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Who is Stanley Johnson? Boris’s dad, Conservative politician and father of six heading to I’m A Celebrity 2017

STANLEY Johnson shocked many of us when it was announced the politician and father of Boris Johnson would be entering I'm A Celebrity 2017.

The 77-year-old will be joining the likes of boxing champ Amir Khan, Dennis Wise and Jamie Lomas in the jungle. Here's his story and how he has ended up Down Under…

 Stanley Johnson, father of the Foreign Secretary, is in this year's I'm A Celebrity Stanley Johnson, father of the Foreign Secretary, is in this year's I'm A Celebrity

Who is Stanley Johnson?

Johnson was born in Penzance, Cornwall in 1940.

He is a British politician and was Conservative MEP for Wight & Hampshire East from 1979 to 1984.

As well as this, he has written dozens of books.

Johnson has also worked for the World Bank and the European Commission.

He and Boris famously disagreed over the issue of Brexit during the EU referendum in 2016.

While Boris was a leading figure in the campaign to quit the EU, Stanley was a passionate advocate of remaining in the EU – as was his daughter and Boris' sister Rachel.

 The author was a Tory MEP for Wight & Hampshire East The author was a Tory MEP for Wight & Hampshire East

How many children does Stanley Johnson have?

Stanley is a father-of-six who has been married twice.

With his first wife, painter Charlotte Wahl, he had: Boris, Rachel, Jo and Leo.

BoJo, 53, is known for being the former Mayor of London and current Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

His brother Jo, 45, followed a similar path.

The Tory politician is currently the MP for Orpington and the Minister of State for Universities and Science.

 Stanley is a dad-of-six, and his kids are just as successful as himGetty – Contributor Stanley is a dad-of-six, and his kids are just as successful as him

The Johnson's two other siblings, Rachel and Leo, are equally successful.

Rachel works a writer, columnist and makes regular TV appearances, whereas Leo is a film-maker and entrepreneur.

After divorcing in the 1980s, Stanley had two further children with his wife Jennifer Kidd – Julia and Maximillian.

What are Stanley Johnson's other interests?

Stanley focuses his time on environmental and population issues, co-chairing meetings for Environmentalists for Europe (E4E).

He was previously the Head of Prevention of Pollution Division at the European Commission.

His work in this field has led to him received numerous accolades, including the RSPCA's Richard Martin Award for Outstanding Services to animal welfare and Greenpeace's for Outstanding Services to the Environment.

 Stanley regularly throws himself into environmental projects and visits areas of conservationScott Hornby – The Sun Stanley regularly throws himself into environmental projects and visits areas of conservation

What books has Stanley Johnson written?

Stanley has written around 25 different titles.

Many of his publications tackle environmental issues, including The Commissioner, which was later turned into a film.

In 2009, Johnson published his autobiography, which is titled Stanley, I Resume.

As well as being a talented author, Johnson is also a keen poet.

He won the Newdigate Prize for this discipline in 1962.

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