I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 2022: As ITV show FINALLY returns to the Australian jungle after two years of COVID induced exile in windy Wales, a comprehensive guide to EVERYTHING you need to know ahead of new series
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Normal business will resume on Sunday evening when ITV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! kicks off in Australia following two years of forced relocation prompted by the global coronavirus pandemic.
Winter in Wales will be traded for the preferable sunshine and showers of rural New South Wales as twelve new contestants prepare for three weeks of gruelling Bushtucker Trials in its spiritual home during what promises to be an eventful 22nd series.
Eighties pop legends will rub shoulders with rugby royalty, reality TV stars and, er, former government Health Secretaries from Sunday November 6, with Boy George, Mike Tindall, Olivia Attwood and Matt Hancock leading this year’s list of jungle luminaries.
Elsewhere hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will be back to preside over each trial, but who else is in the line-up, who are the bookies favourites and how can viewers watch it? Here MailOnline tells you everything you need to know about the new series!
Popular: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! will return to ITV on Sunday night as the celebrities finally head back to the Australian jungle after a two-year break due to the pandemic (hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (pictured)
Which stars are in the line-up this year?
Leading this year’s lineup are rugby star Mike Tindall, 80s hitmaker Boy George, Love Island star Olivia Attwood and DJ Chris Moyles, with the stars donning their best jungle attire for first look snaps ahead of the show’s return on November 6.
Joining them will be Hollyoaks star Owen Warner, Loose Women’s Charlene White, A Place In The Sun presenter Scarlette Douglas, Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver, comedian Babatúndé Aléshé and retired England Lioness Jill Scott.
It was revealed on Tuesday that Matt Hancock is also heading to the Australian jungle as a surprise late arrival.
Cast: (L-R) Mike Tindall, Owen Warner, Olivia Attwood, Charlene White, Boy George, Scarlette Douglas, Sue Cleaver, Chris Moyles, Babatúndé Aléshé and Jill Scott have been unveiled as the I’m A Celebrity 2022 lineup
The MP, who quit as Health Secretary after cheating on his wife during the pandemic with long-term aide Gina Coladangelo, will become the 12th celebrity heading Down Under.
After playing a central role in coordinating the government’s response to Covid, Mr Hancock’s political career has flagged of late, and last week he was snubbed by Rishi Sunak after the new PM dodged his attempt at a greeting outside Tory HQ.
He becomes the latest in a long list of political figures to try their luck on the ITV reality show, including MPs Nadine Dorries and Lembit Opik, and Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley.
Unexpected: It was revealed on Tuesday that Matt Hancock is also heading to the Australian jungle as a surprise late arrival
Who are the bookies favourites to win?
Contestants’ odds on winning I’m A Celeb:
Jill Scott 10-3
Mike Tindall 9-2
Boy Geroge 11-2
Chris Moyles 11-2
Olivia Attwood 11-2
Owen Warner 8-1
Matt Hancock 10-1
Babatunde Aleshe 10-1
Source: William Hill
Former UK Health secretary Matt Hancock has been announced as a late entry into this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here lineup.
Bookies have already earmarked him as an outsider to win the series, with William Hill pricing the former politician at odds of 10-1.
Jill Scott and Mike Tindall remain the early front runners to take the crown, despite Hancock’s late addition, at 10-3 and 9-2 respectively, according to William Hill.
They are followed by 80’s pop sensations Boy George, Radio X DJ Chris Moyles and former Love Island star Oliva Attwood who are all priced at 11-2.
Commenting on the latest cast additions, William Hill spokesperson Lee Phelps said, ‘Matt Hancock is a fascinating inclusion to this year’s series.
‘The show has never shied away from getting controversial figures on board and this one will be up there with the most talked about in the show’s history.
‘It will be very interesting to see how he gets on, as you can see from our odds, he is a long shot to be crowned this year’s winner but you would imagine the public will choose him for his fair share of bushtucker trials.’
Meanwhile Matt is 2/1 to break the record of doing the most bushtucker trials (7) after sensationally joining this year’s I’m a Celeb cast on Tuesday
Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: ‘Matt Hancock will be returning as a regular face on our TV screens this year after sensationally joining this year’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! cast.
‘The former health secretary is 2/1 to surpass Naughty Boy’s record of seven by doing the most bushtucker trials in history, while he is 4/1 to be the first departure from the jungle.’
Impressive: Jill Scott and Mike Tindall (pictured) remain the early front runners to take the crown, despite Hancock’s late addition, at 10-3 and 9-2 respectively, according to William Hill
How to watch the series: What time is it on and on which channel?
I’m A Celebrity begins on Sunday, November 6 2022 at 9pm with a 105 minute special. It will then air every night of the week and both weekend nights after the launch – all at 9pm.
The series start date is a little earlier than usual, with the series starting two weeks before the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar.
In 2021, the series began on Sunday 21 November – and in recent years it has kicked off on one of the middle two Sundays.
Exciting: I’m A Celebrity begins on Sunday, November 6 2022 at 9pm with a 105 minute special. It will then air every night of the week and both weekend nights after the launch – all at 9pm
It’s not yet known how long the series will run for, although in previous years it’s been on screens for around three weeks.
After two years at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Wales, the series is returning to its usual setting in the Australian jungle.
Who will host the series?
The nation’s favourite Geordie duo, Ant and Dec, will once again be hosting the ITV reality show.
The pair previously said in February that they wanted to get back to Australia after having to host in rainy Wales for two years.
Ant said: ‘Well, the plan is the jungle, so if all things…,’ to which Dec chimed in: ‘Nothing against Wales!’
Yay! The nation’s favourite Geordie duo, Ant and Dec, will once again be hosting the ITV reality show
Ant then added: ‘We love Wales but you know, Australia is its home and we’d like to get back there if we can.’
His co-host Dec said: ‘That’s what we’re hoping, touch wood.’
In a statement this autumn, ITV said: ‘Autumn also brings I’m A Celebrity which makes a welcome return to ITV from the Australian jungle.’
Who are the past celebrity winners?
The 2021 series of the show was won by former Emmerdale star Danny Miller.
The actor, best known as the ITV soap’s Aaron Dingle, took the prize after fighting off competition from Corrie’s Simon Gregson and The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge.
Danny, who entered camp just weeks after the birth of his son, said of his victory: ‘I have made no secret about the fact that I wanted to be able to give him and set him up for a good future.
The past: The 2021 series of the show was won by former Emmerdale star Danny Miller (centre). The actor, best known as the ITV soap’s Aaron Dingle, took the prize after fighting off competition from Corrie’s Simon Gregson (left) and The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge (right)
‘I wasn’t financially set for that and this is an opportunity to do that. It would set me and my family up. I feel like I have done it. I feel proud of myself and I hope my family are as well.’
Giovanna Fletcher was the first person to win the Welsh version of the show the year before.
Other Australia winners include Harry Redknapp, Vicky Pattison, Stacey Solomon, Giovanna Fletcher, Jacqueline Jossa, Georgia Toffolo, Scarlett Moffatt and Carl Fogarty.
I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP
CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star
PHOBIAS: Being scared
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs
ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges
DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!
CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ
PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street
PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.
DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!
CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun
PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football
CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall
PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person
DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator
BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!
CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor
PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people
DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman
CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness
PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest
DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.
CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star
PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour
DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell
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