Everything you need to know about this year's I'm A Celebrity campmates
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I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is back again for its 16th series and the campmates have officially been announced!
As is the case every year, most of the ‘celebrities’ are B-list at best, but by no means does that take away the enjoyment of the show. Here’s what you need to know about each campmate before the show starts.
Arguably one of the most famous campmates this year, TV and radio presenter Lisa Snowdon is probably best known as being the breakfast DJ for Capital FM, a role she had for seven years and only stopped in 2015. She originally found fame after being scouted at age 19 and is one of the UK’s most successful models. From 2006-2009 she hosted the popular Sky Living reality show Britain’s Next Top Model. She claims to have signed up for I’m a Celeb to “step outside [her] comfort zone”.
Jordan Banjo is a member of the dance group Diversity, who won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent and has since gone on to perform sold out live shows around the country. In 2012 he was in a relationship with Jesy Nelson, member of the girl band Little Mix, which brought him considerably more attention. He has also hosted the Nickelodeon’s kid’s choice awards for the past three years with fellow bandmate Perri Kiely. His biggest fears are snakes and spiders and says “there is a strong chance there will be tears”.
Wayne Bridge is a retired English footballer who played for the likes of Southampton, Chelsea, Manchester City and Fulham. Other than that, he’s not been on our TV screens all that much. However, he claims he’s “scared of everything” so perhaps he’ll be the recurring trial victim this year.
Joel Dommett started his career as a stand up comedian in 2007 and has since had a few TV credits, most notably in the UK remake of the US hidden camera show Impractical Jokers. However, he wants to be the “camp comforter” this year rather than the comedian.
Professional dancer Ola Jordan is best known for her nine-year stance on Strictly Come Dancing, which she quit last year. The 34-year-old is married to dance partner James, but we don’t know much else about her. “I don’t have any phobias, but I hate everything!”, she says. I guess we'll find out soon exactly what that means.
Saving the best til last, at age 68 Larry Lamb is the oldest campmate, but also the most well known. He’s been acting for almost 40 years, with some of his most successful recent appearances including Archie Mitchell in long-running BBC soap opera Eastenders and Mick Shipman in comedy series Gavin & Stacey. He also has experience in film, theatre and radio. Apparently he has no phobias, so the jungle should be a breeze for him. It will be interesting to see how he gets on.
I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here will return to ITV 1 at 9pm on Sunday 13th November.