In 20, Swash was a regular team captain on ITV2 panel show Fake Reaction.
In 2016, he joined the line-up on The Jump as a contestant.
On 26 February 2008, it was announced that Joe Swash, along with the actor who plays his stepfather, David Spinx, were being written out of East Enders in a "big explosive storyline". Since the announcement of his departure, Swash has been critical of the direction producers took with his character. In 2009, Swash, along with ex-rugby player Austin Healey, appeared in the second series of Hole in the Wall, as a team captains.Swash was dubbed the "Swashbuckler" by the British press, due to his regular appearances on the London club circuit.He has admitted that he was regularly reprimanded by East Enders' bosses for his alcohol-fuelled partying. Half my face was numb and I couldn't get the words out.I was constantly sick and couldn't stand." He spent a fortnight in intensive care and doctors told him they were not sure he would live; however, he recovered with no lasting damage.On 3 November 2009, Swash was declared bankrupt by London's High Court after failing to pay a £20,000 tax bill.In November 2011 Driving Academy aired on the CBBC Channel, with Swash as presenter/narrator.