We’re just a mere few days away from the launch of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2017, and we couldn’t be more excited. From gruelling bushtucker trials to crazy jungle antics, the show is a staple part of British TV and is enjoyed by millions.
If you’ve been living under a rock, here’s all the information you need to know about the new series.
When is I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here back on our screens?
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here returns to ITV on Sunday November 19 at 9pm – that’s just three days away!
Who will be presenting?
Our favourite TV duo Ant and Dec will be making a welcome return to the Australian jungle to host the show once again. This will be Ant’s first TV appearance since completing a stint in rehab due to his battle with addiction. We can’t wait to see the pair back on our screens where they belong.
The spin off show Extra Camp is also making a return, with Joe Swash presenting for the eighth year. He will be joined by last year’s Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt and runner up Joel Dommett.
Who are the celebrities taking part?
After many rumours surfacing online, the official line up for I’m a Celebrity 2017 has now been confirmed. So far, ten famous faces will enter the jungle however, as with previous years it is highly likely that the camp will receive additional new arrivals at some point during the series.
This year’s campmates are:
Amir Khan is best known for being a British boxing champion. Whilst he’s faced some tough competitors in the ring, he will be using his time in the jungle to face up to some of his biggesr fears. He said: “Whenever I see a spider at home, I get my sister to move it. I just don’t deal with it. Will I scream? Yes definitely, but maybe this is the time where I face my phobias!”
Former Chelsea and England footballer Dennis Wise is looking forward to the experience and was encouraged to sign up thanks to his kids. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel privileged to have been asked. My kids told me to do it. They were really excited,” he said.
Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo
Georgia Toffolo, best known as Toff, will be swapping the glamorous Made in Chelsea lifestyle for the wild Australian outback. She is looking forward to the stripped back lifestyle, stating “I’m looking forward to not putting make-up on or having my hair done. I’ve been doing Made In Chelsea for four years now and everything is so fast-paced. I am looking forward to being away from that.”
Jack Maynard is best known for being a YouTuber and Conor Maynard’s younger brother. He is the first YouTuber to enter the jungle, which is a huge achievement. “To be the first vlogger is a game changer,” he said. “You are respected by the younger generation and by doing this programme, it’s going to be nice to show older viewers [what vloggers are all about].”
Best known for playing Warren Fox in Hollyoaks, actor Jamie Lomas is ready for the viewers to get to know the real him. “I am nervous, apprehensive and it’s a mix of emotions. You can’t prepare yourself for this because you don’t know what to expect,” he says, admitting: “I can’t hide behind the cameras nor can I hide behind my character.”
Jennie McAlpine, better known as Coronation Street’s Fiz, will be swapping the cobbles for the jungle in memory of her father who passed away this year. She said: “He always told me to do stuff and he always encouraged me. He kept saying ‘Give it a go to find out if you are good enough or not.’ And so that was a big part of it. For me it is about stepping out of my comfort zone and challenging myself.”
Rebekah is married to Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy, and thinks “the public see me as a ‘WAG’ so to speak and probably someone who doesn’t get stuck in… I am just expecting to get voted for the majority of the Trials at the beginning.” However, she is also prepared to speak up, stating “I wouldn’t be the one who causes arguments but at the same time I won’t tolerate a bully. If I’ve got an opinion, I will make sure it is heard.”
Whilst comedian Shappi Khorsandi has been a vegan for the past few months in preparation to survive on basic food rations in the jungle, she is most worried about having to give up tea. “I don’t know how I am going to cope without tea. I drink it all day. Tea is my life,” she said.
Author, ex-politician and father to Boris, Stanley Johnson has never seen an episode of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here before. When asked about the dreaded Bushtucker Trials, he said: “It’s all totally new to me, I know absolutely nothing about it but I’ve been told about it and obviously I am ready to give it a go.”
The final contestant is former The Saturdays member Vanessa White. The now solo artist is excited to allow the public to see the real her. “I am quite a quiet person and I am a closed book to the public,” she explains. “It will be nice for them to see me in a different light. Then again, they might see how crazy I am.”
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What can we expect from this series?
As usual, we can expect plenty of challenging and often disgusting bushtucker trials, in addition to plenty of laughs and arguments from the campmates. Viewers have already been given the opportunity to have their say on the series, with the I’m a Celebrity app users being given the chance to choose which celebrities enter the jungle together. You’ll have to watch the show on Sunday to find out who got paired up.
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