I'm A Celebrity 2021 lineup – Frankie Bridge, David Ginola, Richard Madeley & Danny Miller join cast heading for jungle

NEW I'm A Celebrity star Frankie Bridge has revealed the one thing about the show she's most worried about.

The Saturdays popstar, 32, made her confession ahead of her entry into Wales' spooky Gwrych Castle this weekend.

As she remained in isolation on Tuesday, Bridge said: "I think people will be surprised to see me doing I’m A Celebrity and I am scared of most things, but I really want to push myself. I’m scared of rats, I am a fussy eater and I have a bit of a phobia of ketchup, so a pint of penis terrifies me! Any of the eating challenges will be my idea of hell.

It comes as Richard Madeley said goodbye to his "beloved wife Judy" on Good Morning Britain as he isolated in Wales ahead of I'm A Celebrity- after The Sun revealed the Richard and Judy star had signed up for an estimated £200,000.

The flagship series is returning to Gwrych Castle near Abergele in North Wales, this weekend for a second year due to ongoing coronavirus travel restrictions.

Read our I'm A Celeb live blog below for the latest news and gossip…

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    Inside Frankie Bridge’s incredible Surrey home

    LOOSE Women and former Saturdays star Frankie Bridge has given fans a peek inside the home she shares with husband Wayne.

    The TV presenter and her former Chelsea footballer husband recently treated followers to a look into their kitchen transformation – yet she will soon be away from her plush pad after signing up to star in reality series I'm A Celebrity.

    The outdoor space also includes a huge trampoline for the children to play on, football goals and plenty of grass.

    Inside, a spacious hallway leads off in many directions, including to a living room with a large blue sofa, leather armchairs and a TV.

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    Phillip Schofield on why he’d NEVER do I’m A Celebrity

    PHILLIP Schofield has revealed the bizarre reason he'd never do I'm A Celebrity.

    He said: "Well, I've always said I'm A Celeb is the only one I would do.

    "But I wouldn't do it… I don't think. But I couldn't do it because they eat out of those metal cans with metal spoons, and I've got goosebumps even thinking about it.

    "But scraping the spoon on the tin can, I couldn't do it, I'd starve to death!"

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    I’m A Celebrity leaves Gwrych Castle locals furious

    I’M A Celebrity bosses have ringed the castle with steel fences, closed off footpaths and even a local golf course to keep out prying eyes – and locals aren’t happy.

    The ancient Welsh pile – which will be home to the ITV series for the second year running – is ringed and criss-crossed with trails used by ramblers and dog walkers.

    Despite the fact that most are unofficial routes, estate chiefs have allowed locals to use them for years.

    Yet now The Sun Online can exclusively reveal I'm A Celebrity bosses are said to have erected large metal panel fences eight feet high around the perimeter of the North Wales castle.

    Earlier this year, local people took the issue before council chiefs over whether they had the right to ramble across the estate.

    Read more here.

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    Susanna Reid predicts trouble ahead for Richard Madeley 

    SUSANNA Reid predicted trouble ahead for Richard Madeley after seeing part of his I’m A Celebrity uniform on Good Morning Britain today.

    Richard appeared in a pre-recorded video from isolation in Wales after The Sun revealed he had signed up to the ITV show.

    The presenter, 65, said he had been isolating for 10 days in a cottage near the castle ruins and he also showed off his new boots.

    He said: “I’ve been in quarantine for about 10 days now, and if any of you have been in quarantine my god it’s boring, I mean I’d welcome any trial just for something to do.

    “It’s very pretty though, I’m on a Welsh farm, nice views and all the rest of it but I just want to get started.”

    Spinning the camera around, he added: “They’ve given us some of the costume that we’ve got to wear in the castle.

    “Why we have to wear jungle boots in the castle I can’t guess, unless it’s to keep the rats out.”

    After seeing the clip Susanna, 50, said: “Huge good luck to you Richard! Madeley for the win!”

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    Saturday’s star favourite to win IAC 2021

    Saturdays star Frankie Bridge has been named as the early favourite to win I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

    Bookmakers Betfair and Ladbrokes are offering odds of 4/1 on the pop singer, who was also a member of S Club 8, being crowned Queen of the Castle.

