Who Are The Celebrities In 'Help! My House Is Haunted'?

January 23, 2022 1:00 AM ‐ ParanormalTelevision
Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted
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'Help! My House Is Haunted' is one of the UK's most popular ghost hunting shows, but in the latest series Barri Ghai, Jayne Harris and Ian Lawman have taken to investigating the homes of celebrities. If you're anything like us, when the lineup for any 'celebrity' show is announced, we don't have a clue who any of these celebs are.

Luckily, in the case of 'Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted' knowing the celebs isn't really a requirement, since the team normally visit the home of strangers, so even in the previous series we don't know who's houses they are investigating. The format of the show is the same as ever. Ian, the show's psychic medium is always the first to enter the property. He never knows where he is going in advance, and that's still the case. He's kept in the dark about the celebrity homeowner.

The team normally start their investigation with a 'spirit trigger' session, which involves bringing the homeowner in for a vigil in the hopes that their presence will stir up the spirits, this is still the case in the celebrity homes, but after the trigger session the celebs leave for the night and the team are locked down in the house. They are left alone to carry out the bulk of their investigation as always.

The inclusion of these celebs doesn't detract from the series at all, but it's fair to say they're hardly A-listers, so there's a pretty good chance you might not know who they all are. So to save you Googling and scrolling through gossip sites, here's our quick guide to the celebs on 'Help!' and their haunted homes.

The first three seasons of 'Help!' are available to watch in full now on demand on Discovery+, with the new celebrity specials dropping each Friday.

1. Alex Best

Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted: Alex Best

Alex Best is a former air hostess and glamour model who is best known as the ex-wife of the late footballing legend, George Best. The pair divorced in 2004 after a nine year relationship, since then she's appeared in several celebrity reality shows including 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' in 2004, the same year that she was honoured with the prestigious title of Female Rear of the Year.

She lives in an 1820s farmworker's cottage in the village of Kingswood on the North Downs in Surrey. She claims that her home is haunted by playful and mischievous poltergeist activity, including moving furniture and objects vanishing before unexpectedly reappearing somewhere completely different.

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You can read more and the team's investigations on our 'Help! My House Is Haunted' hub, where you'll find detailed reviews of each episode, trivia quizzes and news on future episodes.

2. Charlotte Crosby

Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted: Charlotte Crosby

Charlotte Crosby shot to fame, relatively speaking, in MTV's 'Geordie Shore' in 2011. Since then the now-31 year old from Sunderland, has appeared in pretty much every television show with the word "celebrity" in its title, including 'The Celebrity Circle', 'Celebrity Mastermind', 'Celebs Go Dating', Celebrity Coach Trip', Pointless Celebrities', 'Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live', 'Celebrity Storage Hunters' and the Australian version of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' in 2020.

In 2013 she won 'Celebrity Big Brother' and in 2017 she presented the short-live series, 'Just Tattoo Of Us'. She also starred in eight seasons of her own reality series, 'The Charlotte Show' which aired for just over a year from 2018.

Charlotte claims her swanky Sunderland mansion is haunted after some odd goings on, including a magpie randomly being found in the house and a pigeon being found mysteriously dead outside of her large glass patio doors. She also inadvertently captured the moment when a dining room chair seemed to move on its own while filming a video tour of her home.

3. Frankie Essex

Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted: Frankie Essex
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Even those who are totally clueless about celebrity culture will probably know Joey Essex, well Frankie is his sister. The 34-year-old is a reoccurring member of the 'The Only Way Is Essex' cast, alongside her brother. Frankie does have tragedy in her life, at the age of just 13 her mum sadly took her own life.

4. Arron Crascall

Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted: Aaron Crascall

Funny man Arron Crascall shot to fame with his catchphrase "see ya later" on Vine, the defunct video sharing service. Since then he's moved his comedy videos over to Facebook and Instagram in 2014, and can now also be found on YouTube, TikTok and Twitter. The 39-year-old lives in Dover and has appeared on various shows, including 'Celebrity Coach Trip'.

5. Toyah Willcox

Help! My House Is Haunted: Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox has had eight top 40 singles over her long career and released over 20 albums. She's also written two books, appeared in over 40 stage plays and ten feature films. She had her greatest success in the late-70s and 80s. Toyah has a huge list of television credits to her name, and even played the role of Estelle in the 2021 movie, 'The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory'.

6. Martin Roberts

Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted: Martin Roberts

Martin Roberts is a property expert and host of 'Homes Under The Hammer'. He also presents the Talk Radio show 'Home Rule with Martin Roberts'. Martin lives in a 17th century Welsh farmhouse with his wife and two children, but says it's guarded by a spirit who holds a shotgun. He recently admitted that he even left presents out for the resident spooks at Christmas. Speaking about his haunted house, Martin said, "I love my haunted house and now I know the ghosts' names. I'm not the landlord – I'm the custodian."

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