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Does Joe McFadden have a wife? Plus other facts you didn’t know!

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Does Joe McFadden have a wife? Plus other facts you didn’t know!

We can't be the only ones wondering whether gorgeous Joe McFadden has a wife? Dreamy actor Joe  was already one of our favourites after his work on Heartbeat and Holby City, but his turn on Strictly Come Dancing truly stole our hearts – especially his romantic Cinderella routine! Now we’ve put on our sleuthing hats and set out to find out more about the blue-eyed Scotsman that is Joe McFadden - including whether he's married!

Does Joe McFadden have a wife?

Form a queue, ladies, Joe admitted in a TV interview he was currently ‘single and jobless’. Somehow we don’t think either will be true for very long! His last known relationship was with Scottish actress Kirsty Mitchell.

Was Joe McFadden in Harry Potter?

Well, sort of… Joe actually lent his voice acting skills to the 2002 video game for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Was Joe in Taggart?

Taggart was Joe Mcfadden’s very first job, at the tender age of 12. He auditioned after a school teacher recommended him.


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What else has Joe McFadden appeared in?

As well as lots of theatre work, he's also been in Scottish soap Take the High Road, film Small Faces, Sex, Chips & Rock n’ Roll and Bumping the Odds.

Do you remember Joe in Cranford?

If you're wondering what else you recognise him from, he played dreamy Doctor Jack in the BBC period drama Cranford in 2007.

Joe as PC Joe Mason in Heartbeat

The Scottish heartthrob rose to fame for his role as PC Joe Mason in Heartbeat, who he played from 2007-2009. His twinkly eyes and dashing uniform caught the attention of many a viewer – us included!

Joe McFadden in Holby City

Joe played surgeon Rafdi Lucca for three years on Holby City from 2014, but – much to the sadness of viewers – was killed off in late 2017. Sob.

Where is Joe McFadden from?

He grew up in Glasgow to Irish parents.

Len Goodman’s criticism of Joe

Poor Joe was slammed by former Strictly judge Len Goodman on This Morning, who said he didn’t think Joe was the best of the bunch. He claimed Alexandra Burch was the best dancer, although did concede that Joe had ‘the best journey’.


Joe on Strictly Come Dancing

Joe McFadden made history in 2017 as the oldest winner of Strictly at the age of 42 – and also the first Scottish winner. He took the title from Chris Hollins who was 38 when he lifted the Glitterball trophy. He told Lorraine Kelly that he’d be ‘overcome with jealousy’ when his professional partner Katya Jones is paired up with a new celebrity for the next series.

What is Joe McFadden doing now?

Joe has recently spoken out about the surprising difficulty he’s faced after Strictly Come Dancing.

Joe on the Strictly tour: photo from Twitter

Joe on the Strictly tour: photo from Twitter

What’s Joe’s networth?

Winning Strictly has given a boost to Joe’s coffers, as winners reportedly get a whopping £100,000 (as well as that glorious Glitterball!) for their troubles.

Could we see Joe McFadden on the West End?

Many Strictly competitors have gone on to enjoy song and dance roles on London’s West End, and we’re optimistic that Joe could do the same. He’s said that such a job would ‘be lovely’ and that he hopes to ‘put all the dancing into practice’ – so watch this space.