    The 32-year-old is taking part after her husband, former footballer Wayne, competed on the show in Australia in 2016.

    Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson is in second place with both companies offering odds of 9/2 on him winning the forthcoming 2021 series.

    It comes after ITV unveiled the names of the 10 famous faces heading to Gwrych Castle near Abergele in North Wales after signing up for the show.

    Gregson and EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt have not been confirmed as competing but are rumoured to be joining the cast to complete the usual 12-strong line-up.

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    I’m A Celebrity lineup

    The stars from screen, sport and music will enter the camp on Sunday and they are: 

    • Louise Minchin
    • Matty Lee
    • Snoochie Shy
    • Richard Madeley
    • Frankie Bridge
    • Dame Arlene Phillips, DBE
    • Naughty Boy
    • Danny Miller
    • Kadeena Cox, MBE
    • David Ginola
    • DJ Locksmith – in isolation and will be a stand by celebrity should one of the other stars drop out prematurely

    When does I'm A Celebrity 2021 start?

    ITV's flagship reality show will welcome a new line-up of stars into Gwrych Castle in Wales on Sunday, 21 November.

    That means I'm A Celeb fans don't have long to wait until Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, the celebs and Bushtucker Trials return.

    Frankie Bridge: ‘I’m A Celebrity’s stomach-churning eating tasks are my idea of HELL’

    I'M A Celebrity star Frankie Bridge has told how the show trials are her "idea of hell" and she is "scared of most things" – but that's exactly why she signed up.

    The Saturdays popstar, 32, made her confession ahead of her entry into Wales' spooky Gwrych Castle this weekend.

    Frankie said: "I think people will be surprised to see me doing I’m A Celebrity and I am scared of most things, but I really want to push myself.

    “I’m scared of rats, I am a fussy eater and I have a bit of a phobia of ketchup, so a pint of penis terrifies me! Any of the eating challenges will be my idea of hell.

    "I also hate spiders in my own home, being trapped in small spaces is a big thing for me and pretty much all of that is likely to happen which makes me go, ‘Why the hell are you doing it?’

    "And so that is exactly why I am doing it!”

    Inside the I’m A Celebrity quarantine 

    I'M A Celebrity star DJ Locksmith has revealed a glimpse of his quarantine accommodation ahead of the show launch next week.

    He has been posting on social media since heading into isolation on Saturday to ensure he is Covid-free when he enters Gwrych Castle on November 21st.

    DJ Locksmith, 34, from the drum and bass group Rudimental is a reserve celeb, there to replace anyone who drops out.

    He appeared to confirm he'd signed up when a fan asked him on Instagram: "Are you in isolation for I'm A Celebrity?"

    The producer wrote back on a video of him dancing in a cowboy hat – in a nod to the show's Australian roots: "No, just finding myself."

    Contestants are required to quarantine for two weeks ahead of the series, which has moved to Wales from the Australian jungle because of Covid.

    And their quarantine digs are far more luxurious than the grim castle camp.

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      New stars open up

      Former Newcastle and Spurs winger David wants to make things tasty when they join hosts Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly at Gwrych Castle, North Wales.

      The Frenchman, 54, joked: “I will be hoping to add some garlic and rosemary to the food.

      “And rice and beans is perfect as I’ve put on six kilos over the past three months and I think it will be interesting to see if I can lose it in three.”

      Telly veteran Richard Madeley, 65, admitted: “I don’t like heights and what bothers me the most is the route into the castle. Maybe I will have to walk a plank.”

      At 78, Dame Arlene Phillips is the ITV show’s oldest contestant yet.

      But the veteran choreographer laughed: “I’m always the oldest!”

      Read more here.

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      Celebs could face adverse weather conditions 

      TV survival guru Bear Grylls previously told The Sun that the celebs in camp could face adverse weather conditions including heavy rain, strong winds and even snow.

      He said: "The bad weather in Wales will be brutal. Contestants should not underestimate it. You get persistent wind and rain and that makes people cold fast."

