Who is Marvin Humes? Meet the JLS member and former X Factor star set to appear on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here
JLS band member Marvin Humes appears in the Australian jungle alongside a star-studded cast.
Humes first appeared on our screens in 2008 when he took part in the reality TV competition X factor.
Since leaving the show, the boy band member has had a number of hits to his name, as well as an illustrious career on television and radio.
But who is Marvin Human and what has the crooner been up to since X Factor?
MailOnline has everything you need to know…
Into the Jungle: X Factor star Marvin Humes will star in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2023
Who is Marvin Humes?
Marvin Humes was born on March 18, 1985 in Greenwich, London, to a Jamaican father and a Scottish mother. The crooner also has two brothers: Leon and Jackson.
Humes previously appeared in Holby City and was in the band VS, which was formed by Blue member Simon Webbe.
But the Londoner is best known as one quarter of X Factor boy band JLS.
The foursome was formed by Oritsé Williams, who was scouted for numerous boy bands but found none were a good fit.
So Williams decided to form his own group and chose both Aston Merrygold and Humes to top it off.
He also asked JB Gill to join the group because of his ‘musical ear’, and as a result JLS was born.
But the group didn’t start out as JLS – they were originally called UFO, which stood for Unique Famous Outrageous.
The band made their debut on the fifth series of X Factor, but they had to change their name because UFO was taken over by another competitor.
They chose to go with JLS and initialize Jack the Lad Swing, the name of a sound they were developing.
JLS quickly stormed its way through the competition, taking second place behind Alexandra Burke.
The group signed to Epic Records and released a number of hits including Beat Again and Everybody in Love, while collecting numerous awards including BRITS and MOBOs.
JLS also reunited again this year for a huge reunion tour of the UK this year.
Musical prowess: Humes is best known as one-quarter of the boy band JLS (pictured in 2013). The four scored several hits in Great Britain, including Beat Again and Everybody in Love
In love: Marvin first met former girl band member Rochelle in 2010, and the pair have remained an item ever since
Who is Marvin Humes married to?
Marvin Humes is married to Rochelle Humes, a former member of the girl group The Saturdays.
The loved-up couple have been together since 2010, and Humes proposed to Rochelle a year later, on New Year’s Eve in 2011.
The couple officially tied the knot at Blenheim Palace a year later.
The presenters share two daughters, Alaia-Mai, 10, Valentina, six, and a son, Blake, three.
However, things weren’t always smooth sailing for the couple, as they briefly split in November 2010 – after just eight months of dating.
Marvin dropped the bomb via JLS’ Twitter page: ‘I’m very sad to say it’s all true… Rochelle and I have split up… thank you for all your kind messages of support… I love you guys…Marv x.”
Rochelle shared a statement from her personal account, writing, “Hey guys, thanks for the messages! It’s all a bit strange sharing a fraction!
‘We broke up, but we’re still very good friends! You are nice.’
But the two singers couldn’t disagree for too long as they reconciled two months after their split, with Marvin officially putting a £45,000 ring on it during a picturesque holiday to Antigua.
Since then, the pair have been a co-presenting powerhouse.
Family man: Rochelle and Marvin share three children together Alaia-Mai, 10, Valentina, six and a son, Blake, three years old (pictured from left to right: Alaia-Mai, Blake and Valentina)
Reunion: JLS recently reunited this year for a huge reunion tour of the UK this year
What did Marvin Humes do after JLS?
After JLS called it quits in 2013, the boy band member had a successful presenting career.
The same year, Humes began hosting his own show on Capital Network on Friday nights.
After his period at the radio station, he presented the Vodafone Big Top 40 together with Kat Shoob in 2014.
His radio show also included presenting the Capital Late Show and co-hosting One Love Manchester on all global radio stations in 2017.
But in January 2023, the disc jockey hung up his headphones for the last time.
The X Factor star didn’t just focus on radio, the musician has also racked up a number of successful prime time presentations along the way.
Humes first appeared on ITV as presenter of This Morning on 23 August 2013, alongside his wife Rochelle Humes.
The pair became regular hosts of the show in 2015, with Humes also appearing regularly on Holly Willoughby’s Surprise Surprise on ITV.
The crooner also presented seasons three, four and five of Voice UK on BBC One, alongside Emma Willis.
He and his wife Rochelle also co-hosted BBC One’s music game show The Hit List.
A source said: ‘Marvin would be a brilliant signing. Not only is he known to fans of The X Factor and fans of JLS, but the audience for The Hit List and This Morning stretches from children to older viewers.
“And with Rochelle’s support, he has a ready-made fan base. He will also have many showbiz stories to tell from his fifteen years in the spotlight.’
Powerhouse: Together with his wife Rochelle, Humes has landed one presenting gig after another. Show bosses hope his reputation as a prime time presenter will appeal to ITV viewers