Two more names have been added to the list of those rumoured to be appearing on this year’s edition of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.
The show will be very different this year after ITV confirmed it is coming back – with Ant and Dec as the hosts.
But instead of taking a bunch of celebrities camping in the Australian outback, they will instead be based at a UK castle.
The move will reduce the risks associated with travelling since the coronavirus pandemic.
But it will also mean a very different experience for viewers – and for this year’s celebrities.
The latest two names rumoured to be taking part are TV hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Vernon Kay.
It is rumoured they will be part of the camp at Gwrych Castle, in Abergele, Conwy County Borough, reports The Mirror.
Both stars have been given odds of 2/1 for appearing on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Vernon Kay’s long been linked with I’m A Celeb and there’s every chance we see him on the new-look show later this year if the odds are anything to go by.”
Jeremy has even tipped to win the show with a 10-1 odds from leading bookmakers Coral.
Coral’s John Hill said: “Jeremy Clarkson could be set for a staycation of a different kind this year as our betting suggests he may be set for I’m A Celeb.
“Clarkson would be a huge signing for I’m A Celeb bosses and could ensure they win the ratings battle in 2020.”
It may come as no surprise because Jeremy has already named his price for “eating some maggots” on I’m A Celeb.
The Top Gear presenter said he would stick it out for £100,000 in the bank.
Jeremy said he would never rule out doing the show as he would only not do it when he had a string of TV jobs lined up.
He said on The Johnathan Ross Show last December: “We all say ‘no’ now because we’ve all got jobs.
“If you’re down the line and somebody said, ‘Here’s a hundred thousand pounds to go and eat some maggots,’ count me in! Yes, I’d go and do it…”
And Vernon has exactly the same spin on it.
But it’s believed this year he’s actually gone for it after reports of being offered £250,000.
The former Family Fortunes star admitted he has turned down the amazing opportunity two or three times in the past because it hasn’t been the right time.
However, the presenter reassured fans he would “never say never” to competing on I’m A Celeb.
He told The Radio Times : “The reason why that story came out, I think, is because I’ve been asked for the last two or three years to do I’m A Celebrity.
“I’ve always turned it down. I think my name must have still been in a notebook and it’s been floated around.
“We’ll see. Never say never. Like I say, I’ve been asked two or three times in the past and it’s not been the right time so I don’t know.”
Here are all the famous names tipped to appear in this year’s series:
The Strictly Come Dancing star is at odds of 4/6 to enter the jungle this year, according to Ladbrokes.
AJ Pritchard attending the National Television Awards 2019 (Image: Matt Crossick/PA Wire)
Made famous by Netflix documentary Tiger King, sources reckon Carole has been offered a big money deal to appear on the show. A source told The Sun: “Producers have made a formal approach and hope she will do it.”
Michelle Visage wowed UK audiences when she took part in Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 and then went on to host the first series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Michelle Visage attending the National Television Awards 2020 (Image: PA)
Now, she’s tipped to join the line-up of I’m A Celebrity. Ladbrokes have her at odds of 6/1 to enter the Australian jungle.
Rising star Maya Jama is everywhere this year after ditching her breakfast show on Radio 1 to host Save Our Summer with Peter Crouch.
Her profile means producers are keen to get her on board, insiders say.
She’s no stranger to I’m A Celebrity, where she met former husband Peter Andre – and there are rumours Katie might be making a return this year.
Katie Price (Image: PA)
This week she broke both ankles in an accident on holiday in Turkey, which could put paid to her chances of going in.
Singer and occasional TV host Jessie J has said she wants to put her music first – but sources believe she’s in the running.
An insider told The Sun Online: “Jessie’s been offered good money but isn’t sure that the show is for her.”
You’ll usually find sports stars among the I’m A Celebrity cast – and this year Paul Merson is rumoured to be on the list
Paul Merson during his time with Aston Villa
Married to Jacqueline Jossa, will he follow her into the jungle for this year’s show?
Husband Dan Osborne met Jacqueline at the end of the bridge (Image: ITV)
The former professional boxer is another name hotly tipped to enter the jungle.
Ricky Hatton (Image: PA Wire)
Mark Ian Hoyle
The British blogger and YouTube star – better known as Ladbaby, is the bookies’ favourite to make an appearance this year.
Mark Hoyle of LadBaby pictured at BBC Radio Nottingham. (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post)
Ladbrokes have him odds on to brave the harsh realities of surviving off beans and rice and take part in gruesome challenges in the jungle – or the wilds of Scotland, depending on where filming takes place.