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I’m A Celebrity 2022 line-up, with Lioness legend Jill Scott and Boy George confirmed as contestants
Not to mention those Matt Hancock rumours...
ITV has confirmed a raft of famous faces who’ll be joining the I’m A Celebrity 2022 line-up, as the hit series heads back to Australia.
Among the celebrities heading into the jungle this year are Boy George, Chris Moyles, Lioness legend Jill Scott and Corrie star Sue Cleaver.
Rumours have also been swirling today that former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been suspended as a Tory MP for agreeing to appear on the show.
After two years in a Welsh castle, this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestants will be heading back Down Under.
ITV has confirmed that the campmates will spend their first night of the series on an island, where they’ll face their first trial.
Ant and Dec will be back as hosts as the celebs battle it out to be crowned king or queen of the jungle.
Former Manchester City midfielder Jill Scott MBE is one of the celebrities announced on the line-up this week.
Jill said her biggest fears are rats and being underground, and is gutted that she’ll miss the men’s World Cup while she’s isolated in the outback.
She said: “I think my England teammates will be shocked when they find out. But I think they will say if
there is a show for Jill to go on, because of the team side, then this is the one to do.
“People know me for my football and they see stupid videos of us, so this will be nice for people to get to know a bit more about my personality.”
Corrie queen Sue Cleaver is another local face who’s joining the I’m A Celebrity line-up, known to millions as Eileen Grimshaw after 22 years on the cobbles.
Sue said: “I am a very private person and I am putting myself out there, which is what I am most nervous
“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!”
Boy George, arguably the most famous face heading into the I’m A Celebrity jungle this year, 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” – which is a pretty iconic statement.
He added: “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.”
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Other I’m A Celebrity 2022 contestants will be Manchester-based TV personality and former Love Island star Olivia Attwood, Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, ex-England rugby player Mike Tindall MBE, and comedian Babatúndé Aléshé.
Completing this year’s line-up are presenter and property expert Scarlette Douglas, presenter and journalist Charlene White, and radio legend Chris Moyles.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here 2022 will return to ITV on Sunday 6 November at 9pm.
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