I’m A Celebrity 2018 started two weeks ago with 10 celebrity contestants including John Barrowman, Emily Atack and Anne Hegerty landing in Australia for a month-long trip that they will never forget, and Noel Edmonds making a late entrance to camp.
For the first time Ant McPartlin isn't presenting the show with Declan Donnelly. The TV star announced that he was taking an extended break from television and This Morning's Holly Willoughby is standing in for him.
Catch up - The Latest News
- The camp has been split into four teams for the Immunity Games - the Koalas, the Kangaroos, the Galaahs, and the Underdogs.
- Nick Knowles won the first of the Immunity Games, but Harry Redknapp's Kangaroos triumphed at the end of the first day and won a feast.
- Harry Redknapp has been learning some new words from the younger campers, and even had a go at rapping while Fleur East has invented this year's jungle anthem, I Like My Bum.
- Tensions are starting to rise in camp, with spats over the amount of rice being cooked, what the rules are on leaving camp, and who's been leaving the toilet seat up in the night.
Who is going to win? Latest betting odds
Harry Redknapp is looking like 2018's sure-fire winner at 1/2, with a huge number of fans thanks to his sense of humour and stoic approach to trials.
Meanwhile, bookies predict that Corrie star Sair Khan could be back on the cobbles in the near future as she's the favourite to go first at 9/4.
Who is doing the next Bushtucker Trial?
We're expecting to see the camp playing in their four teams - Harry's Kangaroos, Nick's Galaahs, John's Koalas, and Noel and Rita as the Underdogs.
On Thursday night, we saw the campers vowing to stop giving Harry an easy ride after Malique forfeited a trial win to make sure that Harry got his dinner, so it looks like the competitive spirit will be alive and well in Friday's episode.
New camper announced
Noel Edmonds has been confirmed as a late entry to the camp, and will arrive during the next Bushtucker Trial which will air on Thursday evening.
The Deal or No Deal star is rumoured to be the highest-paid celebrity ever to take part in the show, which might explain the lower number of contestants this year.
He's even promised to quit telly if he wins: "There’s a deal that I am striking with the great British public who have supported me over the years - they make me King of the Jungle and I will retire and never appear again!”
The controversial TV presenter and former Radio 1 DJ is best known for his days as a primetime Saturday night TV presenter in the 1990s, where his massive popular House Party show introduced the world to Mr Blobby. Edmonds' most recent big TV hit, Deal or No Deal, ended on Channel 4 in 2016 after an 11-year run.
However, his recent career has been clouded by controversies and claims about "cosmic ordering" and "spiritual energy".
He has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons over the last decade. He claimed that the dangers of using wi-fi and "elctrosmog" were a bigger problem than Ebola and Aids, he did a stunt where he dressed as a woman on Newsnight during a campaign against the BBC in which he suggested that he might buy the organisation.
Edmonds also came under fire for suggesting to a man with cancer that his "negative attitude" might be the cause.
"It is a scientific fact that negative energy causes disease and negative thoughts are part of that process. It changes the outcome and millions of doctors and scientists will tell you that," said Edmonds.
The presenter also has a close friendship with I'm a Celebrity duo Ant and Dec and is reported to have advised Ant on his recovery from recent addiction problems.
When is I'm a Celebrity next on and at what time?
You can see I'm a Celebrity every week night and Sunday at 9pm on ITV, and Saturday at 9.30pm after The X Factor.
I'm a Celebrity 2018 - Meet the cast and presenters
First trailer with Dec and Holly
Viewers got their first glimpse of the Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby partnership in a new trailer for I'm a Celebrity 2018.
"The wait is almost over and the adventure of a lifetime is about to begin for 10 familiar faces," says Dec.
Looking at his new co-presenter, he adds: "Sorry, 11 familiar faces. You're in the jungle."
Holly replies: "I know. How did I get here? Help me."
I'm a Celebrity 2018 - The confirmed 10 stars
The celebrities started landing in Australia from Saturday, November 10. Take a look at who has been confirmed in the group of 10 campers.
Former Spurs and West Ham manager Redknapp is the oldest contestant this year at 71 and worryingly has admitted to never having watched the series before.
He says he's usually too busy watching sport at home or going out on the razz in the evening to indulge in reality TV and has enough work and money that he doesn't need a career revival, just wants a different experience.
Redknapp reckons there's nothing tougher than managing a failing football team and regularly goes without breakfast and lunch, so he's expecting it to be a breeze.
How old is he?
I am not keen on heights and I won't walk the plank if they ask me to.
