Celebrity Coach Trip cast: Who are the contestants?

Find out the identities of celebrities who Brendan Sheerin will be chauffeuring around Spain.

Can you believe it’s been six years since Celebrity Coach Trip was last on our screens?

The non-celeb version has been running since 2005, but famous holidaymakers got a much shorter trip with their spin-off only airing between 2010 and 2012.

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Now, everyone’s favourite coach driver Brendan Sheerin is back at the wheel of the starriest tour bus on the continent, and these are the starting celebrity pairs he’ll be driving around Spain – until they’re voted off by their fellow travellers and replaced by other well-known faces.

Brendan said: "These celebs think they’re used to the red carpet life, but they won't get any special treatment on my coach. I’m sure they’ll be schmoozing away, but it won't be long until I start dishing out the red cards."

Who are the celebrity contestants in the Coach Trip 2019 lineup?

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James and Ola Jordan

The dancing duo made their names as pro performers on Strictly Come Dancing, where they partnered a range of celebrities in the ballroom.

Now, husband and wife team James and Ola have both quit the show, although they still perform professionally and James has turned contestant in the current season of Dancing on Ice.

Other coach trippers should watch out as neither are known for holding their tongue when something (or someone) has annoyed them, particularly James.

They both have experience of TV contests – James in Celebrity Big Brother, and Ola in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.

Mutya Buena and Lisa Maffia

Teaming up for a tour around Spain are singers Mutya Buena and Lisa Maffia, the only all-female pair taking part.

Although they didn’t perform together – Mutya was in the original line-up of the Sugababes, while Lisa was part of the So Solid Crew – they’ll surely have plenty in common to keep them chatting on long journeys about their music industry days.

Just like the Jordans, both women have been known to be fiery when riled, so they won’t be taking any nonsense from the other passengers.

Charlotte Crosby and Joshua Ritchie

Reality TV queen Charlotte Crosby is bringing along her boyfriend Joshua Ritchie for what’s sure to be anything but a romantic holiday.

Charlotte is best known for starring in Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach, and Celebrity Big Brother which she won in 2013.

Her journey to fitness has seen her sell a number of diet and exercise books and DVDs, and she’s the star of her own fly-on-the-wall series, The Charlotte Show.

Joshua Ritchie first became famous after appearing on Love Island and then two series of Ex on the Beach, and has worked with girlfriend Charlotte before as a guest presenter on Just Tattoo of Us.

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Sam Thompson and James Dunmore

Heading to the other end of the poshness spectrum in reality TV, Coach Trip has signed up Made in Chelsea stars Sam Thompson and James Dunmore.

Sam first came into the socialite show as the brother of one of its regulars, Louise Thompson, but his antics in dating the privileged ladies of Chelsea made him famous in his own right.

He’s also appeared in Celebrity Big Brother, Celebs Go Dating, and is a presenter on I’m a Celebrity spin-off show Extra Camp.

Completing his team is co-star James Dunmore, best known for dating another colleague Lucy Watson, whose sister Tiffany is Sam’s ex-girlfriend.

Plenty to talk about if they get stuck in any traffic jams, then.

Bobby Norris and Nadia Essex

Reality TV is getting strong representation in Celebrity Coach Trip’s comeback, as The Only Way is Essex also put forward a contestant.

Bobby Norris has taken part in the gossip and backstabbing of Towie since 2012 and is best mates with Gemma Collins, so what he doesn’t know about arguing with other celebs on TV isn’t worth knowing.

He will be partnering former Celebs Go Dating love expert Nadia Essex, best known for resigning from the show after a spat with co-star Eden Blackman.

Nadia is no stranger to controversy, so she’s certainly not one to be crossed by any celebs planning on making a nuisance of themselves on board the coach.

Who is joining later in the series?

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The coach will be getting busier as the holiday continues with late arrivals including Big Narstie, X Factor duo Jedward, Union J stars Jaymi and JJ, Tattoo Fixers star Paisley Billings and controversial Celebrity Big Brother contestant Roxanne Pallett

Celebrity Coach Trip begins on Monday, January 14 at 7.30pm on E4.

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