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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: even more rumours and gossip

Dani Dyer

Love Island 2018: Dani Dyer

Could 2018 be the first year we see a father-daughter duo enter the jungle? With bookies slashing odds on Love Island winner Dani Dyer taking part in this year's I'm A Celeb to 2/1, it's becoming a real possibility. Her dad's name has already entered the rumour mill, after he admitted on Good Morning Britain that he loves reality shows. Tenuous, perhaps, but we can dream...


There was plenty of talk around Dani and Jack Fincham getting their own series in the weeks following the Love Island finale, but nothing has materialised as yet. Could capturing the Queen of the Jungle crown could be her next move?

Michael Le Vell

Michael Le Vell (Getty)

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Well, 53, is reportedly interested in joining the jungle after legal costs fighting a sex abuse allegation in 2013 — he was found not guilty — have rendered him bankrupt.

"It’s still early days for producers on I’m A Celeb, but Michael is a name they're looking at," a TV source told The Sun.

Nadiya Hussain

The Bake Off 2015 winner sparked rumours that she could be set for a trip to Oz during an appearance on ITV's Lorraine in which she told the host that she would indeed consider taking part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

"I would be tempted," she said when Lorraine asked her if she would go on the series. "I'm not saying yes..."

She also added that she "wouldn't mind" using her culinary skills to cook for the camp, but added that she's not sure she'd be able to make much out of the ingredients on offer. "I'm not sure what I would do with rice and beans," she said.

Tim Henman

Tim Henman (Getty)

The former tennis ace is a favourite to take part in this year's contest, with odds of 11/2 at Betway. Nick-named 'Tiger Tim', Henman, 44, is a four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist and currently the bookies' second-favourite to go into the jungle after X Factor's Shayne Ward.

Jack Maynard

ITV Pictures, SL

The YouTuber from Brighton and younger brother of singer Conor Maynard, Jack was last year booted out of the jungle back in 2017, after it was revealed that he'd previously posted racist and homophobic slurs on his social media.

However, he's rumoured to be making a shock reappearance, alongside a couple of other I'm a Celeb... alumni....

Frankie Bridge

Frankie Bridge (Getty)

Former Saturdays band member Frankie Bridge is no stranger to reality TV, following her stint on Strictly back in 2014 – she proved a big hit with viewers, and was runner-up in the series finale.

Her hubby Wayne Bridge has also appeared on I'm a Celeb..! previously, so she's no stranger to the show's format.

Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins (Getty, EH)

Second time round could be a charm for Gemma Collins.


The TOWIE star appeared in the jungle last year but only lasted three days after unexpectedly quitting. She later revealed that she'd left for personal reasons amid allegations that her ex had assaulted her shortly before she flew out to Australia.


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