I'm a Celeb loves a Corrie contender, and although the more heavily-rumoured names were Shayne Ward and Catherine Tyldesley, ITV should still be able to cash in on plenty of the soap's fans with Alya Nasir actress Khan.
She's looking forward to every aspect of taking part in the show (except for the mosquitoes) and says she hopes that by the end her profile will have been raised above being "that girl off Coronation Street".
How old is she?
I am not good with mosquitoes as they bite me everywhere; I also don’t like confined spaces.
Has a partner.
DIY SOS presenter Knowles has claimed to have been approached "every year" for the show, so now that he's finally said yes, we can't wait to find out just what producers thought was so utterly unmissable about him as a camper.
The TV star says he's undergone fasting in Thailand before so has some experience of battling on through hunger, but is worried that food will be the main thing on his mind when boredom sets in.
How old is he?
Former X Factor star has been in high demand for reality TV for a while now, saying she's been offered I'm a Celeb and Strictly before but they'd never come at the right time.
Her music career has been a little, er, quiet of late, freeing her up for this year's series, although she may regret it as she's said she's scared of pretty much everything in the jungle.
How old is she?
Creepy crawlies, being up high, in the dark – basically everything you have in the Jungle!
The Vamps fans could be disappointed by guitarist and singer McVey signing up to the show as it means he'll miss some of his band's tour dates.
However, McVey thought it too good an opportunity to turn down as it's the only programme he's regularly tuned in to throughout his life (yes, he's that young) and his bandmates are fully supportive.
How old is he?
Spiders, I am fine about the trials.
Has a partner.
Anne Hegerty aka The Governess
If the campers find themselves facing any quiz questions in challenges then Hegerty is definitely their woman, although she says she's very different from her stern Governess persona on The Chase.
The quizzing pro has Asperger's and says that it means she will respond well to the structure of life in camp, but expects to struggle with being around her co-stars all of the time - especially the loud, argumentative ones.
How old is she?
Spiders do make me flinch.
Soap is well represented in the jungle this year, with Hollyoaks star Thompson-Dwyer also joining the camp.
The actor is being given time off from his day job as Prince McQueen to compete for the title of King of the Jungle, and is sure to attract a younger audience who are fans of his soap.
He says it will be the longest he's ever been away from his family, and that he's dreading eating testicles, which is surely a given for all the celebrities.
How old is he?
Claustrophobic, I’m also dreading eating testicles!
The Inbetweeners actress was plunged into Strictly controversy recently over rumours that disgraced comedian Seann Walsh may also have cheated on Rebecca Humphries with her, as well as his dance partner Katya Jones.
Who know what secrets Atack may spill around the campfire, but she reckons she's looking forward to being away from her phone for a bit and wants to emotionally support her campmates.
Atack has experience of reality TV shows as she's previously been a contestant in Dancing on Ice.
How old is she?
I don't have any real phobias but I hate creepy crawlies just like everyone else.
John Barrowman MBE
When we think of the actor and entertainer, polished performances and never a hair out of place are the images that spring to mind, so it'll be interesting to see how he copes with jungle life.
The Doctor Who and Torchwood star admits to phobias of confined spaces and jumping out of planes - has he never seen the show before?
However, Barrowman always seems like a good sport and insists he isn't precious about his appearance.
Confined spaces, jumping out of planes and I am allergic to shellfish.
Ex-EastEnders star Simons is known for having played Mitchell sister Roxy until her character was killed off, and will be hoping to gain the usual popularity of soap actors with the viewers.
She was talked into taking part by her former screen dad, Larry Lamb, who starred in I'm a Celeb a couple of years ago, and as Lord Alan Sugar's niece we're expecting her to know a thing or two about staying steely under pressure.
How old is she?
I am full of phobias.
The first 'confirmed' celebrities land in Australia
Four celebrities have already touched down in Australia over the weekend, all but confirming that they are taking part in the reality show.
DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles is putting down his hammer for a month and testing his survival skills in the jungle.
He will be joined by football manager Harry Redknapp, who is expected to be the oldest contestant in this year's series, aged 71.
Younger contestants are expected to include Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer, who was snapped with his suitcase and shades Down Under, and X Factor singer Fleur East.
Photo Credit: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock
When does I'm a Celebrity 2018 start?
The show returns on Sunday, November 18 at 9pm on ITV.
Rumoured Late Entrants
Former I'm a Celebrity winner and Extra Camp presenter Scarlett Moffatt has sparked rumours about the popular Channel 5 TV star taking part. Moffatt said that the former cruise singer would be her dream celebrity contestant and her followers on Twitter agreed that McDonald would be a fantastic addition to the jungle.
