The I’m A Celebrity 2019 line-up has been confirmed, thanks to the first official pictures being released – and there are a few surprises!
It really is the most wonderful time of the year, and no, it’s not because it’s nearly Christmas time – it’s because I’m a Celeb official line-up of 2019 has just been released.
The ITV2 show will be returning this Sunday, which means it’s finally time to see celebrities interact within a small environment, full of creepy crawlies and a bland diet.
The show’s 19th year has an interesting set of campmates heading into the jungle and some that we would have never expected. Check them out below.
The former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle has decided now is the perfect time to challenge her fears and come out on top.
“I really hope that by doing this, it pushes me so far out the comfort zone that I learn to be comfortable, feel relaxed and do the things that I didn’t used to be afraid of.”
Nadile also added that she’s scared of “Heights, rats, snakes – everything!” which means heading into the jungle may not be the wisest place to tackle her fears.
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Ex-footballer and broadcaster, Ian Wright, has claimed he was inspired to join the show after watching last year’s King of the Jungle, Harry Redknapp, absolutely smash it.
“I have been asked to do it every year and every time, I have always thought I am definitely not doing that because there was more and more jeopardy involved.
“Harry and I play golf together and we spoke about it. He had a really great time, it was a fantastic thing for him to do and he is still talking about it to this day!
“Now it does appeal to me at this particular time. I like the vibe, it is a really cool show and I am really intrigued.”
Ian Wright said what he would miss the most (aside from his family) is football.
Like the rest of her campmates, one of Adele Robert’s top fears is spiders, but she’s planning to distract herself by sticking to her day job.
As well as keeping the camp spick and span, Adele said she’ll “set up a pretend radio studio in the camp to inject some fun.”
Jacqueline Jossa, former Eastender stars, has claimed she’s excited to have a detox from using her phone.
Jacqueline left her role as Lauren Branning in 2018 and has admitted it will be difficult to be on television not playing a fictional character.
“I have never done a show where I have been myself.”
The star has also said her former soap friends will be in shock once they discover she’s decided to take part in the show, as she “doesn’t do creatures”.
Roman Kemp, Capital’s resident radio DJ, has stated he thinks it’s time to make a name for himself.
“I am always referred to as Martin Kemp’s son so it would be nice for everyone to get to know me a bit better.”
The breakfast DJ host has a rather peculiar phobia, which surely he won’t come across in the jungle… cotton wool.
“Some of the fears I have got are odd. I have got a strange fear of cotton wool. Why am I scared? It’s the texture and sound of it. I can’t even talk about it without getting scared and I definitely can’t touch it!”
Olympian and TV personality, Caitlyn Jenner, has already battled the jungle once before due to already entering the US version of the show.
“I did the US version of this and it was a very interesting experience.”
“Being in the Jungle is certainly not easy and yes, it is totally back to basics but I thought this would be a great opportunity to leave everything behind for three weeks.”
Step-parent to the Kardashian family, Caitlyn said her ideal campmate would be Kanye West.
“Kanye is a good friend of mine and he’s good to have an intelligent and interesting conversation with”.
James Haskell, the ex-England rugby player, is planning to keep his phobias as close to his chest as possible.
The 34-year-old believes now is the perfect time to take part in the show.
“A lot of my teammates said in the past ‘wouldn’t it be fun if you went into the Jungle’ but I always laughed as a) I thought nobody would approach me and b) I thought I was going to be in the World Cup but I retired sooner than I thought!”
TV and radio presenter, Kate Garraway, claims to be “terrified of absolutely everything” – which is clearly not a great thing for someone about to enter the jungle…
Kate says she will miss family the most, and not having to hear about Brexit any longer!
“But I am excited about doing the show because as you get older, you realise you don’t get many chances for pure adventure in life. I am going to give it a good shot and everyone can have a laugh and I hope it takes their mind off Brexit!”
Comedian Andrew Maxwell has decided to step up and be voluntary toilet cleaner of this year’s series.
Rather than missing his snug warm bed, Andrew says he is looking forward to staying in one spot for an entire month.
“My life is touring, so the idea of not having to go to an airport, train station for a month…wow! That will be nice.”
Myles Stephenson, RakSu singer, is a member of the group that won X-Factor in 2017. Apparently, his dream campmate would be Elton John. Sadly, that isn’t happening!
Myles says the programme is definitely going to be harder for him than X-Factor, both mentally and physically, especially as he’s terrified of bugs and spiders.
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