While I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here might give us that winter entertainment we so sorely crave, it’s really an opportunity for a host of famous faces to get another 15 minutes of fame with a hefty pay cheque to top it off. With Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly at the helm, here’s who’ll be entering the jungle:
1. Nick Knowles
Knowles is a familiar face on British television as he has presented over thirteen shows in a career spanning twenty years. He’s best known for his work in DIY SOS which ran for eleven years.
2. Fleur East
The X Factor runner-up hit the dizzying heights of success when her performance to Bruno Mars’s ‘Uptown Funk’ sent her straight to number one. After the success of her first single ‘Sax’, the singer hasn’t released new material since 2015 and has left Simon Cowell’s record company Syco.
3. Malique Thompson Dwyer
The Hollyoaks actor, who plays Prince McQueen, landed in Brisbane alongside a host of other well-known faces.
4. Anne Hegarty
Every series needs a villain and this year’s no exception. Known as The Governess on the ITV game show The Chase, Hegarty is sure to melt viewers hearts or squash her campmates’ dreams. Either way, we’re excited to see how she reacts to the Bushtucker trials.
5. Harry Redknapp
It’s being reported that Redknapp, who’s managed Tottenham Hotspurs, and West Ham United, will pocket half a million for his appearance on the show.
6. Sair Khan
Khan has been playing Alya Nazir in Coronation Street since 2014.
7. James McVey
The British singer is a member of the pop band The Vamps. The band has supported Taylor Swift and Little Mix on tour.
8. Emily Attack
Sure to bring the laughs, Attack – who played Charlotte Hinchcliffe in The Inbetweeners – isn’t new to reality TV. The actress starred in Dancing On Ice in 2010.
9. Rita Simons
Possibly the most recognisable face on the series, Simons played Roxy Andrews on Eastenders for 10 years before being killed off.
The nine celebrities will be joined by a mysterious 10th campmate on launch night and two other celebrities will be launched into the camp in the coming week.
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here starts this Sunday, November 18, at 9 pm.