I’m A Celebrity 2014 starts on Sunday, and two new contestants have landed in Australia in the shape of Corrie star Craig Charles and Irish babe Nadia Forde.
Craig’s arrival has surprised everyone, as the Coronation Street fave wasn’t even rumoured to be participating in the show, while it’s also been said that it’s a big deal that Corrie bosses even gave permission for the actor to be involved.
And, it’s even been rumoured that I’m A Celeb had to get special permission from the Soap’s top people to get the cheeky northerner into the jungle.
Speaking to the Mirror on his arrival in Brisbane, Craig said: “I signed up because Its an adventure isn’t it? Its an ITV show, Coronation Street is an ITV show, they talked and said ‘get him in there’.
“It’s the one they all want to do, it’s the one all families sit down to watch.”
So, that would mean 50 year-old Craig is taking part, because IT’S A HUGE SHOW that will nab him a TON of publicity then. OK.
And, if you we’re stumped by just exactly who Nadia Forde is, you’re not the only one.
Undoubtedly one of the least well-known contestants in this year’s show is Nadia, who is a model and – unsurpringly – aspiring actress and singer.
The Irish beauty is rumoured to have dated Golf superstar Rory Mcilroy at one point though…
So, we’re assuming we’ve just seen the very first confirmed contestant who’s been put into the jungle as bikini fodder!
And, as if to confirm this, the 25 year-old said: “I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead and yes I’ve packed lots of bikinis!”
Good for you Nadia.
The two latest additions join Tinchy Stryder, Gemma Collins, and Melanie Sykes as the confirmed contestants in this year’s show.
Although there was some confusion over the whether Mel would be competing in the show, as her TV co-host and former King of the Jungle, Gino D’Acampo, had stated categorically that she wouldn’t be going into the jungle.
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