I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2022: From the cast, to location and start date

It's back bigger than ever

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will return to Australia promise Ant and Dec

We have previously teased the news I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! was making a comeback with an all star series.

Turns out, there will be not one, but three new series coming our way.

Last month presenting duo Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - officially known as Ant and Dec - confirmed they were in South Africa filming for an upcoming series of the nation's favourite programme.

In the video, which was shared on their Instagram account, they wrote: "South Africaaaaaaa! That's right, we're filming a very special version of I'm A Celebrity in South Africa which is coming to your tellies in 2023. #ImACeleb."

They went on to confirm three instalments would be coming to our screens, one in 2022 in Australia, as well as two in 2023, including a special All Star series.

In the comments section of the post they confirmed: "So, Just for the record… IAC 2022 - Australia IAC Special 2023 - South Africa IAC 2023 - Australia."

So what does this mean, when will it be on, and who has been confirmed for the series? We have all the details, so clear your calendars we've got Bushtucker trials to get engrossed in - not literally, thank goodness.

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When will I'm A Celebrity 2022 air?

I'm A Celebrity 2022 is fast approaching, and is set to return to its usual location in the Australian jungle in November this year, after two years.

During the coronavirus pandemic filming in Australia was halted, which meant the show relocated to Gwrych Castle in Wales.

But now it is back, bigger and better than ever before. 

The new series is set to hit the small screen on 6 November on ITV at 9pm, with the final set to air just before Christmas so  the King or Queen of the Jungle can be reunited with their families before the festive period. 

There are big named slated to go down under and come face to face with critters, and we have all the details; from when it will air, how to watch, the impressive line up, and more.

The countdown is well and truly on. 

Where will I'm a Celebrity 2022 be filmed?

After two years being filmed in Wales, the ITV show will return to the Australian jungle.

However, it has been reported a new set has been built for the epic comeback.

The Sun Online has reported numerous new areas have been set up, as well as treetop walkways, which are said to resemble a small village in the New South Wales area.

Who has been confirmed for I'm A Celebrity 2022?

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The official celebrity line up for this year's I'm A Celebrity has finally been confirmed, after much speculation over which contestants could be set to carry out gruelling Bushtucker trials has been reported.

Turns out the rumours were not too far off. 

ITV has recently confirmed the first 10 contestants heading to the jungle, which include: Mike Tindall, Boy George, Sue Cleaver, Owen Warner, Jill Scott MBE, Chris Moyles, Charlene White, Babatúndé Aléshé, Scarlette Douglas and Olivia Attwood.

Mike Tindall

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Reports have been swirling, which suggest Mike Tindall, who is married to Princess Anne's daughter Zara, could be heading into the jungle - and if he does, he'll be the first royal to ever do so.

According to The Sun, the former rugby player would be a huge success on the show, with a source saying: "It’s a massive coup.

"Mike has had a box seat for some of the most important moments in royal history for generations. He is sure to be discreet, but his sheer presence means this series will be an absolute must-watch."

Despite months of speculation, it has since been confirmed by ITV Mike is heading into the jungle. 

The bio for the sportsman, released by the broadcasting channel, read: "Former English Rugby Union player Mike Tindall will become the first member of the Royal Family to take part in I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, and he predicts he will get voted to do all the famous trials in the jungle."

Mike believes he is set to undertake all of the challenges, and be stitched up by his friends voting him to carry out the cruel Bushtucker trials. 

He 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."

Owen Warner

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Owen Warner is best known for playing Romeo in Hollyoaks. 

But the soap star will be swapping scripts and the drama for head to head trials, battling for food and rations on I'm A Celebrity. 

Owen's character has been temporarily written out of Hollyoaks to allow him time off to jet down under for the new opportunity, which he is uber excited for. 

He said: "I am excited for people to get to know me as a person and not a character. People are so used to seeing me recite lines that have been written for me, and most of them are not what I would say myself.

"And now it is getting closer, I want to enjoy everything about it. I have told all my friends to vote for me because I will feel like I have wasted it if I don’t do the trials. The trials are part of the I’m a Celebrity experience. It’s great to be going to Australia, the OG format.” 

