I'm a Celebrity 2018: Line-up rumours, will Ant & Dec return and all you need to know

29 June 2018, 16:01

Ant & Dec on I'm a Celebrity
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By Tom Eames

Who's entering the jungle this year?

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! for 2018 might seem like a while away, but before you know it, it will be November and we'll be obsessed with all the goings on in the Australian jungle.

So what will ITV throw up this year? Here's all the info you need to know so far...

I'm a Celebrity 2018 cast: Who's rumoured to be taking part?

Here are all the rumours so far:

  1. 1. Christine McGuinness

    Paddy and Christine McGuinness
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    Who? Real Housewives of Cheshire star and wife of Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness

    Tabloid reports claim that Christine is hoping to move into reality TV. Speaking on This Morning, she said: "I don't know about the jungle, I'd need a really good babysitter, or I'd have to take them with me. But I'm petrified of everything, it'd be like having Helen Flanagan back on there again."

  2. 2. Catherine Tyldesley

    Catherine Tyldesley
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    Who? Coronation Street actress

    Famous for playing Eva Price, she's already confirmed that she will be taking time out towards the end of the year. Speaking to OK! magazine, Catherine said she's planning on going travelling, could she be meaning Australia?

  3. 3. Frankie Bridge

    Frankie Bridge
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    Who? TV presenter and member of girl group The Saturdays

    ITV has apparently been hoping to sign up Frankie since her husband Wayne Bridge took part in 2016. She was also very popular on Strictly in 2014, so maybe she might head to the jungle this time?

  4. 4. Brendan Cole

    Brendan Cole
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    Who? Former Strictly professional dancer

    Brendan was axed by Strictly after appearing since the beginning, so his autumn looks pretty empty. A source told The Sun: "Brendan is outspoken and ITV think he'd be gold."

  5. 5. Shayne Ward

    Shayne Ward
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    Who? Former X Factor winner and Coronation Street actor

    Shayne left Corrie in May, and I'm a Celeb bosses are apparently keen to sign him up, with an insider telling the Daily Star that he is "considered one of the nicest men in soap, with a quirky sense of humour that would work well in the jungle camp".

  6. 6. Michael Le Vell

    Michael Le Vell
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    Who? Coronation Street actor

    According to The Sun, Michael is a favourite for the jungle. A source told the paper: "It's still early days for producers on I'm a Celeb, but Michael is a name they're looking at."

  7. 7. Emily Atack

    Emily Atack
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    Who? Inbetweeners actress

    A jungle insider told The Sun: “I’m A Celeb approached Emily a while ago and she jumped at the chance. She is fed up of doing indie movies and wants some stability in the UK with a big telly gig with lots of coverage."

  8. 8. Ronnie O'Sullivan

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    Who? Snooker legend

    According to The Sun, Ronnie is being tipped to head into the outback. The five-time world champion is thought to be looking out for a new challenge, so maybe a Bushtucker Trial will be a welcome change from the Crucible?

  9. 9. Faye Brooks

    Faye Brooks
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    Who? Coronation Street actress

    Another Corrie star who may follow from Jennie McAlpine's successful appearance last year is Faye Brooks, along with Shayne Ward and Katie McGlynn. A TV insider told The Sun: “Jennie’s appearance on the series has inspired many of the Corrie cast to want to take part in the experience. She absolutely loved her time in the jungle and now Faye, Shayne and Katie are all eager to follow in her place.“

  10. 10. Olivia Attwood

    Olivia Attwood
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    Who? Love Island star

    The Sun claims that Olivia has met with show bosses to discuss the chances of entering the jungle later this year, along with late comic Les Dawson's glamour model daughter Charlotte. A source said: "The girls are both really sexy and bosses are hoping they'll have what it takes to spice up the show. Both girls have loads of personality and would really get stuck into the jungle tasks. They'd both love a place on the show."

I'm a Celebrity 2018: Are Ant & Dec coming back?


One of the highlights of the show each year, is the banter between hosts Ant & Dec. They've been doing it since the start in 2002, and it's hard to imagine the show working as well without them.

However, Ant was arrested in March on suspicion of drink driving following a car crash. A month later, he was fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months, after pleading guilty to being twice the legal drink drive limit.

Ant has taken a step back from TV duties since then, with Dec hosting Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain's Got Talent on his own.

It has yet to be announced whether Ant may return in time for I'm a Celebrity, with Britain's Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern recently suggesting that Ant will make his comeback in 2019.

So, at the moment it seems that Dec may be hosting on his own.

I'm a Celebrity 2018 start date: When will it return?

There's no official word from ITV yet.

However, last year's series launched on November 19, so we're expecting a similar date this year.