I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2021 is returning to Wales after ITV confirmed this year’s series would take place at Gwrych Castle in Abergele and not the Australian jungle.
Since the location announcement rumours surrounding the 2021 line-up have been rife, especially after one popular contestant reportedly quit the show now it’s in Wales. You can read more on this here.
ITV bosses said the decision to host I’m A Celebrity in Wales for a second time was due to the “continued uncertainty” around Covid-19 and international travel, and a “highly successful run” at Gwrych Castle last year which saw Giovanna Fletcher win.
But who will be crowned King or Queen of the Castle this year? From Coronation Street’ s Lucy Fallon to Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and soap and reality stars, this is who could be heading to I’m A Celebrity 2021.
It’s important to note, however, that ITV gives nothing away until nearer the time but below are just some of the stars tipped for the line up, many of whom have spoken out and expressed their interests in going on the show, reports YorkshireLive.
Two celebrities that can definitely be ruled out are Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan, who recently slammed Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly’s offer of “humiliating” himself on the show after Ant pointed out he was “looking for a job”.
And television presenter Denise Van Outen, who said she won’t sign up for I’m A Celebrity while it’s in Wales. You can read more on this here.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 2021 lineup rumours Jake Wood
The Eastenders actor has said he would “love” to go into the jungle
EastEnders actor Jake Wood, 49, who played Max Branning on the soap from 2006 to 2021, is tipped to join this year’s cast.
According to The Sun, Jake is in “advanced talks” to appear on I’m a Celebrity, with sources claiming to the media outlet that he’s interested in signing up.
A source said: “He would love to go into the jungle. He thinks it would be a great challenge for him and he has of course seen how well other EastEnders stars have done.” You can read more on this here.
Tom Malone Jr
Gogglebox’s Tom Malone Jr
Former Gogglebox star Tom Malone Jr hinted at a possible I’m A Celeb stint earlier this year, admitting “it would be fun” to take part.
It comes after the influencer quit the Channel 4 show unexpectedly after six and a half years, telling his followers “new opportunities are knocking on the door and it’s time to explore them.” You can read more on what Tom said here.
Tom recently responded to a fan question asking whether he would consider any other reality television shows such as I’m A Celeb or Dancing on Ice.
“Yeah sure, I think,” he said. “I actually think that would be sick, and probably would be very fun.”
The Love Island star has said she would prefer to do I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! rather than Dancing On Ice
The Love Island contestant, who appeared on the show in 2017, said she would prefer to do I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! over Dancing On Ice.
She told the Radio Times: “I’d love to do the jungle. I’d give Dancing on Ice a go, although it does scare me.
“I’m a bit of a baby, so I don’t like getting hurt. I feel like the minute I fall over once, I’d be done. I know it sounds dramatic, but I’m just a bit like that.
“For me, the jungle is less scary. So I’d love to do the jungle.”
Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall
Speaking to Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston on Heart Radio, The Little Mix singer said: “I’ll try anything once me, do you know what I mean? I’ll give it a crack.
“If something smells bad I won’t put it in my mouth, but I am good at creepy crawlies.”
Jade’s no stranger to a challenge, having recently competed and won star baker on The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021.
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Former England international John Barnes
The former England and Liverpool player told The Mirror : “I’ve done a number of shows in my days but nothing as adventurous as I’m a Celeb.
“And to be honest, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t eat or anything I wouldn’t do… I’m fairly easy-going, if they asked me to do something, I’d do it.”
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The actress is someone producers have discussed joining the 2021 show.
A source told the Sun : “It’s early days with Tamsin but she’s someone producers have discussed going to Oz in the autumn — and she’s told pals she is 100 per cent not taking part in Strictly.
“There’s some way to go in negotiations but she’s more likely to be eating a kangaroo testicle than wearing sequins this year.”
The former professional footballer has been tipped for the 2021 line-up
The former professional footballer has been tipped for the 2021 line-up.
Eric Cantona was one of football’s biggest stars in the 1990s and is best known for his key role in reviving the English powerhouse club Manchester United.
Earlier this year it was reported that I’m a Celebrity producers were desperate to sign him
Director of Entertainment at ITV Studios Richard Cowles said at a recent Royal Television Society Q&A: “I just like the idea of Eric Cantona talking in French and coming up with really profound things.”
Coronation Star Lucy Fallon has be rumoured to take part in the reality show for the past few years, following her departure from the ITV soap.
The actress who played Bethany Platt for five years recently competed on ITV’s adventure reality TV show Don’t Rock The Boat.
Her taste for adventure means Lucy is topping the 2021 rumour list.
Jenny Ryan as The Vixen on The Chase
ITV’s The Chase and could follow in the footsteps of her fellow chaser, Anne Hegerty.
The quiz-master, known as The Vixen, has previously teased a potential stint in the castle.
After learning I’m A Celebrity was switching from the Australian jungle to Abergele in Wales, Jenny tweeted: “My main reservations about doing I’m A Celeb have always been 1. The Spiders 2. The Snakes 3. The Heat. This could be a big opportunity for ol’ Jenny.”
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! would be his top choice if he was to go on a reality TV show
The Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps star said I’m a Celebrity would be his top choice if he was to go on a reality TV show.
Will, who also starred in Coronation Street, announced the fact on his podcast, confirming I’m A Celeb would be at the top of his list.
RuPaul’s Drag Race winner, The Vivienne, recently told Lorraine Kelly that she would love to take part on the show even though she’s “petrified of spiders”.
“Do you know what, I’ve never thought about it but what an absolutely amazing opportunity that would be!” she said.
“Get me to that jungle, what a great life opportunity. I am all for that!”
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