I'm a Celeb fans think rumoured contestant's post proves he's first campmate set for the jungle
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Social media sleuths reckon they’ve worked out the identity of one famous face heading into the I’m a Celeb camp later this month.
The popular reality show landed on our screens a little bit earlier last year (6 November) due to the FIFA World Cup taking place - but it usually airs from mid November and it seems this year is no exception, with a teaser ad for I’m a Celeb confirming the show will begin on Sunday, 19 November.
With just under two weeks to go, ITV is yet to confirm its celebrity line-up but there has been plenty of speculation online, including Nigel Farage, JLS’ Marvin Humes, ex-EastEnders star Danielle Harold, This Morning’s Josie Gibson and First Dates’ Fred Siriex.
Alongside them, jockey Frankie Dettori is also tipped to star - and fans reckon that he’s as good as confirmed it with a recent post he shared to X, formerly known as Twitter.
In the post, Dettori can be seen leaning against a fence with water and a city skyline behind him.
Captioning the shot, he wrote: “Touchdown…” alongside an emoji of the Australian flag, which eagle-eyed X users were quick to jump on.
Responding to the post, one person said: “He’s defo going on I’m A Celeb.”
Another said simply: “I’m A Celeb.”
While a third wrote: “Jungle fever…”
Dettori shared: “Unfortunately, this year I'm suspended, so I can[t] ride but I will support the Melbourne Cup carnival for the week, see some old friends riding and have a smashing time at the racing.”
But with the cup down and dusted earlier today (7 November), there’s nothing preventing Dettori from taking part in the show.
It’s previously been reported that the jockey is keen to appear in the ITV show.
Landing in Aus earlier than the other contestants, a source reportedly told The Sun: “Frankie is a superstar signing for jungle casting producers as he is a legend in the horse racing world and would be reality TV gold.
“He might be pint-sized, but his personality is larger than life and he has real charm and a sense of humour.
“Frankie would be brilliant in the Bushtucker Trials too as being competitive is second nature to him.”