Rosie and Jim - Where are they now?
Rosie and Jim were squad goals.
Despite their blatant disregard for water safety, Rosie and Jim invited us all to share a wonderful time with them on their narrowboat. They, along with Tots TV, were an essential part of any Irish childhood that was fortunate enough to have the ITV channel on the telly.
Although they never confirmed it on the show, Rosie and Jim were involved at the time. Sadly, they parted ways shortly after their filming commitments wrapped up.
Let's see what they've all been up to since.
Before filming finished, Rosie had several offers from other television stations regarding having her own reality series. She filmed two series of Rosie's Radventures (a combination of the words 'rad' and 'adventures'), but then took a step back from the public eye to focus on writing.
She's written two bestselling books, along with an autobiography, to much critical acclaim. As if that wasn't enough, Rosie's also found the time to settle down and is now married with two beautiful children. She now lives just outside Devon with her family and their pet dog, Chomsky.
Jim took the breakup from Rosie pretty hard and spent a few years drinking and partying, until he was eventually declared bankrupt and had to spend two years in prison for failing to pay off his debts. He was released a year early from his three year sentence for good behaviour and producing excellent caricatures of the wardens.
Since leaving jail, Jim's turned to fitness and bodybuilding. He's recently come third at the IBCs (International Bodybuilding Championships) in Berlin. Jim told us that he's still single and looking for the right girl to play accordion with. We're sure it won't be long before he's snapped up.
Fizzgog continued to write his books about The Ragdolls long after filming wrapped up. He was thrilled that Rosie turned to writing and offered her a lot of guidance and help with her work. Fizzgog went on to write the 50 Shades Of Grey franchise, under the moniker E.L. James.
He's been overseeing the production of the movies based on the books and taking a real hands-on approach with the whole thing. As if he wasn't busy enough, Fizzgog's also just launched his own range of carbonated beverages, simply called 'Fizz's Gog' and the brand is set to reach Irish shores in the new year. We can't wait!
It's a sad story about the duck, but we feel an obligation, as Ireland's answer to Spotlight, to bring you this story. Duck got a part-time job in his local Chinese, Duck Dynasty, very shortly after filming Rosie and Jim. He was happy, fitted in extremely well and was said to be impressing the staff with his cookery skills.
Duck went missing without a trace a few months into his new job. It was as if he just vanished into thin air. We tried to interview the staff at Duck Dynasty, but they said they were too upset and didn't have any comments to make. They offered us a free meal but we respectfully declined. The search for Duck continues and we pray for his safe return.
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