Who is Ashley McKenzie? Celebs on the Farm star and British Judo champion

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ASHLEY Mckenzie is a British Judo champion who’s won seven gold medals.

But he’s also a reality TV star having been on CBB and now appearing on Channel 5’s Celebs On The Farm – here’s the lowdown…

Ashley McKenzie stars in Channel 5 show Celebs On The Farm
Ashley McKenzie stars in Channel 5 show Celebs On The Farm
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Who is Ashley McKenzie?

Ashley McKenzie is a British Judo Champion from Queen’s Park, London.

He has won seven gold medals representing Great Britain at various tournaments including the European Cup.

At the London 2012 Olympics he was defeated in the second round and at Rio 2016 he went out in the third.

He first got interested in Judo aged 11 when he got into a fight with a boy who stole his Charizard Pokémon card.

Ashley McKenzie at the Commonwealth Games 2014 where he won Gold
Ashley McKenzie at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow where he won Gold
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Is Ashley McKenzie married?

Ashley McKenzie is engaged to Automne Pavia, 29.

She is a French Judo champion and met Ashley at the 2012 Olympics where she won a bronze medal.

The pair have a baby girl, Lana-Rose who was born in July 2017.

In an interview with The Borneo Post in 2015 Ashley said: “Automne and I are similar, we love eating snails, we cook together and do other things together.”


When was Ashley McKenzie on Celebrity Big Brother?

In 2012 Ashley McKenzie took part in the 10th series of Celebrity Big Brother.

He made it to the final and finished fifth overall.

The series was won by comedian Julian Clary with television presenter Coleen Nolan coming runner-up.

He also featured in his own BBC documentary The Bad Boy Olympian which detailed his rise in Judo and his battle with ADHD.