The final of I'm a Celebrity South Africa is almost upon us! After almost three weeks’ worth of tricky challenges, just four celebs remain in the running ahead of Friday night’s final (12th May, 2023). Here's everything you need to know about the cast of I'm a Celebrity South Africa.


I'm a Celebrity South Africa cast line-up: Who's in the final?

The full line-up of the I'm a Celebrity South Africa cast is as follows.

Here is all you need to know about the stars.

Myleene Klass

Mylene Klass for I'm a Celebrity...South Africa.
Mylene Klass for I'm a Celebrity...South Africa. ITV

Age: 45

Job: Musician, singer, TV and radio presenter

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Previous season: 2006

Instagram: @myleeneklass

Myleene Klass is best known for being a member of the pop group Hear'Say, who were formed on the television show Popstars and had a string of hits before splitting in 2002. She went on to release a classical album of her own, before going on to become a well-recognised TV, radio presenter and reality TV star.

Klass took part in the sixth season of I'm a Celebrity in 2006 and become the most searched-for celebrity from the show ever on internet search engine MSN.

Jordan Banjo

Jordan Banjo.
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Age: 30

Job: Diversity star and TV presenter

Previous series: 2016

Jordan Banjo is a dancer and TV presenter, best known as a member of Diversity, the dance troupe that won Britain's Got Talent in 2009.

Since winning BGT, Banjo has presented shows like Got to Dance, Dancing on Ice, The Greatest Dancer and Eat Well for Less as well as KISS Breakfast with Perri Kiely. He appeared on I'm a Celebrity in 2016 and was the fourth celebrity to leave the jungle.

Fatima Whitbread

Fatima Whitbread
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Age: 62

Job: Olympic javelin thrower

Previous series: 2011

Fatima Whitbread is a former Olympic athlete, who broke the world record for javelin throwing at the 1986 European Athletics Championships. She has two gold medals (1986 European Championships, 1987 World Championships) and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1987.

Since retiring in 1992, Whitbread has appeared on A Question of Sport, The Wright Stuff, ITV's Find A Family, Celebrity Wrestling, This Morning and Pilgrimage: Road to Istanbul, while in 2011, she took part in I'm a Celeb, coming in third place.

Joe Swash

Joe Swash on I'm a Celebrity South Africa
Joe Swash on I'm a Celebrity South Africa. ITV

Age: 41

Job: Actor/TV presenter

Instagram: @realjoeswashy

Twitter: @realjoeswash

Joe Swash is an actor and television presenter best known for his role as Mickey Miller on EastEnders, which he played from 2003 to 2008.
In 2008, he won the eighth season of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.

Dean Gaffney

Dean Gaffney I'm a Celebrity South Africa.
Dean Gaffney on I'm a Celebrity South Africa. ITV

Age: 45

Job: Actor

Previous season: 2006

Gaffney is an actor who is best known for his portrayal of Robbie Jackson in EastEnders.
The actor first joined the soap back in 1993 and left in 2003. However, he has since returned to the show as Robbie on multiple occasions, and last appeared on the programme in 2019.

Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell.
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Age: 64

Job: Cricketer and radio personality

Previous series: 2003

Phil Tufnell is a former cricketer who played on the England cricket team from 1986 until 2002.

After retiring from the sport in 2002, he forged a media career, appearing on Blankety Blank, They Think It's All Over, A Question of Sport, The One Show, All Star Mr & Mrs and The Jump. He took part on I'm a Celebrity in 2003 and went on to win the show.

Paul Burrell

Paul Burrell
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Age: 56

Job: Former royal butler and TV personality

Previous series: 2004

Paul Burrell is a former servant of the British Royal Household and a TV personality. He is best known as the butler to Princess Diana until her death in 1997, after which he released a memoir and appeared on Australian Princess, Countdown, Stars in Their Eyes and Through the Keyhole.

He took part in I'm A Celebrity in 2004, becoming a runner-up on the season

Georgia Toffolo

Georgia Toffolo for I'm A Celebrity...South Africa.
Georgia Toffolo for I'm A Celebrity...South Africa. ITV

Age: 28

Job: Reality TV star

Previous season: 2017 (Season 17)

Instagram: @georgiatoffolo

Twitter: @ToffTalks

Georgia "Toff" Toffolo is a reality TV star best known for appearing on E4's Made in Chelsea from 2014.

In 2017, she took part on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and was crowned the Queen of the Jungle that year, beating the likes of actor Jamie Lomas and TV and radio presenter Iain Lee.

A year after taking part in the ITV1 show, Toff released her first book Always Smiling on 6th September 2018.

