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I'm A Celebrity 2023 full line up revealed after first nine names announced

I'm A Celebrity 2023 full line up revealed after first nine names announced

There are some 'secret' campmates heading into I'm A Celebrity... South Africa at a later date

The next bunch of celebrities who are heading for a very special version of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! set in South Africa have been revealed.

We knew about the first nine famous faces who will be competing in I'm A Celebrity... South Africa after they were announced on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, but they aren't the only bunch hoping to be crowned the first ever 'I'm A Celebrity Legend'.

Just to refresh your memories, the first nine headed for South Africa are going to be Amir Khan, Jordan Banjo, Helen Flanagan, Carol Vorderman, Fatima Whitbread, Paul Burrell, Phil Tufnell, Janice Dickinson and Shaun Ryder.

They've all appeared on I'm A Celebrity before so they definitely know what they're getting in for, though ITV promises there'll be 'all sorts of twists and turns' to keep them on their toes.

Of course, a paltry nine celebrities wouldn't be enough for a whole show so while the first nine will be the ones we get reacquainted with early on, there'll be plenty more to come.

I'm A Celebrity winner Joe Swash is heading back into the show.
PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

According to The Sun, there are a bunch of extra 'secret' celebrities who we'll get to see joining in on the action as the episodes go by and they claim to know who we're going to see.

ITV says it's just speculation at this point and they'll officially reveal the actual celebrities closer to the show's broadcast, but if you want to keep it a secret for yourself then be warned that it's potential spoilers beyond this point.

Among those rumoured to be joining the camp later on is Joe Swash, the winner of 2008's I'm A Celeb who proved to be so popular that between 2009 and 2019 he presented I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, NOW!

Said to be joining him in the jungle, or whatever environment ITV deposit the celebrities in for the South African version, are soap stars Dean Gaffney and Andrew Whyment, AKA Robbie Fowler from EastEnders and Kirk off Coronation Street.

Gaffney first took part back in 2006 while Whyment was runner up in 2019.

Gillian McKeith is rumoured to be returning to I'm A Celebrity, though she didn't enjoy her first time on the show.

Fellow 2006 campmate Mylene Klass was the runner-up back then (good golly this show has been going on a long time) and is also rumoured to be making a return.

2017's winner Georgia Toffolo is also rumoured to return, but the one you've all been waiting to hear about is Gillian McKeith, one of the most infamous I'm A Celeb contestants ever.

She famously fainted (or her faint was a feint depending on who you believe) live on air and described her time on the show as 'the stuff of nightmares', so you might be wondering why she'd want to come back.

I'm A Celebrity... South Africa will air next month on ITV1 & ITVX.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Im A Celebrity, ITV, TV and Film, Celebrity