Olivia Attwood

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Olivia Attwood, 31, found fame on Love Island on series three of the reality show, but has since gone on to have her own reality show with ex Chris Hughes, as well as fiancé Bradley Dack.

Olivia has also hosted her own documentary, titled Getting Filthy Rich, which delved into the world of Only Fans and more.

She has previously appeared on the spin off show I'm A Celebrity Extra Camp, in which she has carried out some trials. 

This will stand her in good stead for this year's competition, as she is another celebrity confirmed for the show. 

Speaking to The Mirror Online, Olivia said: "I am scared of me, in terms of how long the other campmates can tolerate me. I will get myself in trouble somehow, the usual.

"I haven’t packed very many bikinis, we are not allowed very many.

"My friends and family have always wanted me to do this show so let’s see how it goes.

"I love Ant and Dec, I have grown up watching them. They are British TV Icons."

Sources close to Olivia think this opportunity will boost Olivia's future career. 

An insider previously said: "Olivia is already viewed as a rising star on ITV and this is likely to serve as a launchpad for potentially fronting more mainstream shows with the broadcaster."

Olivia will be the first Love Island star to make it onto the show. 

Boy George

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Boy George is confirmed to be on I'm a Celebrity 2022, although the former Culture Club singer.

Prior to getting the go ahead, the Mail Online reported the Karma Chameleon hitmaker would land the show's biggest ever fee.

A source at the time said: "He’s also hugely popular in Australia and with the show leaving Wales and heading back down under, he’s the perfect addition."

Lo and behold, Boy George is set to enter the jungle this year, and has caused quite the conversation as his uniform in the campaign shot is different to others.

Speaking to ITV ahead of the show's return, he said: "I am bored of being iconic in the corner and if you want to compete in the world then being part of telly is part of that.

"This is the biggest show on TV and that is why I am doing it. And now I have made the decision, I don’t want to focus too much on what the experience might be like, but my intention is it is going to be amazing. It's three weeks without make-up and three weeks is nothing. I have just done seven weeks on tour."

Sue Cleaver

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Coronation Street actor, Sue Cleaver, has left the cobbles in favour of taking on a new "challenge". 

The 59-year-old soap star has revealed she is taking on the show as a bucket list must do. 

She said: "Doing I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! is never really something I considered doing before.  But the pandemic happened and then this year, I have just turned 59 and so I decided for my 59th, I was going to shake things up a bit.

"I realised I needed something that would challenge me and I thought this show would be good – and so that’s why I am doing it."

Jill Scott MBE

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Former England professional footballer - who was part of the team who saw the Lionesses win this year's UEFA Women's Euros - is hoping to take home another title as Queen of the Jungle. 

However, Jill Scott MBE, is apprehensive about the upcoming competition, but a once in a lifetime experience she couldn't turn down. 

She said: "I feel like I have got a bit of impostor syndrome to even be on I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

"It’s all a bit crazy at the minute but I am going with the flow and as soon as I was asked if I would like to take part, I said yes. It was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. I don’t know what I have let myself in for but my family are huge fans of the show and as soon as I told my mum and sister I was doing it, they were so excited."

Chris Moyles

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Radio X radio presenter has been confirmed to go down under to compete on I'm A Celebrity. 

However, the 48-year-old radio and TV presenter is "petrified" about the show. 

He recently said: "I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend's niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!"

 Charlene White

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Journalist, Charlene White, has been confirmed for the next series of the much-loved series helmed by Ant & Dec. 

The 42-year-old broadcaster, who often appears on ITV News, is keen to show another side of her personality, and champion the older female, as she has claimed there are less opportunities for women as they age. 

However, Charlene is going to miss her family, and the ever-changing news, as she will be living in the camp bubble for almost three weeks. 

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

"There aren’t that many opportunities to have when you get older and it will be nice to see if I can do this. I’ve given birth to two kids in quick succession, survived that and lived to tell the tale! So, I feel it’s now right to take on another big challenge.

"I am going to miss our daily routine with the kids.

