Arlene Phillips and Danny Miller will represent Greater Manchester as contestants in this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The official lineup for the 2021 series has been released.
Last year, the hit ITV show relocated from its usual location of the Australian jungle to the Welsh countryside as a result of the travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and will do so again for the 2021 edition.
The celebrities will start to arrive at Gwrych Castle campsite soon ahead of the confirmed launch date on 21 November.
Leading the charge of 10 celebrities on the confirmed lineup is pop star Frankie Bridge, who is best known for her time in The Saturdays, regular Good Morning Britain co-host Richard Madeley – who already revealed the news live on-air a couple of weeks ago – and former BBC Breakfast news presenter Louise Minchin.
Following in the footsteps of Ian Wright, French former footballer David Ginola has also been grabbing headlines this morning after he was confirmed to be taking part.
Gold medal-winning athletes Kadeena Cox and Matty Lee have also been confirmed to appear on the daredevil competition show, alongside music producer Naughty Boy, and Radio 1 Xtra DJ Snoochie Shy.
But when it comes to the representatives for the Greater Manchester region, Stockport-born Danny Miller – who is best known for playing the role of Aaron Dingle in the long-running ITV soap Emmerdale – has been confirmed to be heading to the Welsh countryside for the show.
He will be joined by Prestwich-born Arlene Phillips.
Former dancer, choreographer, theatre director, and talent scout Arlene Phillips DBE will be best-known to TV audiences as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing between 2004-2008.
When lineup rumours first began emerging last week, Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson – who plays the beloved and long-standing character of Steve McDonald – was one of the names being banded around, however sadly, he does not appear to be on the official lineup that was released by ITV yesterday.
As the show is known to do each year though, a handful of other celebrities will likely enter the camp to compete for the title at a later date during the series, so perhaps Gregson could still make an appearance down the line.
Other rumoured names on the later lineup include Eastenders’ Adam Woodyatt, and Rudimental’s DJ Locksmith.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! starts on 21 November 2021 on ITV.
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Chester Zoo calls for runners to take on new charity 10k to help ‘save endangered animals’
Chester Zoo is calling for thousands of runners to take on a charity 10k through the zoo’s grounds in a bid to help save one of its many endangered species.
The UK’s biggest charity zoo is looking for 2,500 runners of all abilities to sign up for its brand-new ‘Run for Nature‘ later this year – which begins inside the zoo’s 128-acre grounds, and sees participants race past the elephant, giant otter, and giraffe habitats, all before heading out and around the wider countryside estate.
As well as the 10k route, there’s also a special one-mile ‘zoom’ fun run around the zoo, which is perfect for energetic kids under 12.
All runners will get a medal when they cross the finish line, and there’ll even be some exciting prizes up for grabs for those who raise the most money.
Taking place on Sunday 24 September, all funds raised from the run will go towards the Chester Zoo’s ongoing and extremely-important efforts to find a vaccine for a deadly virus that threatens endangered elephant populations all across the world – which is known as Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV).
Scientists at the zoo are currently in the middle of the world’s first vaccine pilot study to fight the virus, and hope that proceeds raised from the upcoming events can help “create a future where Asian elephants survive and thrive.”
“We’re so excited to be able to offer places for 2,500 fundraisers to run our first ever 10k Run for Nature later this year,” explained Hannah Wright, Fundraising Lead at Chester Zoo.
“As a charity, fundraising is at the core of this event, but we also hope that it’s a great fun event that the whole family can get involved in – whether running, supporting or sponsoring.
“All participants will be receive a sustainable medal and top fundraisers will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, which include annual memberships, animal experiences, and meal vouchers for our gastro pub, The Oakfield, as well as a selection of animal adoptions.”
You can get half-price fish and chips for just £3.49 at all Morrisons cafes today
Morrisons is giving hungry customers the chance to tuck into a hearty helping of fish and chips at half the price for just one day only today.
And it’s all to suitably celebrate National Fish and Chip Day.
A popular annual event in the British foodie calendar, National Fish and Chip Day falls on Friday 2 June this year, and to mark the special occasion, Morrisons has slashed the price of its usual chippy offering at hundreds of its in-store cafes nationwide.
The major supermarket has more than 400 cafes inside stores right across the UK, and the half-price food offer is believed to be available at all of them.
Adults can enjoy Fish, Chips and Peas for just £3.49, while the children‘s Mini Fish, Chips and Peas meal has also been reduced to £2.74.
Not a bad bargain at all, right?
The only catch is though, you’ll need to be signed-up to the supermarket‘s loyalty scheme and scan your Morrisons More card at the cafe checkout if you want to claim the half price offer.
Morrisons’ half-price fish and chips offer also comes after it relaunched its popular ‘Ask for Henry’ initiative towards the end of April after a successful run when it was first introduced amid the rising cost of living crisis in 2022.
‘Ask for Henry’ saw the retailer team up with Heinz for scheme that’s aimed at helping those struggling with their finances get themselves a free hot meal.