Thursday 19 April 2018

Revealed: I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here 2017 line up confirmed

Meet the stars and find out what they're about

Rebekah Vardy
Rebekah Vardy
Georgia Toffolo

It's that time of year again and the celebrities have started touching down in Australia for the new series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

The final ten have been confirmed and they are: Corrie actress Jennie McAlpine, Dennis Wise, wife of England and Leicester City footballer Jamie Vardy, Rebekah Vardy, Jack Maynard, comedian Shappi Khorsandi, boxer Amir Khan, Stanley Johnson, The Saturdays singer Vanessa White, Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas and Made in Chelsea star Georgia “Toff” Toffolo. 

The new series starts Sunday November 19 at 9pm on TV3 and will once again be hosted by Ant and Dec with the I'm a Celebrity Extra Camp hosted by current Queen of the Jungle Scarlett MOffatt, 2016 runner up and comedian Joel Dommett and Jungle favourite and former King Joe Swash.

Boris Johnson's father Stanley was the latest of the contestants to touch down in Oz.  The former Conservative MEP, said that he was "excited" to be joining the ITV show, the Daily Mirror reported.

Following his arrival, the 77-year-old became joint favourite with Hollyoaks star Jamie Lomas to be crowned King of the Jungle.

Ant, meanwhile, told The Sun that he is "feeling great" after a stint in rehab. The 41-year-old sought help earlier this year for battles with depression, alcohol and substance abuse.

The Britain's Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway co-host touched down in Australia with Declan Donnelly for the 17th series of the show, which sees stars live without luxuries in jungle-like conditions.

McPartlin was quoted in the Sun saying: "I'm excited to be back, I can't wait. It's going to be a good show. I'm feeling great.

"The flight was all right, I had a lot of sleep and me and Dec had a good catch-up."

The new series kicks off on November 19, with the celebrities competing to take the crown of King or Queen of the Jungle - which was won last time around by Gogglebox personality Scarlett Moffatt.

Donnelly told the Sun: "I'm looking forward to spending more time with (Ant).

"It's brilliant to be back together, it's perfect. Everything just slotted back into place. We can't wait and we're raring to go. We are really excited.

"We'll have the same old shenanigans, but with a few little added twists. We just can't wait to get in and get going now. We've been waiting for ages, it's been a long summer break so we can't wait."

Here's what the ten contestants have to say ahead of their sojourn in the jungle...

 

Jennie McAlpine

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Coronation Street Star

Date of birth: 12th February 1984

Phobias: Leaving my son, Albert. But I don’t have any other big fears.

Missing any special occasion: My son’s third birthday.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: None but it will be different for viewers seeing me as Jennie and not Fiz.

Role in the camp: Cook.

Miss most: My son, my home, kettle, telly and the sofa.

Dream camper: Nadiya Hussain from Bake Off as it would be brilliant if she could make us some cakes. But not Alan Halsall (Tyrone from Coronation Street) as he is the practical joker on the Corrie set.

Relationship status: Married.

 

Dennis Wise

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Retired Footballer

Date of birth: 16th December 1966

Phobias: I am a bit claustrophobic and so I am dreading any trial involving a coffin.

Missing any special occasion: Kids’ sporting fixtures and friends’ big birthdays.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: Everyone thinks of me as a fiery character and so I am sure they will wonder how I will cope.

Role in the camp: I am not afraid of hard work. I will be throwing my weight behind everything.

Miss most: My family and freedom.

Dream camper: Elvis Presley. I really like his music and so if we could, I’d love to have him in camp.

Relationship status: Married.

 

Rebekah Vardy

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Rebekah Vardy
 

Footballer’s wife

Date of birth: 17th February 1982

Phobias: I am not a great fan of spiders but I don’t think I’ve got any sort of fears. That said, I don’t like confined spaces.

Missing any special occasion: The diary is clear.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I think everyone thinks of me as a Wag who never gets her hands dirty. It will be nice to show a different side.

Role in the camp: I love people. I will be a mixture of everything. I won’t be starting an argument but if I’ve got an opinion on something I will express it.

Miss most: My family and my phone.

Dream camper: Piers Morgan. I like the fact he’s honest.

Relationship status: Married.

 

Jack Maynard

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Vlogger

Date of birth: 23rd November 1994

Phobias: I think I am scared of everything. When I go in, I will find out what I am properly scared of.

Missing any special occasion: It’s my 23rd birthday whilst I am in camp.

Role in the camp: To lighten up the mood.

Miss most: The Internet!

Dream camper: David Beckham – let’s dream big!

Relationship status: Single.

 

Shappi Korsandi

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Comedian

Date of birth: 8th June 1973

Phobias: Heights and I am dreading not being able to drink a cup of tea.

Missing any special occasion: I was due to start writing a novel but this is the perfect excuse not to!

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I worry people think I am too serious but I’m really not.

Role in the camp: Shoulder to cry on, the Mum and someone to inject fun.

Miss most: My family, cats, tea and music.

Dream camper: Mel and Sue would be a real laugh and I’d love to chat to Emma Thompson in the jungle.

Relationship status: Single.

 

Amir Khan

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Boxing Champion

Date of birth: 8th December 1986.

Phobias: Spiders, snakes and heights.

Missing any special occasion: My birthday and training.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: People only ever see me in the boxing ring. It will be nice to show people what I am like away from it.

Role in the camp: The leader. I will spur people on.

Miss most: My family and my daughter.

Dream camper: Drake and Floyd Mayweather would be amazing!

Relationship status: Married.

 

Stanley Johnson

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Author and Ex Politician

Date of birth: 18th August 1940

Phobias: I will be ok on that front but obviously I don’t want to be bitten by a black widow spider.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I don’t have any conceptions about myself as I don’t think I am famous at all and that’s rather a relief!

Role in the camp: I’m assuming I am going to be one of the younger competitors and so I will try to help people my age or more… And I hope I won’t be too exhausted to make the odd joke!

Miss most: My family. Fortunately, I’ve got a big family and I will be back in time for Christmas

Dream camper: Ian Redmond, tropical field biologist and conservationist – he’s a man who has absolutely adapted to life in the wild.

Relationship status: Married.

 

Vanessa White

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Vanessa White
 

Popstar

Date of birth: 30th October 1989

Phobias: Bugs!

Missing any special occasion: No my diary is clear.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I’ve never really put myself out there so this is the first time people will get to see what I am really like which is a scary thought…

Role in the camp: I’d like to bring a bit of laughter to the jungle.

Miss most: My phone and sugar.

Dream camper: I can’t wait to get to know everybody in there.

Relationship status: Single. 

 

Jamie Lomas

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Soapstar

Date of birth: 21st April 1975

Phobias: Bugs, spiders and cockroaches crawling all over my head.

Missing any special occasion: My brother’s 50th birthday.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: Everyone just knows me as this fictional character. I’ve always been a private person up until now.

Role in the camp: The joker who will cheer everyone up when they are feeling down.

Miss most: My children.

Dream camper: Margot Robbie.

Relationship status: Single.

 

Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo

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Georgia Toffolo
 

Made In Chelsea star

Date of birth: 23rd October 1994

Phobias: Rats and mice. I am a real jumper.

Missing any special occasion: The Made In Chelsea finale episode.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I think people reckon I am prim and proper

Role in the camp: I am quite athletic, so I don’t mind fetching the wood. I am not sure if I want to clean the toilet though.

Miss most: My family and food. I get snappy if I don’t eat.

Dream camper: Boris Johnson. He would be funny.

Relationship status: Single.

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