I’m A Celebrity line-up 2020 – confirmed cast and contestants – The Sun

I’M A Celebrity is just around the corner and is still thankfully going ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic.

A bunch of famous names have been revealed for ITV's show's 2020 line-up including a Radio I DJ, an Olympic hero and a few former soap stars.

Which stars are appearing on I'm A Celebrity 2020?

ITV has said the official line-up will be confirmed during I'm A Celebrity… A Jungle Story on Sunday, November 8, at 8.10pm on ITV.

Here we take a look at who The Sun has exclusively revealed to be heading into camp.

Jordan North

The Sun exclusively revealed that Radio 1 DJ Jordan North would be heading to the cold castle.

Jordan is affectionately known at the station as “the supply teacher”.

The floppy-haired lad is bound to be a hit with the ladies.

Giovanna Fletcher

On November 3, 2020, The Sun exclusively revealed how I’m A Celebrity bosses have signed up mums’ podcast host Giovanna Fletcher.

The 35-year-old, married to McFly singer Tom, has a big online following.

A source said: “Giovanna is a brilliant signing. She’s incredibly popular on Instagram with mums and has over 1.3million followers.

“She’s moved in famous circles for years. Not only is she best pals with Emma Willis but she’s close to royalty, married to a boyband star and her brother is Mario Falcone from Towie.

"She’s decided the time is right to embrace the limelight.”

Shane Ritchie 

On October 29, 2020, The Sun revealed how soap icon Shane Richie has been confirmed for the show.

The EastEnders favourite, 56, has agreed to take part in the ITV show and will now go into a two-week quarantine before it starts in November 2020.

Dad-of-five Shane is best known for his time on Albert Square as lovable rogue Alfie Moon alongside on-screen wife Kat Slater.

As well as being a staple of British TV for nearly three decades, he is also an in-demand panto favourite around Christmas time.

Mo Farah

Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah has signed up to appear on I’m A Celebrity in 2020.

The four-times Olympic gold medallist, 37, is sure to be among the favourites to be crowned King of the Castle as he takes his first strides into reality TV.

Mo first started watching the ITV series a decade ago when one of his sporting heroes, former sprinter Linford Christie, took part.

A telly insider told The Sun: “Mo’s been a big fan of the show for years and was just waiting for the right time in his career to do it.

Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay is said to have signed a staggering £250k deal to appear on I'm A Celebrity 2020.

The 46-year-old star has been approached several times in the past, but ITV bosses have only just managed to sign him up.

Producers are thrilled to have snapped him up for a quarter of a million pounds, with the TV presenter due to appear on the reality show while his wife Tess Daly presents Strictly Come Dancing in the UK.

An insider told The Mirror: "Everyone’s so pleased to have Vernon on board, he’s a lovely guy, full of down-to-earth northern charm and perfect for the show."

AJ Pritchard

The Sun exclusively revealed that AJ will join the 2020 line-up as we told how he took part in a secret photoshoot for the ITV show.

The dancing pro sensationally quit Strictly in March 2020.

He wouldn't normally be free during the time that I'm A Celeb runs due to his Strictly commitments.

But for the 2020 show he is free as a bird.

Russell Watson

The Sun revealed that the popular singer would be swapping the stage for life in camp.

He is famous for being a judge on BBC One’s 2008 talent show Last Choir Standing.

Russell’s appearance on the show came after he fought off a near-fatal brain tumour in 2007, which required emergency surgery and an extensive rehabilitation programme.

And he has admitted he needs the fee after a "year of no work".

Victoria Derbyshire

Victoria has been confirmed as a 2020 contestant just months after the BBC axed her daily talk show.

The broadcaster is a well-respected figure in TV.

Victoria had a single mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis in 2015. 

Jessica Plummer

The Sun confirmed that soap star Jessica would be heading for the Welsh castle.

Jessica joined EastEnders in 2019 as hairdresser Chantelle, and became a fan favourite.

But she was killed on the show by husband Gray in a domestic abuse storyline.

The soap star hopes to repeat the 2019 success of fellow Walford star Jacqueline Jossa.

Beverley Callard

The Sun revealed how Coronation Street star Beverley Callard has signed on to star in the 2020 series.

Bev plays feisty barmaid Liz McDonald in the ITV soap.

Beverley, 63, suddenly disappeared from the soap at the beginning of 2020, later revealing that it was due to a minor hip operation that went disastrously wrong and led to a full hip replacement.

Ruthie Henshall

The Sun revealed how actress, singer and dancer Ruthie Henshall is as a jungle contestant in 2020.

