This year is going to be a goodun'
It might still be a few weeks away, but that doesn’t mean we’re not already thinking about, talking about and dreaming about I’m A Celebrity 2018.
Last year’s show became the most watched programme on ITV thanks to our favourite Geordie duo Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly reuniting following Ant’s rehab stint.
Unfortunately, we recently found out that Ant won’t be returning in the autumn after another tough year, so Holly Willoughby will be fronting our fave telly show alongside Dec instead.
But who’s going to be joining the line up? Well, with the likes of Georgia Toffolo and Boris Johnson‘s dad Stanley staying in Croc Creek last year, the producers are going to have a hard time matching it – but we reckon they’re definitely up for the challenge.
So, let’s see who could find themselves chowing down on some kangaroo willy in just a few short months…
I’m A Celeb rumoured line up: Kate Garraway
Good Morning Britain presenter Kate is used to early mornings over on ITV so we reckon she’d be perfect on the 2018 series of I’m A Celeb.
According to The Sun, Kate has been approached by show producers because ‘they know she would be TV gold.’
‘Kate has always been relatable and game for a challenge,’ an insider said. ‘But since entering her fifties she’s embracing all aspects of life and sees the Aussie jungle as the ultimate life test.’
I’m A Celeb rumoured line up: Sair Khan
Coronation Street star Sair is rumoured to be swapping the Rovers Return for the rainforest this year as she’s rumoured to be packing her bags as we speak.
The 30-year-old star – who plays Alya Nazir on the ITV soap – would join a host of Coronation Street stars to grace the Jungle including Antony Cotton, Jenni McAlpine and Helen Flanagan.
I’m A Celeb rumoured line up: Harry Redknapp
Football boss Harry might be better known for coaching huge teams like West Ham and Tottenham, but it looks like the 71-year-old could be swapping the pitch for the Jungle.
Chatting on talkSPORT recently, Jamie Redknapp’s dad was asked whether he’d soon be going Down Under later this year for a stint on the ITV reality show.
To which he replied: ‘I’m not allowed to say! Anything could happen between now and then. I wouldn’t like to bet one way or the other…’
When asked how he’d cope with the insects, the star replied: ‘I don’t know, I’ve never done anything like that. I’m trying not to think about it all. I might go and sleep in the New Forest for a week in preparation!’
I’m A Celeb rumoured line up: Anne Hegerty
According to The Mirror, The Chase star Anne is said to be all but confirmed for this year’s show.
Having been a star on the popualar ITV quiz programme since 2010, apparently I’m A Celeb is an exciting step in 60-year-old Anne’s career.
We wonder if The Baroness is as scary in real life! [/caption]
I’m A Celeb rumoured line up: Rita Simons
Yup, Roxy Mitchell from EastEnders could be about to cause a splash Down Under – and we’re SO excited.
According to The Sun, a source said: ‘Rita was one of the most recognisable faces in soap before her character was tragically axed. She is yet to venture into the world of reality TV so it will be a massive coup for ITV to secure her.
‘Obviously it will be hard for Rita to live in the jungle with her health problems but she’s hoping that some time away from her hectic lifestyle will help and that it will also provide a career boost and hopefully lead to her landing another big TV part.’
I’m A Celeb rumoured line up: Nick Knowles
The DIY SOS host has hinted that he could be entering the jungle this year as he told Lorraine: ‘Every year I get asked by all the different programmes and I’m A Celeb is one of them.
‘Do you know what? I think it would be quite fun to do because of all the trials, I quite fancy having a go at that. I’d rock the hat. I get asked every year and I’ve always said I wouldn’t do it but who knows? I got a little boy who needs looking after and if it comes to it I’ll never say never.’
I’m A Celeb 2018 rumoured line up: Danny Dyer
Seemingly following in the shoes of Dani junior (see above), Danny Dyer is allegedly headed for the jungle for what would be the *best* camp appearance since maybe ever.
In an appearance on Good Evening Britain, Dyer admitted his love of reality TV shows following his daughters appearance on Love Island – leading to speculation that Danny would be making his own reality TV appearance in the jungle!
I’m A Celeb rumoured line up: Jamie Laing
After the success of his pal and Made In Chelsea co-star Georgia Toffolo, who won the show last year, bosses are now keen to sign up Jamie Laing.
A source revealed that producers have their eye on him as he’s previously been a hit on the ITV2 spin-off show Extra Camp. ‘Jamie has been telling friends he is in talks to do it, which is long overdue after his stints on the ITV2 show,’ they explained.
‘He’s a cheeky chappie and no doubt the public will fall in love with him like they did Toff.’
I’m A Celeb rumoured line up: Malique Thompson-Dwyer
Fresh from his big win at the British Soap Awards, Malique is thought to be taking a break from his role as Hollyoaks’ Prince McQueen to head into the Jungle.
‘Jungle producers were keen to snap up a young star with a fresh following to tune into the show,’ an insider told The Sun.
