I'm A Celebrity 2022 Confirmed Line-Up Of Contestants
1 November 2022, 13:50
I'm A Celebrity is finally back in Australia for its 2022 series, and the full confirmed line-up of contestants has been revealed.
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is resuming production as normal this year, after two years filming in Wales due to the pandemic and the confirmed line-up has finally been announced!
After months of rumours being shared including some big celebrity names and TV favourites who were rumoured to be on the line-up, get ready to meet your 2022 campmates including Love Island star Olivia Attwood, Gogglebox favourite Babatunde Aléshé and pop icon Boy George.
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Ant and Dec are of course returning as the show's hosts, after already having filmed I'm A Celeb: All Stars earlier this year, and it's thought the new series will begin on 6th November.
But who is on the complete line-up for I'm A Celebrity 2022? Let's take a look at the confirmed campmates...
Olivia Attwood is the first Love Island star ever to be heading into the jungle!
The reality TV star rose to fame after appearing on the ITV2 dating show in 2017, where she went on to date her co-star Chris Hughes for six months.
Now a presenter, Olivia is hoping for a ‘digital detox’ break from Instagram while in the jungle and added that it felt "surreal" to be taking part.
She said of joining the line-up: “Being part of I’m A Celebrity still hasn’t sunk in yet and when I first got the call to take part, I didn’t really believe it! It felt surreal because taking part in the jungle is the absolute pinnacle. It’s the crème de la crème of all shows and obviously I didn’t have to think about it. I said yes immediately.
"One of the things that will be nice will be to show a different side to me. I think people think I am high maintenance and I will struggle without make-up and nails but I am not that bothered and I think that might surprise people. I am happy to muck in. It will also be nice to have a digital detox."
Pop icon Boy George will be joining the rest of the I'm A Celeb campmates down under this year.
The pop superstar soared to fame in the 1980s as the lead singer of the pop band Culture Club with global hit songs like 'Karma Chameleon' and 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me'.
However, he reckons the jungle will be a breeze compared to touring the world, as he said: "It’s just three weeks without any make-up on."
Going on to dish on what he expects, he said: “My biggest fear is being scared and the trials are not something I am particularly excited about. I will just laugh. I know they won’t want to hurt me. But I don’t want to be bored either and I will try to get the stars for everyone.
"I think I will be the in-house dietician when I am in the camp because I will be telling everyone they aren’t going to let us starve. I will be telling everyone to calm down.”
Babatunde is heading into the jungle this year!
The comedian is most famously known for appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside his good friend and fellow comedian, Mo Gilligan.
However, a star in his own right, Babatunde is ready to face his 'fear of everything' as he said of his TV stint: "I am going to see what happens but I know I will be doing a lot of screaming for sure. I am not looking forward to any trials but in terms of the one I am dreading the most, I saw one where someone was lying in a box and they put things into the box like snakes and mice. Now that would freak me out. I think I will lose it.”
Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver is one of the actors heading into this year's I'm A Celeb jungle.
She revealed she's excited to take part as she approaches her 60th birthday, however, her biggest concern is being filmed 24/7.
Sue said: "This is the scariest part for me. I am a very private person and I am putting myself out there, which is what I am most nervous about.
"I do keep my life private and I am very happy with my home life. Viewers are going to see a different person to the person they think I am! I am very different. That can be worrying. They might decide they don’t like me as much as Eileen.”
Owen Warner is another soap star heading into this year's I'm A Celeb jungle.
The Hollyoaks actor said his twice-weekly haircut will be the biggest challenge for him while he's down under - oh, and his fear of snakes!
“Hopefully I won’t get wound up by everyone," said Owen, “If someone is out of order, then I will say something. But I don’t want it to cause any tension and hopefully they will stop. I don’t think I will cry either in the jungle but then again I cry at most films and sometimes even new food."
TV presenter Scarlette Douglas has also joined the I'm A Celeb line-up this year.
The former A Place in the Sun presenter hopes to show people who have doubted her in the past that she can achieve success.
Scarlette admits if she is crowned the public's favourite, it would be a wonderful way to prove all the doubters wrong, as she said: “If I were crowned Queen of the jungle, it would be such a big moment for me."
Naturally, her fear of spiders has been on her mind ahead of going into the jungle, as has the lack of communication with the outside word, especially her parents, who she said she calls four times a day.
“I am dreading any trial involving spiders and I am also dreading the food trial," explained Scarlette, "It’s going to be hard too not being able to bring my seasoning into camp but I want to prove to everyone I can smash it.”
Mike Tindall MBE
Former English Rugby Union player Mike Tindall MBE will officially become the first member of the Royal Family to take part in I’m A Celeb.
