With just hours to go until the start of this year's I'm a Celebrity, 10 celebs are set to enter the jungle all in the hopes of being named the next King or Queen of the Jungle.
Taking on the Bush Tucker Trials this year are former MEP Nigel Farage, Jamie Lynn Spears, who is the sister of pop star Britney Spears, Hollyoaks star Nick Pickard, This Morning host Josie Gibson, YouTube star Nella Rose and more.
Two more celebs are expected to join the cast at a later date, and will be revealed in due course, with boxer Tony Bellew and jockey Frankie Dettori currently rumoured to be taking part.
As we wait for the 2023 season to kick off, read on for everything you need to know about the I'm a Celebrity 2023 line-up.
And keep your eyes peeled on this page for more updates on the cast and the two possible late arrivals.
I'm a Celebrity 2023 line-up: Confirmed celebrity contestants
The following list of celebs will be entering the jungle this year:
- Jamie Lynn Spears
- Nigel Farage
- Nick Pickard
- Josie Gibson
- Fred Sirieix
- Nella Rose
- Danielle Harold
- Sam Thompson
- Marvin Humes
- Grace Dent
Read more about the line-up below.
Jamie Lynn Spears
Actress Jamie Lynn Spears is one of this year's contestants.
She says: "There is literally every misconception you can have on a person about me so I don’t take any of it seriously. But I do think going on I’m A Celebrity will be a nice way for people to see the real me. This is an opportunity to be myself and do something really cool and have some awesome experiences in the meantime."
According to The Mirror, producers were hoping for Jamie to open up about her relationship with her sister Britney.
"Jamie Lynn has got decades of history... with Britney to rake over, and has laid out her feelings pretty clearly in her own book. It will be interesting to hear her spill the beans about her life and her family," an insider said.
Jamie only recently appeared on Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with Alan Bersten. Unfortunately, the couple were the second contestants to be eliminated from dancing the show.
Job: GB News presenter
Nigel Farage is entering the I'm a Celebrity jungle.
“I want to test myself," said Farage. "Business, politics, media, I’ve done so many different jobs and generally I have been reasonably successful. But I have never been tested in quite this way. It’s such a mental test and maybe I will discover who I really am."
Actor Nick Pickard is entering the jungle this year.
Pickard is best known for appearing on Hollyoaks, which formerly appeared on Channel 4 and has now moved to E4.
The 48-year-old has played Tony Hutchinson on the soap since 1995, but will be taking a break to take on the Bushtucker Trials.
Asked why he decided to sign up for the show, Nick said: "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as soon as I was approached, I said "yes". I am not quitting Hollyoaks to take part. My bosses have been really supportive of me doing it. Now it is getting near to going into camp, I am so excited."
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He added: "I am obviously not looking forward to eating kangaroo balls, but at the same time, I am looking forward to the trials – that’s the fun part of doing this show. I love the ones where you climb up or jump for a star. And I like ones getting submerged in water. I can’t wait now! This is so out of my comfort zone and it’s the best show you can do.”
Job: TV presenter
“Now I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is fast approaching, it’s sinking in and I am feeling anxious,” the bubbly TV presenter said ahead of her debut.
“I keep thinking, ‘Sh*t, I am actually doing this’. I know I have taken on challenges for This Morning in the past but I don’t know if I’ve taken on too much here. It’s all becoming very real.”
She added: "I am dreading the insects and it’s my biggest phobia. I also don’t like spiders and I freeze normally when I see one. My family thinks I am mad doing the programme too as they know what I’m like with creepy crawlies!”
Josie has stepped up her role on This Morning recently, emerging as a regular host in the wake of Phillip Schofield’s departure from the show. She’s also proved a hit with viewers.
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Speaking of the moment he found out he was doing the show, Fred said: "I knew it was serious when I got the call. I got scared and I don’t like to be limited by fear. But then I thought, ‘Ok this is a challenge’ and I knew I wanted to do it.
"It’s a challenge to be away from my friends, family, comfort, only drinking water, no coffee, no wine, no mustard on my steak and - in fact - no steak! I am seeing this as a wellness retreat. It’s an opportunity to get closer to myself inside my head and to see life through a different lens and in a place I feel uncomfortable.”
YouTube and social media influencer Nella Rose is entering the Australian jungle for 2023.
