I'm A Celebrity 2020 line-up: Rumoured cast from Clive Tyldesley to Carole Baskin
Despite I'm A Celebrity 2020 being months away - with its fate initially uncertain due to the coronavirus pandemic - there are a platter of huge celebrity names being thrown into the hat.It's now been confirmed that the show will be back this year though, with ITV "moving heaven and Earth" to make it happen.
It's still not clear if the location will be Australia as usual, but ITV are working on it amid reports bosses are eyeing up Scotland as a back-up.While the location of the next series of I'm A Celeb appears to be up in the air, there are already several big names rumoured to be taking part and hoping to succeed Jacqueline Jossa as king or queen of the jungle.
Following the big news about its confirmed airing later this year, a whole new batch of names have been rumoured for the jungle including Clive Tyldesley, Michelle Visage and John Bercow.Coronation Street legend Beverley Callard was the first to apparently officially sign up to the 2020 series, with other possible stars including Strictly Come Dancing's AJ Pritchard and Manchester United superstar Eric Cantona.
Here, we take a look at all the I'm A Celebrity 2020 line-up rumours and confirmed signings so far...Clive Tyldesley ITV sports broadcaster Clive is said to be at odds of 8/1 to enter the jungle, according to Ladbrokes' latest betting figures.
Known as the voice of football, Clive, 74, was the lead commentator with the channel for 22 years before apparently being demoted this year.He shared his upset over the move, leading to backing from many sporting figures ahead of the next football season.
Jack P Shepherd Coronation Street actor Jack, 32, plays David Platt on the ITV soap, and has done since he was 12 years old.Now he's tipped to follow in the footsteps of some of his Corrie co-stars, and enter the jungle later this year.He is currently at odds of 4/1 according to Ladbrokes' latest betting figures.
Michelle Visage Michelle wowed UK audiences when she took part in Strictly Come Dancing last year, before taking on the first series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.She's now tipped to join the I'm A Celebrity line-up, which fans will no doubt be hoping for ahead of its return.
Ladbrokes have placed her at odds of 6/1 to enter the jungle.John Bercow The former Speaker of the House of Commons has been tipped to swap Westminster for the Aussie jungle.Bookies Coral reckon he'll be joining the show's legacy of politicians which already includes Lembit Opik, Nadine Dorries and Edwina Currie.
What's more, they even think he's in with a chance of snatching victory, and would likely be "one of the most vocal contestants in camp."He dismissed rumours he was set for a jungle stint ahead of last year's show.Maya Jama The DJ, 25, quit her breakfast show on Radio 1 earlier this year to pursue "exciting opportunities" with her name now being one of the rumoured A-listers we could see in the jungle.
Bookmaker Coral announced Maya's odds at 4-6 to be a contestant on the show.What's more, Coral make her 6-1 to win the show and be crowned Queen of the Jungle.Coral's Harry Aitkenhead said: "We think Maya would be a massive coup for ITV if they could get her to be a contestant on I'm a Celeb, she'd be perfect for the show.
"The match made in heaven could well happen too and we make it odds on that she does enter the jungle."The brunette bombshell has become a fan-favourite when she appeared on Love Island: Aftersun - with some fans even begging ITV producers to make her the show's lead presenter.
Jason Manford Comedian and TV host Jason Manford is another new name tipped for the show hosted by Ant and Dec.He's currently at odds of 5/1, according to Ladbrokes, to join the series Down Under.Jessie J Pop Princess Jessie J is hotly tipped to make an appearance in the famous Aussie jungle later this year.
It my just be the perfect time for the 32-year-old Domino singer to take on a new project as her music career has been put on hold for the last number of months thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Speaking to The Sun, an inside source revealed: "Jessie’s been offered good money but isn’t sure that the show is for her.