Mike – who is married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara – says he knows as soon as his fellow rugby friends find out he is taking part in the hit ITV programme, they will be on speed dial to make sure he does all the trials.
The former rugby star said: “I am fully aware that anyone who has ever played rugby will go, ‘Yeah let’s stitch him up’. All my friendship group has that sort of humour and I know they will definitely want to vote for me! I am prepared to do quite a lot of challenges.”
TV presenter and journalist Charlene White is looking forward to her new challenge as a campmate in I'm A Celeb.
However, the Loose Women panellist admits she can't get spiders off her mind ahead of going into the jungle.
She said: “I was fine until they mentioned big spiders can crawl all over me when I am asleep, which has freaked me out! I can’t stop thinking about it."
Charlene went on to admit she may take on the role of mum in the camp, adding: “I can be sat with someone at dinner who I don’t know and I love to find out lots about them. There is nothing wrong with getting to know people. I love to listen and I like consoling people."
"I love music, dancing and clubbing and I want to show I am just a regular girl from south London who reads the news," she added.
Radio X presenter Chris Moyles will be heading down under and admitted that he is absolutely petrified of heights.
Moyles has been approached to do the show several times over the years and he says he still doesn’t know why he said yes this time.
He explained: “Some people say if something scares you, then do it. But I am a firm believer you shouldn’t scare yourself. I am a big fan of my own comfort zone, too."
Dishing on his phobias, he said: "I am petrified of heights and getting into camp will be a massive challenge for me. Even that rickety rope bridge makes my heart start going. I have ever jumped out of a plane or walked out on a plank on a high rise building before and I know I have got to suck it all up.
“In the past, I always said no to offers to take part. But this year, I didn’t say no immediately, and I ended up going to a meeting. Now I don’t know why I said yes. But I am a huge fan of the show and I know what I am letting myself in for. My friends who have done it before have told me I will have a great time.”
Jill Scott MBE
Former England Lioness Jill Scott MBE is ready for a new challenge in the I'm A Celeb jungle.
After helping the Lionesses lift the Women’s Euro trophy in July, recently retired player Jill Scott says she hopes to be the motivator of the camp and uplift her fellow contestants throughout tasks.
Jill, who played professionally for Sunderland, Everton, and Manchester City - also joked she thinks Newcastle fans Ant and Dec may give her a hard time if football comes up during filming, saying: "I haven’t met Ant and Dec before - but they are Newcastle fans, and I am Sunderland, I don’t know if it will go down too well.”
She added: “I am intrigued as to how I will react in the trials. I don’t like rats or snakes and if I had to be underground that would be scary. That is literally like being buried alive."
However, Jill is looking forward to meeting new people, adding: "I will help people if they are having a bad day. Everyone has got a story to tell and I love being part of a team. Hopefully we can create a good camp."
Who are the I'm A Celeb 2022 new campmates?
I'm A Celeb famously brings in a few latecomers to camp to surprise their fellow campmates, and this year, we're sure contestants will indeed be surprised.
Former health secretary Matt Hancock is said to be heading into the jungle as a latecomer, which has meant that he has now been suspended as Tory MP.
Chief Whip Simon Hart MP said: "Following a conversation with Matt Hancock, I have considered the situation and believe this is a matter serious enough to warrant suspension of the whip with immediate effect."
Hancock is said to be joined in the camp as a late addition alongside comedian Seann Walsh.
When does I'm a Celebrity start and how long is it on for?
I'm a Celebrity has confirmed that it will begin on November 6th!
The official Twitter page made the announcement less than two weeks before the 2022 series airs, they wrote: "Mark your calendars... the countdown is on!"
Reports whir that ITV had apparently brought the start date forward so that it doesn't clash too much with the World Cup which begins later in the month.
The launch show always take place on a Sunday and it usually runs for three weeks, until the end of November.
Mark your calendars... the countdown is on! 🇦🇺🙌 #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/j8Ey8c7iNR— I'm A Celebrity... (@imacelebrity) October 26, 2022
Is there a trailer for I'm A Celebrity 2022?
The official I'm a Celebrity trailer has dropped, confirming the show is back in its rightful home in the Australian jungle
Ant and Dec can be seen in an an aeroplane dropping a suitcase into the jungle, with Dec shouting: "Where's the luggage going?!" before Ant replies: "It's meeting us there!"
The presenting duo then parachute out of the plane, soaring above the iconic jungle.
You can watch the trailer at the top of this page!
Is I'm A Celebrity 2022 back in Australia?
I'm a Celebrity will be filmed in Australia once again this year, after two years of taking place in Gwrych Castle in North Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Giovanna Fletcher was crowned Queen of the Castle in 2020 and Danny Miller was crowned King of the Castle the following year.
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