The 12 names of those involved in this year’s I’m A Celebrity have reportedly been confirmed this evening (November 5).
Soap stars, football heroes and some music legends are involved, Wales Online reports.
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The Sun says that among those taking part are Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson, known for his role as hapless Steve McDonald.
Newcastle United legend David Ginola will also be heading to Grwych Castle in North Wales – as well as Eastenders’ Ian Beale actor Adam Woodyatt.
The show, which is taking place in Abergele instead of the Australian jungle for the second time due to the “continued uncertainty” around Covid-19 and international travel, will start on Sunday, November 21 .
The list of those reportedly taking part are:-
Soap legend famous for playing Corrie’s hapless Steve McDonald.
He’s 47-years-old and has three children. He first appeared on Coronation Street in 1989.
The 53-year-old is Eastenders’ longest serving cast member. He plays Ian Beale – whose character’s life has been an utter train wreck.
Adam, who made his show debut back in 1985, is on a break from Albert square.
Last year, it was reported that he had written out of forthcoming storylines and will not appear in the BBC soap for some time.
Arlene, 78, is set to be the show’s oldest contestant – a record previously held by Harry Redknapp when he took part aged 77.
It will be her first big TV job since the BBC sacked her from Strictly in 2009.
She was born in Prestwich in 1943 and is a legendary dance choreographer. She has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Whitney Houston, Tina Turner and Freddie Mercury.
And one of her most famous pieces of work was the dance routine in the promo video for Elton John’s ‘I’m Still Standing’ — which had to be replanned on the spot.
The video should have centered around Elton driving around the south of France in an open top car.
Elton was not allowed to travel in an open-topped car coming down the mountain for health and safety reasons, so Arlene phoned a friend who ran a dance school saying “send me all your dancers” and the rest is history.
The 54-year-old Frenchman played for Premier League clubs Newcastle United, Tottenham and Aston Villa as a well as Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.
In May 2016 while playing a charity football match David collapsed due to a cardiac arrest and subsequently fell into a coma. He swallowed his tongue and stopped breathing, leaving him clinically dead until paramedics arrived with a defibrillator.
Surgeons performed a six-hour quadruple bypass to save his life.
Singer turned TV star Frankie is the wife of former Chelsea footballer Wayne – who took part in the show in 2016 and finished fifth.
Last year, Frankie opened up about her lifelong battle with depression and how she ended up admitted to a psychiatric hospital.
At 23, Frankie was already a veteran of the pop scene after being with S Club Juniors since the age of 12 before moving on to The Saturdays.
The man dubbed the real life Alan Partridge (and alleged lesser half of Richard and Judy) is rumored to have agreed to a £200,000 deal to appear on the show.
Richard is said to be a big fan of the show. He’s recently been on our screens presenting Good Morning Britain.
Tom Daley’s Olympic diving partner Matty shot to fame overnight after winning gold at the Tokyo games this summer.
The Sun says the 23-year-old is “excited” about the challenges and will “thrive under pressure.”
Louise, 53, left her job presenting BBC Breakfast in September after a glittering 20-year career.
She was born in Hong Kong to a Major in the Irish Guards of the British Army and has a degree in Spanish from the University of St Andrews.
Since her BBC Breakfast exit Louise, who has taken part in various triathlons, has been enjoying swimming events.
In the summer, she shared photos of her medal from The Big Bala Swim race in Llyn Tegid, and this weekend Louise challenged herself to swim alongside The Merthyr Mermaid at The Dyfi 13km, which is the longest estuary swim event in the UK.
Music producer Naughty Boy has collaborated with Beyonce, Sam Smith and Emeli Sande, so expect some good celeb stories or two from him.
He’s 36-years-old and was born in Watford.
In 2013, Naughty Boy released his debut album Hotel Cabana. The LP featured prominent collaborator Sandé, as well as Ed Sheeran and Gabrielle
Radio 1 Extra host Snoochie Shy is a model, brand ambassador, presenter as well as a DJ.
She is married to rapper Michael Dapaah, better known by his stage name Big Shaq, and has been a member of the Radio 1 team for three years.
Earlier this year she appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside radio legend and journalist Jeremy Vine.
Best known for playing Aaron Dingle in Emmerdale, Danny will be leaving behind his fiancé Steph Jones and their first child, who was born in October, when he appears on the show.
Kadeena has also appeared on Channel 4’s The Jump in 2017, Celebrity Great British Bake Off in 2018 and earlier this year she was on Celebrity Gogglebox with fellow sprinter Adam Gemili.
She started competing as an able bodied athlete but in 2014 appeared to have the symptoms of a stroke and after extensive tests she was diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis.
The 30-year-old was born in Leeds, England in 1991 to Jamaican migrants. Earlier this year, she was crowned the winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2021.
I’m A Celebrity odds with Grosvenor Sport
Simon Gregson 9/2
Frankie Bridge 9/2
Danny Miller 2/11
Adam Woodyatt 2/13
Louise Minchin 2/13
David Ginola 10/1
Richard Madeley 10/1
Matty Lee 1/14
Naughty Boy 16/1
Snoochie Shy 20/1
Arlene Phillips 30/1
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The 34-year-old, real name Leon Rolle, is best known for being a member of UK dance four-piece Rudimental -who are known for hits such as These Days with Macklemore and Jess Glynne as well as Waiting All Night and Feel The Sees it.
The musician and actor, real name Leon Rolle, was born in London on Christmas Day, 1986. Rolle claims his nickname came from his scampish ways during his school days. He managed to get his mitts on a spare set of keys from the janitor, giving him access to all areas.
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