THE full list of almost-stars competing on UK ratings hit I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here has been revealed, with commentators tipping plenty of fireworks.
The last cast members of the 2017 season arrived on the Coast yesterday ahead of the show’s debut in the UK on Sunday.
Iranian-born bisexual comedian Shappi Khorsandi; Boris Johnson’s 77-year-old father, author and former politician Stanley Johnson; WAG Rebekah Vardy, wife of England and Leicester City ace Jamie Vardy; and former light-welterweight world champion boxer Amir Khan are among the cast of 12 B-list celebs heading into the wilds near the NSW/Queensland border to face a series of tests.
The show’s hosts, Ant and Dec., were spotted sunbaking and shopping for supplies including cereal, Detol, fruit and mouthwash at Coolangatta yesterday before production hits full swing.
The series also features ex-Chelsea and England footy ‘hardman’ Dennis Wise; YouTuber Jack Maynard, The Saturdays singer Vanessa White, Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, Coronation Street’s Jenny McAlpine actor Spencer Matthews; and Made In Chelsea posh totty Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo.
The series screens daily in the UK, where it is one of the most-watched shows of the year.
Contestants are famously forced to endure daily Bushtucker Trails, which often consist of being enclosed in small spaces and being showered with bugs — or in the worst case … eating them.
Filming for the promo shoot for the show was delayed this year after co-host Ant travelled to Los Angeles to continue his recovery from a painkiller addiction.
Ant and Dec. have been joined on the Gold Coast by Dec’s wife Ali Astall.
The series winner will be crowned on December 12.