“Mind you, it’s going to be very strange not being able to find out what is happening in the world. The UK is on a constant cycle of change and by the time I have come out of the camp, we could have had another change of Government or another change of leader!

"Anything could happen in that time and I am going to find it very frustrating."

Babatúndé Aléshé

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Babatúndé is, arguably, most commonly known for appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside fellow comedian Mo Gilligan. 

The actor and comedian will swap home comforts and watching telly with his friend, in favour of camp life and critters, although he has warned he will be terrified. 

He shared: "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.

"Mo thinks it is going to be funny but he also thinks it is good I am taking part."

Scarlette Douglas

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Property expert, Scarlette Douglas, is set to swap lavish houses and properties in favour of sleeping under the stars, by a log fire, beside snoring camp mates and creepy crawlies. 

Although the Worst House on the Street presenter has a fear of spiders, she is honoured to make the cut, and appear on the show. 

She said: "If I were crowned Queen of the jungle, it would be such a big moment for me.  I think I would lose it! I have always worked hard but for whatever reason some people have doubted me.

"And so, if I were to win this show, it would be for everyone who questioned me, tried to break me, or put me down. I don’t know why they do but I keep showing that I can make it and be better than anyone imagined."

Rumoured contestants

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock has been rumoured to join the cast of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, but the new project means he will be suspended as Conservative MP. 

Speaking to The Sun, he said: "The truth is, I haven't lost my marbles or had one too many pina coladas.

"There are those who got their news from brilliant shows like This Morning, Loose Women and Gogglebox. It's popular TV shows like these - and I'm A Celebrity ... of course - that help to deliver important messages to the masses.

"Rather than looking down on reality TV, we should see it for what it is - a powerful tool to get our message heard by younger generations.

"Reality TV is a very different way to communicate with the electorate - it's both honest and unfiltered."

Matt hopes he can raise awareness for important causes in the jungle. 

He added: "I want to raise the ­profile of my dyslexia campaign to help every dyslexic child unleash their potential - even if it means taking an unusual route to get there ... via the Australian jungle!

"I'm A Celebrity ... is watched by millions of Brits up and down the country.

"I want to use this incredible platform to raise awareness, so no child leaves primary school not knowing if they have dyslexia."

The politician's decision did not go down well with the Tory party managers who have claimed Matt's decision was "serious enough" to warrant suspension. 

The deputy chairman of the West Suffolk Conservative Association claimed he was looking forward to seeing Matt carry out the trials such as "eating a kangaroo's penis."

While Tory MP, Tim Loughton, disapproves of Matt's decision. 

He told Times Radio: "I'm completely disappointed and disgusted that he's put himself and his so-called celebrity career ahead of serving his constituents."

ITV has yet to confirm if the former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care will appear later in the series, as the initial 10 campmates have already been confirmed, although he has been pictured landing down under. 

Or could he be making his way into the All Star version? We will keep you updated. 

Tom Daley

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Tom Daley is in high demand as he was reportedly being eyed for Strictly Come Dancing and I'm A Celebrity. 

Considering the BBC One show has already kicked off for 2022, the odds are on for the Olympic diver to head down under.

However, Tom Daley is not in the original lineup, but that's not to say he may not join the campmates later in the series.

Seann Walsh

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The Sun Online has reported Seann Walsh - who caused a stir when he was caught kissing his Strictly Come Dancing professional partner Katya Jones in 2018 - was rumoured to be joining the line up.

A source said: "Seann is an incredible signing for I'm A Celebrity and it's a real coup for ITV. His snog with Katya is the biggest scandal to have ever hit Strictly. People still talk about it.

"Seann has joked about his snog with Katya in his comedy sketches but he's never spoken in detail about their relationship.

"Life in the jungle is boring and those long hours around the campfire would be the perfect time for Seann to get talking."

However, Seann did not make it to the final 10, which ITV bosses confirmed.

But that's not to say he won't appear in the competition at all, as some have speculated he could be one of the late comers, and could disrupt camp dynamics later down the line. 

Although this has yet to be confirmed. 

