Jake Quickenden

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Jake Quickenden
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Quickenden in 2014
Jacob Quickenden

(1988-09-03) 3 September 1988 (age 32)
Years active2012–present
Television The X Factor (2012, 2014)
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2014)
Dancing On Ice (2018)
The Real Full Monty On Ice (2020)

Jacob "Jake" Quickenden (born 3 September 1988) [1] is an English singer, footballer and reality television personality. He was a contestant on the ninth and eleventh series of The X Factor in 2012 and 2014, before being runner-up in series 14 of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in December 2014. After taking part in I'm a Celebrity, Quickenden met Carl Fogarty's daughter, Danielle and they dated until just after Dancing On Ice . [2] In 2018, he won the tenth series of Dancing on Ice.


Football career

Jake Quickenden
Personal information
Full name Jacob Quickenden
Date of birth (1988-09-03) 3 September 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Ossett Town
Youth career
Scunthorpe United
Senior career*
Sunshine George Cross
2012–2013 Frickley Athletic 7 (14)
2013–2015 Bottesford Town 5 (11)
2017– Ossett Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Quickenden plays football, mainly as a winger or forward. He began his football career as a youth player for Scunthorpe United but suffered a broken leg, ending his chances with his hometown club. Following recovery he was offered trials in Australia with Bentleigh Greens and Sunshine George Cross, eventually playing professionally in Australia for two years. [3] He then returned to England and went on to play for Frickley Athletic in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League, Premier Division. [4] Most recently he played for Lincolnshire club Bottesford Town in the Northern Counties East Football League. [5] In 2015, he was rumoured to have been offered the opportunity to play for Gainsborough Trinity, but denied it. [6] He joined Ossett Town in 2017. [7]

Media career

Quickenden began his media career by appearing on the talent show The X Factor . After his 2012 departure, he has made a number of other media appearances since, including working as a presenter on the Chart Show TV channel. [8]

The X Factor

In 2012, Quickenden auditioned for the ninth series of The X Factor , where he sang "Use Somebody" and received four yesses from the judges. At bootcamp, along with fellow contestants Adam Burridge and Robbie Hance, he sang "How to Save a Life". The judges decided to put him through to judges' houses where he was in the Boys category along with Burridge, Nathan Fagan-Gayle, Rylan Clark, Jahméne Douglas, and the series' eventual winner James Arthur and their mentor was Nicole Scherzinger. Quickenden sang "Back for Good" in front of Scherzinger and her guest, Ne-Yo. The next day, Scherzinger decided not to put Quickenden through to the live shows, choosing Clark, Douglas, and Arthur instead. [9]

In 2014, Quickenden once again auditioned for the eleventh series of The X Factor, where he sang "All of Me", but was stopped and asked to perform his second song, "Say Something". Quickenden received positive comments from the judges for his second song and gave him four yeses to proceed to the next round. In the arena audition, he performed "Who You Are" by Jessie J. Quickenden received good comments from the judges. Head judge Simon Cowell commented that he was not a big fan of previous contestants returning since there was usually a reason for them being sent home, but said that he was not judging in the 2012 series and that Quickenden should not have been eliminated.[ citation needed ] The judges decided to put Quickenden through to bootcamp. He was again in the "Boys" category with Mel B as his mentor. In the six-chair challenge of bootcamp, Quickenden sang "A Thousand Years" and his mentor gave him a chair and proceeded to the next round. At judges' houses, he sang "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" and was put through to the live shows along with Andrea Faustini and Paul Akister.[ citation needed ]

On 27 October, Quickenden landed in the bottom two in week 3 against Only the Young and was eliminated, with only his mentor Mel B voting to save him.[ citation needed ]

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

Beginning on 20 November 2014, Quickenden took part in fourteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! , entering the jungle on Day 5 of the competition with former politician Edwina Currie. [10] Jake finished the show as runner-up to Carl 'Foggy' Fogarty. [11]

Dancing On Ice

Quickenden was a contestant in the tenth series of Dancing on Ice , where he was partnered with professional German figure skater Vanessa Bauer. On 11 March 2018, he and Bauer won the competition over Brooke Vincent and Max Evans.[ citation needed ]


2012, 2014 The X Factor HimselfContestant
2014 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Contestant
2015Dish Up: An Easier Way to CookGuest, 4 episodes
2018 Dancing on Ice Contestant
2019 Ninja Warrior UK Contestant
2019 Hollyoaks WoodySemi-regular


2018 Dreamboys [12]
2019 Hair: The Musical


Extended plays

List of EPs
I Want You
New Chapter
  • Released: 1 April 2016
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: Digital download


List of singles, with selected chart positions
TitleYearPeak chart positionAlbum
UK Indie Breakers
"I Want You"201510I Want You EP
"Blindfold"2016New Chapter
"Can't Stand the Rain"
"Feel My Love"Non-album singles
"Get Away with Me"
(featuring Bailey McConnell)
"Black Mirror"2017
"When You Kissed Him"2018
"Afraid to Be Lonely"2019
"Tearing Me Apart"
"Quarantine Song"20208
"Drunk on You"
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (live charity single)
"When I'm Gone" [13] 20217
"Love Don't Feel the Same"2021--

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