"She is keen to put her music first.”Jessie’s last album, R.O.S.E was released way back in May 2018, however it failed to chart.Paul Merson Football legend Paul Merson has been linked to the next series of I'm A Celebrity.For the sport star, a stint in the jungle could be a launchpad for a new TV career after he revealed last year he has blown a £7 million fortune on gambling and narcotics.
A TV source told The Sun on Sunday: “The jungle is the jewel in ITV’s crown and they’re desperate to land top talent to keep viewers hooked.“Paul is really keen to relaunch his TV career and thinks this is the best way to do it after he’s seen what it has done for his mate Harry Redknapp, but he needs it to be worth his while and is negotiating for a top price.”
Fans have already taken to Twitter to insist that Paul would be the perfect addition to the hotly anticipated show.Ulrika Jonsson Another new rumoured name for the jungle series is Ulrika Jonsson.She was rumoured to be taking part last year too, after being said to be in talks for the ITV series.
Now, Ladbrokes are placing her at odds of 3/1 to join the 2020 line-up.Baga Chipz RuPaul's Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz has teased that she's been approached by show bosses to participate in this year's line-up.She has already made her debut on Celebrity MasterChef, and opportunities seem to be endless for the Drag Race finalist.
The reality TV personality, 30, told Daily Star she is set to make an appearance in some "huge telly shows" in August and November.When told I'm A Celebrity was in the same month, she hinted: "Is it? I didn't know."Baga would be a huge hit with fans if she appears on the show as she's best known for her rude jokes, including "battered sausage" and "Daddy's Sauce".
Dan Osborne Dan Osborne could to set to follow in Jacqueline Jossa's footsteps by appearing on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!The former TOWIE star, 29, is hotly tipped to head Down Under to the infamous Australian jungle, according to Ladbrokes.
The bookies rank the reality TV star just 4/1 to appear in the next series of the much anticipated hit show.Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It might be a case of 'anything you can do, I can do better' for Dan Osborne who could find himself in the jungle later this year."
Dan's appearance on I'm A Celeb would be an interesting move due to the fact the his wife Jacqueline was crowned queen of the jungle in 2019.Conor McGregor Conor McGregor has been hotly tipped to star in this year's series following his shock retirement from UFC aged 31.
Ladbrokes tipped Conor 8/1 to head out to the jungle later this year, which would be a great opportunity for him.Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: "McGregor would be a box office signing if ITV bosses can afford him and he swaps the octagon for the jungle."
He has previously been predicted to join the show, but it seems bookies are more confident than ever he may be joining this year's line-up.Sally Lindsay Sally Lindsay has ruled herself out of ever featuring on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.
The former Coronation Street actress, 46, has no intentions of joining the hit ITV show due to the gruesome eating challenges.In a candid chat with Liz Taylor on the Events That Made Me podcast, the Mount Pleasant star admitted that she has been forced to decline offers to head into the jungle almost every year.
When quizzed by host Liz if she has ever been invited to feature on iconic show, Sally admitted she's turned down invites countless times.Sally admitted: “Oh yes I have, most years, but, oh God no.”Nigel Farage We're not sure ITV would want to risk having the controversial politician and pundit on the series, but that hasn't stopped his name cropping up.
Paddypower has Nigel at the rather slim odds of 40/1 to make a shock appearance.We can't imagine him turning up would go down well.Ronnie O'Sullivan Ronnie was forced to turn down a jungle spot a few years back."I was invited this year," he told The Independent in 2018, "But I decided to put it on the back-burner.
"I'm sure in time I'll give it a go."Some were convinced this meant he'd be part of the 2019 line-up - and were genuinely surprised when he didn't show his face.Maybe 2020 is Ronnie's year...Ricky Hatton Former world champion boxer Ricky Hatton is tipped to make an appearance.
Paddypower has the big sporting name as quite high on the list to appear on the series, with Ricky sitting at 1/4 in the betting odds.He would certainly make a big impact on the show!Susanna Reid After her GMB co-star Kate Garraway came out of the jungle last year, fans were convinced Susanna looked as though she liked the sound of it.
