Cliff Parisi

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Cliff Parisi
Born (1960-05-24) 24 May 1960 (age 59)
Years active1982–present
TelevisionEastEnders (2002–2010)
Call the Midwife (2012–)
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2019)
Partner(s)Tara Wyer (2009–present)
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Cliff Parisi (born 24 May 1960)[2] is an English actor, known for his roles as Minty Peterson in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Fred Buckle in the BBC period drama Call the Midwife. In 2019, he participated in the nineteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.


Parisi began his career in 1982 when he started touring the United Kingdom as a stand-up comedian. He continued working as a stand-up comedian for a further seven years before being cast in the 1989 film Queen of Hearts.[3] Parisi then appeared in television series such as Chancer, Kavanagh QC, Bramwell and A Prince Among Men.[4] He then auditioned for the role of Minty Peterson in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. His storylines in the series involved forming a close friendship with Garry Hobbs (Ricky Groves) and finding love with established characters Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison) and Manda Best (Josie Lawrence). He made his final appearance on 21 September 2010.[4]

In 2012, Parisi filmed a guest role in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, playing the character of Walt.[5] He also starred as a guest in the BBC drama Hustle, playing the character of Arnie. Since 2012, Parisi has starred in the BBC period drama Call the Midwife, appearing as Fred.[6] In 2014, he appeared in the fifth and final series of the British sitcom Outnumbered, as Ed Poll.[4] In 2019, he participated in the nineteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and was the third contestant to leave.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Parisi has four children, one with his partner, BBC producer Tara Wyer, and three from previous relationships.[1]



  1. ^ a b Alibhai, Zaina (3 December 2019). "How old is I'm A Celebrity's Cliff Parisi and does he have a wife and children?". Metro. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Who Is I'm A Celeb 2019's Cliff Parisi? Age, Wife & Children Of The Eastenders Actor". Capital. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  3. ^ McCoid, Sophie (20 November 2019). "Andrew Whyment and Cliff Parisi head into I'm A Celebrity". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Meet Cliff Parisi - the EastEnders legend doing I'm a Celebrity 2019". Radio Times. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (16 April 2012). "'Hollyoaks' guest role for ex-'EastEnders' star Cliff Parisi". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Who is Cliff Parisi? I'm A Celeb latecomer and former Eastenders star". Heart. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Meet the new I'm a Celebrity contestant Cliff Parisi". 21 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Who left I'm A Celebrity 2019 last night? The third star has been eliminated". i. Retrieved 3 December 2019.

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