I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! will be back for its 2021 series in just a matter of weeks – but who is expected to be on the billing this year?
Even though there’s still a little while to wait, preparations to get the Abergele location ready are in full swing.
As with all the nation’s favourite competition reality shows, speculation is beginning to mount over who might pop their head up on this year’s programme.
Metro.co.uk has rounded up some of the names currently expected to land in the show so far.
Former The One Show host Matt left the BBC magazine show to spend some more time with his family, after being at the helm for nearly a decade.
However, with Matt having got a Strictly Come Dancing win under his belt, he’s no stranger to a competition show, having previously hinted this could be a possible future move.
He previously told Hello!: ‘I haven’t had any conversations yet. I am reluctant to say no to anything without having a good think about it.’
According to bookmakers Ladbrokes, Matt’s currently at 3/1 odds to take part.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Matt Baker’s already tried his hand at Strictly but the odds suggest he’ll soon be ticking off I’m A Celeb as well, with ITV chiefs reportedly keen on the TV presenter for a stint in North Wales later this year.”
Coronation Street veteran Sam has watched some of his closest cast members find success on the show in the past.
Jennie McAlpine, who plays his on-screen sister Fiz Brown, took part and came in at fourth place in 2017 and Andy Whyment narrowly missed out on becoming King of the Jungle in 2019.
Sam is more open than ever to the idea of signing up to the ITV wintertime series, having recently told OK!: ‘I’ve always said no to all of those shows, but then recently for some reason I’ve been more open to the idea.
‘Jennie [McAlpine] and Andy [Whyment] did the jungle and both of them said it’s the experience of a lifetime.
‘If I was offered it I would be open to the idea and open to the extra pennies!’
Jake Wood left EastEnders earlier this year after nearly 15 years on the BBC soap and has reportedly already been ‘in talks’ with the I’m A Celeb bosses.
Speaking on GMB earlier this summer, ex-EastEnders actor Jake confirmed entering the camp could well be on the cards.
The actor is currently starring in the play 2:22 A Ghost Story alongside Lily Allen but confirmed this would be over in time in the case he was to get the call.
‘I’ve made no secret of that, I’d love to do the jungle,’ he previously told Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway – but will he be donning the camp gear this year?
The whole of Great Britain got behind Tom to see him bring home huge success in the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics last month.
Tom even encouraged the nation to take up knitting and has continued to win himself millions of fans after winning gold in the 10m synchronised diving event, with Matty Lee.
Now, Tom remains one of the names floated around consistently by bookmakers ahead of this year’s I’m A Celeb.
Olympians are no strangers to taking up a spot on the show, with champion Sir Mo Farah having appeared as a camp mate just last year – but could the stage now be set for Tom to take the plunge?
After winning the hearts of the nation on Love Island, Liberty quickly jumped into pole position as the bookies’ favourite to sign-up to the ITV show.
The 22-year-old star saw her odds recently slashed by Ladbrokes from 3/1 to 2/1 to head into Gwrych Castle.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: ‘Liberty was by far the most popular Islander of the series.
‘She could be set for a stint on another ITV show later this year, with I’m A Celeb chiefs likely to come calling.’
Love Island’s Olivia coupled up with Chris Hughes in the 2017 series of the reality show and became known for her outspoken ways and hilarious quips.
It now seems viewers could be seeing her back on TV very soon as Olivia previously told RadioTimes.com she’d definitely be up for trying out the show.
She said: ‘I’d love to do the jungle, I’d give Dancing on Ice a go, although it does scare me. I’m a bit of a baby, so I don’t like getting hurt. I feel like the minute I fall over once, I’d be done.
‘I know it sounds dramatic, but I’m just a bit like that. For me, the jungle is less scary. So I’d love to do the jungle.’
The Little Mix star has been speculated for weeks to make a surprise entry amid a string of exciting new releases for the girl band.
It comes as her two bandmates, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, are currently very busy – having both recently given birth.
Jade was a hit with fans when she appeared on Bake Off for Stand Up 2 Cancer and has previously been quizzed on whether she would be up for I’m A Celeb.
She far from ruled out a stint on the show when speaking to Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston on Heart’s Breakfast show.
The singer shared: ‘I’ll try anything once me, do you know what I mean? I’ll give it a crack.
‘If something smells bad I won’t put it in my mouth, but I am good at creepy crawlies.’
Lucy hasn’t been seen too much on-screen since leaving her role as Bethany Platt in Coronation Street last year.
She previously took part in ITV2’s Don’t Rock The Boat last year and continues to be a name put forward by bookmakers to be linked with the show.
It’s thought Lucy was previously approached by the show back in 2018 when she was still appearing on the cobbles.
Could she now be about to finally follow in the footsteps of a long line of her Coronation Street co-stars by taking up a spot on I’m A Celeb?
Former GMB host Piers has been linked to the show for years, having now reportedly been declared the ‘most wanted’ star.
He added fuel to the fire by sharing a snap on Instagram of himself on the front of Woman magazine in which he could be seen donning a photoshopped cowboy hat, which pointed towards him signing up to the show.
Piers joked: ‘It’s official – I’m the new Crocodile Dundee [laughing face emoji.’
Will the former breakfast show anchor finally be persuaded to take part in the 2021 series?
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! returns later this year to ITV.
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