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When does I'm A Celebrity 2019 start, are Ant and Dec hosting and which celebs are taking part?

I'M A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will return later this year and yes, Ant McPartlin will once again be joining Dec in the jungle!

Here's what jungle news we know so far…

When is I'm a Celebrity 2019 on TV?

I'm A Celebrity will return later this year on ITV, although no exact date has been announced.

The show, which is one of channel's most popular productions and always brings in millions of viewers, usually starts at the end of November and runs for three weeks.

If it follows the previous format and length fans can expect this year's jungle king or queen to be crowned around midway through December.

This would evidently mean that the show could start on Sunday 17th, in the second week and Sunday of the month.

Last year, I'm A Celebrity commenced on November 18 and the show usually airs everyday at around 9pm.

Are Ant and Dec hosting I'm a Celebrity?

Yes they are! The dynamic duo will be heading back to the jungle together after Ant missed the 2018 show.

The stars, both 43, took a break last year to deal with his demons in the wake of a drink-driving conviction and his admission that he had been battling alcohol and prescription drug addictions.

Holly Willoughby took Ant's place but this year he will be back beside Dec.

In July 2019 the pair shared a photo of themselves looking like they lived in the Aussie outback to show that they are back together on I'm a Celeb.

Who is tipped to be taking part in I'm A Celebrity 2019?

Series 19 of the hit show will get underway later this year.

The lucky celebs (or unlucky depending on how you look at it!) will then be flown Down Under to begin their time in the jungle.

So let's find out who is tipped to be heading into camp.

Jennifer Metcalfe

On September 26, 2019, The Sun exclusively revealed that Jennifer was set to head into the jungle.

A TV insider told us: "Jen is perfect for the jungle, she's really funny and attractive and she loves a challenge.

"She hasn't signed yet but bosses are really keen to get her on the show. She's been into ITV for meetings."

It's perfect timing for Jennifer as The Sun Online revealed this month that her long-running character Mercedes winds up getting shot in one of Hollyoaks' autumn storylines.

Nadine Coyle

Nadine Coyle is the latest celeb hotly tipped to be heading into the jungle.

According to The Sun, the 34-year-old singer has been confirmed as the ninth contestant on next month’s jungle show.

A source said: “Nadine is a big name and ITV was keen to get her.

Her link to Cheryl makes her an even more exciting prospect.

“It’s no secret there’s no love lost between them, and Nadine is refreshingly honest about what went on from her perspective. And I’m a Celebrity could well be the start of something big again for her."

Jacqueline Jossa

Jacqueline Jossa has reportedly passed on an opportunity to take part in the upcoming series of Celebrity X Factor.

The EastEnders star was said to have been in talks to join Simon Cowell's show later this year, but her appearance was ruled out after negotiations fizzled out, according to Daily Star.

Apparently, however, Jacqueline did show an interest in talking to ITV about the possibility of having her enter the jungle in the coming months.

"Jacqueline will not be appearing in on Celebrity X Factor. She did have initial meetings about the possibility but it was decided that things wouldn't be taken any further," they said.

"As a result she had also sat down with ITV about the prospect of going on I'm A Celeb.

"As ever, line-ups aren't locked in until closer the time but it is looking more than likely she will be heading Down Under."

Amy Hart

Love Island's Amy Hart is ready to get back on reality television, having recently admitted in an interview on Heart Dance Breakfast that she'd love to take part in the ITV competition series.

While it's unclear whether the former Islander has been approached with an offer yet, what's clear is that the blonde bombshell would certainly consider the idea if she was asked.

She revealed: ‘I would love to. I’d absolutely love to. I hate rats. I hate rats. That’s the only thing. Like I can deal with the Spiders and stuff, I can deal with all the creepy crawlies but it’s the rats. "They put me in that coffin with rats."

Given the attention Amy received after leaving the villa, there'd be no reason not to believe that producers of I'm A Celeb would show a liking to having the former air hostess join the jungle.

Amy had previously also shown an interest appearing in shows such as BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, having said: "I would love to do Strictly but I don’t know if I would be able to as they are quite fussy with who they have."