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      DJ Locksmith in isolation

      Rudimental's Locksmith has also gone into isolation and will be a stand by celebrity should one of the other stars drop out prematurely.

      DJ Locksmith previously impressed on Celebrity SAS, so surviving the castle should be a piece of cake for him.

      The 34-year-old, real name Leon Rolle, is best known for being a member of UK dance four-piece Rudimental which originated from Hackney.

      He hit headlines on SAS after former footballer John Fashanu put him in a headlock and started chocking him during a row.

      DJ Locksmith had branded him the weakest in the group and the pair had to be pulled apart by the instructors.

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      Inside the new I’m A Celeb set with looming towers

      I'M A Celebrity's new set is taking shape with just days to go until the show returns – and we can reveal what's in store for the celebs.

      The stars taking part in this year's series – set in Grwych Castle in Wales and hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – will definitely be put through their paces, with terrifying challenges and even punishment for those caught misbehaving.

      Add in the gruesome eating challenges, which last year saw Vernon Kay chowing down on sheep's brain, and the typical UK weather, and it's safe to say this is definitely no holiday camp.

      • Edge challenge
      • Cells for misbehaving stars
      • 'Black box' trial cabin
      • More doom and gloom

      Read the article in full here.

      Recap: Who won I'm A Celebrity 2020?

      Giovanna Fletcher was crowned the Queen of the Castle beating Radio 1 DJ Jordan North and TV star Vernon Kay – exactly as Sun readers predicted!

      Fans of the show were thrilled that the popular series still went ahead, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

      Instead of the Aussie jungle, the stars were staying in Gwrych Castle – meaning last year's winner was crowned Queen of the Castle (instead of Queen of the Jungle).

      Raking it in

      The Sun revealed Richard is said to have agreed a contract worth an estimated £200,000 to head into Gwrych Castle near Abergele, North Wales.

      The dad of two is no stranger to I’m A Celeb. He flew to Oz in 2019 to support contestant and former rugby star James Haskell, 36, who is married to Richard’s daughter, Chloe, 34.

      That year, he also appeared on I’m A Celeb’s ITV2 spin-off Extra Camp.

      He proved braver than boxer Amir Khan, 34, in a “Critter-cal Rescue” trial in a giant termites nest. He collected every key while Amir screamed when he grabbed a live snake.

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        Explained: Who else was in I’m A Celebrity 2020?

        As well as Giovanna, Jordan and Vernon, nine other celebs were voted off the show in 2020, and they were:

        • Ninth to leave – Shane Richie, 56.
        • Seventh and eighth to leave – AJ Pritchard, 26, and Mo Farah, 37.
        • Fifth and sixth to leave – Jessica Plummer, 28, and Russell Watson, 54.
        • Third and fourth to leave – Beverley Callard, 63, and Victoria Derbyshire, 52.
        • Second to leave – West End Star Ruthie Henshall, 53.
        • First to leave – Paralympian Hollie Arnold, 26.

        Bookies odds

        Bookmakers William Hill have placed him at the very top of line-up for who will be voted by the public to do the first grim trial of the 2021 series.

        The Saturdays' Frankie Bridge and Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson and are in a close second and third place.

        The bookmakers have placed the host at odds of 2-1, with Simon and Frankie at 9-2.

        What is the prize for winning I'm A Celebrity?

        ITV don't pay out prize money for the winner of I'm A Celeb.

        Instead they agree a fee to be paid to each of the celebs before they enter the jungle – or castle.

        However, popular contestants have gone on to make much more money after the show has ended.

        Richard Madeley ‘will be first to do Bushtucker Trial’

        The Richard and Judy star is among the most coveted of the group and popular with viewers thanks to his recent TV comeback on Good Morning Britain.

        A source told The Sun: "Richard’s been asked year after year but the timing has never been right. But now, finally, he’s said ‘Yes’.

        "He’s a favourite with ITV execs. He’s brilliant off and on screen so it seemed as good a time as any to throw caution to the wind and eat animal bits.