Apparently the 20-year-old is ‘over the moon’ about the gig and has even been hitting the gym to get as buff as possible for Oz.
I’m A Celeb rumoured line up: Dani Dyer
Fresh from her Love Island win with boyfriend Jack Fincham, Danny Dyer‘s daughter is a hot favourite to head into another of the nation’s favourite reality shows.
And after winning over the nation with her down-to-earth nature, we reckon the 22-year-old could be the next Vicky Pattison or Scarlett Moffatt.
I’m A Celeb rumoured line up: Olivia Attwood
After splitting from her Love Island boyfriend Chris Hughes at the start of the year, Liv could be ready to take on a brand new challenge. And by that, we mean learn to clean the dunny and wash in a waterfall…
Apparently, ITV bosses are hoping the 27-year-old will ‘spice up the show’ with her fiery personality. Well, there will definitely be drama if Olivia’s involved.
However, having just signed up for the new series of Celebs Go Dating, maybe I’m A Celeb is one reality show too far for our Liv.
I’m A Celeb 2018 rumoured line up: Charlotte Dawson
Speaking of drama… yep, everyone’s favourite northern lass Charlotte is also rumoured to be heading into the I’m A Celebrity Jungle after her successful stints on Celebs Go Dating and Five Star Hotel.
‘She has loads of personality and would really get stuck into the jungle tasks’, a source told The Sun. But it looks like Les Dawson’s daughter is in high demand as she’s reportedly being eyed up by Celebrity Big Brother bosses as well.
I’m A Celeb 2018 rumoured line up: Christine McGuinness
After hitting the headlines earlier this year following her marital woes with husband Paddy McGuinness, Christine is already beginning to branch out into the world of reality TV and recently joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Cheshire.
And it looks like ITV bosses are liking what their seeing, as the mum-of-three is reportedly being lined up to join the show. Christine hasn’t ruled out a spell in the celeb jungle either, as she said on This Morning: ‘I don’t know about the jungle, I’d need a really good babysitter, or I’d have to take them with me.’
Before adding: ‘But I’m petrified of everything, it’d be like having Helen Flanagan back on there again.’
I’m A Celeb 2018 rumoured line up: Brendan Cole
Brendan’s going to have a lot more time on his hands this autumn following his shock axing from Strictly. And it’s rumoured that I’m a Celebrity could be his next move.
‘Brendan is outspoken and ITV think he’d be gold’, a source recently told The Sun. And considering the number of on screen spats he’s had in the past – we reckon Brendan could be a great addition to the Jungle line-up.
I’m A Celeb 2018 rumoured line up: Shayne Ward
I’m A Celebrity could be perfect timing for Coronation Street star Shayne, as he’ll soon be filming his final scenes as Aidan Connor which are set to be aired later this month.
Apparently, the former X Factor winner is pretty keen on a stint in the Jungle, especially considering he has such close ties with ITV.
I’m A Celeb 2018 rumoured line up: Catherine Tyldesley
But Shayne’s not the only Corrie star who’s reportedly got her eyes on the I’m A Celebrity 2018 line up, as 34-year-old Catherine is also set to leave the cobbles this Summer.
Does that mean she’ll be swapping Weatherfield for the Australian outback? Well, in an interview with OK! magazine earlier this year, the mum-of-one revealed she’s taking time out to go traveling with her husband and three-year-old son Alfie – and the family just so happens to be heading Down Under.
‘I have a lot of family in Australia who would love to meet Alfie,’ the actress said. ‘And it’s the sort of place you don’t want to go for just two weeks. There’s a lot of the world we want to see.’ Interesting…
I’m A Celeb 2018 rumoured line up: Michael Le Vell
And it looks like three is the magic number when it comes to Coronation Street hopefuls, as actor Michael is also being lined up as a favourite for the show after being declared bankrupt.
According to The Sun, the 53-year-old was left struggling financially after racking up legal costs of £200,000 as he fought off sex abuse allegations in 2013 – which he was completely cleared on. A source told the publication: ‘It’s still early days for producers on I’m A Celeb, but Michael is a name they’re looking at.’
I’m A Celeb 2018 rumoured line up: Aaron Chalmers
We’re sure you’ll recognise this Geordie ‘fella! Yup – Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers is allegedly headed into the Australian outback.
The former MTV regular is now very busy in the ring as an MMA fighter, but could probably find time for I’m a Celebrity. In fact, the 31-year-old recently told The Sun that he would ‘love to do the jungle’ but is ‘petrified of spiders’.
Sounds like a recipe for success to us!
I’m A Celeb 2018 rumoured line up: Emily Atack
Best known for her iconic role as Charlotte in The Inbetweeners, Emily is no stranger to reality TV after having taken part in Dancing on Ice in 2010.
However, the 28-year-old is rumoured to be swapping the ice-skates for the jungle. The Sun report a TV source as saying: ‘I’m a Celeb approached Emily a while ago and she jumped at the chance’.