Boxer and Johnson’s dad head to the jungle
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