To mark the new series of I'm A Celebrity, here's a reminder of some of the show’s best ever romances
We’re already excited about who might find love in the I’m A Celebrity jungle this year.
So, to celebrate the new series, let’s refresh our memories on the greatest romances on the ITV1 show so far…
Call us cynical, but by the time this pair ‘got together’ in the jungle last year we’d all become used to the rise of the ‘showmance’ – couples who get it on for the cameras to make money. That said, it’s no surprise that TOWIE fave Joey, 24, would find model Amy totally ‘reem’ and not out of the realms of possibility that she could be charmed by his boyish, um, naivety.
The pair, who split in January after their month-long fling, certainly claim their time together was real, with Amy admitting: ‘I still fancy him, but I don’t want to be the next Katie Price and Peter Andre. He’s a really loving, kind person.’ Joey, meanwhile, revealed in his autobiography, that the pair had ‘joined the mile-high club’ together. Stay classy, you two!
Cerys Matthews & Marc Bannerman, 2007
No one saw this romance coming… über-cool indie crooner Cerys, 45, of Catatonia fame went all starry-eyed over former EastEnders actor and cheesy hunk Marc, 41. Alas, after a few months in the real world, the brakes were pulled on the relationship. They did give their romance another crack of the whip but it stalled for good at the end of 2008. The cause of the split was never revealed, but we’re secretly hoping it was Road Rage.
Katie Price & Peter Andre, 2004
Every Tarzan needs his Jane and we’re all suckers for a little romance in the jungle – someone to give away their last grain of rice or help pick lice from the hair of their new apple of affection! Without question, the ultimate love affair on I’m A Celebrity belongs to Katie, 36, and Peter, 41. Think back to 2004, when Katie’s alter-ego Jordan was the most famous woman in Britain and Peter’s star had waned a little. He saw this Mysterious Girl and was on a mission!
She fought off the cheeky Aussie’s advances for as long as she could – her boyfriend Scott Sullivan was watching and waiting in the wings, after all – but Pete’s charm was too much to resist. A fairytale wedding followed the next year, then the golden (OK, orange) couple made gorgeous babies together – Junior, now nine, and Princess, seven. But by 2009, there’d been a cry of ‘I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here!’ and the couple divorced.