TV bosses have taken a gamble on a ‘lightweight’…cough cheap cast of celebs to keep costs low in the hope the show will end up being a ‘grower’.
Among the ‘famous’ faces are Former Westlife star Kian Egan (Pictured), David Emanuel, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, snooker player Steve Davis, TOWIE star Joey Essex, The Wright Stuff TV host Matthew Wright.
The stars will joined by two soap stars, Laila Morse who plays Big Mo EastEnders plus Lucy Pargeter – who plays Chas Dingle in Emmerdale.
Fashion designer David Emanuel and Westlife singer Kian Egan were both spotted arriving in Australia yesterday, here at MarkMeets we think Kian will be a great scoop!
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Model Amy Willerton, who you probably won’t remember winning Katie Price’s 2011 Sky Living talent contest ‘Signed By Katie Price’ (How rubbish was that show) is also expected to join the celebs in the jungle.
The Sun has tipped us that former model and broadcaster Annabel Giles, and American actor Alfonso Riberio, who is best known for his role as Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.
A source commented: “It’s not the big obvious names who cause the biggest stir.”
However, ITV has yet to officially confirm the identities of the celebrities taking part in the jungle reality show’s new series, which begins this Sunday at 9.00pm.
Some other names linked to the celebrity jungle this year include former Apprentice winner Stella English, Corrie star Michael Le Vel, and Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne.
Last week a spokesperson for the show refused to comment on the line up rumours, saying only: “The line up will be announced closer to transmission so any names at the moment are purely speculative’.
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