrounding I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Rita Simons and her family.
The woman who is famous for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC soap opera Eastenders has been rumoured to be related to Sir Alan Sugar.
So who is Rita’s family? Is she married?
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Who is Rita Simons?
Rita Simons is a 41-year-old actress. She was born on March 10th, 1977.
Her most famous role came between 2007-2017 where she played Roxy Mitchell in Eastenders, becoming the ninth longest serving actress in Eastenders history.
During her 10-year reign on the BBC soap opera, Rita claimed the National Television Most Popular Newcomer award in 2008 and received a host of nominations such as the British Soap Opera Sexiest Female award in 2011.
Rita Simons: Family
Rita has her own cute little family and she has been piecing it together for more than 20 years.
She met hairdresser Theo Silveston when she was just 19 and, after a long romance, the pair tied the knot in August 2004.
Theo owns the Kink Hair Studio in Mill Lane, on the outskirts of London.
Together, the couple have twin daughters. Jaimee Leah and Maiya Sammy were born in 2006 and are both 12 years old.
Maiya was born with Mondini dysplasia, which means that she has a severe lack of hearing.
Rita has talked publicly about her daughter’s struggles, producing a BBC documentary called Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me in 2012.
At the time, Rita told Mail Online:
It’s very important to us that Maiya gets the chance to lead a normal life.
Rita and Alan Sugar
Bizarrely, Rita is directly related to billionaire businessman and The Apprentice star Lord Alan Sugar.
Rita is the cousin of Simon, Daniel and Louise Sugar.
Their mum, Ann Simons, is married to Alan Sugar, making Big Al Sugz Rita’s uncle.
Now there’s a man you could always rely on for some extra pocket money!
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