It's official, an all-stars version of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is coming to our screens next month.


Announced during last night's (Saturday 25th March) episode of Saturday Night Takeaway, Ant and Dec revealed the first batch of contestants that will be taking part in the series, which includes previous campmates like Helen Flanagan, Amir Khan, Jordan Banjo and more.

There will also be even more memorable campmates returning for the new show, which will be taking place in South Africa.

The release date confirmation, new trailer and initial line-up comes after the presenting duo confirmed that the new show would be going ahead back in September 2022.

At the time, they shared a video on Twitter, writing alongside the clip: "South Africaaaaaaa! That’s right, we’re filming a very special version of I’m A Celebrity in South Africa which is coming to your tellies in 2023."

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In the short video, they both said: "We’ve got news," as Dec added: "It’s probably the worst kept secret in television, but we can confirm we’re doing a very special series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in South Africa!"

They then gave viewers a glimpse of the amazing view, before shouting: "South Africa!"

"We’re here, it’s going to be your favourite celebrities from the last 20 years who are going back in to do it one more time," Dec continued.

The news comes after much speculation that there'd be an all-stars I'm A Celebrity... series, with multiple names tipped to return to the jungle.

Read on for everything we know so far about the series.

I'm A Celebrity South Africa start date speculation

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I’m A Celebrity… South Africa: Fatima Whitbread. ITV

CONFIRMED: The I'm A Celebrity All-Stars spin-off is hitting our screens this 2023 and will air next month, it has now been revealed.

An exact transmission date hasn't been confirmed just yet, but we'll keep you updated as soon as we know more.

We anticipate that it will be at the earliest of Spring 2023 or more likely Summer 2023.

I'm A Celebrity South Africa hosts

Of course, Ant and Dec will reprise their role as hosts on the ITV show. The duo have presented the series together since its launch in 2002.

In 2018, Holly Willoughby filled in for Ant McPartlin, as he took a break from presenting duties but they'll be back for this brand new show.

Speaking about the new series upon the line-up announcement, Ant said: "It's a question we always get asked...who would you bring back to the jungle? So to get this opportunity to make a brand new show in South Africa and put some of our previous campmates through their paces again was the dream."

Dec also added: "It's bigger and wilder than we could have hoped for so viewers are in for a real treat!"

I'm A Celebrity South Africa cast line-up

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I’m A Celebrity… South Africa: Phil Tufnell. ITV

While rumours about the line-up have been circulating for some time now, the first batch of contestants joining the show have now been revealed.

The celebrities entering camp in the launch episode of I'm a Celebrity...South Africa are as follows:

  • Amir Khan - Boxing champion
  • Jordan Banjo - Diversity Dancer & DJ
  • Helen Flanagan - Former Coronation Street star
  • Carol Vorderman - TV presenter
  • Fatima Whitbread - Olympic athlete
  • Paul Burrell - Former royal butler
  • Phil Tufnell - Ex-England cricketer
  • Janice Dickinson - Supermodel
  • Shaun Ryder - Music legend

But that's not all – there's set to be "many more" celebrities joining the series throughout its episodes but we'll just have to watch to find out who they are and when they'll be entering the camp.

Gillian McKeith could return over a decade since she first appeared on the show in 2010. McKeith famously 'fainted' live on TV after being voted to take part in a trial.

Other names that have been tipped for the spin-off series include: Corrie star Andy Whyment, Made in Chelsea's Georgia Toffolo and singer Myleene Klass, who has reportedly signed up for the All-Stars series following months of talks. Klass first appeared on the show in 2006 and finished as runner-up.

What we do know for certain is that the campmates will be competing against each other in some of the biggest and toughest challenges yet to become the first ever "I'm A Celebrity Legend".

Is there a trailer for I'm a Celebrity South Africa?

There is! And boy, does it look like a tense ride. Watch the new trailer below.

I'm a Celebrity...South Africa will air next month on ITV1 and ITVX. Check out our TV Guide or visit our dedicated Entertainment hub for the latest news.


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