Who is DJ Locksmith and why is he is a back up contestant on Im A Celeb

Who is DJ Locksmith and why is he is a back up contestant on Im A Celeb


It’s almost time for another series of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here to start, with the final tweaks being made to the production ahead of next weekend’s launch.

The celebrity lineup has been released and unlike other years, this series features a ‘backup list’ in case any of the star cast is unable to take part at the last minute.

One famous face announced as part of this backup list is Rudimental star, DJ Locksmith.

While he may not feature on the launch night, he may well be drafted in at some point. So let's get to know the music star ahead of the show…

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DJ Locksmith is a musician best known for his work with Rudimental, whose hits include These Days, Waiting All Night and Feel the Love.

Rudimental have also collaborated and had hits with the likes of Jess Glynne and US rapper Mackelmore.

While the 34-year-old is known by the name DJ Locksmith, his actual name is Leon Rolle.

Leon is also a talented footballer and almost went professional before choosing to focus on his music instead.

During his childhood, he played for a number of Premier League youth teams and showed off his skills recently at Soccer Aid.

He has a long term partner and is dad to two children – a 12 year old son called Leonyedus, and a baby daughter born in January 2020.

While he has explained his son is named after a Spartan king, the name of his second child is yet to be revealed.

On Valentine’s Day 2020, he proposed to his partner saying she has ‘never stopped believing’ in him.

He captioned a series of pictures with a sweet message that read: "I don’t believe in Valentine’s Day never celebrated it.

"But I do believe in you. Stuck with me since we were 17 years old, have given us two beautiful children & never stopped believing in me.

"For that I will always love you."

Back in 2016, DJ Locksmith did an interview with The Early Hour, where he spoke about his previous split.

At the time he said: "His mum and I broke up in December, it’s really hard, but we’re closer than ever; she’s my best friend.

"You never know what will happen in the future but we’ve had to show Leonyedus we’re still a family – so we do lots of things together."

Now the musician is gearing up to leave his family for the Welsh castle of I'm a Celeb.

After Australia failed to give the show the green light for travel, the show will take place once again in Gwrych Castle in Wales.

Despite having not made the final casting, DJ Locksmith is still having to isolate in North Wales in case he's called up.

I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here kicks off Sunday November 21 at 9pm.

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