The biggest show on TV returns this weekend as 10 celebrities head into the Australian jungle for the latest series of ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!’
Harry Redknapp is the reigning champion after charming campmates and viewers alike in last year’s series. This year, fellow footballer Ian Wright is looking to emulate the ex-Spurs boss as the early frontrunner to take the series crown in the I’m A Celebrity betting market.
I’m a Celebrity 2019: Who’s Heading Into the Jungle This Year?
I’m A Celebrity Betting – Runners and Riders
IAN WRIGHT – 5/2
One of football’s most lovable characters, it’s little surprise Wrighty heads the betting as the stars head into camp. The former Arsenal and England man has reportedly been lined up for a stint in the jungle for years and this time around producers have finally landed their star signing. Expect the 56-year-old to be front and centre of the campsite conversation. He’s the ideal candidate to lift morale in camp, but as one of football’s most outspoken pundits, can he hold his tongue if tempers flare in camp? At this stage, however, he looks the one to beat.
JAMES HASKELL – 9/2
The second sports star chancing his arm with the jungle critters is former rugby ace James Haskell. The 34-year-old is a big personality in all senses. At 6ft 4in he’ll tower over most of his fellow campmates. Added to that his lively personality should guarantee him plenty of airtime – but could it also rub people up the wrong way? His family links also look intriguing if ITV wanted to shake things up mid-series. Haskell is the son-in-law of daytime TV legend Richard Madeley who would surely go down as an all-time dream I’m A Celeb booking. Could this year’s I’m A Celeb end up being a family affair?
ROMAN KEMP – 11/2
26-year-old Kemp comes from celeb royalty so shouldn’t be phased by jungle life. Kemp is the son of 80s music legends Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) and Shirlie Holliman (Wham), as well as being the godson of the late George Michael. However, he’s also built a creditable career in his own right as the host of the Capital FM breakfast show. As a radio motormouth, Kemp should have no problem shifting away from small talk around the campfire and has the advantage of an in-built fanbase from his radio work. Kemp could be the value bet of the current frontrunners.
JACQUELINE JOSSA – 15/2
The ex-Eastenders star can take comfort from the fact former residents of Albert Square have an outstanding track record in this series. Two former ‘Enders stars ended up winning the show (Charlie Brooks and Joe Swash) and two more made it to the final three (Sid Owen and Jamie Lomas). After eight years playing the long-suffering Lauren Branning in the soap, Jossa will arguably make light work of life in the jungle.
CAITLYN JENNER – 17/2
I’m A Celeb producers have raided the kitty to land one of the world’s most talked about celebrities. Jenner is reportedly receiving £500,000 to slum it in the Australian jungle but is unlikely to be phased by any tasks Ant and Dec dish up after previously competing in the first season of the US version of the show. Given ITV will want their money’s worth, expect Jenner to take centre stage in the opening week.
NADINE COYLE – 12/1
The former Girls Aloud star will be expected to spill the beans on her music career – and reported rivalry with bandmate Cheryl – as she swaps her singing career to serve time in the jungle. Perhaps unwisely Coyle has admitted she’s scared of ‘everything’. That could play in her favour if she gets plenty of airtime from early Bushtucker Trials. The feisty Northern Irish singer isn’t known for mincing her words. She may struggle to hold back if conditions get tough in camp.
KATE GARRAWAY – 14/1
The Good Morning Britain host is swapping early mornings for late night campfire chats. Garraway is taking on her second big reality show after a six-week stint on Strictly Come Dancing in 2007. With plenty of experience of big set-piece interviews from nearly two decades on GMB and GMTV, expect Garraway to stoke the conversation early doors around the campfire.
ANDREW MAXWELL – 16/1
The joker of the pack. All successful I’m A Celeb series arguably need a campmate who can diffuse tension in camp with a light-hearted quip. Irish comedian Maxwell fits that billing in 2019. He’s perhaps best know as the narrator of MTV show ‘Ex on the Beach’ and will surely be playing things for laugh as he takes on his biggest TV gig to date.
MYLES STEPHENSON – 16/1
Taking the token ‘boyband star’ slot in this year’s series is Rak-Su star and former X-Factor contestant Myles Stephenson. He remains something of an unknown quantity away from the microphone. That’s perhaps reflected in his fairly long-shot price. Nevertheless, a lack of relative profile shouldn’t necessarily harm his chances – provided he throws himself into the thick of the action from the moment he lands in Australia.
ADELE ROBERTS – 20/1
Rounding off this year’s rainforest contingent is radio DJ Roberts. She’s no stranger to the reality TV circuit after first rising to prominence in the second series of Big Brother, where she finished a respectable seventh out of 14. As the host of the Early Breakfast Show on Radio 1, she’s also unlikely to be phased by the unusual sleep patterns that can play havoc with other contestants.
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