Who’s in the I’m A Celebrity 2021 line up and when does it start?

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Ten contestants are set to battle it out to become ruler of the castle in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity this week.

Excitement has ramped up after the official lineup for the 2021 edition of the show was revealed.

The series – which is usually set in the Australian outback – was re-located to Wales last year due to the pandemic.

The 2021 edition of the ITV show is set to return to its new Welsh location – the historic Gwrych Castle in Abergele.

 (ITV)
(ITV)

When does I’m A Celebrity start?

The show will return to screens at 9pm on Sunday November 21, ITV confirmed.

Below is the highly-awaited list of I’m A Celebrity contestants.

Frankie Bridge

Frankie Bridge (pictured) is set to star in the new series of I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (PA)
Frankie Bridge (pictured) is set to star in the new series of I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (PA)

Frankie is an English singer best known for being a member of girl group The Saturdays.

The Loose Women star is following in the footsteps of her husband Wayne Bridge who entered the jungle in 2016.

The former Chelsea fullback ended the show in fifth place, with Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt crowned Queen of the Jungle that year.

The mother-of-two said: "Ever since Wayne took part, he has been desperate for me to do it, too, and he can’t wait to watch me squirm and scream."

Matty Lee

Olympic swimmer Matty Lee has signed up to take part in the show (PA)
Olympic swimmer Matty Lee has signed up to take part in the show (PA)

Tom Daley’s Olympic diving partner Matty Lee has signed up to take part in the show.

Lee shot to fame after winning a gold medal during the synchronised 10m diving event at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Leeds-born 27-year-old has been diving since the age of seven.

He is a member of Dive London aquatics club and is coached by Daley’s long-term mentor Jane Figueredo.

On joining the show, he said: “My family is buzzing about it all. We were on the way back from the airport where they had picked me up from Tokyo when I got a call about the programme.

“When I told Tom, he was in shock too! He is so excited for me and he has always been so supportive and helped me a lot over the past three years. He gives me advice about anything whether it is relationships or whatever - I always ask Tom.”

Kadeena Cox

Kadeena Cox stars in the new series of I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (PA)
Kadeena Cox stars in the new series of I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (PA)

Kadeena Cox won two gold medals in Cycling and Athletics at the velodrome in the Mixed 750m Team spring C1-C5 in Tokyo 2020.

The Manchester-born athlete used to compete in able-bodied events before she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2014.

She then competed as a Paralympian athlete and won multiple gold medals in the 2016 Rio games in an inspiring career comeback.

David Ginola

Former Newcastle United foootballer David Ginola is set to star in the show (PA)
Former Newcastle United foootballer David Ginola is set to star in the show (PA)

Former Premier League footballer David Ginola will appear in the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

The French sportsman, 54, played for teams including Newcastle, Tottenham and Everton before retiring in 2002.

It comes five years after Ginola suffered a heart attack while playing in a charity football match.

The winger said he was “clinically dead” for eight minutes before surgeons saved his life with quadruple bypass heart surgery.

He married fashion model Coraline in 1991 and had two children then after their marriage ended had a child with another model Maeva Denat.

Louise Minchin

Louise Minchin (PA)
Louise Minchin (PA)

Louise Minchin is best known for presenting BBC Breakfast alongside Dan Walker.

The high-profile journalist left her presenting role in September after 20 years in the job.

“Going on I’m A Celebrity is a big adventure,” she said. “It is very different to sitting on the BBC Breakfast sofa and it will be scary and daunting but it will also be lots of fun.

“I’ve driven past the Castle quite a few times and I am really excited for it to be in Wales again. This time last year I had a broken ankle and I literally sat on the sofa at home watching every single minute of it thinking, ‘Oh my gosh that Castle looks incredible, one day I would love to be part of it’ and now I am!”

Naughty Boy

Music producer Naughty Boy will battle to become champion of I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (PA)
Music producer Naughty Boy will battle to become champion of I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (PA)

Shahid Khan, best known by his stage name Naughty Boy, is a big producer in the music industry.

He has collaborated with a number of artists including Beyonce and Zayn Malik.

DJ Snoochie

Snoochie Shy (PA)
Snoochie Shy (PA)

Radio 1 Extra host Snoochie Shy is heading into the jungle this week.

The 29-year-old was born and raised in Eltham, south-east London, and she is married to rapper Big Shaq.

“I’m a little bit nervous about it,” she admits. “People other than my family don’t know I have a birthmark on the right side of my cheek and so it will be the first time I am letting people know I have one.

“It has been an insecurity of mine in the past but I am also excited to face up to it.”

Danny Miller

Emmerdale star Danny Miller is joining the game show (PA)
Emmerdale star Danny Miller is joining the game show (PA)

Danny is best known for playing bad boy Aaron Dingle on Emmerdale.

The star, who recently welcomed his first child with fiancé Steph Jones, is set to grace our screens later this month.

Arlene Phillips

Arlene Phillips (PA)
Arlene Phillips (PA)

The 78-year-old is set to become the oldest contestant in the show’s history, a title formerly held by ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, who took part at age 77.

"I am always the oldest and so I am used to it," she said.

The dancer and choreographer joked fellow Strictly panellist Craig Revel Horwood would not understand her decision to appear on the show.

She said: "Craig will say, ‘Darling, are you mad?’

"I still can’t believe I am doing it, either, but I love and admire everybody who has done the show. I admire their bravery and I have spoken to so many people who have done it."

Richard Madeley

Richard Madeley (PA)
Richard Madeley (PA)

Richard Madeley, best-known for hosting This Morning alongside wife Judy Finnigan, said he had finally accepted ITV’s offer to appear on the show after many years of saying no.

The 65-year-old said: "Up until now, I’ve always been perfectly happy watching as a viewer but, recently, I realised I’m A Celebrity is no longer just a TV programme.

"It’s become part of the fabric of British life and part of the countdown to Christmas.

"It suddenly hit me that everyone talks about it the next day and I suddenly wondered what it would be like to be there rather than watching. I realised the time had come to experience it."

He added: "My children think it is hilarious I am taking part."

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