Danny Dyer

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EastEnders hardman could be another contestant to go head to head with animal genitalia, vomit fruit, critters and other creepy crawlies.

However, it reportedly all depends on how busy his schedule is.

An insider shared: "Producers think Danny would be great on the series and is their number one target. They’re hoping he’ll be finished in time, they’d definitely be up for a big money offer."

Other rumoured contestants

  • Alex Beresford
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa
  • Owen Warner

When will I'm A Celebrity Special air?

I'm A Celebrity Special, which has also been referred to as the All Stars series, although the release date has yet to be confirmed, all we know is it is set for release in 2023.

In a video of hosts Ant & Dec in South Africa, which was shared on their Instagram account, they revealed the All Star series will take place in 2023 in South Africa and feature the most iconic celebrities who have previously taken part on the show over the last two decades.

Speaking in the clip, Dec said: "We've got news for you.

"We’re here, it’s going to be your favourite celebrities from the last 20 years who are going back in to do it one more time."

However, a release date, as well as line-up, has yet to be unveiled.

Who will take part in I'm A Celebrity Special?

Just like the release date, the confirmed list of participants has remained tight lipped.

However, what we do know is the favourite celebrities from the show over the last 20 years will be jetting to South Africa to fight for the ultimate title.

Who has previously participated in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Considering the All Star series will call on previous contestants, it's hard to know who ITV will whittle down to take part to be crowned the ultimate King or Queen of the Jungle. 

With 21 series, and over 210 celebrity contestants to select from, it's safe to say the spin off has quite the selection to sign up. 

Series one

  • Tony Blackburn
  • Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 
  • Christine Hamilton
  • Nell McAndrew
  • Rhona Cameron
  • Darren Day
  • Nigel Benn
  • Uri Gellerty

Series two

  • Phil Tufnell
  • John Fashanu
  • Linda Barker
  • Wayne Sleep
  • Antony Worrall Thompson
  • Toyah Willcox
  • Catalina Guirado
  • Chris Bisson
  • Danniella Westbrook
  • Siân Lloyd

Series three

  • Kerry Katona
  • Jennie Bond
  • Peter Andre
  • Lord Brocket
  • Katie Price
  • Alex Best
  • John Lydon
  • Neil Ruddock
  • Diane Modahl
  • Mike Read

Series 4

  • Joe Pasquale
  • Paul Burrell
  • Fran Cosgrave
  • Janet Street-Porter
  • Sophie Anderton
  • Antonio Fargas
  • Sheila Ferguson
  • Vic Reeves
  • Nancy Sorrell
  • Natalie Appleton
  • Brian Harvey

Series 5

  • Carol Thatcher
  • Sheree Murphy
  • Sid Owen
  • Jimmy Osmond
  • Bobby Ball
  • Antony Costa
  • Jenny Frost
  • David Dickinson
  • Kimberley Davies
  • Jilly Goolden
  • Tommy Cannon
  • Elaine Lordan

Series 6

  • Matt Willis
  • Myleene Klass
  • Jason Donovan
  • David Gest
  • Dean Gaffney
  • Jan Leeming
  • Malandra Burrows
  • Phina Oruche
  • Lauren Booth
  • Faith Brown
  • Scott Henshall
  • Toby Anstisy

Series 7

  • Christopher Biggins
  • Janice Dickinson
  • J Brown
  • Cerys Matthews
  • Gemma Atkinson
  • Anna Ryder Richardson
  • Rodney Marsh
  • John Burton-Race
  • Lynne Franks
  • Katie Hopkins
  • Marc Bannerman

Series 8

  • Joe Swash
  • Martina Navratilova
  • George Takei
  • David Van Day
  • Simon Webbe
  • Nicola McLean
  • Brian Paddick
  • Esther Rantzen
  • Timmy Mallett
  • Carly Zucker
  • Dani Behr
  • Robert Kilroy-Silk

Series 9

  • Gino D'Acampo
  • Kim Woodburn
  • Jimmy White
  • Justin Ryan
  • Stuart Manning
  • Sabrina Washington
  • George Hamilton
  • Joe Bugner
  • Samantha Fox
  • Colin McAllister
  • Lucy Benjamin
  • Katie Price
  • Camilla Dallerup

