I'm a Celebrity: Smooth's Kate Garraway among the 10 stars taking part in 2019!
11 November 2019, 23:23 | Updated: 11 November 2019, 23:25
The I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! lineup for 2019 has been announced, and Smooth Radio's own Kate Garraway is heading to the jungle!
Kate will be joined by the likes of footballer Ian Wright, soap star Jaqueline Jossa and her fellow Global Radio presenter Roman Kemp in this year's series, which launches on Sunday night on ITV (November 17).
Ant & Dec return to host this year's series, after Holly Willoughby stepped in for Ant in 2018.
The full lineup is below:
Along with her weekday 10am to 1pm mid-morning show on Smooth, Kate co-hosts Good Morning Britain on ITV and has been a staple on daytime TV for over two decades.
She said: “I am terrified of all of the things in the Jungle, especially heights – it is the crazy heights on thin bits suspended on bits of metal or wood. Or if you are in a little box with creepy crawlies or snakes in it!”
“But I am excited about doing the show because as you get older, you realise you don’t get many chances for pure adventure in life. I am going to give it a good shot and everyone can have a laugh and I hope it takes their mind off Brexit!”
Arsenal and England football legend Ian Wright is now best known for his punditry on Match of the Day.
“When I was first approached this year, we thought about it for ages as it is not something where you think ‘ah I will do that’,” he said.
“I have been asked to do it every year and every time, I have always thought I am definitely not doing that because there was more and more jeopardy involved. “But I think the last series was one of the best I have seen in respect of camaraderie.”
Former Olympian Caitlyn is best known for starring in reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians alongside former wife Kris Jenner and their daughters Kylie and Kendall, and the rest of the Kardashian clan.
“I did the US version of this and it was a very interesting experience last time I did it,” she said.
“Being in the Jungle is certainly not easy and yes, it is totally back to basics but I thought this would be a great opportunity to leave everything behind for three weeks. Last time, it was almost like a cleansing of the soul!”
The son of Spandau Ballet legend Martin Kemp, Roman is best known for hosting the breakfast show on Smooth's sister station Capital FM.
“Some of the fears I have got are odd," he said. "I have got a strange fear of cotton wool. Why am I scared? It’s the texture and sound of it. I can’t even talk about it without getting scared and I definitely can’t touch it!”
Nadine was one of the founding members of Girls Aloud back in 2002, and has released sporadic solo material since the group disbanded.
“I really want to try something completely new. I am scared of so many things. I used to be brave," she said.
"In the past, I’ve opened a restaurant, had a record label, had my daughter and it was go, go, go with all of these. Now I have got so fearful even being in the car, flying or general things. I think it is since I became a parent that I am much more afraid.”
Jacqueline is best known for playing Lauren Branning in EastEnders for eight years before leaving the soap in 2018.
“It’s going to be so difficult going in as me and that’s definitely going to be the hardest part,” she said.
“I have never done a show where I have been myself.” “And I am also scared of everything – especially spiders! They are the worst, there will be tears!”
Former England rugby union star James retired earlier this year, and has since moved into martial arts.
“A lot of my team mates had said in the past ‘wouldn’t it be fun if you went into the Jungle’ but I always laughed as a) I thought nobody would approach me and b) I thought I was going to be in the World Cup but I retired sooner than I thought!”
Irish stand-up comedian Andrew Maxwell has appeared on various panel shows and also narrates the MTV series Ex on the Beach.
“I am really looking forward to being in Australia and being part of this year’s I’m a Celebrity," he said.
"It was a no brainer when they asked me and I said ‘yes’ immediately. In fact on the day of my meeting, we were clearing out our basement at home and there was a spider. I picked it up and put it on my face for a bit of practice!”
Adele first found fame as a contestant on the regular Big Brother series alongside Jade Goody in 2002, and has since found success as a radio DJ.
She said: “I’ve only camped once and that was the worst night of my life. I hate spiders. If I see one, I can’t speak, I freeze and I do this weird thing where I wring my hands together!
“I don’t know where it has come from but as I have got older, I have hated them more and it has now got to the point where I have to have cedar blocks in my house!”
Myles found fame in 2017 as part of the group Rak-Su, who won that year's X Factor.
“Going on I’m a Celebrity is going to be so much harder than doing The X Factor but I am so excited," he said. "I have watched it for years and it is something I have always wanted to do.
"I am a massive fan of the show and Ant and Dec. They were the reason I was a Newcastle FC fan initially growing up! Spending time with them and potentially people you have idolised over the years is so exciting.”