        "He’s a fantastic coup and a nailed-on fan favourite. Once you wind him up, off he goes — he will make for castle gold."Now, bookmakers William Hill have placed him at the very top of line-up for who will be voted by the public to do the first grim trial of the 2021 series.

        Frankie’s keeping it in the family

        Higher singer Frankie is set to follow in the footsteps of husband Wayne on the show.

        The singer-turned-TV star, a regular on Loose Women, is taking part after ITV chiefs are said to have offered her a bumper deal.

        Former Chelsea footballer Wayne, 41, finished fifth in 2016, but was ticked off by Frankie for talking about their sex life.

        Now he will be the one watching from home with their sons Parker, eight, and Carter, six, as Frankie sits around the campfire.

        The series, which once again won’t be Down Under, returns on Sunday November 21.

        Back to the castle

        I’m A Celebrity bosses have been forced to cancel plans for the show to return to Australia, and the 2021 stars will now go to Gwrych Castle.

        The U-turn decision was announced on August 2, 2021, following crunch talks after fears Australia could shut its borders because of the ongoing pandemic.  

        Celebrities booked for the 2021 series had previously been told that they should pack their bags for Australia – but now will be heading for Wales instead.In January 2021 The Sun revealed how ITV bosses had secured the castle again just in case the jungle couldn't go ahead.

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          I’m A Celebrity reveals twist

          I'M A Celebrity fans hold the power a week before the series starts as ITV open the voting for telly's most gruesome tasks.

          The broadcaster has kick-started the polls for the gripping reality series, again set in Wales' Gwrych Castle, with viewers now able to select their Bushtucker Trial target before they have even appeared on screen.

          This year, I'm A Celebrity's following will be able to place a whopping five votes for free on the show's app.

          It comes in contrast to previous years, where ITV viewers have been able to watch the contestants enter camp during the first episode prior to selecting their victim.

          Unfortunately, votes closed yesterday at 8pm.

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          The I'm A Celebrity stars revealed

          • Louise Minchin
          • Matty Lee
          • Snoochie Shy
          • Richard Madeley
          • Frankie Bridge
          • Dame Arlene Phillips, DBE
          • Naughty Boy
          • Danny Miller
          • Kadeena Cox, MBE
          • David Ginola
          • DJ Locksmith – in isolation and will be a stand by celebrity should one of the other stars drop out prematurely

          Richard Madeley says goodbye to ‘beloved wife Judy’ on Good Morning Britain

          RICHARD Madeley said goodbye to his "beloved wife Judy" on Good Morning Britain as he isolated in Wales ahead of I'm A Celebrity.

          It comes as The Sun revealed the Richard and Judy star had signed up for an estimated £200,000 and will head into Gwrych Castle near Abergele, North Wales, this weekend.

          The flagship series is returning to Wales for a second year due to ongoing coronavirus travel restrictions, preventing filming at its usual location of the Australian jungle.

          Appearing on GMB via a recorded video today, Richard, 65, revealed he had been isolating for 10 days in a cottage near the castle ruins.

          Showing off the stunning scenery, he said: "I've been in quarantine for about 10 days now, and if any of you have been in quarantine my god it's boring, I mean I'd welcome any trial just for something to do. It's very pretty though, I'm on a Welsh farm, nice views and all the rest of it but I just want to get started."

          He added: "I want to say a final bye to my beloved wife Judy, bye Judy, bye kids, see you on the other side, wish me luck."

          Read more here.

          Philip Schofield reveals reason he won't do IAC

          PHILLIP Schofield has revealed the bizarre reason he'd never do I'm A Celebrity.

          The TV star said he would "starve to death" for one very peculiar reason.

          The 59-year-old presenter spoke on This Morning earlier after the full line-up for this year's series was announced, featuring the likes of Richard Madeley, Frankie Bridge and David Ginola.

          He said: "Well, I've always said I'm A Celeb is the only one I would do.

          "But I wouldn't do it… I don't think. But I couldn't do it because they eat out of those metal cans with metal spoons, and I've got goosebumps even thinking about it.

          "But scraping the spoon on the tin can, I couldn't do it, I'd starve to death!"

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