The first nine celebrities to cast in the all-star spin-off of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! have been revealed.
Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly made the announcement during this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Takeaway.
Former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan, 32, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, 62, former boxer Amir Khan, 36, and model Janice Dickinson, 68, take part in the pre-recorded version of the show that will be filmed in South Africa.
They will be joined by the late Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell, 64, diversity dancer Jordan Banjo, 30, Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder, 60, retired javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread, of 62, and Phil Tufnell, 56.
More stars will be announced in due course, with the series set to air late next month.
Coming Soon: The first nine celebrities to star in the all-star spin-off of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! have been revealed, with Helen Flanagan participating
Into the Jungle: Carol Vorderman will also return after entertaining viewers with her flirty banter and jungle showers during the 2016 series.
The new series sees the return of some of the most memorable campmates from I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in the new environment of South Africa.
The challenges will be bigger and tougher and the environment harsher and more unforgiving than the usual Australian jungle.
With no public vote, they will compete against each other in a battle to become the first I’m A Celebrity Legend.
Ant said: ‘It’s a question we always get… who would you bring back to the jungle?
“So to have this chance to do a whole new show in South Africa and put some of our previous campmates to the test again was the dream.”
Dec added, “It’s bigger and wilder than we could have expected, so viewers will really enjoy it!”
Former soap opera actress Helen, who appeared in season 12 in 2012, said of her return to the show: “I’m not saying I’m going to go in and be a jungle warrior and be absolutely amazing because I won’t.”
‘Yes, I’ll be scared, but I’ll try and I’ll be much better than last time!’
Ready for action: Supermodel Janice Dickinson, who appeared in the seventh series in 2007, said: “I’ll be back for more fun…and to see if I can get along with everyone.”
Experience: Boxing champion Amir Khan, who participated in round 17, said: ‘(I’m a celebrity) it helped me overcome my phobia of spiders and snakes. It also made me stronger as a person’
While former Countdown star Carol, who appeared in series number 16 in 2016, said: “Making I’m a Celebrity changed me a lot and I can’t wait to be in this new series.”
“I loved everything about I’m A Celebrity (the first time).”
She added: ‘We still have a WhatsApp group!’
Meanwhile, boxing champion Amir, who originally participated in series 17 in 2017, said: “(I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!”) It helped me overcome my phobia of spiders and snakes.
“It also made me stronger as a person and this time around I’m determined not to be soft when it comes to the Trials!”
While Diversity Dancer & Radio DJ Jordan, who participated in series number 16 in 2016, said: ‘How many people get the chance to do it twice? A series with different campmates over the years sounds great and my fellow Diversity dancers are excited to see me suffer again!
Battle of egos? Athlete Fatima Whitbread said: “I learned a lot about myself at the Australian camp and I know there will be some life-size characters and egos in South Africa too.”
Repeat: Former England cricketer Phil, who won the second series in 2003, said: “I’m one of the lucky few to have gone into the jungle and experienced it all, and that’s what drew me to it.”
Challenges: Music legend Shaun, who finished second in the tenth series in 2010, said, “All I can remember about the Trials is eating a lot of penises, testicles, and eyeballs!”
Looking ahead: Dancer Jordan, who participated in 2016, said his Diversity co-stars hope to see him suffer again
Facing your fears: Former royal butler Paul Burrell said: “I had to eat kangaroo testicles in Australia and I hope everything is bigger in South Africa.”
Supermodel Janice, who appeared in the seventh season in 2007, said: “I’ll be back for more fun, more camaraderie and to see if I can get along with everyone,” adding: “You never know what’s going to jump out and bite your ass. .
While Olympian Fatima, who competed in heat 11 in 2011, said: “I learned a lot about myself at the Australian camp and I know there will be some life-size characters and egos in South Africa too.” But what a great experience it’s going to be.’
Former Royal Butler Paul, who finished second in the fourth heat in 2004, said: “I loved doing it the first time and to be asked to do it again is very special.” It’s like reaching the final of the Jungle Olympics.
“I had to eat kangaroo testicles in Australia and I hope everything is bigger in South Africa.”
Former England cricketer Phil, who won the second series in 2003, said: “I’m one of the lucky few to have gone into the jungle and experienced it all and that’s what appealed to me when they called me up and asked me to take part. “. again. I said yes right away.
Music legend Shaun, who finished second in the tenth series in 2010, said: “All I can remember about the Trials is eating a lot of penises, testicles and eyeballs!”
All Stars: (L-R) Shaun Ryder, Helen Flanagan, Phil Tufnell, Jordan Banjo, Carol Vorderman, Paul Burrell, Amir Khan, Janice Dickinson and Fatima Whitbread have been announced
He added: ‘I could have stayed another year in Australia. I loved living outside at camp and laughing properly with my fellow celebrities. I know that going to South Africa will be a great adventure. I can’t wait to do it.
Saturday Night Takeaway bosses gave viewers their first look at the upcoming I’m A Celebrity spinoff series, with the