When does I’m A Celebrity 2018 start and who is in the line-up?
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is starting in a matter of weeks, with brand new co-host Holly Willoughby already having packed in her job on This Morning in to jet to Australia. Holly will be hosting her first-ever series of I’m A Celeb alongside Declan Donnelly – it’s also the first-ever series of the jungle show Ant McPartlin hasn’t hosted in its 16-year history. I’m A Celebrity is always one of the last shows to launch in the autumn schedule but that won’t stop us speculating over who’s in the line-up and what we can expect until it does. Here’s everything we know about I’m A Celebrity so far…
ITV is yet to confirm a start date for the 18th series of I’m A Celebrity. However, going on past series’ launch dates, the jungle fun is likely to kick off on Sunday 18 November. The show typically starts on the third Sunday of November, but some years has begun on the second Sunday, meaning 11 November is also a contender. We’ll just have to sit patiently until ITV announce the official launch date.
Dec will be joined by This Morning presenter and BFF Holly Willoughby in the jungle this year. Speaking of her new job, Holly admitted she was over the moon to be asked, but insisted she’s simply keeping Ant’s shoes ‘warm’, rather then filling them. ‘I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure,’ she said. ‘I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery. These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit… ‘Honestly, I’m a huge fan of ‘I’m a Celebrity’ and actually feel like I’ve won a competition to go and hang out on my favourite show! When is it a good time to tell Dec I’m scared of everything that moves?!’ Holly’s casting of course poses questions, such as: Will Dec and Holly film a new ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Heeeerrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’ opening segment? Will Holly poke as much fun at Dec as Ant does? Will Dec be as mischievous with Holly as he was with Ant? Who will play golf with Dec in-between filming? Who will replace Holly on This Morning while she’s in the jungle?
Dec himself is aware the series won’t be the same as what fans are used to, telling fans they will work hard to ensure it’s still fun. ‘I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year,’ he said in a statement. ‘She was at the top of my list and I’m thrilled she said yes. ‘It will be a different kind of series but we will try our best to ensure it is no less fun and eventful for our loyal viewers. I am also pleased to hear Holly is scared of everything.
‘I am almost stupidly excited at the thought of watching her during the eating trials!’ In fact, Dec joked about Holly replacing Ant in last year’s series when it was initially rumoured that Ant wouldn’t make it after his rehab stint last summer. While Holly is Down Under, Rochelle Humes is stepping into her shoes as co-host of This Morning alongside Philip Schofield.
A bunch of new names have entered the frame as potential campmates in recent days – some of whom could well be a shoo-in for the jungle if the odds on them taking part are anything to go by. We won’t know the official line-up until closer to launch date next month – but here’s who’s currently got their name in the frame…
Following his abrupt departure from BBC Radio 1Xtra Charlie is now odds-on for a spot on the ITV show, according to Ladbrokes. ‘It was a strange move from Charlie Sloth at last week’s ARIA Awards but it looks like he’s set for a stint in the jungle in the next few weeks,’ said bookies’ spokesperson Alex Apati.
Hollyoaks str Malique Thompson-Dwyer has coyly hinted that he is going in the jungle. At a recent Hollyoaks press screening, Richard Arnold picked his brains over the stunt sequence, suggesting with a wink that he has a bigger challenge on the horizon at the end of the year before he hummed the I’m A Celebrity theme tune. Malique laughed but Metro.co.uk pressed him for further details. He smiled: ‘I heard about that too, you know! It’s all speculation, though – but if it DID happen, it would be a good experience and a life changing one as well!’
She might be fearsome as The Chase’s Governess, but how would Anne Hegarty handle a stint in the jungle? Chances are we may get to find out, as she’s heavily tipped to be taking part – and has even been spotted leaving a London hotel laden down with bags and luggage, sparking speculation she is on her way to Australia.
Football manager Harry is looking all set for the show – and could well be one to watch if he does take part,’ a source told the Mirror. ‘Harry is never anything less than good value. He’s had a long, interesting career and knows a lot of famous people. He’ll be fun to watch.
Actress Sair is best known for playing Alya Nazir in Corrie – but could she be about to swap the cobbles for camp? She wouldn’t be the first Coronation Street star to take the plunge, following Jennie McAlpine’s success in last year’s series.
The Inbetweeners star has been in the news of late after rumours that she had enjoyed a series of secret rendezvous with Strictly star Seann Walsh. According to The Sun she’s now top of producers’ wishlist as a potential ‘star booking’ for the show – and we bet she’d have something to say about those rumours if she did join the jungle.
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