with former i am a celebrity Campmates, this particular series plays South Africa and sees the returning contestants reunite to take on a new set of particularly grueling challenges.
Ant and Dec reprise their role as hosts.
The returning entrants include winners, finalists, and early adopters, all of whom made an impression on their first outing in the jungle.
Let’s take a look back at their early days in the jungle…
Amir Khan (2017)
Boxer Khan appeared in the 17th season of i am a celebritywhere he placed fifth.
He competed in five Bushtucker Trials but is best known for his “Strawberry Gate,” where he convinced Iain Lee that they should eat the strawberries and cream they won in the Dingo Dollar Challenge , instead of sharing them with the camp.
Speaking ahead of the South Africa series, Khan said, “I didn’t realize the excitement this caused, but I was starving at the time so I couldn’t resist eating the strawberries (from the Dingo Dollar Challenge).” It’s fun made!”
Jordan Banjo (2016)
Dancer Banjo was first on the show in 2016 and placed ninth.
Speaking of his first appearance on the show, he said, “My biggest concern was what they were going to be like and I knew if there was any friction it was going to be more difficult.” But in our year we all got along so well and I did I made some real friends that I still enjoy talking to to this day.”
Helen Flanagan (2012)
Former Coronation Street Star Flanagan appeared in Series 12 and placed seventh.
She competed in seven consecutive Bushtucker Trials, one of which she was disqualified from.
When asked if appearing on the show changed her, Flanagan replied, “No, but I was 22 when I did the jungle, and I think I was pretty young. Since then I’ve had three kids and grown up a lot.”
Carol Vorderman (2016)
Former countdown Co-host Vorderman was the first to join i am a celebrity in 2016, meaning she performed alongside her South African roommate Banjo, whom she eliminated shortly thereafter.
Unlike Flanagan, Vorderman said her time on the show “changed her a lot.”
“I realized I was missing a lot of things that I love, like the Welsh countryside,” she said. “I learned that I can get drunk with a glass of wine! We had a party at Jungle Arms and it was one of the best parties I’ve ever been to!”
Fatima Whitbread (2011)
Olympic athlete Whitbread participated in the 11th series and took third place.
One thing everyone from Whitbread remembers at camp was the cockroach trial, where a giant bug got stuck in their nose and had to be blown out.
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“My most iconic memory is when the cockroach got stuck in my nostril and it took quite a while for it to come back! every time i am a celebrity is on TV, the cockroach incident will be broadcast!” she said.
Paul Burrell (2004)
The former royal butler reached the finale of the fourth series i am a celebritywhere he came second.
In the jungle, he was best known for his extreme reaction when forced to eat testicles, which he compared to going to the dentist. “It’ll be over in three minutes. All you have to do is focus and keep going,” he said.
Burrell’s life changed drastically after being in the jungle. “From then on, I realized I had to be myself,” he said. “Not long after, my marriage fell apart and I found a different path. This time I want to be there for all the dads out there who are struggling with their sexuality.”
Phil Tufnell (2003)
Former cricketer Tufnell has previously been crowned king of the jungle after winning his second ever series.
“It was my birthday while I was in the camp and I will never forget it,” he said.
“I’m one of the lucky few who went into the jungle and experienced it all, and that’s what drew me when they called and asked me to do it again. I immediately said yes.”
Janice Dickinson (2007)
Model Dickinson appeared in season seven where she placed seventh.
The US TV personality said she is returning for camaraderie as she learned a lot about herself the first time.
“I’ve learned that I can take care of myself. If something happened on one side of the camp, I would just pick myself up and move away,” she said.
“I’ve found that it’s okay to be alone, even though you never know what creepy crawlies will crawl out of a log. You never know what’s going to jump up and bite your ass.”
Shaun Ryder (2010)
Musician Ryder appeared in the show’s 10th season and placed second.
Ryder loved his time in the jungle and said: “Last time I didn’t want to go home i am a celebrity in 2010. I could have stayed in Australia for another year. I loved living out in camp and laughing a lot with my celebrity peers. I know it will be a great adventure to travel to South Africa. I can’t wait to do it.”
Gillian McKeith (2010)
Nutritionist McKeith also made her way into the jungle for the first time in 2010, where she clashed with roommate Ryder.
The pair bickered over the challenges, as well as Ryder’s swearing and smoking.
Most famously, however, she passed out during a live trial.
Georgia Toffolo (2017)
In 2017, the reality star won the 17th series i am a celebrityand beat Jamie Lomas and Iain Lee to the top.
During her first i am a celebrity During his tenure, Toff forged a close friendship with fellow camper Stanley Johnson, father of former Prime Minister Boris.
Their unlikely bond led to more television appearances together, including recurring appearances on ” celebrity glasses box And Celebrity wanted to campaign against cancer.
Andy Whyment (2019)
corrie Star Whyment came second in season 19, where he narrowly lost to Jacqueline Jossa.
During the show, the Salford-born actor competed in eight bushtucker trials.
asked if i am a celebrity When he changed it, Whyment said: “No, because four days later I was back to work Coronation Street. Doing the show is a bit like going on vacation and then going back to normal mode of life.”
Myleene Klass (2006)
The television host and former Hear’Say singer appeared in season six and placed second behind Busted singer Matt Willis.
She made headlines with the bikini she wore, which she later sold for thousands of pounds on eBay for charity.
While the show aired, she became the most wanted celebrity in the show’s history.
Dean Gaffney (2006)
the previous EastEnders Star first appeared on i am a celebrity during the show’s sixth season in 2006, along with Fellow South Africa Roommate Myleene Klass. He finished fifth.
During his time in the jungle, Gaffney, 45, formed friendships with Klass, as well as Jason Donovan and David Gest.
Before rejoining camp life, Gaffney recalled the lessons he learned in season six. “I was in my 20s when I appeared on the show and I wasn’t a very good cook. It made me realize how to take care of myself!” he recalled.
He remembers the “Jungle Spa” as his scariest bushtucker trial. The live task showed Gaffney being plunged into a pool full of creepy crawlies just hours after arriving in Australia.
Joe Swash (2008)
Actor Swash won the show in 2008. Without the series, he would never have met his current wife, Stacey Solomon.
Swash continued with the presentation i am a celebrityis the ITV2 spinoff series. Then in 2010 he met Solomon, who also just won the series, and the two started dating.
Since then, they have had three children together and tied the knot in 2022.
I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! airs weekdays at 9pm on ITV.