Boxer and John­son’s dad head to the jun­gle

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The of­fi­cial line-up for this year’s I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! has been con­firmed.

Boxer Amir Khan, Boris John­son’s fa­ther Stan­ley John­son, Corona­tion Street ac­tress Jen­nie McAlpine and Hol­lyoaks ac­tor Jamie Lo­mas are among the stars go­ing into the jun­gle for the re­al­ity TV se­ries.

They will be joined by Made In Chelsea’s Georgia “Toff ” Tof­folo and Satur­days singer Vanessa White. Co­me­dian Shappi Khor­sandi, YouTube per­son­al­ity Jack May­nard, ex-foot­baller Den­nis Wise and Re­bekah Vardy, wife of Eng­land foot­baller Jamie, will also take part.

John­son was one of the stars seen ar­riv­ing in Aus­tralia ahead of the pro­gramme’s launch on Sun­day.

The show sees its stars en­dure a se­ries of gru­elling and gross chal­lenges in­volv­ing creepy crawlies – the Bush­tucker Tri­als.

TV duo Ant and Dec are re­turn­ing to present I’m A Celebrity for its 17th se­ries.

Last year’s se­ries was won by Gog­gle­box star Scar­lett Mof­fatt, who is now one of the pre­sen­ters for spin-off show I’m A Celebrity . . . Ex­tra Camp.

Co­me­dian Joel Dom­mett, who was a run­ner-up be­hind Mof­fatt last year, will also host the com­pan­ion pro­gramme along with for­mer King of the Jun­gle Joe Swash. l Boris John­son’s fa­ther Stan­ley says he did not tell his son he was join­ing TV show I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Stan­ley, 77, said: “We were told strictly not to tell any­body . . . I stick by the rules.

“Boris doesn’t know I’m go­ing in. I very much doubt he’ll ever hear about it. Know­ing Boris, he may never find out.”

The for­mer MEP is joint favourite with Hol­lyoaks star Jamie Lo­mas to be crowned King of the Jun­gle.

“Boris­doesn’t knowI’mgo­ing in. Idoubthe’ll hear­aboutit”

CELEBRITY LINE-UP: From left Stan­ley John­son, Den­nis Wise, Shappi Khor­sandi, Amir Khan, Jen­nie McAlpine, Vanessa White, Re­bekah Vardy, Jack May­nard, Georgia Tof­folo and Jamie Lo­mas who have been re­vealed as the con­tes­tants

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