Rose is known for her comedic videos and, as of November 2023, has 901,000 followers on Instagram, a million followers on TikTok and almost 800,000 subscribers on YouTube.
The 26-year-old previously hosted Catfish on MTV alongside Oobah Butler, and taking over from Julie Adenuga. She also presents Nella Rose's Tapped Out on 4.0, where she turns prankster alongside Love Island's Chloe Burrows, reality TV star Mariam Musa, and YouTuber Adeola Patronne.
Rose is originally from Belgium, but now lives in London.
“My family have been laughing hysterically ever since I told them I was taking part,” Nella said ahead of the launch.
“And they asked me why I agreed to do this but I’ve been watching I’m A Celebrity ever since I was a child and I still remember Ian Wright locked up in a room with an Ostrich. It’s so iconic and it’s why I said ‘yes’ immediately.”
EastEnders actress Danielle Harold has been confirmed for the 2023 show.
“It’s been a crazy, crazy year and so why not top it off with the craziest thing ever by doing this?! It’s definitely a shock to the system and I am both excited and nervous. This is so much tougher than anything or any role I have ever done before as it is all so new," she said.
Danielle Harold was previously rumoured to be taking part in 2023 show, after leaving the BBC One soap in May.
Harold's character Lola Pearce passed away from a terminal brain tumour.
The actress received praise for her performance and went onto win the gong for Serial Drama Performance at this year's National Television Awards.
Prior to her joining the show, a TV source said: "Danielle is at the height of her career and in demand after her moving storyline on EastEnders, but she’s really caught the eye of ITV bosses to appear in the upcoming series of the jungle.
"As well as being a talented actress with a huge fanbase, Danielle has a fun personality with a wicked sense of humour, which makes her the ideal campmate for the show."
Job: Reality TV star
Made in Chelsea's Sam Thompson will appear on I'm a Celebrity this year.
"I am so excited about taking part in I’m A Celebrity, it still feels like a dream. I feel like a competition winner taking part. It was an absolute resounding ‘yes’ when I got approached. In fact, they didn’t even need to ask! I am a huge fan of the show. Ant and Dec are my idols too and it’s going to be really surreal meeting them," Sam said ahead of his debut.
It comes as his girlfriend Zara McDermott recently competed on Strictly Come Dancing.
Job: Singer and TV presenter
Former JLS star Marvin Humes is one of this year's contestants.
Marvin is best known for appearing on The X Factor in 2008, where he and his JLS band members came second to Alexandra Burke.
Since then, Marvin, along with his wife Rochelle, has appeared on This Morning, filling in for the regular hosts, and they also front their own BBC One game show, The Hit List.
“When I first told Rochelle, she thought I was doing a prank on her,” the pop star revealed. “She thought I was nuts and she still can’t believe I’m doing it!
"This is the most daring thing I have ever done and I have never challenged myself this way before. It’s one million per cent harder than performing on stage and I woke up with knots in my stomach this morning thinking about it. But this programme has been on my bucket list for years. It’s the first time I’ve been asked to do it so I jumped at the opportunity.”
Job: English columnist and broadcaster
Columnist and broadcaster Grace Dent, 50, has also signed up for IAC.
Dent is a regular critic on MasterChef and has appeared as a judge on BBC Two's Great British Menu.
Speaking ahead of the show, the food critic said: "Everything is filling me with a real sense of dread. But I am especially dreading being really hungry because I tend to eat four or five posh meals out a week because I am a restaurant critic.
"I know they are going to give me an eating trial and I am dreading putting even worse things in my mouth than I have in the past in fancy restaurants! I think I will be writing very stiff columns about the jungle food when I come out!"
With jockey Frankie Dettori set to retire from racing later this year, rumours have started to swirl that he could be swapping the race track for the jungle. Earlier this summer, the odds on him taking part in the ITV show shrunk to just 2/1, according to William Hill.
It wouldn’t be Dettori’s first time under the reality TV spotlight, as he took part in Celebrity Big Brother back in 2013.
Professional boxer Tony Bellew is also rumoured to take part in this year's IAC.
Bellew hung up his gloves in 2018 after earning Crusierweight, Heavyweight and Light-Heavyweight titles. In recent years, he has worked as a sports pundit.
He's also appeared on the big screen, starring in Creed, Creed II and Creed III alongside Michael B Jordan.
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! starts on Sunday 19th November at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.
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