It’s reached that point in the year when speculation over who will be the new I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! contestants dominates the press. With a matter of weeks to go, the anticipation to find out who’s going to Australia is at its highest.
As always, there’s a broad mix of celebrities that are rumoured to be going ‘down under’ for the 13th series, ranging from Eastenders actress Nina Wadia (formerly Zainab Masood) to Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian (although Ladbrokes bets think this highly unlikely). However, these are not among the most interesting to be rumoured.
Coronation Street’s Michael Le Vell has been reported to be entering the jungle to pay legal bills due to his court case earlier this year. Le Vell’s on-screen daughter Helen Flanagan was one of the most memorable contestants last year after she declared she ‘never does her own hair’. Along with Le Vell, actor Chris Fountain – a former Coronation Street star – is another potential contestant. It seems Eastenders actress Charlie Brooks has set a trend for Soapland going down under!
As usual, it has been suggested that several MP’s may be taking their chances at a bushtucker trial, including disgraced Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne and Labour MP Diane Abbott. If these rumours are true, I’m a Celebrity could turn out to be very political indeed.
Representing the world of sports, Sally Gunnell – former Olympic champion in the 400m hurdles – might be taking a leap of faith into the jungle along with Steve Davis, the snooker star. Ladbrokes are also taking bets on Olympic swimmer Rebeeca Addlington though the odds are low.
Further rumours are TOWIE stars Joey Essex and Sam Faiers, Strictly Come Dancing‘s Vincent Simone, Geordie Shore‘s Vicky Pattinson and Westlife singer Kian Egan (the star has been rumoured to have signed a £100,000 deal to take part).
Whatever combination of celebrities are going down under, there is no doubt that this year will be entertaining, memorable and horrific with a long line of bushtucker trials!
The ITV series will begin on 17th November.