McDonald has a single Christmas concert booked for December 15, so the dates would be tight if she was going to fly back from Australia for the gig,
Coleen Nolan's social media team have issued a statement denying that she will be taking part in the new series. But isn't that exactly what someone would say if they were taking part?
The Loose Women star has had a tricky 2018 after her public spat with Kim Woodburn, so maybe a trip to the jungle would end the year on a high.
Hello tweeties - we can confirm that our Coleen is definitely NOT going into the #imacelebrity jungle this year .... she’s looking forward to watching it from the safety of her sofa tho 😉#DontBelieveTheRumours 🐍 pic.twitter.com/QFx4zWCvUu— Coleen Nolan (@NolanColeen) November 6, 2018
The Strictly Come Dancing professional has found himself thrust into the tabloids this autumn after his wife Katya was caught kissing comedian Seann Walsh.
Jones doesn't have a partner on Strictly, but does perform in the pro routines and helps on It Takes Two and with choreography. However, the tabloids are suggesting that ITV might have signed up Jones to offer his side of the story to the Sean and Katya kiss incident.
Whether he's able to break his Strictly commitments for a big pay cheque and a trip to Australia remains to be seen - especially as it's been announced that he will partner Anita Rani for the Christmas special.
The Liverpudlian boxer has recently retired from the ring after losing a fight with Oleksandr Usyk at the start of November, although he has previously criticised rival David Haye for taking part in the reality series.
The sports star and part-time actor is being linked to the series by the tabloids and bookmakers.
Boxers who have previously competed in I'm a Celeb include Chris Eubank, Joe Bugner and David Haye.
The Made In Chelsea star will be familiar to I'm a Celeb fans after he became a regular on Extra Camp in 2017, when he was a big supporter of his pal and eventual winner Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo.
You may previously have seen Jamie on Celebrity Hunted or The Great Celebrity Bake Off, or listened to him on his popular Happy Hour podcast.
The affluent reality TV star is the McVitie's biscuit heir.
The former British tennis star and Wimbledon favourite is a surprise name near the top of the bookmakers list of celebrities expected to be in Australia for the new series.
Odds on Henman taking part are as short as 11/2 with one bookmaker and only Coronation Street star Shayne Ward has shorter odds than that.
Henman has previously been linked to Strictly Come Dancing, but maybe a stint in the jungle rather than on the dancefloor is more Tim's style.
Saturdays pop star, TV presenter and former Strictly Come Dancing finalist Frankie Bridge has some experience of the jungle because her football star husband Wayne took part in a previous series.
Bridge is rumoured to have got a taste for the jungle after watching her husband battle the bugs and Bushtucker Trials and could be heading Down Under again.
He first found fame as part of the boyband Blazin' Squad, but is now better know for being part of the 2017 series of Love Island.
ITV will be keen to sprinkle some of the Love Island magic on the jungle and sending in single Somerville could help bring some romance to this year's series.
Rumours about the Good Morning presenter taking part in the jungle first started in the summer when her co-host Jeremy Kyle teased her with tabloid headlines about her heading to Australia.
Garraway was coy on the claims, but said that one major concern would be how she might look.
"My hair would look awful in the jungle!" she said.
However, Good Morning Britain's viewers have done their best to encourage the presenter to head Down Under with 76% saying that they want her in the new series.
Rather than the tabloids, Marcel sparked her own jungle rumour, revealing that she has held discussions about taking part in the series.
She told Loose Women: "I have, I've been... I've had a couple of meetings. I have spoken to them, it is something I would love to do actually. I think for me it would be an amazing challenge."
Producers usually like to keep everything top secret, so let's hope her revelation didn't cost her a spot in the lineup.
Since the long-time Strictly Come Dancing pro has been axed from the BBC series, we’ve been wondering what Cole will fill his autumn and winter with this year.
I’m A Celebrity falls right in the middle of what is traditionally Cole’s busiest period, but with no Strictly to tie him to the UK, he looks like a distinct possibility for the jungle.
Consider, too, that Cole has made no secret of being shocked and annoyed at having been dropped from his day job, which could make for some juicy revelations around the campfire.
I’m A Celebrity loves a former Strictly pro, but the show is also a bit of a sucker for anyone connected to ITV's flagship soap, Coronation Street.
Tyldesley has announced that she’s taking a break from playing barmaid Eva Price for a little while – fair enough, she’s had a tough year with her character going through the loss of Aidan and the kidnap of their baby.
But she’s teased that she is looking at doing some travelling in her time off, which we predict could include a stop off in Oz.