Summer Monteys-Fullam

Not long after splitting with Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood has Summer Monteys-Fullam found herself landing all kinds of lucrative offers, which apparently include a hefty fee to join I'm A Celebrity this year.

According to The Mirror, Summer was offered an astounding £125,000 to enter the jungle once the series commences in a couple of weeks, with insiders claiming that "she’d be TV gold and can all but name her price.

"If she gets her way, she’ll be one of the highest-paid contestants ever."

It was reported that Summer wasn't happy with the offer that ITV presented her with, with her pals supposedly having said how the amount was "way off the mark" from what she's hoping to land before she even considers signing the dotted line of her contract.

Summer infamously dumped Paul earlier this month after he allegedly asked her to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which Summer clearly wasn't happy about, resulting in their sudden split.

Lucy Fallon

Coronation Street's Luly Fallon is one of the name to have been thrown in the I'm A Celebrity line-up mix.

With the actress recently quitting the ITV soap, there is every possibility she could appear on the hit reality show.

In May, 2019 The Sun revealed the TV star had become the seventh cast member to quit the long-running series.

Of leaving the show, she said: "“After the most incredible 4 years, I have made the extremely difficult decision to leave Coronation Street at the end of my contract in 2020. It’s hard to put into words how much this show means to me."

Craig Charles

The former Corrie and Red Dwarf actor previously appeared in the 2014 series but had to leave early after his brother died of a heart attack.

Every since his stint on the show five years ago he has been rumoured to return to the jungle.

During his days on Coronation Street he played Lloyd Mullaney but before working on soap he held the role of Dave Lister in Red Dwarf.

John Terry

The retired footballer has been tipped to follow the foot steps of his fellow footballers Wayne Bridge, Kieron Dyer and Neil Ruddock and enter the jungle.

Bookies have put the former England centre-pack high on their list of potential camp mates.

John Terry was previously captain of Chelsea, the England national team and Aston Villa.

Gemma Collins

The TOWIE alum made quit the impression when she entered the jungle in 2014, before waling from the show.

She has since landed her own reality TV series, Gemma Collins: Diva Forever, and appeared on Dancing on Ice in 2018.

Gemma Collins made the series memorable by having a full-blown row with judge Jason Gardiner, before she was voted off the show.

Georgia Steel

The 2018 Love Island star has starred in a string of reality shows, including Celebs Go Dating, since leaving the villa.

Georgia Steel revealed she would be interested in signing up to the show following her saucy antics of the ITV2 dating series.

Speaking to the Express  in 2018, she said, “I would love an opportunity like that as I think it would be amazing!

“It would be very scary though. Of course, anything is possible.”

Eyal Booker

Another Love Island 2018 alum has admitted to being interest in taking part in the long-running series.

He told “I’d love to go into the jungle, or The Island with Bear Grylls.

"I’d like to do a show away from dating where I’m more into my natural environment, in nature. I’d like to do lots of jumping around and crazy activities.”

Maura Higgins

Maura had an incredible run on the fifth series of  ITV2's Love Island – coming in fourth place with her partner Curtis Pritchard – and now fans want to the Irish beauty make her debut in the jungle.

A fan had sent a direct message to the official ITV Twitter account, asking the network how many retweets it would take to get the brunette into the jungle.

ITV gave a simple response, jokingly revealing that it would take 10,000 retweets to make it happen.

It's too early to tell whether Maura will actually be entering the jungle – after all, she's only just left the villa.

But if she does join the show, how interesting would it be if she ended up competing in the jungle alongside her beau Curtis Pritchard? It would be Love Island all over again – this time, however, in an Aussie jungle.

Peter Crouch

In July 2019 former England, Spurs and Liverpool striker Peter Crouch announced his retirement at the age of 38 – with this in mind he is strongly tipped to go into the jungle.

The 6ft 7ins forward, whose 20-year career took in 11 clubs and who was famed for doing the legendary Robot Dance, said the time had come to refer to himself as a "former footballer" – maybe he will now call himself a campmate.

Olivia Attwood

After launching to fame in Love Island 2017, leggy Olivia Attwood is no stranger to reality shows.

