There were a few names that had been talked about for some time with Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington getting a few headlines this week after it was said she is to receive a fee of £80k for going into the jungle. Rebecca had previously talked about wanting to be a competitor on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing but after that didn’t work out she seemed keen to go on another reality tv programme.
The two names that will make most viewers think of the famous I’m A Celebrity waterfall shower are former Miss Great Britain Amy Willerton and actress Lucy Pargeter, who is best known to viewers here in the UK as Chas Dingle in Emmerdale.
We would guess that Amy is likely to make the biggest initial impact on the show. She is a former contestant in Miss Universe as well as being the winner of Katie Price’s fashion show Signed By Katie. She has a fantastic bikini body so viewers can expect to see much more of that over the comings days.
As far as her relationship with Katie Price goes that seems to have come more than a little strained after Amy refused to sign on with Katie’s management company after she had won the show. You can bet that will be a topic of conversation round that old campfire!
Our other Amy related tip is that she has been keen to say how she is single before venturing into the jungle and so has another of this year’s crop of celebrities. TOWIE’s Joey Essex can probably be viewed as the owner of the best male swimsuit body and he too has put on record in the last few days that he is definitely single. We can almost certainly expect some sort of interaction between these two, whether it comes to anything more permanent we shall have to wait and see.
Talking of that waterfall and bikini bodies there has been much gossip today over a possible return to the jungle this series for former I’m A Celebrity competitor Helen Flanagan. She of course got a lot of exposure, quite literally, when she was on the show. After leaving Coronation Street Helen has basically lived her life in the tabloids and can be seen as possibly the nearest thing we have to a Paris Hilton, famous for being famous, personality that we have here in the UK.
Other confirmed I’m A Celebrity names for this series are snooker player Steve Davis, presenter Matthew Wright, Eastender’s actress Laila Morse, US Fresh Prince actor Alfonso Ribeiro, Westlife singer Kian Egan and dress designer David Emanuel. The Emanuels were famous for being the design team behind Princess Diana’s striking wedding dress so we can expect to hear more about that whilst he is in the jungle.