West End veteran Ruthie, 53, is a former lover of Prince Edward. She was often smuggled into Buckingham Palace during their relationship.

Ruthie has admitted she dated the Prince — now 56 and married to Sophie, Countess of Wessex — in the early 1990s “solidly for a couple of years, but on and off for five”.

Hollie Arnold

The Sun revealed that Hollie would be swapping athletics for the castle.

She is a record-breaking British parasport javelin athlete.

She competed at the Rio Paralympics in 2016, 2017 World Championships and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Who is rumoured to be going on I'm A Celebrity?

Keith Duffy  

Th Sun revealed how Keith is eyeing up a place in the castle.

The Boyzone star was asked to take part vefore but was going on tour with Brian McFadden.

After Covid pushed back the 37-date tour until 2021, Keith was tapped up again.

A TV insider said: “Keith has had Zoom meetings with I’m A Celebrity’s booker.

“Since the location moved from Australia to North Wales it’s been a little more tricky to get people on board but the team are confident they sold it well."

Andi Peters

TV legend Andi is being touted by the bookies to appear on I'm A Celebrity.

It was after the presenter gave a massive clue on Good Morning Britain by filming his segments from a Go Ape activity centre.

He also had the I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! theme song playing in the background.

Christine Quinn

Following the HUGE success of Selling Sunset, bookies now think that Christine will be signed up by ITV.

The blonde bombshell has been the biggest hit of the show so producers will want to snap her up.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Christine could be about to swap the Hollywood Hills for a haunted Welsh castle if the latest odds are anything to go by with an I'm A Celeb stint potentially on the cards."

Kieran Hayler

Katie Price's ex Kieran claims he's in talks for I'm A Celeb.

The former stripper, 33, says he would "love" to be part of the line-up.

Speaking about the chance of signing up to the 2020 series, Kieran told New! magazine: "I’d love to go on I’m A Celeb.

"I’d love to do it because I’m into the outdoors anyway so for me it would be really cool.

"I think it’s just the eating stuff I’d be a bit rubbish at – and it’s closer to home now I’ve heard!"

Tamzin Outhwaite

Tamzin, 49, has been a top target for BBC’s Strictly 2020, but seems to have opted for I'm A Celeb.

A source said: “It’s early days with Tamzin but she’s someone producers have discussed going to Oz in the autumn — and she’s told pals she is 100 per cent not taking part in Strictly.

The former EastEnders star announced in 2019 she was leaving the show.

John Bercow

Mr Bercow, 56, signed off as Speaker in 2019 after ten years, earning around £1.4 million.

In 2019, Mr Bercow's spokesman told the Mirror he had no plans to join Ant and Dec in the Australian jungle. However, with no work on at the moment, he may change his mind.

According to the Mirror he had priced himself out of the show by demanding £1million.

His wife Sally Bercow made an appearance on Big Brother in 2011 so he may be tempted to follow in her reality show footsteps.

Baga Chipz

Baga Chipz has proved to be a massive personality, after appearing on Drag Race UK and Celebrity MasterChef (briefly).

The Walthamstow star describes herself as "common as muck" and fans would love to see her navigate the jungle.

Although her cooking skills weren't up to much, she'd definitely bring some life into the line up.

Charles Ingram

Charles has been back in the press in 2020 following the ITV show Quiz.

The series revisited his cheating scandal on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

The former army major has always strongly denied the allegations, so could use I'm A Celeb to clear his name.

Matt Baker

Matt is a free man at the moment, having quit The One Show.

He will be on the look out for his next project.

It is now rumoured he will be heading for the jungle in 2020.

Eric Cantona

The Sun exclusively revealed that football legend Eric is the name at the top of ITV's wish list for the new series.

The eccentric Manchester United idol is known for bizarre comments and behaviour and TV chiefs think he would be great to watch tackling bugs and critters in the jungle.

Show producer Richard Cowles named the 53-year-old Frenchman when asked who he is most eager to hire.

He said: “I just like the idea of Eric Cantona talking in French and coming up with really profound things."

Who won I'm A Celebrity 2019?

The reigning Queen of the Jungle is Jacqueline Jossa after she was crowned the winner of I'm A Celebrity.

Speaking about winning the show she said "I can't believe I've done all that stuff."

In an emotional moment, she said that she felt the show had been a "turning point" in her life.

Corrie actor Andy Whyment was runner-up and DJ Roman Kemp placed third.

I'm A Celebrity 2019's Jacqueline Jossa is queen of the jungle!

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