ITV1's I'm a Celebrity South Africa series kicked off at the start of the week, with a total of 13 celebrities having entered camp over the last five days.


We saw Gillian McKeith make a surprise appearance before Georgia Toffolo, Myleene Klass and Andy Whyment became late arrivals – and while we're only on the first week, there's already been a contraband controversy in camp.

Tonight's episode will see the first celebrities leave the show, however fans will have to wait until Monday for more Ant and Dec as the series won't be airing on Saturdays and Sundays.

Read on for everything you need to know about I'm a Celebrity South Africa, including what days it airs, who has returned to the jungle, and all the latest news.

I'm a Celebrity South Africa start date

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Fatima Whitbread on I’m a Celebrity… South Africa. ITV

I'm A Celebrity South Africa started on Monday 24th April at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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The episodes air every weeknight from Mondays until Friday – and there won't be any episodes on Saturday or Sunday night.

Back in September 2022, Ant and Dec confirmed that the all-stars series would be going ahead.

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."

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!"

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.

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 the original duo will 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!"

Who stars in I'm a Celebrity South Africa?

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Phil Tufnell on I’m a Celebrity… South Africa. ITV

While rumours about the line-up circulated for some time now, the contestants joining the show were revealed at the start of the series.

The members of the I'm a Celebrity... South Africa cast 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
  • Gillian McKeith - TV presenter
  • Georgia Toffolo - Reality star
  • Myleene Klass - Musician and TV presenter
  • Andy Whyment - Coronation Street star

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 returned to the show as a late arrival 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 who were tipped for the spin-off series include Corrie star Andy Whyment, Made in Chelsea's Georgia Toffolo and singer Myleene Klass, who 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 trailer below.

I'm a Celebrity... South Africa airs weeknights Monday-Friday 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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