Arlene Phillips and Danny Miller to represent Greater Manchester in I’m A Celebrity 2021

The official lineup for the 2021 series of the hit ITV competition show has now been released.

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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.

The official lineup for the 2021 series has been released / Credit: ITV

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.

Read more: Corrie legend Simon Gregson among rumoured names in ‘leaked’ I’m A Celebrity 2021 lineup

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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