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Meet Andy Whyment - the Coronation Street star doing I'm a Celebrity

The actor has had a starring role on Coronation Street for almost two decades

Published: Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 at 8:51 pm

When this year's I'm A Celebrity line-up was revealed by ITV, one rumoured contestant was notably absent.


Coronation Street star Andy Whyment, who had been heavily tipped to be entering the jungle for weeks leading up to the big announcement, was since confirmed as one of this year's late entries to camp.

Here's everything you need to know about one of Corrie's most recognisable faces...

I'm A Celebrity 2019 cast line-up: Andy Whyment

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Andy Whyment as Kirk Sutherland in Coronation Street

Age: 38

Known for: His performance as Kirk Sutherland in Coronation Street

Twitter: @AndyWhyment81

Who is Andy Whyment?

Whyment grew up in Clifton, Greater Manchester and received acting training at the nearby Laine Johnson Theatre School in Salford.

His acting career began to pick up steam in the 1990s, with minor roles in Cracker starring Robbie Coltrane, as well as Heartbeat and Where The Heart Is.

Fans of classic British comedy will recognise him as Darren from The Royle Family, but Whyment is best known for his role of Kirk Sutherland on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

He has been playing the character since 2000, and picked up the Best Comedy Performance gong at the British Soap Awards in 2003.


In 2012, he competed on ITV's Dancing On Ice, placing 6th overall with professional skater Vicky Ogden.

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 2019

Meet the campmates...

Ian Wright MBE


Nadine Coyle


Myles Stephenson


Adele Roberts


Andrew Maxwell


Jacqueline Jossa

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Caitlyn Jenner


James Haskell

627a715e2dbad627a715e2dbab8627a715e2dbab627a715e2dbad Kate Garraway



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