Could there be a reunion on the cards for Eva and Aidan?
It wouldn’t be the first time that two stars from the same show had appeared in the jungle, and Ward has some free time on his hands after completing his harrowing suicide storyline on Corrie.
The actor has of course experienced an ITV reality series before, as he shot to fame after winning the X Factor, so producers know that there will be plenty of fans keen to cast votes in his favour.
Comedian Paddy McGuinness’s wife is starting to carve out a TV career in her own right.
She has appeared on The Real Housewives of Cheshire, and now McGuinness is said to be eying a stint in Australia.
Addressing the jungle rumours on This Morning, she said: "I don't know about the jungle, I'd need a really good babysitter, or I'd have to take them with me. But I'm petrified of everything, it'd be like having Helen Flanagan back on there again."
Fitness fanatic Madeley first came to the public’s attention because of her famous parents – Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.
But she is far from simply being a pampered celeb’s child, as she takes her fitness very seriously and has previously placed third on Dancing on Ice and fifth on The Jump.
She seems well cut out for the show’s challenges – could we be looking at our next Queen of the Jungle?
Katie Price is one of the contest’s most memorable stars, having appeared in two series and finding love and marriage with Peter Andre the first time round.
However, a lot of water has passed under the bridge since the days of Katie and Peter, and now her most recent ex is said to be on the shortlist for I’m A Celebrity.
Hayler’s marriage to Katie was a rocky one and was shaken by a very public exposal of his cheating.
Now that the split is final, could Hayler try to make a name for himself on the series that his ex starred in?
She’s just won Love Island with boyfriend Jack Fincham and earlier in the year took part in ITV2’s Survival of the Fittest – but could the reality TV bug have bitten a third time for Dyer?
The daughter of EastEnders star Danny Dyer was a hit with viewers, so ITV could be hoping to cash in on her popularity once more.
But is another extended trip abroad too soon after her summer away?
If not Dani Dyer, then how about Danny Dyer – or even better, a father-and-daughter team?
The idea of Dyer Senior on the show may sound far fetched, but he has recently spoken about his love of reality TV so an appearance from the hard man could be more likely than you think.
However, we’re assuming signing up Dyer would come with having to employ an entire team on the show just to operate the bleep button.
Goodbye Kiosk Keith, hello Kiosk Kev
This year, there's a new man in the Jungle - introducing Kiosk Kev, the new owner of the Outback Shack.
Kiosk Kev has already taken over the Outback Shack and viewers will meet him next week on Monday night's show.
We asked Kiosk Kev if he was happy to have his picture taken, he grunted and just looked at us, which we took as a yes.
Raymond Grant, who played Kiosk Keith in previous series of I'm a Celebrity, exited the show at the end of the last series, under a cloud of controversy following tabloid allegations about his behaviour on set.
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Who are the previous I'm a Celebrity winners
2002 - Tony Blackburn
2003 - Phil Tufnell
2004 (Spring) - Kerry Katona
2004 (Winter) - Joe Pasquale
2005 - Carol Thatcher
2006 - Matt Willis
2007 - Christopher Biggins
2008 - Joe Swash
2009 - Gino D'Acampo
2010 - Stacey Solomon
2011 - Dougie Poynter
2012 - Charlie Brooks
2013 - Kian Egan
2014 - Carl Fogarty
2015 - Vicky Pattison
2016 - Scarlett Moffatt
2017 - Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo
Who are the Extra Camp presenters?
Spin-off ITV2 series Extra Camp will be back every night with the latest insider gossip, celebrity guests and exclusive clips from behind-the-scenes in the jungle.
Joe Swash is back for his 10th series on the companion show and he will be joined by fellow former contestants Scarlett Moffatt and Joel Dommett.
Why is Ant McPartlin not presenting I'm a Celebrity this year?
Ant announced he is stepping back from TV commitments and public appearances following a drink-driving conviction which saw him banned from the road for 20 months and fined £86,000.
This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby was confirmed in August as his replacement.
"I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure," she said.
"I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery.
"These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit… Honestly, I’m a huge fan of I’m A Celebrity and actually feel like I’ve won a competition to go and hang out on my favourite show!"
"When is it a good time to tell Dec I’m scared of everything that moves?!"
Dec said: "I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year.
"She was at the top of my list and I’m thrilled she said yes. It will be a different kind of series but we will try our best to ensure it is no less fun and eventful for our loyal viewers.
"I am also pleased to hear Holly is scared of everything. I am almost stupidly excited at the thought of watching her during the eating trials!"
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