The popular ITV reality series is returning for its 20th series, which will return to the jungle in Australia for the first time since 2019.
I’m a Celebrity was forced to relocate to Wales due to the pandemic, but this year’s crop of celebrities will be back where the show truly belongs.
Controversy rocked the show upon the announcement that disgraced politician Matt Hancock will be entering the series a few days in alongside comedian Seann Walsh.
Follow along with all the live updates from the launch episode, which begins Sunday 96 November) at 9pm on ITV, below.
23:10 , Isobel Lewis
Martin Lewis is not here for these celebrities.
I do roll my eyes when I hear "I don't know what I'm doing here" on #ImACeleb.
It's an entertainment TV booking. You're on there for one or more of...
1) a paycheque
2) to boost your profile
3) to rehabilitate your image
— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) November 6, 2022
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Wondering how much this year’s campmates are being paid?
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And that’s the (rather abrupt) end!
Tomorrow night, our VIPs (Olivia, Chris, George, Scarlette) will be taking part in the first trial of the series!
I can’t lie, it’s good to be back.
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“Mike Tindall is a dragon, bruv.”
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Jill Scott trying out the hammock and immediately falling onto the floor, Charlene White lighting fire with flint? Is there anything these ladies can’t do?
Jungle VIPs to complete first Bushtucker Trial
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Well, there you have it. Chris Moyles, Olivia Attwood, Boy George and Scarlette Douglas are united and are doing the first challenge during tomorrow’s show.
But for tonight, they’re slumming it on some mouldy beds – and they don’t look impressed...
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Still thinking about that spider...
— Skyla (@iamamess_x) November 6, 2022
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Owen on the other hand... the opposite of chill.
Still, he’s giving it a good go. Reckon he’s gonna be TV gold.
Mike Tindall supremely unfazed by first trial as spider crawls on his head
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Mike Tindall following in the Jill Scott school of chill – has anybody ever been so chill about a massive spider crawling on their head?
— Lee Darling (@LeeDarling_) November 6, 2022
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Mike, Owen and Sue are doing their first challenges and some incredible quotes so far.
“It’s all bloody entrails” – Sue Cleaver, 2022.
Jill Scott’s odds slashed after impressive first trial performance
22:24 , Isobel Lewis
Apparently I’m not the only one obsessed with Jill Scott.
Ladbrokes have slashed the Lioness’s odds from 11/2 to 5/2, just behind overall favourite Olivia Attwood.
Boy George and Scarlette Douglas second VIPs
22:14 , Isobel Lewis
The public, somewhat predictably, have voted Boy George as the other group’s VIP.
He chooses Scarlette to go with him, meaning the other three are off in their chopper, potentially to do what Babatunde couldn’t do, and complete the high-walk trial.
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Boy George there, describing Ant and Dec as a “dark cloud of misery”.
Mike Tindall enters I’m a Celebrity 2022
22:11 , Isobel Lewis
Aaaaand rounding out the original line-up, it’s Mike “Her Maj’s grandson-in-law” Tindall.
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“She’s from A Place in the Sun.” “Where abouts?”
Scarlette Douglas enters I’m a Celebrity 2022
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A Place in the Sun’s Scarlette Douglas here next...
Owen Warner enters I’m a Celebrity 2022
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Hollyoaks star Owen Warner joining next with a fun fact about snakes (”they ain’t got legs”).
Sue Cleaver enters I’m a Celebrity 2022
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Followed by Corrie’s very own Eileen Grimshaw, Sue Cleaver!
Boy George enters I’m a Celebrity 2022
22:04 , Isobel Lewis
Next up, it’s the other five s’lebs. First up, it’s Boy George, who’s reportedly been paid a whopping half a mil to take past.
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Well there’s an unexpected celebrity connection to one of our campmates. Chris Moyles used to be Tom Grennan’s landlord – who knew?
21:54 , Isobel Lewis
God........ that’s really high, isn’t it.........
Olivia Attwood and Chris Moyles to jump out of a helicopter
21:53 , Isobel Lewis
Ahh, so that’s what Jungle VIP means. Chris and Olivia are going to be jumping out of a helicopter at 10,000 feet.
Olivia says she hopes to land with “both boobs” and “all the veneers” still attached, which I think we can all agree with.
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Quality TV this, Chris Moyles and Olivia Attwood doing prawn voices. Don’t pretend you haven’t missed it.
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Dan Walker knows what’s up...
21:43 , Isobel Lewis
This is a Jill Scott stan blog.
— 🐙 (@ina_ina_inaa) November 6, 2022
21:42 , Isobel Lewis
Has anyone ever looked so chill hanging off a stupidly high building?
Jill Scott clearly has nerves (and a core) of steel.
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What can you say?
