IN just a matter of days 12 very famous faces will descend on Gwrych Castle in Wales.
The show returns THIS SUNDAY (November 21, 2021) with an eclectic mix of the country’s best loved soap stars sharing the dunny with football heroes, while music legends will conjure up rice and beans alongside Olympians.
Who is in the I'm A Celebrity 2021 line-up?
Frankie is set to follow in the footsteps of husband Wayne on the show.
The singer-turned-TV star, a regular on Loose Women, is taking part after ITV chiefs are said to have offered her a bumper deal.
Former Chelsea footballer Wayne, 41, finished fifth in 2016, but was ticked off by Frankie, 32, for talking about their sex life.
Now he will be the one watching from home with their sons Parker, eight, and Carter, six, as Frankie sits around the campfire.
TV star Richard, 65, is said to have agreed a contract worth an estimated £200,000.
Richard, who is married to fellow TV host Judy Finnigan, 73, is known to be a “huge fan” of the ITV show.
The dad of two is no stranger to I’m A Celeb. He flew to Oz in 2019 to support contestant and former rugby star James Haskell, 36, who is married to Richard’s daughter, Chloe, 34.
That year, he also appeared on I’m A Celeb’s ITV2 spin-off Extra Camp.
He proved braver than boxer Amir Khan, 34, in a “Critter-cal Rescue” trial in a giant termites nest. He collected every key while Amir screamed when he grabbed a live snake.
It’s been a big year for Richard who has also just taken on a permanent role presenting Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid.
Arlene, 78, is set to be the show’s oldest contestant yet – beating Harry Redknapp who took part at 77.
Choreographer Arlene is currently very in demand and is set to join the Dancing On Ice panel after John Barrowman was axed.
It will be her first big TV job since the BBC sacked her from Strictly in 2009.
But before all that Arlene will be put to the test in the castle.
Diving fans were delighted to hear that bosses have signed up Tom Daley’s Olympic diving partner Matty Lee.
The Olympian shot to fame overnight after winning gold with Tom, 27, in the synchronised dive at the Tokyo games this summer.
The 23-year-old is said to be “excited” about the challenges and will “thrive under pressure”.
Music producer Naughty Boy – real name Shahid Khan – was set to enter the castle last year but had to pull out at the last minute, and was hastily replaced by eventual runner-up Jordan North.
He’s now putting on his camping boots and is ready to swap mixing with music A-listers for some other household names.
The star has collaborated with Beyonce, Sam Smith and Emeli Sande, so should have some amazing stories to share around the camp fire.
Radio 1 Extra host Snoochie Shy is heading into the castle – to bring a spot of glamour.
The 29-year-old from Eltham, South-East London is a model, brand ambassador, presenter as well as a DJ.
Snoochie – real name Cheyenne Davide – 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.
Emmerdale star Danny has long been linked to appearing on the show and he’s finally set to give it ago.
The actor, who is best known for playing Aaron Dingle, will be leaving behind his fiancé Steph Jones and their first child, who was born in October.
The 30-year-old first appeared in the soap in 2008 before leaving in 2012.
He later reprised his role in 2014, but is set to take a break to head to Wales for a few weeks.
Footy legend David Ginola is following in a long line of retired Premier League stars taking part in the show.
The 54-year-old from France most notably played for Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Premier League clubs Newcastle, Tottenham and then Aston Villa.
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.
Kadeena Cox, 30, has competed as both a Paralympian and an able-bodied athlete bringing home a cluster of medals from the Rio games.
The Leeds born cyclist and track and field athlete also triumphed recently on Celebrity Masterchef, finishing in first place ahead of Megan McKenna and Joe Swash.
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.
Louise, 53, left her job presenting BBC Breakfast in September 2021 after a glittering 20-year career.
Not long after The Sun revealed she had been approached to take part in I’m A Celebrity.
She will be going head to her with her old co-star Dan Walker, who is on Strictly Come Dancing this year.
Soap legend Simon will face his EastEnders counterpart Adam Woodyatt in the castle.
Simon is believed to be a late arrival to the show, as no official picture has been released of him yet.
The actor, who has played the Street’s hapless Steve McDonald for 32 years, is the latest Corrie star to land a place on the show.
A source said: “Bosses know Corrie fans will get right behind him.
“Everyone knows Simon as Steve but now they’ll get to see a completely different side of him for the first time.
“Simon has previously shunned all reality shows and he has turned down I’m A Celeb a number of times before.
“But now his children are older, Simon started to think the timing was right.
“And after the show was moved from Australia to Wales it made it easier for him to commit.”
Adam, 53 — known to millions as Ian Beale — agreed to take part after bosses offered him a bumper pay deal.
Like Simon, Adam is believed to be a late arrival to the show.
The actor — who is the BBC soap’s longest-serving cast member — is currently on a break from Albert Square.
Adam made his debut in Albert Square as teenager Ian in February 1985 and has appeared in more than 3,000 episodes.
But in August last year it emerged he was to be written out of upcoming scenes as part of an “extended break” for the character.
Rudimental's Locksmith has also gone into isolation and will be a stand by celebrity should one of the other stars drop out prematurely.
DJ Locksmith previously impressed on Celebrity SAS, so surviving the castle should be a piece of cake for him.
The 34-year-old, real name Leon Rolle, is best known for being a member of UK dance four-piece Rudimental which originated from Hackney.
He hit headlines on SAS after former footballer John Fashanu put him in a headlock and started chocking him during a row.
DJ Locksmith had branded him the weakest in the group and the pair had to be pulled apart by the instructors.
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