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A Royal Butler Leads The Confirmed I’m A Celebrity: All-Stars Line-up

Expect to see a whole host of familiar faces in the 2023 special series.

by Sophie McEvoy and Bustle UK
I'm A Celebrity: All Stars lineup

Brace yourselves, long-term fans of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The show’s host Ant and Dec have filmed a very special spin-off series, set to air in April. In this, we’ll get to see famous faces who have already appeared on the programme since its conception in 2002. While the traditional series is set in the Australian jungle, save for a couple of lockdown-induced trips to Wales, the All Stars special has been filmed in South Africa.

After months of speculation as to who exactly will be taking part, Ant and Dec confirmed nine contestants that will appear on the special during an episode of Saturday Night Takeawayon March 25. Promising “many more” celebs to be revealed during the series, viewers will have to wait and see exactly who else will enter the jungle. In the meantime, let’s take a look at who will be taking part.


Paul Burrell

Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell caused a stir when he first entered the jungle back in 2004. Not only did he have royal details to share, but his squeamish performances during the Bushtucker Trials were not easily forgotten. Having finished in 2nd place, fans may well be hoping for a repeat performance from the 64-year-old. You can follow the former servant of the British Royal Household on Instagram, @officialpaulburrell.

Carol Vorderman

TV legend Carol Vorderman appeared on I’m A Celeb in 2016, coming in 8th place. The 61-year-old hosted Countdown for a whopping 26 years until 2008. She then went on to appear as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women from 2011 to 2014. She continues to be a regular face on TV, most recently appearing on Taskmaster’s New Year Treat. You can find Vorderman’s Instagram under the handle @carolvorders.

Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan appeared in Series 12, leaving the jungle on Day 16 in 7th place. The actor is best known for playing the role of Rose Webster in ITV’s Coronation Street for over a decade. After leaving the popular soap, she went on to enjoy small roles in shows such as Holby City. The 32-year-old shares three children with professional footballer Scott Sinclair, and regularly posts sweet moments from her family life on her Instagram, @hjgflanagan.

Phil Tufnell

Former professional cricketer Phil Tufnell was crowned Jungle King back in 2003, having won over his campmates and the audience at home. He has a loyal fanbase from his time serving as team captain on BBC’s Question of Sport. You can follow the sports personality on Instagram at @phil.tufnell.

Shaun Ryder

Best known for being the lead singer of Happy Mondays, Shaun Ryder entered the jungle in 2010 and went on to be the runner-up winner Stacey Solomon. Nowadays, he’s a hit on Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox. You can find more about Ryder on his Instagram, @shaunryderx.

Jordan Banjo

A member of the Diversity dance group, Jordan Banjo left a lasting impression during his time in the jungle in 2016, leaving in 9th place. Now the co-host of Kiss FM’s hit breakfast show, Banjo has a strong network of fans who’ll support him. You can find Banjo under the Instagram handle, @jordbanjo.

Amir Khan

Former professional boxer Amir Khan made it into the jungle in 2017, finishing in 5th place. The 35-year-old announced his retirement from the sport in May 2022, leaving him plenty of time to film in South Africa. You can see more of Khan’s life over on his Instagram, @amirkingkhan.

Fatima Whitbread

Fatima Whitbread MBE is a former javelin thrower who appeared on I’m A Celeb in 2011, finishing in 3rd place. A legend in her own right, Whitbread was the first British athlete to set a world record in a throwing event. Whitbread ended up formally retiring from sport in 1992, and most recently appeared on SAS: Who Dares Wins. You can follow Whitbread on Instagram at @fatima.whitbread.

Janice Dickinson

U.S. model Janice Dickinson entered the jungle in 2007, and finished as a runner-up. Dickinson famously created a TV career for herself after appearing as a judge on America’s Next Top Model. You can follow the 67-year-old on Instagram, @janicedickinson.