Series 10

  • Stacey Solomon
  • Shaun Ryder
  • Jenny Eclair
  • Dom Joly
  • Kayla Collins
  • Aggro Santos
  • Linford Christie
  • Gillian McKeith
  • Britt Ekland
  • Alison Hammond
  • Lembit Öpik
  • Sheryl Gascoigne
  • Nigel Havers

Series 11

  • Dougie Poynter
  • Mark Wright
  • Fatima Whitbread
  • Antony Cotton
  • Willie Carson
  • Crissy Rock
  • Emily Scott
  • Jessica-Jane Clement
  • Lorraine Chase
  • Pat Sharp
  • Sinitta
  • Stefanie Powers
  • Freddie Starr

Series 12

  • Charlie Brooks
  • Ashley Roberts
  • David Haye
  • Eric Bristowdagger
  • Hugo Taylor
  • Rosemary Shrager
  • Helen Flanagan
  • Colin Baker
  • Linda Robson
  • Limahl
  • Nadine Dorries
  • Brian Conley

Series 13

  • Kian Egan
  • David Emanuel
  • Lucy Pargeter
  • Joey Essex
  • Amy Willerton
  • Rebecca Adlington
  • Alfonso Ribeiro
  • Steve Davis
  • Matthew Wright
  • Vincent Simone
  • Laila Morse
  • Annabel Giles

Series 14

  • Carl Fogarty
  • Jake Quickenden
  • Melanie Sykes
  • Edwina Currie
  • Tinchy Stryder
  • Kendra Wilkinson
  • Vicki Michelle
  • Michael Buerk
  • Nadia Forde
  • Jimmy Bullard
  • Craig Charles
  • Gemma Collins

Series 15

  • Vicky Pattison
  • George Shelley
  • Ferne McCann
  • Kieron Dyer
  • Jorgie Porter
  • Tony Hadley
  • Duncan Bannatyne
  • Lady Colin Campbell
  • Chris Eubank
  • Yvette Fielding
  • Brian Friedman
  • Susannah Constantine
  • Spencer Matthews

Series 16

  • Scarlett Moffatt
  • Joel Dommett
  • Adam Thomas
  • Sam Quek
  • Wayne Bridge
  • Martin Roberts
  • Larry Lamb
  • Carol Vorderman
  • Jordan Banjo
  • Ola Jordan
  • Lisa Snowdon
  • Danny Baker

Series 17

  • Georgia Toffolo
  • Jamie Lomas
  • Iain Lee
  • Jennie McAlpine
  • Amir Khan
  • Dennis Wise
  • Stanley Johnson
  • Vanessa White
  • Rebekah Vardy
  • Kezia Dugdale
  • Shappi Khorsandi
  • Jack Maynard

Series 18

  • Harry Redknapp
  • Emily Atack
  • John Barrowman
  • Fleur East
  • James McVey
  • Nick Knowles
  • Anne Hegerty
  • Rita Simons
  • Sair Khan
  • Malique Thompson-Dwyer
  • Noel Edmonds

Series 19

  • Jacqueline Jossa
  • Andy Whyment
  • Roman Kemp
  • Kate Garraway
  • Nadine Coyle
  • Caitlyn Jenner
  • Myles Stephenson
  • Ian Wright
  • James Haskell
  • Cliff Parisi
  • Andrew Maxwell
  • Adele Roberts

Series 20

  • Giovanna Fletcher
  • Jordan North
  • Vernon Kay
  • Shane Richie
  • Mo Farah
  • AJ Pritchard
  • Jessica Plummer
  • Russell Watson
  • Victoria Derbyshire
  • Beverley Callard
  • Ruthie Henshall
  • Hollie Arnold

Series 21

  • Danny Miller
  • Simon Gregson
  • Frankie Bridge
  • David Ginola
  • Matty Lee
  • Adam Woodyatt
  • Louise Minchin
  • Naughty Boy
  • Snoochie Shy
  • Kadeena Cox
  • Arlene Phillips
  • Richard Madeley
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