I’m A Celebrity 2020; Who are the campmates? What are the odds?
A lot has changed in 2020, and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is no exception, with this year’s show taking place at Gwrych Castle in North Wales instead of the Australian outback due to COVID-19.
While the location may be different, everything else we love about I’m A Celeb remains the same. Ant & Dec continue to host, and the celebs will still have to face all manner of gruesome tasks if they want to eat well.
That leaves only one question left to ask before the show begins on ITV this Sunday; who exactly is in the running to be King or Queen of the Castle in 2020? Let’s take you through this year’s contestants!
Occupation/Famous For: TV Presenter.
I’m A Celeb Odds: 7/2
Giovanna Fletcher has been an actress, a presenter, an author and a blogger, but she’s probably best known as a podcaster.
The 35-year-old has plenty of big-name family connections, too. Her brother is former TOWIE star Mario Falcone, while she’s married to McFly singer Tom Fletcher.
Occupation/Famous For: Actor, running the Queen Vic.
Former EastEnders actor Shane Richie dealt with plenty of snakes during his time as landlord of the Queen Vic, so the 56-year-old will probably be quite pleased the 2020 edition of I’m A Celeb is from Wales rather than Australia.
He’s one of the favourites to be crowned King of the castle, and after releasing his debut country album in 2017, we’re hoping the soap star will treat us to a vocal rendition or two in a land known for it’s singing.
Occupation/Famous For: BBC Radio 1 DJ.
I’m A Celeb Odds: 5/1
Could Radio 1 DJ Jordan North be this series’ camp joker? We think so, with the Lancashire lad well-known for his self-deprecating humour both on the airwaves and on his popular podcast, Help I Sexted My Boss.
However, with temperatures in North Wales likely to be a lower than a Kangaroo’s testicles, we wonder just how long the 30-year-old’s funny bones will be able to hold up as the campmates’ moral drops.
Occupation/Famous For: Olympian, The Mobot, being quite good at running.
We know quadruple Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah can go the distance when it comes to the running track, but can he last the course on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here?
He’s among the favourites for a reason, and we reckon his warm personality and drive to win will see him there at the finishing line when the show draws to a close next month.
Occupation/Famous For: TV Presenter, Radio DJ.
I’m A Celeb Odds: 6/1
Our survey says former All Star Family Fortunes host Vernon Kay could have what it takes to go all the way on this year’s show.
The Formula E presenter is one of the biggest personalities in this year’s line-up, but that doesn’t always guarantee you’ll be a hit with the public on I’m A Celeb, just ask Noel Edmonds.
Occupation/Famous For: Dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.
I’m A Celeb Odds: 8/1
AJ Pritchard is the latest in a long line of Strictly Come Dancing professionals to swap the ballroom for I’m A Celeb gloom, but can he go one better than the likes of Ola Jordan, Camilla Dallerup and Vincent Simone?
He certainly has the personality to be a hit with viewers, and after admitting that he screamed his head off upon encountering a bunch of spiders in his Mum’s loft, we reckon he’s going to be a camp favourite.
Occupation/Famous For: Singer, EastEnders actress.
I’m A Celeb Odds: 12/1
We’re not sure whether this series of I’m A Celeb will require campmates to clean the dunny, but at least if they do have a problem with the lav they’ll have a Plummer there to fix it!
Ok, we’ll leave the 2/10 puns to Ant & Dec in the future, but EastEnders star Jessica should be a fine addition to the camp after departing her role as Chantelle Atkins in the BBC soap.
Occupation/Famous For: Actress, Rovers Return landlady.
You’re in the big house now, so you are, as Beverley Callard’s former on-screen husband Jim McDonald might say.
The 63-year-old actress has been a staple in people’s front rooms up and down the country for decades as larger-than-life barmaid Liz McDonald in ITV soap Coronation Street.
Now we’ll get to see one of the nation’s favourite pint-pullers as her true self, although unlike patrons at the Rovers Return, she won’t be able to bar Ant & Dec from the camp!
Occupation/Famous For: Paralympic athlete.
I’m A Celeb Odds: 20/1
Sports stars have a decent record on I’m A Celeb, and 2016 Paralympic gold medallist Hollie Arnold will be hoping to continue that trend as she swaps track and field for the castle grounds.
Like Mo Farah, Arnold is planning to compete at next summer’s games in Tokyo, although we’re not sure whether a stint on I’m A Celeb really counts as endurance training.
Occupation/Famous For: BBC journalist and present.
I’m A Celeb Odds: 20/1
Usually, respected journalist and current affairs host Victoria Derbyshire is tasked with talking about the story. For the duration of time she’s in I’m A Celeb, she’ll be the story.
Newscasters are often some of the most fascinating people on the show, and we’re sure the former Panorama and Newsnight host will have plenty of tales to tell.
What Channel is I’m A Celeb on: ITV
When does I’m A Celeb start: Sunday 15th November, 21:00.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication