Giovanna Fletcher claimed thousands from furlough scheme weeks after winning I’m A Celebrity

I’M A Celebrity queen Giovanna Fletcher claimed thousands of pounds from the furlough scheme weeks after her TV win.

The mum of three and her pop star husband Tom, worth an estimated £8million, have received up to £30,000 of government cash. 

An HMRC register of claims shows the pair received support shortly after Giovanna triumphed on the jungle series in December.

Her ITV victory in Gwrych Castle in North Wales saw her fortunes rocket as offers, said to be worth up to £4million, rolled in.

Downloads to her podcast, Happy Mum Happy Baby, also soared to more than 12 million, boosting her earnings. 

Giovanna, 36, who has kids Buzz, six, Buddy, four and Max, two, with McFly singer Tom, 35, spoke in January of plans for a luxury holiday.

She said: “I would love to go back to our honeymoon destination of St Lucia to celebrate ten years of our marriage.”

Files released by HMRC last week listed more than 600,000 companies and individuals who received taxpayers’ support between January and March this year. 

It was not clear if Giovanna or Tom were claiming the money for themselves or for an employee. Companies House records state Giovanna Fletcher Ltd in 2019 had one employee and £300,000-plus in the bank. 

A spokeswoman for Giovanna has declined to comment.

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