I'm a Celeb...South Africa start date confirmed and line-up - who is going in the jungle?

The ITV reality show is back for a new series and location as we look at all you need to know about the upcoming show...

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I'm A Celebrity... South Africa start-date has been confirmed and fans are wondering who is going into the jungle?

ITV returns with a spin-off show of its original I'm A Celebrity franchise that is usually filmed in Australia, with this incarnation of I'm A Celebrity filmed in a beautiful South African National Park. Bringing an old but new group of celebrities together, they will compete head to head in the hope of being crowned I'm a Celebrity Legend.

While each celebrity has starred on the hit series at some point in its 21-year history, there will new camp battles, new bushtucker trials and conflicts and strong bonds than ever before... 

As we look at when I'm A Celebrity starts and who's in the official line-up....

I'm A Celeb...South Africa start date

I'm A Celebrity... South Africa is confirmed to start on 24th April at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX. The ITV Press centre confirmed the news on Twitter when it shared, "Confirmed: I'm A Celebrity...South Africa starts Monday 24 April at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX." 

The show will air for three weeks on weekdays, with the final week clashing with the Eurovision 2023 semi-finals on Tuesday May 9 and Thursday May 11.

I'm A Celebrity...South Africa line-up

The following celebrities have so far been confirmed in the I'm A Celebrity... South Africa line-up; Amir Khan, Jordan Banjo, Paul Burrell, Phil Tufnell, Shaun Ryder, Helen Flanagan, Carol Vorderman, Fatmia Whitbread, Janice Dickinson and late addition Gillian McKeith. Plus late additions Mylene Klass, Georgia Toffolo and Andy Whyment.

They survived the Australian jungle, but South Africa is an even harder proposition which will push them to their limits and test them like never before. The challenges are bigger and tougher and the environment harsher and more unforgiving. 

With no public vote, they will be competing against each other in a battle to become the first ever 'I'm A Celebrity Legend'.

There will be many more celebrities taking part in the series but viewers will have to watch to find out who they are and when they will enter camp.

I'm A Celebrity...South Africa line-up

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Amir Khan

Boxing champion Amir Khan will be pulling out the punches to give the trials his best shot. The dad-of-three to daughters Lamaisah, eight, Alayna, four and two-year-old son Muhammad, will be hoping to bring back a new, non-boxing title for the family.

He told his Instagram followers, "Ready to watch me again on I'm A Celebrity. I'm A Celebrity...South Africa will start at the end of April on ITV1 and ITVX."

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Jordan Banjo

Swapping dance moves for camp moves, Diversity star Jordan Banjo will need his quick stepping and stamina to battle it out in the bushtucker trials. Having recently married his long-term girlfriend Naomi Courts after proposing to her back in 2020, shares son Cassius Ashley, four, and daughter Mayowa 'Mimi' Angel, three, and his third child newborn son Atreus with his wife.

Jordan said, "I’m officially going back into the jungle… I’ll tell you this I'm A Celebrity South Africa was a different level to Australia…You can see it all end of April, wish me luck."

Jordan Banjo I'm A Celebrity South Africa line up

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Paul Burrell

Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell is back to see if he can be crowned I'm A Celebrity Legend. He might be experienced with the royal family but has he got what it takes to climb the ranks and be reigning champ of the ITV reality show?

Paul, who divorced his wife Maria, after 32 years of marriage, will be wondering if he will be speaking out more about the royals, after revealing Prince Harry's interviews were only causing him 'more pain'.

Paul told his followers, "If you saw Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway then you will know I am on I'm A Celebrity South Africa…..

"’I'm A Celebrity….South Africa will start at the end of April on ITV and ITVX. I had great fun filming it….I really hope you enjoy it!"

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Phil Tufnell

Former England cricketer, Phil Tufnell was among one of the early episodes of I'm A Celebrity so he should be prepared to expect the unexpected. He'll be hoping the new challenges and insects don't bowl him over.

He told his fans, "It’s Official - 20 years on I’m heading back…"

Phil Tufnell I'm A Celebrity South Africa line up

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Shaun Ryder

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder is expected to win over fans with his humor and his fans can't wait to see him return. One fan put, "Wouldn't normally watch these sort of shows but it different if there someone like Shaun in it, cos he will just be himself and tell it like he sees it like he did in the Aussie show...watch out for the snakes though Shaun and I don't mean the other contestants, I mean the f**kers that bite!!"

Shaun Ryder I'm A Celebrity South Africa Line up

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Helen Flanagan

The former Coronation Street star, is mum of three to Matilda, seven, Dellilah, aged four, and Charlie, two with her ex-finace Scott Sinclair. The actress simply told her fans "You're going to love the show".

The star recently addressed her split, telling fans, "I don't need anyone to write me a Valentine's Card telling me nice things about myself," as she posed in her underwear.

Viewers will be hoping for more cold shower scenes!

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Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman isn't afraid to hit back at trolls after she responded to cruel comments about her 'pillow face' so campmates better watch out should they cross the star.

But the former Countdown star is expected to show her softer side, after losing her mum following a cancer battle, less than a year ago and having previously opened up about her own depression battle.

The TV presenter and Mathematics aces was once voted as having one of the best hairstyles for her age.

Carol told her fans, "OMG I hope you like the series."

I'm A Celebrity South Africa line up

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Fatmia Whitbread

Former Celebrity SAS Who Dares wins 2022 star Fatima Whitbread is gearing up for another round of grueling challenges, but this time in South Africa. But does she have what it takes?

Fatima Whitbread I'm A Celebrity South Africa line up

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Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson is another celebrity confirmed to be taking to the South African jungle shortly. The American model, television star and business woman, who married Dr Robert Garner in a romantic Beverly Hills ceremony, will be swapping a life of glitz and glamour for mud and mosquitos.

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Gillian McKeith

Gillian McKeith was a late arrival to the jungle and was put into camp on the first night after arriving inside a box. She shared on Instagram, "I’m baaaaack!! Round 2 this time in the “jungle” which is the Australian Bush! Wish me luck."

Her daughter Afton replied, "Can’t believe it"

And a fan wrote, "Good luck and I hope everything goes well. Sending positive energy and thoughts"


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I'm A Celebrity South Africa trailer

I'm A Celebrity...South Africa presenters Ant and Dec return for the series and they star in the brand new trailer. The Geordie duo can be seen on Safari as they head over to the I'm A Celebrity camp via a jungle jeep.

And fans can't wait to tune in, one wrote, "I’m a huge fan of the show and I can’t wait to watch it in Africa."

Another fan put, "Cant wait to watch it can we?" and tagged a friend.

While a third fan suggested, "Katie Price should be in it."

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