Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls: who are the contestants taking part in the new series?

Roxanne Pallett, Martin Kemp and Eric Roberts among others will fight for survival on a remote island in the Pacific

 Pete Wicks

Pete Wicks

Who is Pete Wicks?

Pete Wicks is a 29-year-old ex-cast member of The Only Way is Essex, where he was famed for his turbulent on-off relationship with fellow star Megan McKenna. This included a sexting scandal, in which Wicks was revealed to be texting an ex behind Megan’s back. Because of his long hair and tattoos, he has adopted the nickname The Essex Pirate.

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Paris Lees

Paris Lees

Who is Paris Lees?

Paris Lees has made a name for herself as a journalist, presenter and transgender rights activist. Her notable achievements include being the first trans woman presenter on Radio 1 and Channel 4, and being the first trans cover girl of lesbian magazine Diva. She has written for various publications on trans issues and even appeared as herself in a 2014 episode of Hollyoaks. She was heavily rumoured to be taking part in the current series of Celebrity Big Brother.

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James Cracknell
James Cracknell

Who is James Cracknell?

James Cracknell is an Olympic rower who has won two gold medals for Britain; one at the 2000 Sydney games, and a second at the 2004 Athens games. He has also won several World Rowing Championships, and has presented sports programmes on ITV and Channel 4. In 2013 he stood as a Conservative Party candidate for South West England and Gibraltar in the European Parliament election of 2014, but failed to get elected.