Toff is no stranger to reality TV, having started out on MIC. As well as this, she took part in Celebrity Hunted Stand Up to Cancer in 2019, partnering with Stanley Johnson, who she met on IAC. In 2020, Toff and her dog, Monty, appeared in 2020 on Channel 4's Celebrity Snoop Dogs.

Andy Whyment

Andy Whyment for I'm a Celebrity...South Africa.
Andy Whyment for I'm a Celebrity...South Africa. ITV

Age: 42

Job: Actor

Previous season: 2019

Instagram: @andywhy36

Twitter: @andywhyment81

Andy Whyment is an actor and soap star, best known for playing Kirk Sutherland on Coronation Street.

The 42-year-old took on roles in Cracker, The Cops, Heartbeat and Where the Heart Is before landing his first regular role on The Royle Family as Darren Sinclair-Jones in 1999.

He went on to join Coronation Street in 2000 and has played Kirk on the soap ever since. Whyment has appeared on Soapstar Superstar and Dancing on Ice.

The actor competed on the 2019 season of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, coming in second place behind EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa.

Gillian McKeith

Gillian McKeith for I’m A Celebrity… South Africa on ITV1 and ITVX.
Gillian McKeith for I’m A Celebrity… South Africa on ITV1 and ITVX. ITV

Age: 63

Job: TV personality

Instagram: @gillianmckeith

Previous season: 2010 (series 10)

Gillian McKeith is a TV personality, best known for presenting shows around health and nutrition. She rose to fame as the host of Channel 4's You Are What You Eat, which ran from 2004 until 2006, before appearing on Supersize vs Superskinny, Dr Gillian McKeith's Feel Fab Forever and Eat Yourself Sexy.

She appeared on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2010, coming in eighth place. She was the second contestant in the show's history to refuse to do a task.

Since appearing on I'm a Celebrity, McKeith has published a book on women's health. In 2021, she was criticised by the British Dietetic Association for her comments about COVID-19, when she claimed: "What you eat and drink on a daily basis can play a key role in supporting your own Natural Immunity."

A spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association said: "The science tells us that the main way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is through vaccination and government guidance around social distancing."

Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder
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Age: 60

Job: Happy Mondays singer

Previous series: 2010

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder is a performer and TV personality, best known as the lead singer of the rock band. He has also appeared on Would I Lie to You?, Celebrity Juice, Celebrity Mastermind and That Sunday Night Show.

He took competed on I'm a Celebrity's 2010 show, finishing in second place.

Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman on I'm a Celebrity... South Africa.
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Age: 62

Job: TV personality and presenter

Previous series: 2016

Carol Vorderman is best known as the co-host of Countdown, appearing on the show between 1982 and 2008. She has since appeared on Loose Women, Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News for You, Lorraine and Beat the Chasers, and has hosted the Pride of Britain Awards since 1999.

Vorderman competed on I'm A Celebrity back in 2015, finishing in eighth place.

Amir Khan

Amir Khan
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Age: 36

Job: Boxer

Previous series: 2017

Amir Khan is a former professional boxer who has representing Great Britain at the Olympic Games, picking up a silver medal in 2004 and a gold medal at the 2003 Junior Olympics.

Since his boxing career began at the age of 11, Khan has held unified light-welterweight world championships between 2009 and 2012 as well as the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2007 until 2008. He was banned from professional earlier this month for two years after ostarine was found in his doping test following his match against Kell Brook.

Outside of boxing, Khan appeared on I'm A Celebrity in 2017, coming in fifth place, and starred in his own BBC Three reality show Meet the Khans: Big in Bolton.

Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan.
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Age: 32

Job: Ex Corrie star

Previous series: 2012

Helen Flanagan is an actress who rose to fame after starring as Rosie Webster on Coronation Street. The 32-year-old joined the soap in 2000, staying on the cobbles for 12 years before leaving and returning for one year in 2017.

Since leaving Corrie, Flanagan has appeared on Soapstar Superstar, Hell's Kitchen, All Star Family Fortune, Celebrity Juice, Celebrity Wedding Planner and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, while she briefly returned to acting for one episode of Holby City.

Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson
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Age: 68

Job: Model and TV personality

Previous series: 2007

Janice Dickinson is a model and TV personality, best known as a judge on America's Next Top Model, on which she appeared from 2003 until 2006. She also appeared in her own reality show The Janice Dickinson Modelling Agency, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and Celebrity Big Brother.

She took part in I'm A Celebrity in 2007 and came in second place, before going on to compete in the US version of the show.

I'm a Celebrity South Africa starts at 9pm on Monday 24th April on ITV1 and ITVX. Check out our TV Guide and Streaming Guide, or visit our dedicated Entertainment hub for the latest news.


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