When this year’s I’m A Celebrity line-up was revealed by ITV, one rumoured contestant was notably absent.
Coronation Street star Andy Whyment, who had been heavily tipped to be entering the jungle for weeks leading up to the big announcement, was since confirmed as one of this year’s late entries to camp.
Here’s everything you need to know about one of Corrie’s most recognisable faces…
Andy Whyment as Kirk Sutherland in Coronation Street
Known for: His performance as Kirk Sutherland in Coronation Street
Who is Andy Whyment?
Whyment grew up in Clifton, Greater Manchester and received acting training at the nearby Laine Johnson Theatre School in Salford.
His acting career began to pick up steam in the 1990s, with minor roles in Cracker starring Robbie Coltrane, as well as Heartbeat and Where The Heart Is.
Fans of classic British comedy will recognise him as Darren from The Royle Family, but Whyment is best known for his role of Kirk Sutherland on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.
He has been playing the character since 2000, and picked up the Best Comedy Performance gong at the British Soap Awards in 2003.
In 2012, he competed on ITV’s Dancing On Ice, placing 6th overall with professional skater Vicky Ogden.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 2019
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