I'm A Celeb start date revealed as first rumoured contestant lands in Australia
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The decorations are going up and the nights are getting colder which means it’s about that time of year.
In other years, the ITV show has typically started in mid to late November, and it seems the upcoming series start date has been revealed.
Eagle-eyed viewers, who actually pay attention to the adverts on Good Morning Britain, spotted the surprise this morning.
A teaser ad for I’m A Celeb this year confirmed the show will begin on Sunday 19 November – so we’ve got less than two weeks until the drama and celebrity chaos begins.
The TV listings for the date are to be officially confirmed this afternoon, but The Mirror reports the extra-long episode will run from 9pm to 10:45pm.
ITV’s celebrity line-up for the show is yet to be announced, but there have been plenty of rumours and names thrown in about the build-up already.
Amongst those expected to be crowned king or queen of the jungle are Nigel Farage, JLS’ Marvin Humes, Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, ex-EastEnder Danielle Harold, This Morning’s Josie Gibson and First Dates’ Fred Siriex.
And one of the rumoured celebs is said to have already landed in Australia today.
Jockey Frankie Dettori, 52, is tipped to be heading into the I’m A Celebrity jungle.
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.”
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.”
The Sun also claim food critic, Grace Dent, is also signed up to the show.