Olivia would make great TV and knows how to give the audience what they want after being a former Islander and appearing on Celebs Go Dating.

Jamie Laing

Posh boy Jamie Laing is another reality star but is known for Made in Chelsea.

His name has been tipped for I'm A Celebrity before so maybe this will be his year after he was forced to pull out of Strictly Come Dancing due to injury.

His best pal Spencer Matthews didn't last that long in the jungle, and left after a few days.

Ian Wright

In June 2019 The Sun exclusively revealed that former England footballer Ian Wright is in advanced talks to appear in this year’s I’m A Celebrity.

The legendary former Arsenal striker has met with producers and is trying to work out logistics so he can take part in the ITV series in Australia.

Jenny Powell

Jenny Powell is an English TV presenter who's best known for her stint on Top of The Pops and as the hostess on ITV's Wheel of Fortune.

She started her career in 1985 – voicing the TV ads for the 6th and 7th volumes of the Now That's What I Call Music! series.

James Cracknell

Action man James Cracknell is a former geography teacher and all-round adventurer with far more than simply Olympic rowing to his bow.

However, in 2010 he was hit from behind in Arizona by a petrol tanker while cycling during an attempt to cycle, row, run and swim from Los Angeles to New York within 18 days.

His cycle helmet was "shorn in two" and he suffered a contrecoup injury to the frontal lobes of his brain.

Dani Dyer

Like Olivia, Dani Dyer is experienced with having cameras on her 24/7.

In 2018 she won Love Island 2018 with Jack Fincham, but the couple split six months after.

She is also the daughter of EastEnders hardman Danny Dyer.

Francis Rossi

In July 2019 The Sun revealed how producers are targeting Status Quo's Francis Rossi to enter the jungle this year.

Bosses believe that the 70-year-old music icon could emulate the success of last year's winner, 72-year-old football manager Harry Redknapp.

Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole could be set to swap the ballroom for the jungle after being axed from Strictly Come Dancing in 2018

This is the second time he has been tipped to go into the jungle.

Ronnie O'Sullivan

Snooker champ Ronnie O'Sullivan is being tipped to join I'm A Celebrity in 2019.

During his time he has won five World Championships, a record seven Masters titles, and a record seven UK Championships, setting a record total of 19 titles in Triple Crown tournaments.

Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May has got more time on her hands since stepping down as Tory leader.

But would a stint in the jungle be more challenging that politics? We're not sure.

Stacey Dooley

The documentary maker has had good success on Strictly Come Dancing and it's rumoured that ITV bosses are eyeing her up for the show.

Stacey is still making lots of headlines thanks to her relationship with her Strictly Come Dancing partner Kevin Clifton so

Ulrika Johnson

The Sun on Sunday revealed Ulrika is poised to sign up for the show, following the announcement of her divorce in April.

And sources told how a stint on the Aussie show would be the perfect new start for the 51-year-old mum as she draws a line under her 11-year marriage.

The stint would mark a U-turn for Ulrika, who said in 2008 that she would never go on the show.

Duncan James

The former Blue frontman is said to have signed a big money deal to appear on the long-running ITV reality show.

The Sun's Bizarre exclusively revealed the singer had been persuaded to join the series due to the size of the pay cheque.

A source said: "Duncan has been approached in the past for I’m A Celebrity but the timing wasn’t right — until now.

Duncan previously admitted to having a fear of snakes and ruled out going into the jungle.

When is I'm a Celebrity 2019 on TV?

I'm A Celebrity will return later this year on ITV, although no exact date has been announced.

The show, which is one of ITV's most popular productions and always brings in millions of viewers, usually starts at the end of November and runs for three weeks.

If it follows the previous format and length fans can expect this year's jungle king or queen to be crowned around midway through December.

The show airs every weeknight and on Sundays and will be hosted by Ant and Dec.

Who won I'm A Celebrity 2018?

Harry Redknapp was voted King of the Jungle on this year's I'm A Celebrity.

He was crowned champion on December 9, 2018, beating Emily Atack and John Barrowman.

He was the favourite to win the show after his stories about wife Sandra.

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