I’m A Celebrity South Africa REAL lineup revealed – with secret celebs heading into the jungle after first nine names



START up the jungle drums as this is your full I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! South Africa line-up.

Ant and Dec revealed the first nine names of the celebs over the weekend on Saturday Night Takeaway – and they promised “it’s bigger and wilder than we could have hoped for”.

The presenters, both 46, recently revealed they were filming the iconic ITV spin-off series in South Africa.

The Sun previously revealed there will be more celebrities taking part and it has now been confirmed they will enter the camp at different stages.

The celebrities survived the Australian jungle but South Africa is an even harder proposition which will push them to their limits and test them like never before.

Here are the secret celebs going in after the first nine were revealed – including Myleene Klass and Joe Swash.

Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell will be hoping to regain his jungle king crown after his win in 2003

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Phil Tufnell will be hoping to regain his jungle king crown after his win in 2003Credit: Getty

Everyone’s favourite spin-bowler turned cricket pundit will be taking a second stab at jungle life.

Phil, 56, nicknamed The Cat by his cricket pals, will return to the series following his victorious stint in 2003.

The Question of Sport star took home the coveted jungle crown, beating the likes of footballer John Fashanu and designer Linda Barker.

Yet the South African jungle terrain might be more of a sticky wicket.

Phil said: “I am one of the lucky few to have gone in the jungle and experienced it all and that’s what appealed to me when they phoned up to ask me to take part again. I said yes immediately.”

Amir Khan

Boxer Amir Khan is braving his bug fears with a second jungle stint

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Boxer Amir Khan is braving his bug fears with a second jungle stintCredit: Getty

British boxing icon Amir, 35, is set for a host of fresh Bushtucker Trials on I’m A Celebrity South Africa after hanging up his boxing gloves aged 35.

Amir will return just four years after his I’m A Celeb debut in 2018 – in which he became one of the best-paid contestants ever.

Fans will no doubt remember how the hardman was terrified by creepy crawlies and secretly scoffed strawberries behind the backs of his campmates with radio presenter Iain Lee, causing fury in camp.

Talking of his first stint in camp, he said: “I enjoyed it. It’s one of the best things I ever did. Going in the jungle, being away from everyone, being focused, focusing on you and what you want to do in life.”

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Paul Burrell

Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell starred on the show in 2004

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Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell starred on the show in 2004Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

After such a bombshell few weeks for the royal family, Paul Burrell, 64, might just prove to be one of the standout stars of the series. 

He will no doubt spill a series of new anecdotes about the late Queen Elizabeth and his time as Princess Diana’s Rock. 

Few can forget Princess Diana’s former butler’s understandable meltdown in 2004 as he gurned his way through the Bushtucker Trials, trying to grab meal tokens from inside holes filled with rats and bugs.

This was why ITV producers were desperate for him to sign him up for next year’s All Stars series.

A TV insider told us: “His bizarre facial expressions during the Bushtucker Challenge have gone down in the jungle’s history books.”

Paul, who was the runner-up, said: “I loved doing it the first time around and to be asked again is very special. It’s like coming into the final of the jungle Olympics. I had to eat kangaroo testicles in Australia and I am expecting everything to be bigger in South Africa.”

Jordan Banjo

Diversity's Jordan Banjo could impress camp with his backflips

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Diversity’s Jordan Banjo could impress camp with his backflipsCredit: ITV

Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo, 29, will be hoping to improve on his stint in 2016 which saw him the fourth star voted out.

The Britain’s Got Talent performer – famed for his high kicks and backflips – will now reunite with his 2016 co-star Carol Vorderman, who appeared with him in the previous line-up with him in Australia.

That year, Gogglebox fave Scarlett Moffatt triumphed to be crowned Queen of the Jungle.

A source said: “ITV hope that Jordan will bring plenty of banter to their highly anticipated first All Stars series.”

Andrew Whyment

Coronation Street star Andy Whyment is returning to jungle life three years after finishing a close second

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Coronation Street star Andy Whyment is returning to jungle life three years after finishing a close secondCredit: Getty

Coronation Street‘s Kirk Sutherland actor Andrew Whyment, 41, clearly can’t get enough of jungle life.

He will return to ITV’s most popular programme just three years after finishing a close second on the regular show in 2019. He was beaten by fellow soap star Jacqueline Jossa.

The loveable northerner proved a huge hit with viewers during his time in the Australian jungle.

A TV insider said: “Andy is hugely popular with audiences, who love his down-to-earth nature and sense of humour.

“He’s the perfect antidote to some of the divas and egos who are likely to be in the final line-up and producers are keen to strike the right balance.”

Dean Gaffney

EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney will step back into his jungle boots

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EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney will step back into his jungle bootsCredit: Getty

Loveable rogue Dean, 44, is a firm jungle favourite and another hugely popular soap star.

Dean, best known for playing Robbie Fowler in EastEnders, first took part back in 2006 when Busted bassist Matt Willis was crowned King. 

He was one of the earliest names mooted by producers, and they acted quickly to snap him up.”

A source told us: “Dean is regarded as one of the best contestants the show has ever had. When the All Stars show was first mooted he was a name that everyone wanted to get on board.”

Shaun Ryder

Happy Monday's star Shaun Ryder is part of the line-up - despite branding his show result as 'rigged'

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Happy Monday’s star Shaun Ryder is part of the line-up – despite branding his show result as ‘rigged’Credit: Handout

Happy Mondays legend Shaun is another former runner-up hoping to triumph a second time around.

The 60-year-old singer was pipped to the throne by Stacey Solomon in 2010, and is making his comeback despite claiming the outcome of the series is “rigged.”

The Gogglebox contestant appeared on the show back in 2010 and lost out on first place to Stacey Solomon.

