I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'s best ever contestants over the years

The jungle show has delivered some hilarious moments over the years

Ant & Dec present I'm a Celebrity: South Africa. (ITV)
Ant and Dec will be back to host the new series. (ITV)

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is thought to be just weeks away - maybe even days - and excitement is building.

The show will see the return of presenters Ant and Dec while a new crop of celebrities will be jetting Down Under and moving into the jungle camp.

Names being bandied about right now include Josie Gibson, Marvin Humes and even Phillip Schofield, but ITV isn't saying anything.

As we countdown to the new series, we have a look back at some old jungle favourites.

Gemma Collins

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 20: Gemma Collins attends a special screening of
Gemma Collins was a fan favourite. (Getty Images for Warner Bros.)

Towie star Collins was certainly one of the best ever contestants, but it wasn’t anything to do with her jungle skills.

The GC was on the show in 2014 and was hilarious from the start as she clearly wasn’t cut out to rough it.

She was terrified as she tackled the arrival to camp, having a meltdown over flying in on a helicopter, pleading: “I'm going to be sick.”

She was also unimpressed with the diet of rice and beans and wasn’t someone who secured lots of stars for her teammates.

She quit three days in, declaring: “Jungle life is not for me.”

Myleene Klass

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Myleene Klass attends the Glamour Women of The Year Awards 2023 at One Marylebone on October 17, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Myleene Klass made a splash in her white bikini. (Getty Images)

Klass smashed expectations when she was a camper in 2006, winning fans with her can do approach.

She also served up the most iconic shower scene, when she had a wash in her famous white bikini.

She recently told The Sun she was making money off the much talked-about moment.

Klass, who has a fashion business, said: "I loved every minute of it being in there and wearing the white bikini and the two aren’t usually exclusive – you can still wear a white bikini and enjoy being a woman.

"The difference this time is, the white bikini is my business and I sell one every 45 seconds."

Peter Andre and Katie Price

Singer Peter Andre, left, and Model Katie Price pose on the press line at the Elton John Academy Award viewing and after party in West Hollywood, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Peter Andre and Katie Price found love on the show. (AP)

Neither Andre or Price won series three, but it is their blossoming romance we all remember.

The pair were both campers in 2004 and quickly got close, with viewers entranced by their relationship as they chatted around the fire and hared private jokes.

They married in 2005 and two children before splitting in 2009, but their jungle romance is still considered a show highlight.

Price addressed it not long ago on the programme A Jungle Story, telling viewers: "I was just fixated on Pete. People saw our relationship develop.

"Having Pete there in the jungle did make it easier because you'd fall asleep thinking of him and wake up seeing him there."

As well as their romance, who can forget Insania, the track Andre unveiled in the jungle?

Gillian McKeith

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Gillian McKeith's fainting episode is still talked about. (FilmMagic)

McKeith was a contestant in 2010 and her antics were unforgettable.

Her fainting episode during a live trial has become a fan favourite.

She was nominated to do a Bushtucker – after already having been picked to do several of the gruelling challenges – and fainted at Ant and Dec’s feet.

Lots of viewers thought she was pretending and there was a lot of chatter about it.

However, the TV star insisted she had a condition that caused it and that she was also hungry.

She was still trying to live it down last year, when Carol Vorderman joked with her about it on This Morning.

“I did not pretend to faint," McKeith said. "I have a medical condition. I can’t believe you’re mocking it!”

Amir Khan

Amir Khan before his fight against Kell Brook at the AO Arena, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday February 19, 2022. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)
Amir Khan was involved ibn 'Strawberry-Gate'. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Boxer Khan was at the centre of one of the show’s biggest scandals – Strawberry-Gate.

He was a contestant in 2017 and he and comic Iain lee won a bowl of strawberries in the Dingo Dollar Challenge.

They were meant to take the snack back to share with their campmates, but to the horror of viewers they ate them instead.

Desperate to avoid trouble, they pretended that they had failed the challenge and not won anything.

Caitlin Jenner

VENICE, CA - AUGUST 12:  Gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner talks to reporters about homeless issues as she campaigns to overthrow California Gov. Gavin Newsom in an upcoming special recall election on August 12, 2021 in Venice, California. A well-funded campaign collected the needed 2 million pro-recall signatures that triggered the special election to be held on September 14, ahead of the regularly scheduled 2022 general election. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Caitlyn Jenner was a hit with viewers. (Getty Images)

Jenner was a camper in 2019 and at the time there were rumours that she was the highest paid of all the contestants.

Fans loved the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star's little titbits about her glam life in the US with her famous family.

And she also amused everyone with her enthusiastic approach as she told the others: "It's not just another day, it's another day to excel."

Many said on social media at the time that she was a "born leader" and were surprised when she didn't win.

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