Ex-EastEnders star Joe Swash has been declared bankrupt – less than a year after he won ITV1’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Joe, who was crowned king of the jungle last December, had been unable to pay the remaining £20,000 of a whopping £120,000 tax bill to the Inland Revenue.

His bankruptcy was made official at London’s High Court of Justice and the Official Receiver has now taken control of his assets.

On Tuesday Joe’s agent Becca Barr said that Joe would be battling to get the ruling annulled.

She said: “Joe has not been around to sort this out. The bankruptcy should never have gone through. He’s not in financial difficulty – he’s fine.

“There was a tax issue which will be resolved imminently. Everyone has to pay tax and Joe knows he is no exception.”

A court source told The Sun: “Joe has clearly made efforts to head off the bankruptcy but hasn’t been able to find the full amount quickly enough.

“It means the Official Receiver is now in control of his money and his accounts will effectively be frozen.

“The bankruptcy is purely down to tax debts – there are no other creditors listed on the petition.”

Joe – who dates his former Albert Square co-star Kara Tointon – is due to host I’m A Celeb’s spin-off show, Get Me Out Of Here Now! this month.

He is currently starring with Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson in the Living TV show Living With My Idol.