Speaking after his last appearance, he said of Stacey’s win: “As far as I am concerned the game was rigged. I really do mean that.”

He recently said: “All I can remember about the Trials is eating a lot of penises, testicles and eyeballs!” Adding “I could have stayed another year in Australia. I loved living outside in the camp and I had a proper laugh with my fellow celebrities. I know going to South Africa will be a great adventure. I can’t wait to do it.”

Gillian McKeith

You Are What You Eat's Gillian McKeith will take a second stab at jungle life

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You Are What You Eat’s Gillian McKeith will take a second stab at jungle lifeCredit: ITV

You Are What You Eat star Gillian gave viewers one of the most legendary moments in the show’s history when she took part in 2010 alongside Shaun and Stacey.

The 62-year-old famously fainted while taking part in a Bushtucker Trial, with hosts Ant and Dec having to catch her before she was given oxygen.

During her time in the Australian jungle, Gillian was voted to do a number of Bushtucker trials by the public – and she’ll perhaps be hoping she’s given an easier time this time around.

Carol Vorderman

Carol is likely to be one of the All Stars' most popular contestants

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Carol is likely to be one of the All Stars’ most popular contestantsCredit: Getty

Maths guru Carol Vorderman has blessed our screens for more than 40 years and will return to camp once again.

Former Countdown co-host Carol, 61, was a huge hit on the 2016 series after a flirty friendship with comedian Joel Dommett, 37.

Carol, a former Rear of the Year winner, came eighth, lasting 18 days in the Australian jungle with Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt bagging the crown.

Carol said: “Doing I’m A Celebrity changed me a lot and I can’t wait to take part in this new series. I loved everything about I’m A Celebrity [the first time round].” Adding “We’ve still got a WhatsApp group! [from 2016].”

Georgia Toffolo

Toff scooped her jungle queen crown in 2017

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Toff scooped her jungle queen crown in 2017Credit: Getty

Former jungle queen Toff will return to try to regain her crown.

The Made In Chelsea socialite, 27, has agreed to take part in the pre-recorded series filmed in South Africa for a fee vastly superior to 2017’s – having become one of the lowest paid stars in the show’s history bagging just £13,000. 

Viewers were especially taken with the former politics student’s friendship with outgoing PM Boris Johnson’s outspoken dad, Stanley, 81.

Toff will be reunited with former campmate and ex-world champion boxer Amir Khan, 35 — who landed £400,000 for his Aussie jungle stint to become one of the best paid contestants ever.

Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan's All Stars since will mark a decade since her I'm A Celeb debut

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Helen Flanagan’s All Stars since will mark a decade since her I’m A Celeb debutCredit: Getty

Helen will make a major show comeback a decade after her first jungle stint – when she took part in the iconic jungle waterfall shower leaving fans aghast.

Helen, 32, who played Rosie Webster in Corrie, first entered the camp in 2012 when EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks won.

She was the fifth celebrity to be evicted and said: “I didn’t think it would be so intense.”

Previously it was reported how I’m A Celeb’s cameramen fought over who would film stars including Helen in the shower scenes.

Discussing the show, Helen said: “I am not saying I am going to go in and be a jungle warrior and be absolutely amazing because I will not. Yes I will be scared but I will have a go and I will be a lot better than last time!”

Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson was one of I'm A Celeb's most controversial stars

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Janice Dickinson was one of I’m A Celeb’s most controversial starsCredit: Getty

Iconic show mega-diva Janice will no doubt be a big draw as she bursts into the jungle.

Few fans could forget Janice’s time in Australia in 2007 when she caused a string of bust-ups with her unfiltered points of view about campmates.

She came second behind Christopher Biggins in the explosive series.

Janice was branded “vile” by her former campmates – but will her new crop of co-stars feel the same?

Janice said: “I’m coming back for more fun, more camaraderie and to see if I can get along with everyone.” Adding “You never know what’s going to jump up and bite your ass.”

Myleene Klass

Myleene Klass has been dubbed I'm A Celeb's 'sexiest ever' star

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Myleene Klass has been dubbed I’m A Celeb’s ‘sexiest ever’ starCredit: Getty

Mylenee has been dubbed I’m A Celeb’s “sexiest ever” contestant so fans will no doubt be eagerly anticipating her All Stars stint.

Her return to the jungle will evoke memories of her 2006 shower scene, which is often voted by fans as one of the ITV programme’s top moments.

The bikini Myleene wore in the jungle — when she finished second to Busted star Matt Willis — was auctioned for charity and raised £7,500.

Joe Swash

Ex EastEnders actor Joe Swash will be hoping to regain his Jungle King crown

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Ex EastEnders actor Joe Swash will be hoping to regain his Jungle King crownCredit: Getty

EastEnders favourite Joe, 40, will be attempting to re-gain his Jungle King crown in the bumper new series.

The actor won the 2008 series and hosted the ITV2 sister show for ten years from 2009.

He is married to former X Factor singer Stacey Solomon – who is herself an I’m A Celeb champ.

Joe has traded a lie-in with his wife and kids in a comfy bed in their £1.3million Pickle Cottage home for a hammock full of cockroaches and spiders.

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Fatima Whitbread

Fatima Whitbread is the last I'm A Celeb All Stars name to be revealed

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Fatima Whitbread is the last I’m A Celeb All Stars name to be revealedCredit: PA:Press Association

Olympian Fatima Whitbread, 61, rounds off the I’m A Celeb South Africa line-up.

The javelin thrower has been on screens most recently in similarly brutal reality show Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins.

Fatima first starred on I’m A Celeb in 2011, and finished in an impressive third place.

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Fatmina said: “I learnt a lot about myself in the Australian camp and I know there will be some life size characters and life size egos in South Africa too! But what a great experience it is going to be.”






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