Ant and Dec react to I’m A Celebrity cast reveal

Famous faces rumoured to be among the line-up are Jill Scott, Sue Cleaver, Olivia Attwood, Chris Moyles and Owen Warner.
Ant and Dec react to I’m A Celebrity cast reveal

By Naomi Clarke and Ellie Iorizzo, PA Entertainment Reporters

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have shared their reactions to the cast of the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The video clip sees the presenting duo exude a mixture of shock, excitement and approval on discovering the contestants heading into the Australian jungle in November.

Donnelly (47) said of one celebrity: “She’s fun and feisty,” adding about another: “She would hate every minute of it.”

Meanwhile, McPartlin (46) said: “We knew we’d get you on there one of these days,” with Donnelly adding: “We saw him and he never let on. Sneaky boy.”

Speaking of a male celebrity, McPartlin added: “Now I can’t believe we’ve got him. You don’t know what you’ve let yourself in for my friend.”

On Thursday, former England footballer Jill Scott fuelled rumours she is the latest celebrity heading into the jungle as she was spotted arriving in Australia.

The 35-year-old midfielder, who retired in the summer following her team’s historic win at the European Championship, was pictured arriving at Brisbane airport by The Sun.

She is the fifth famous face who has been seen touching down in Australia after Coronation Street’s Sue Cleaver, reality TV star Olivia Attwood, radio DJ Chris Moyles and Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner were snapped on Wednesday.

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Sue Cleaver is among the celebrities rumored to be among the line-up for the forthcoming series (Ian West/PA)

The celebrity reality show is returning to its original jungle location after the past two series were filmed at Gwrych Castle in north Wales due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The forthcoming series, which is launching on November 6th at 9pm, will see a new batch of famous faces undertake challenges and trials to secure food and treats for the group and avoid being voted out by the viewers.

ITV has not yet confirmed any of the contestants in the new line-up, saying it will do so in due course.

On Monday, the Australian set for the show was closed for 24 hours following reports of severe flooding in the area.

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Radio X DJ Chris Moyles was also pictured arriving at the airport on Wednesday. Photo: Ian West/PA

A spokeswoman for ITV told the PA news agency: “We closed the site for 24 hours as a precautionary measure due to the inclement weather.”

McPartlin and Donnelly are returning to host the popular show, with a recent trailer showing them jumping out of a helicopter back into the jungle.

The Geordie duo have hosted the reality programme since its launch in 2002, though McPartlin was temporarily replaced by Holly Willoughby in 2018.

The show’s 2021 series was won by Emmerdale actor Danny Miller.

It was confirmed in September there will be an all-star series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! hosted from South Africa next year.

McPartlin and Donnelly also confirmed that famous names from the last 20 years of the show will return to compete.

ITV has been contacted for comment.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! launches on Virgin Medai TV on November 6th at 9pm.

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