Josie Gibson reportedly pocketed £1,700 at Royal Ascot on Wednesday (21.06.23).

Josie Gibson enjoyed success at Ascot

Josie Gibson enjoyed success at Ascot

The 38-year-old TV star put a wager on Jimi Hendrix to win the Royal Hunt Cup at the races, and Josie managed to walk away with a big profit after making her bet.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Everyone told her she was mad to do it but she fancied a flutter. She didn’t put a lot on, just a throwaway amount and ended up winning £1700."

The TV star was also joined at Ascot by some of her showbiz pals, including Amanda Holden, Lorraine Kelly and Charlene White.

And Josie was seen fist pumping the air and jumping for joy when her horse passed the finishing post in first place.

Meanwhile, Josie recently described her TV career as a "fluke".

The 'This Morning' co-host shot to stardom on 'Big Brother' 13 years ago - but Josie admits she "wasn’t very good at the start" of her presenting career.

She told OK! magazine: "My career is a complete fluke. I didn't think I was even going to go on 'Big Brother', and then when I got out, I thought that I'd quite like to do some presenting.

"I wasn’t very good at the start, because I couldn’t see the autocue, but then I had my eyes lasered, and 'This Morning' gave me a chance.

"Fair play to the show – they even stuck with me after I had a panic attack in the studio because I was so nervous. But they really nurtured me and they’ve been brilliant to me.

"I cannot believe I work on 'This Morning'. I actually cannot get over it. If someone had told me I’d present one of the biggest daytime TV shows I would have laughed in their face. I feel so grateful and honoured."