While admitting her "hanger" would be a problem, it would be great to see co-host/nemesis Piers Morgan's take on it.Jeremy Clarkson This one seems like a long shot, but Jeremy's said before he'd be up for it.The Grand Tour host told Jonathan Ross: "We all say no now because we've got jobs.
"If you're down the line and somebody said, 'Here's a hundred grand to eat some maggots', count me in!"He added: "Yes, I'd go and do it. Never say never to that!"Joe Sugg Joe's fans are keen to seen the YouTuber's career expand even further into the realm of reality TV.
Having stunned on Strictly and impressed on Bake Off, Joe would surely be a positive, bubbly presence about the campfire.He's not so sure he'd make a good campmate, though - because of his weight."I don't think I'd survive in the jungle," he told PA, "Because they live on rice and beans...
"I'm so slim and I find it hard to put on weight, so I don't think I'd last very long in the jungle."Matt Baker Matt has been one of the top names rumoured after he stepped down as the host of The One Show.And he recently added fuel to the rumours as he said he wouldn't be quick to turn bosses down.
He told Hello! magazine: "I haven't had any conversations yet."But he added: "I am reluctant to say no to anything without having a good think about it."Ladybaby British blooger and YouTube star Mark Ian Hoyle aka Ladybaby is a current boookies' favourite to go on the show.
The web personality from Nottinghamshire is best known for his videos around his experiences as a father and for his novelty singles alongside his wife Roxanne: "We Built This City" and Christmas No 1 single "I Love Sausage Rolls".
Oddschecker currently have him at 1/4 to join the show.Charles Ingram The so-called Coughing Major Ingram has been thrust back into the spotlight since the story of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? cheating scandal was retold in ITV drama Quiz.Ingram is now tipped by bookies to be cast in the jungle reality series later this year.
He is now at odds of 3/1, according to leading bookmaker Ladbrokes.Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Major Ingram would be an A1 choice for the next series of I'm A Celeb and the odds suggest he could well be heading Down Under."Richard Madeley Richard has said that he'd always turned down the chance to take part in I'm A Celeb, but is now considering it.
He told the Radio Times that it wasn't the thought of eating bugs that put him off, it was being away from home for so long.The TV host said: "It's just it's a month – it's a good month out of your life."When I did The Circle I was only out of circulation for a total of 7 or 8 days. Like most people, I'm quite busy and I've got a lot going on.
"So if they ask me next year, I will think about it seriously, but I'd really have to have a look at my diary really and see how it would impact work. I would think carefully about it and if I could make room for it."Lucy Fallon Lucy has quit her role as Bethany Platt on Corrie and TV bosses are desperate to sign her up to a reality TV show.
But I'm A Celeb has reportedly beaten Strictly and got her to agree to the upcoming series.A source told The Sun: "Lucy is bubbly, funny, down-to-earth and game for a challenge, so she is a great fit for I’m A Celebrity."She had conversations last year about taking part but said, 'Thanks, but no thanks.'
"This year, she told them she feels the timing is right."Eric Cantona I'm A Celebrity bosses are reportedly desperate to sign Cantona this year.The Manchester United legend's quirky personality would make him a dream sign-up.Show producer Richard Cowles said: "I just like the idea of Eric Cantona talking in French and coming up with really profound things."
AJ Pritchard Aj is in talks to join the line-up after quitting Strictly Come Dancing.He is reportedly keen to prove himself as a brave and 'hard man' after four years of donning sparkly outfits on the dancing show.A source told The Sun: "AJ has a huge fanbase from Strictly, and he’s really grateful for the opportunity it afforded him but he is keen to show people that there is a lot more to him."
Producers hope that AJ will be the eye candy of the next series, it's claimed.The insider added: "Bosses think he would be a great addition to the cast and it always helps to secure a heartthrob as it draws in much-needed younger viewers."
