She graduated from Dublin City University, where she studied journalism.
A noted humanitarian, she served as the spokeswoman for the "Because I Am a Girl" charity clothing campaign.
She was born in Bray, Ireland to parents Carmel Whitmore and Sean McIvor. She was in a relationship with musician Rory Williams until their split in 2016. In 2017, she began dating Iain Stirling.
She was the host of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!, a reality series that featured Michelle Heaton.