Famous faces back for I’m A Celebrity… South Africa | Anglo-Celtic

By Ellie Iorizzo, Senior PA Entertainment Reporter

The first series of I’m A Celebrity…South Africa will see some of the most memorable campmates who survived the Australian jungle return to fight in the South African bush.

The pre-recorded season features an all-star cast of celebrities who previously appeared on the original version of the show, hoping to be crowned the first I’m A Celebrity Legend.

Geordie featuring duo Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly also return to host the spinoff show, which airs Monday at 9pm on Virgin Media One and Virgin Media Player.

Over the past two decades, the reality series has featured an array of big names with several returning, including the show’s only winner, former professional cricketer Phil Tufnell, who was crowned King of the jungle in 2003.

Other sports stars include former professional boxer Amir Khan – who found himself embroiled in ‘Strawberry Gate’ when he appeared in 2017, and former professional javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread – who many remember for having a cockroach stuck in his nose during a trial in 2011.

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder, who took his first picture in the jungle in 2010, also appears in the line-up alongside American model and TV personality Janice Dickinson who placed second in 2007 behind Christopher Biggins.

Shaun Ryder to appear on I’m A Celebrity… South Africa (ITV)

Paul Burrell, the former butler to Diana, Princess of Wales – who took part in the original format almost two decades ago during the show’s fourth series will also be present, alongside the former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan who appeared in the 2012 series.

The lineup also includes Diversity star and Kiss FM DJ Jordan Banjo, and former Countdown star Carol Vorderman – who both performed together on the 2016 version of the show.

Unlike the original format, the first I’m A Celebrity Legend will not feature an audience vote. Instead, celebrities will compete to be crowned in legend.

Former England footballer Jill Scott was last crowned Queen of the Jungle at the end of the original format’s 22nd series.

McPartlin and Donnelly have hosted the show since its launch in 2002, except for the 2018 series when McPartlin was temporarily replaced by Holly Willoughby.

I’m a Celebrity… South Africa airs on Virgin Media One and Virgin Media Player Monday at 9 p.m.

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