Why are Adam Woodyatt and Simon Gregson missing from the I’m A Celebrity 2021 line-up?

They were hotly-tipped but nowhere to be seen...

I'm A Celebrity 2021 rumours

We’re just days away from the launch of I’m A Celebrity 2021, and now the all-important cast has been revealed, we’re now counting down the hours until we head back to the castle.

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The I’m A Celebrity 2021 line-up broke last night (15th November), with the likes of Richard Madeley, David Ginola and Arlene Phillips swapping a life of luxury for rice and beans.

While it was incredibly exciting to see the all-important line-up, it’s safe to say no one was really surprised by it; after all, it leaked a week earlier.

But the interesting thing about The Sun‘s leaked line-up, was that it had 13 names on it, while ITV’s announcement had just 10.

The missing names included EastEnders actor Adam Woodyatt, Corrie star Simon Gregson, and DJ Locksmith.

According to the tabloid, Locksmith is on hand as a stand-by should one of the current line-up drop out (and given strict COVID rules around filming, they’ll have to be readily isolated should they be needed).

To add further fuel to the fire, Locksmith has been posting regular workouts on his Instagram, which appear to be from a converted barn-like setting – where Madeley told Good Morning Britain this morning was staying.

But what about Gregson and Woodyatt? Where are they?

Both have been fairly quiet on social media, with just a few posts over the past couple of weeks that really don’t give anything away.

However, just because they weren’t announced in the original line-up, and didn’t appear to be isolating at the same time as the other cast members, it doesn’t mean they’re not involved.

We all know well enough that I’m A Celebrity offers plenty of twists and turns along the three-week stint – likely including new cast members…

The I'm A Celebrity 2021 cast
The cast of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 2021
ITV

Gregson and Woodyatt would undoubtedly be great campmates, but what intrigues most about the pair (and especially the fact they’ve been left out) is that they’re very similar. They’re both long-standing soap stars who have played largely comedic roles, too.

And really, that makes them perfect for a special Trial. It might be the case they come in together and battle it out, EastEnders vs. Corrie for a premium spot in the castle…

Or they might just simply enter the castle to shake up the dynamics throughout the season. Or, fancy this, they might have just been a rumour after all…

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Either way, we’d be surprised if that’s the last we heard about Gregson and Woodyatt with I’m A Celebrity.

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 2021 began on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 9pm on ITV.
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