Joseph Ellis Pasquale, Joe, is an English Comedian, Actor and Television presenter. He won the fourth series of the realty TV series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2004. He also hosted the revived version of the game show The Price is Right in 2006.

In 2005 Joe took part in the UK ITV series ‘Have I Been Here Before?’ hosted by Phillip Schofield. In this series celebrities had the chance to be regressed to a past life by Hypnotherapist Andrea Foulkes. Their past life experiences are then investigated by Jules Hudson, a historian and archaeologist, to see if these accounts can be verified.

Speaking before the session he said, “I have no expectations of what will go on today. I have some reservations but no expectations. To find out if I was anybody else in a previous life, you know I have just been an ant, I don’t know. Seriously I do believe in the alternative side of things. I carry a lot of crystals around with me”.

When regressed he experienced a life as Samuel Jacobs aged 17. He is a private in the army and is having his photo taken by his mum before he goes off to war in France. He says he lives at 18 Stamford Street in Eltham, Southeast London.

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Then he is in France. He is in a field, it’s noisy from the sounds of war and he is scared and cold. Some of his colleagues have been killed. He is wounded in the right shoulder. Next he is in a hospital tent and a nurse is with him. He feels happy and relieved to be away from the war and to be going home.

Later he runs a shop called Samuels in Eltham that sells food and supplies. He has a Ford delivery van which he likes driving very much. In time he is in a pub called the Jacobian Arms in Stella Street in Eltham. His mum has died and this seems to be her wake. Finally he reflect on his life and mentions that he looked after his mum and it was an OK life.

Speaking immediately afterwards he said, “I don’t know anything about that life, other than I know where Eltham is… If your detectives go out and actually find that there’s some truth in all that stuff I have said, then I shall marry Phillip Schofield”.

Jules Hudson investigated and can’t find his shop, the pub or where he lived in Eltham. However, his account of this time in the army does make sense and the details here are more accurate. He also looked into the beloved van and although the registration number was incomplete, it was common of shops and business to use a Ford delivery van at that time.

Speaking about the regression session he said, “I have to say, I don’t know how much truth is in it. It might all be complete pants. I don’t know”. He goes on to say, “Over Christmas, I injured my shoulder. But since that regression my shoulder has got worse. I don’t know if you want to see it?”. He then shows Phillip his right shoulder and what looks like a partly healed bullet wound.

He goes on to say, “I envisaged myself in all those situations. I envisaged myself with the van, I envisaged myself in the shop putting stuff onto a shelf, climbing a little wooden ladder. I envisaged myself laying on a stretcher”.

Finally, he says, “I found it enlightening. I have always been open minded about everything, you know, spiritual. Generally, that sort of area, I have been very open minded about it anyway. But yeah, I do believe in it to a point. I would like to have a look round Eltham myself now”.