21:40 , Isobel Lewis
An “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here” after 39 minutes? Is that a new record? Before he’s even in the jungle?
21:37 , Isobel Lewis
Babatunde’s up next and I think Jill Scott might be right. They definitely deserve more than three stars for this.
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If you’re looking out for Matt Hancock in this episode, he won’t be making an appearance – although Ant and Dec have promised to roll out the “matt” for him when he does arrive.
Three stars up for grabs in first challenge
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If you’re afraid of heights... maybe look away now...
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Anyone have Olivia Attwood and Chris Moyles forming a weird jungle friendship on their I’m a Celebrity bingo card?
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VIP, we’ve just been told, actually means Very Isolated Person.
Jill, Charlene and Babatunde are heading off in a chopper for their first challenge – something to do with heights and a glass walkway?
Olivia Attwood named first Jungle VIP
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Ant and Dec are here and they’re telling this first five that Olivia Attwood has been named Jungle VIP by the public.
She gets to choose another campmate to join her in the VIP section, Attwood goes for Chris Moyles, her close friend for all of 10 minutes.
What awaits the other three, we’re yet to find out.
Babatunde Aléshé enters I’m a Celebrity 2022
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Rounding out group one, we have Babatunde Aléshé, who says he’s scared of “everything”! A good start!
Followed by him immediately tripping over, which is also a great sign!
Jill Scott enters I’m a Celebrity 2022
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Lioness legend Jill Scott in next – in a killer pair of trousers, too!
Charlene White is clearly a fan...
Charlene White enters I’m a Celebrity 2022
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Aaaaand it’s Loose Women’s Charlene White next! She says she hates spiders, which seems like foreshadowing...
Olivia Attwood enters I’m a Celebrity 2022
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Love Island star Olivia Attwood (my guess for this year’s winner, BTW) is in next!
Chris Moyles enters I’m a Celebrity 2022
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First in – it’s Chris Moyles!
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Back in Australia – much nicer than Gwrych Castle, isn’t it?
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And we’re off! Excellent rhinestoned spider hat from Boy George already...
When does I’m a Celebrity end tonight?
20:58 , Isobel Lewis
Tonight’s series opener kicks off in a couple of minutes, but when will the extra-long episode finish?
I’m a Celebrity odds - Mike Tindall the favourite to win before show starts
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The bookies are already readying their bets on this year’s series – and it looks like it might be a right royal flush...
According to Ladbrokes, Mike Tindall is most likely to be named King of the Jungle, followed by Boy George and Love Island’s Olivia Attwood in close second.
Check out the odds from Ladbrokes below.
I’m a Celebrity winner odds
Mike Tindall: 3/1
Boy George: 4/1
Olivia Attwood: 4/1
Jill Scott: 11/2
Chris Moyles: 8/1
Babatunde Aleshe: 9/1
Owen Warner: 14/1
Seann Walsh: 16/1
Matt Hancock: 16/1
Sue Cleaver: 20/1
Scarlette Douglas: 25/1
Charlene White: 33/1
20:42 , Isobel Lewis
Ever wondered where our former Kings and Queens of the Jungle are now?
20:35 , Isobel Lewis
Obviously winning the show brings with it fame, glory and the title of King/Queen of the Jungle, but is there another prize too?
20:32 , Isobel Lewis
I’m a Celebrity is back in Australia this winter for the first time since the pandemic began.
With it, come all the animal-based challenges the show is known for – but Peta aren’t happy about it, and have called for Ant and Dec to resign over the Bushtucker Trials.
20:17 , Isobel Lewis
Everyone’s been talking about a certain MP who will be joining the jungle as a “bombshell” (not the Love Island type) later in the competition, but who are the 10 stars who will be appearing in the first episode?
20:09 , Isobel Lewis
Hi all! I’ll be taking live-blogging the first episode of I’m a Celebrity this evening!
Current predictions: creepy crawlies, horrible heights, and more “good evening Prime Minister”s from Ant and Dec than ever before...
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This is your one-hour warning!
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Last year’s I’m a Celebrity winner Danny Miller also made a damning prediction about Hancock’s appearance.
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A lot of people have plenty to say about Matt Hancock’s decision to sign up to the show.
One such person is Graham Norton, who didn’t hold back on the latest episode of his BBC chat show.
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There’s an element of controversy over Boy George’s appearance.
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All the details you need about tonight’s episode are here.
17:30 , Jacob Stolworthy
You’ve probably heard that Matt Hancock will be entering the jungle – but he won’t be on the series tonight.
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This year’s line-up is, let’s say, more chaotic than usual...
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Wondering how much the celebrities get paid to appear in the show? Wonder no more.
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Find the line-up for this year’s series here.
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It’s that time of year again – I’m a Celebrity is back for its 2022 series.