Although I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! may not be able to take place in the Australian jungle as it normally does, but that isn’t going to stop this hit show from celebrating its 20th series. Ant and Dec will still be causing mayhem and making life a misery for a bunch of celebrity names, only this year it will be inside a castle in Wales.
Despite the location change, the show has pulled out a fantastic line up of celebrities, as usual, with stars ranging from the world of acting to radio and sport. There is truly someone for everyone in the camp this year, but where will fans have seen them before?
10 Jessica Plummer (Soap Star)
Jessica Plummer is one of several actors who is part of the line-up this year, with the actress being best known for her role as Chantelle Atkins in the hit soap, EastEnders. Her character was recently killed off though by her on-screen husband.
Aside from her acting career, Jessica is also a singer and might keep campmates entertained with her vocals. She was a member of the group, Neon Jungle, who did have two top 10 hits in the UK.
9 AJ Pritchard (Ballroom Dancer)
AJ Pritchard is someone who will likely be well-known already heading into the show, mainly because he was part of one of the most popular shows in the U.K., Strictly Come Dancing. This is the English version of Dancing With The Stars, with Pritchard being one of the professional ballroom dancers.
He was on the popular series for four years before he quit ahead of this year’s show, and now it is clear why he’s heading into the castle. But will he be able to dance his way around the different trials and tests that come with this show?
8 Shane Ritchie (Soap Star/West End Actor)
Shane Ritchie is one of the biggest names heading into the castle this year. He is best known for his time on EastEnders, where he played the notorious Alfie Moon, who is one of the soaps biggest ever characters.
However, as well as that he has worked as a TV presenter and an actor on the stage. He’s been involved in several theatre productions, written his own autobiography, and released an album, covering a lot of entertainment bases over his illustrious career.
7 Beverly Callard (Soap Star)
Speaking of major soap stars, there are few bigger names within that genre than Beverly Callard. She has portrayed the iconic Liz McDonald on Coronation Street since 1989, being one of the core characters throughout the history of the show.
She left back in 2019 and is clearly out for a new challenge which she will certainly get by stepping inside the world of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! But will the eerie life inside the castle compare to the cobbled streets of Weatherfield?
6 Hollie Arnold (Paralympian)
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! has had many huge sporting names as part of the series in the past, and Hollie Arnold is set to try and add her name to that list and grow her own celebrity status in the process.
Hollie is a Paralympian, who recently won her fourth javelin world title in a row at the World Para-Athletics Championships last year. She has previously won a gold medal at the Rio Paralympic Games and is certainly one of Great Britain’s greatest athletes. But has that prepared her for life inside the castle?
5 Giovanna Fletcher (Author/Podcaster)
Giovanna Fletcher could be one of the dark horses heading into the show this year. She has a major following thanks to her popular podcast, Happy Mum, Happy Baby, where she interviews other celebrity mothers and shares experiences to her audience.
However, Giovanna is someone who is involved in a lot of projects, having an influence on YouTube, having her own CBeebies show, The Baby Club, as well as being a published author. She also happens to be married to Tom Fletcher, who is the lead singer of the band McFly.
4 Jordan North (Radio Star)
Jordan North might be one of the least well-known names heading into this series on the grander scale, but the show always manages to pull hidden gems out of the bag, and he could be exactly that. Jordan North is a Radio One host and someone who always brings fantastic humor to all of his shows.
He has a vibrant personality, which should make him a perfect contestant to be part of this reality series, and should lead to him being an even bigger name as he walks out of the castle.
3 Victoria Derbyshire (Journalist)
Victoria Derbyshire is a well-respected name within the reporting world and someone who has really made an incredible career for herself within the reporting field. While she might not be the biggest TV star on the show, she is certainly someone who people will be well aware of heading into the castle.
Victoria recently beat breast cancer, and that has been a big part of her motivation to get involved in the show. She’s stated that she is saying yes to things now to take on new challenges, making the most of everything she gets which could make her a great contestant.
2 Vernon Kay (TV Presenter)
Vernon Kay is certainly one of the bigger names within the camp this year and is someone who is seen as a real national treasure in England. Kay is a TV presenter and a DJ and is best known for hosting the game show, Family Fortunes, which is similar to Family Feud.
Aside from that, Vernon Kay has also famously hosted Splash and Beat The Star, where he is known for his charm and wit. Vernon has also worked in the sporting world as well though, being used as a presenter for Formula E in various countries around the globe.
1 Mo Farah (Olympic Athlete)
Mo Farah is this year’s big-name celebrity and someone that is likely known all around the world. Every year the show tends to bring in someone from the sporting circles and this time it is Olympian, Mo Farah. The British long-distance runner is an incredible athlete and won gold medals at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games in the 5000 m and 10,000 m races.
Well known for his signature ‘M’ pose on the top of his head, Farah has made a career out of being an incredibly kind and positive person, all while being very successful on the track. But how will he fare with bugs and creepy crawlies running rings around him?
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