Today – Who’s Gonna Cause A Rumble In The Jungle This Year?!
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is one of the most popular TV shows here in the UK, and for many fans it is one of the best elements in the run up to Christmas, lightening up the increasingly darkened Autumn evenings. If you aren’t already familiar with the show, it revolves around a randomly selected group of celebrities who are thrown in together and challenged to survive in the Aussie jungle for several weeks. The celebs compete against one another to be crowned the King or the Queen of the jungle, partaking in a crazy array of wacky, and often gruesome, challenges. Despite the controversy around them, the bushtucker trials are set to return to our television screens this year as a traditional, and largely popular, part of the show. These trials involve the celebrities being challenged to chomp down on purposefully revolting foods (if you can call them that…), such as fish eyes, pig testicles, silkworms and even one year, live spiders. Fans of the show are well aware of what lies before these celebs, and some clever bingo sites have even created bingo cards which let viewers play along with the show at home competing with their family and friends as they tick off the likely hilarious scenarios.
Who’s Gonna Cause A Rumble In The Jungle This Year?
In past !years we have seen an exciting selection of celebrities enter into the jungle, including singer Stacy Soloman, TV personality Mark Wright, and media personality and businesswoman, Katie Price. In the run up to the 2019 series of the show, there have been weeks of intrigue and speculation over who will be taking part, and now finally, the official list of celebs has been confirmed.
Caitlyn Jenner is an American television personality and a retired Olympic medalist. She is perhaps most famous for her appearances on the Keeping Up With The Kardashians, alongside ex-wife Kris Jenner and their daughters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and step daughters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe.
In April 2015, Caitlyn publicly came out as a transgender woman, and legally changed her name in July of that same year.
Coyle rose to fame back in the early 2000s on the TV show Popstars: The Rivals, as a member of the girl group Girls Aloud. During the band’s hiatus in 2009, she pursed a number of solo projects, including the release of her solo album Insatiable.
An Irish stand-up comedian, who is possibly best known as the narrator of MTV reality series, Ex on the Beach. Andrew Maxwell has regularly appeared on British comedy shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Mock The Week, and was voted the “King of Comedy” by the Channel 4 television show of the same name.
The 28-year-old singer from Watford rose to fame back in 2017 when he auditioned for the X factor as part of the R’n’B boyband, Rak-Su. The group was mentored by Simon Cowell, and they performed original music throughout the competition.
Jacqueline Joss is an English actress, best known for playing the role of Lauren Branning in the BBC series East Enders, from 2010 to 2018.
A journalist, television and radio presenter, who also appeared in the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing. Kate Garraway has presented countless well known programmes, including Lorraine and The National Lottery Draws.
James Haskell is a former Rugby Union player, who played for Wasps RFC, Northampton Saints, and internationally for England. In August 2019, Haskell announced that he would become a professional mixed martial artist. He is currently signed to Bellator MMA, competing in their heavy weight division.
An English radio host and presenter for Capital FM, who is also the son of Martin Kemp, the famous actor, director and musician.
Ian Wright is a former professional footballer and television and radio presenter. At current, he is a commentator for BBC Sport and ITV Sport. Not long after Wright’s retirement from football, he was awarded an MBE for his services to the game.
Adele Roberts is a BBC Radio 1 presenter, with her own 4am – 6:30am show. Roberts first came onto our screens as a Big Brother contestant back in 2002.
Predicted favourites to win the series?
Despite admitting that he hates snakes, rodents and creepy crawlies, Ian Wright is being tipped to win this year’s series of I’m A Celeb. Bookmaker William Hill has listed the former striker with 2/1 odds of becoming the 2019 King of the Jungle.
Roman Kemp is the second favourite to win, with odds of 9/2 and James Haskell third with odds of 5/1.
Most controversial contestant?
Caitlyn Jenner is quite a controversial character. Much like marmite, you either love her or you hate her. Already she is causing quite a bit of controversy, before the series has even begun, by having already been on the short-lived US version of the show back in 2003. Many I’m A Celeb fans have criticized the decision of producers to cast Caitlyn Jenner on the show on this basis, arguing that it is gives her an unfair advantage over other contestants. The media star has also commented that she finds dealing with other people by far more difficult than dealing with “the most poisonous snakes in the world”, so some super juicy viewing can probably be expected!
With the reunion of much loved, and sorely missed, presenters Ant and Dec, and a brilliant line-up of new celebrity contestants, this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is not one to be missed. We can’t wait for cozy evenings in, cringing over celebrity arguments and squirming over insect eating challenges…and we’re sure you can’t wait either!
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