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I'm a Celebrity 2018 - which stars have joined the jungle cast?

The full list of celebrities has been confirmed – but who else was rumoured to join the show?

Published: Monday, 10th December 2018 at 9:13 am

I'm a Celebrity 2018: more rumours and gossip

Nick Leeson

After finishing fourth in Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year, the British Wolf of Wall Street seems to have whet his appetite for reality TV, hinting on Twitter he's joining I’m a Celeb.


That’s what we can gather after the former banker posted a picture of a plane ticket to Australia just ahead of the new series.

Leeson became a household name in 1995 after his unauthorised trading led to the collapse of Barings Bank. When he was finally arrested after fleeing to Singapore he had lost the bank £827 million.

Kate Garraway

Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway was reportedly approached by I'm a Celeb bosses to join the 2018 series.

A source told The Sun: "Kate has been approached by show producers because they know she would be TV gold.

"Kate has always been relatable and game for a challenge but since entering her fifties she’s embracing all aspects of life and sees the Aussie jungle as the ultimate life test."

Charlie Sloth

Charlie Sloth, BBC Pictures

Charlie Sloth is yet to reveal any plans for life after Radio 1 after leaving the station (and 1 Xtra) sooner than expected following a sweary ramble on stage during Edith Bowman's acceptance speech at a radio awards ceremony.

The DJ, 31, was due to do ten more shows for the BBC but found himself an immediate free agent after his interruption at the Arias Award Ceremony when Bowman was announced winner of Best Specialist Music Show – a category Sloth was also nominated for.

Describing the moment as "a bit of bants", Sloth has since apologised for his actions, which have been compared to Kanye West's 2009 MTV Movie Awards rant.

Could a stint in the jungle be next?

Jamie Laing

Jamie Laing

The Made In Chelsea star went down well on ITV2's I'm a Celeb spin-off show Extra Camp last year and has a youth-skewed online following, which has apparently piqued ITV's interest – plus he's mates with the reigning Queen of the Jungle who must be able to put in a good word for him, right?

A TV source reportedly told The Sun: “Jamie has been telling friends he is in talks to do it, which is long overdue after his stints on the ITV2 show.

“Producers love that he has got a TV following and online fans with his own YouTube channel, as they are trying to snap up a younger audience.

“He’s a cheeky chappie and no doubt the public will fall in love with him like they did Toff.”


If all goes according to plan, a reporting job on This Morning may not be far away...


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