Beverley Callard Beverley is the first star to officially be signed up for the 2020 series.The soap starlet, who plays Liz McDonald, has signed up after leaving Corrie, the Mirror exclusively revealed.She will shoot her final scenes in July if the coronavirus lockdown has ended by then, and after that she will be free for new projects.
One insider revealed: "Everyone was thrilled when Bev said yes, she is such a well-loved ITV face."John Barnes John was one of the names rumoured for I'm A Celeb 2019 but he never made it to the jungle.Now the former footballer says he is ready to take part and will take on whatever challenges producers fire at him.
He's already done a string of reality TV shows and I'm A Celeb is next on his list.I'm A Celebrity 2020 rumours John told RadioTimes.com : "I've done a few shows – I've been on Family Fortunes and The Brightest Family."I did Strictly Come Dancing 10 years ago, but Dancing on Ice with my age and the injuries I've had, I don’t think so. The Jungle would be good!"
Speaking to Bonus Code Bets BonusCodeBets.co.uk about I’m a Celeb, Barnes said: "To be honest, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t eat or anything I wouldn’t do...I’m fairly easy-going, if they asked me to do something, I'd do it."And from the point of view of eating anything, I eat everything and anything, so I’d probably be ideal for the show.
"The only fear I have is of sharks so by saying this I’m sure they’re going to put me in a tank with sharks but I guess that’s the nature of the game...but everything else I would be fine with," he insisted.Carole Baskin Tiger King star Carole Baskin is reportedly being lined up to appear in the next series.
The 59-year-old Big Cat Rescue charity worker is being offered “big money” to parachute into the I’m A Celeb jungle in Australia.Show bosses are hoping to tempt the Netflix documentary star to be part of the line-up when the show returns to screens with its 20th season.
Carole became a household name in March after the release of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness – and I’m A Celeb bosses are said to be desperate to capitalise on the documentary’s success to include the star in the new lineup.A show source told The Sun: “Jungle producers have made a formal approach and hope she will do it.”
The Sun also claim the animal print loving star has been offered “a big money deal to take part in this year’s series.”Kevin Clifton The former Strictly Come Dancing star could be swapping sequins for Snake Rock this Autumn with bookies slashing Kevin's odds to 3/1 to make the jump to ITV.
Kevin quit the BBC dance show back in March which co-incidentally clears his schedule from August to December.The Grimsby native had been gearing up to take a starring role in a touring production of Strictly Ballroom The Musical from June, but after the closure of theatres due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kevin will now be looking for something else to fill his time.
Could a stint on I'm A Celeb be the answer?The Vivienne British drag queen James Lee Williams, better known by the stage name The Vivienne, could be heading into the I'm A Celebrity jungle this winter.During a recent TV interview, the beauty dropped a major hint that she would be keen to head into the Australian bush after Lorraine said she would be a great campmate.
As they spoke about her career, Lorraine asked The Vivienne - real name James Lee Williams - if entering the jungle was on her agenda.The Vivienne shared: "Do you know what, I’ve never thought about it but what an absolutely amazing opportunity that would be!"
Proving that she would be open to being on the series she added: "Get me to that jungle, what a great life opportunity. I am all for that!"Lorraine then hinted that she is going to pull some strings with ITV bosses to make it happen as she replied: "I’m going to make a call!"
She would make one fun contestant!Vernon Kay Vernon Kay is set to make his family a fortune after signing up for this year's I'm a Celebrity.The TV and radio presenter has been approached to join the line-up for the past two years, but talks stalled.
Now show insiders are thrilled to have finally clinched a deal with him, believed to be worth £250,000.It means the former All Stars Family Fortune host, will appear on ITV’s biggest show over the autumn while his wife Tess Daly presents BBC1’s Saturday night hit Strictly Come Dancing.
An insider told the Mirror: "Everyone's so pleased to have Vernon on board, he's a lovely guy, full of down-to-earth northern charm and perfect for the show."I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! will return to ITV later this year.Read more: Mirror Celeb »
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