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FIRST LOOK I'm A Celebrity...South Africa

The first 9 celebrities returning to I'm A Celebrity... for a special series filmed in South Africa have been revealed. But will any of them be crowned the first I'm A Celebrity Legend?

Filmed last year, the first group of celebrities taking part in the launch episode of I'm A Celebrity...South Africa have just been exclusively revealed live on air by Ant & Dec during tonight's Saturday Night Takeaway.

Many more celebrities will be taking part in the series, but viewers will have to watch to find out who they are and when they will enter the camp.

I'm A Celebrity...South Africa is a brand new show which sees the return of some of the most memorable campmates from I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in the brand new setting of South Africa and will start late April on ITV1.

They survived the Australian jungle, but South Africa is an even harder proposition which will push them to their limits and test them like never before. The challenges are bigger and tougher and the environment harsher and more unforgiving.

With no public vote, they will be competing against each other in a battle to become the first ever 'I'm A Celebrity Legend'. Whilst nodding back to the Australian jungle, I'm A Celebrity...South Africa promises to be a uniquely different series with lots of unexpected twists and turns.

Speaking about the upcoming series, Anthony McPartlin said "It's a question we always get asked...who would you bring back to the jungle? So to get this opportunity to make a brand new show in South Africa and put some of our previous campmates through their paces again was the dream"

To which Declan Donnelly added "It's bigger and wilder than we could have hoped for so viewers are in for a real treat!"

Here are the celebrities entering the camp in South Africa for the launch episode...

Amir Khan

Boxing Champion and 2017 campmate

Speaking about returning to I'm A Celeb, Amir Khan said "[I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!] helped me overcome my phobia of spiders and snakes. It also made me tougher as a person and I’m determined this time not to be soft when it comes to the Trials!"

Carol Vorderman

TV Presenter and 2016 campmate

Speaking about returning to I'm A Celeb, Carol Vorderman said "Doing I’m A Celebrity changed me a lot and I can’t wait to take part in this new series. I loved everything about I’m A Celebrity [the first time round]." Adding "We’ve still got a WhatsApp group! [from 2016]."

Fatima Whitbread

Olympic Athlete and 2011 campmate

Speaking about returning to I'm A Celeb, Fatima Whitbread said "I learnt a lot about myself in the Australian camp and I know there will be some life size characters and life size egos in South Africa too! But what a great experience it is going to be."

Helen Flanagan

Former Corrie star and 2012 campmate

Speaking about returning to I'm A Celeb, Helen Flanagan said "I am not saying I am going to go in and be a jungle warrior and be absolutely amazing because I will not. Yes I will be scared but I will have a go and I will be a lot better than last time!"

Janice Dickinson

Supermodel and 2007 campmate

Speaking about returning to I'm A Celeb, Janice Dickinson said "I’m coming back for more fun, more camaraderie and to see if I can get along with everyone." Adding "You never know what’s going to jump up and bite your ass."

Jordan Banjo

Diversity Dancer & DJ and 2016 campmate

Speaking about returning to I'm A Celeb, Jordan Banjo said "How many people get the chance to do it twice? A series with different campmates from over the years sounds pretty cool and my fellow Diversity dancers are excited to see me suffer again!"

Paul Burrell

Former Royal Butler and 2004 campmate

Speaking about returning to I'm A Celeb, Paul Burrell said "I loved doing it the first time around and to be asked again is very special. It’s like coming into the final of the jungle Olympics. I had to eat kangaroo testicles in Australia and I am expecting everything to be bigger in South Africa."

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England Cricketer and 2003 campmate

Speaking about returning to I'm A Celeb, Phil Tufnell said "I am one of the lucky few to have gone in the jungle and experienced it all and that’s what appealed to me when they phoned up to ask me to take part again. I said yes immediately."

Shaun Ryder

Music Legend and 2010 campmate

Speaking about returning to I'm A Celeb, Shaun Ryder said "All I can remember about the Trials is eating a lot of penises, testicles and eyeballs!" Adding "I could have stayed another year in Australia. I loved living outside in the camp and I had a proper laugh with my fellow celebrities. I know going to South Africa will be a great adventure. I can’t wait to do it."

I'm A Celebrity...South Africa starts late April on ITV1


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