'There's life in the old bird yet': Carol Vorderman leads the new jungle pack alongside Lisa Snowdon and Scarlett Moffatt as full 2016 I'm A Celebrity line-up is revealed
- The 2016 I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! line-up has been revealed
- TV legend Carol Vorderman joins model Lisa Snowdon and Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt in the jungle
- Other campmates include Larry Lamb, Ola Jordan and Wayne Bridge
After months of speculation, the stars heading into the Australian jungle to battle it out on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has finally been unveiled.
The new pack of brave celebs have changed into their outback outfits for the first official photos after arriving Down Under - giving viewers a hint of what they can expect from the dramatic launch on November 13.
This year's celebs are, as ever, a diverse bunch, including TV legend Carol Vorderman, George Clooney's model ex Lisa Snowdon, reality favourite Scarlett Moffatt, and hunky Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas.
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Fresh meat: After months of speculation, the line-up of stars heading into the Australian jungle to battle it out on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has been unveiled
The group will find themselves sharing the famed jungle camp with some equally familiar faces from across the world of sport and entertainment.
Also making their way into the Outback jungle are former England footballer Wayne Bridge, Olympian Sam Quek and ex EastEnders villain Larry Lamb.
The line-up is rounded off with the addition of Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo and comedian Joel Dommett.
Carol in particular seems to be relishing the chance to turn her life upside down and head into the infamous outback.
Here come the girls: This year's list of daring - or not so daring - celebrities includes the likes of (L-R) TV presenter Carol Vorderman, model Lisa Snowdon and reality star Scarlett Moffatt
A fan of the show for many a year, the former Countdown star explained her decision, saying: 'I have been watching the show for years and have laughed so much. It is so funny.
'Now I am a menopausal Mama, I am having the time of my life, and I'm doing a lot more adventurous stuff. It’s the sense of adventure that I love about this show.'
She jokingly added: 'I'll be 56 in December and there is life in the old bird yet!'
'Ready for the challenge: Carol said: 'Now I'm a menopausal Mama, I'm having the time of my life, and I'm doing a lot more adventurous stuff'
There's life left in her: She jokingly added: 'I'll be 56 in December and there is life in the old bird yet!'
Similarly, Lisa is up for the challenge too, with the model explaining she wants to take a step out of her comfort zone - something she can definitely expect in the jungle.
'They’ve asked me to do I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! before, and I’ve always said no,' she explained. 'But this year, I got excited. I am at the stage in my life where it’s good to be challenged.'
And thinking of the challenge ahead, she said: 'I know it is a bit extreme to go into the Jungle but I want to step outside my comfort zone.'
Date of Birth: December 24, 1960
Phobias: 'I am not a scaredy cat but I am not a great swimmer. I won’t be very good on the underwater tasks.'
Relationship status: Single
Missing out on anything: No
Want to show people something in particular? 'People think I am more serious than I am. But I am not, I love having a proper laugh.'
Camp role: 'Mothering type, I will be Aunty Carol.'
Miss most: 'Aside from my family, my aeroplane.'
Dream camp mate: 'Eamonn Holmes, I want to see him suffer in a Bushtucker Trial.'
Date of Birth: 22 January, 1972
Phobias: 'I’ve never had to put myself in a situation like this but lack of food, surviving with nothing and not having any outside contact is going to be tough.'
Relationship status: Dating
Missing out on anything: 'No. It would have played a big part in my decision to do it or not.'
Want to show people something in particular? 'I never thought about what the public think of me – I am going to do the best I can.'
Camp role: 'Cook – I love food!'
Miss most: 'My family and phone, I speak to them all the the time'
Dream camp mate: Bear Grylls
Out of the comfort zone: Lisa said: 'I'm at the stage in my life where it’s good to be challenged. I know it's a bit extreme to go into the Jungle but I want to step out of my comfort zone'
And it seems that she knows exactly what she's let herself in for, as she explained she knows leaving home for so long will be almost the toughest thing about the experience.
'I live with my boyfriend, I am on the phone constantly, I speak to my family and friends all the time and I am so used to having them around me,' she said.
'I am always thinking about food as well so to suddenly be far away with no creature comforts is going to be a challenge.'
However, she seems optimistic about the experience, and added: 'You’ve got to jump in with your feet first and think, "What is the worst that can happen? I am going to be really scared."'
Just excited: Scarlett gushed: 'Oh my God, never ever did I ever think this was going to happen. I have been watching this show for as long as I can remember!'
Meanwhile Scarlett is still shocked that she's heading into the iconic jungle, with the Gogglebox star gushing: 'Oh my God, never ever did I ever think this was going to happen.
'I have been watching this show for as long as I can remember and I am getting overwhelmed by the fact I am going to meet Ant & Dec in the actual flesh!'
However, she thinks she might struggle more than most, as she's incredibly close to her family - as well as being used to some home comforts.
'I am quite molly coddled in life, and me and my family are a bit Brady Bunch,' she explained. 'I do everything with my Mum and Dad, and I will be quite curious to see how I cope just being me.'
They're back! Fans of the show will be pleased to see stalwart hosts Ant & Dec back at the helm
Date of Birth: 30 September, 1982
Phobias: 'Spiders, rats, snakes – I hate them all!'
Relationship status: Married
Missing out on anything: 'A few work commitments.'
Want to show people something in particular? 'A chance for me to go into the camp with no big hair, make up and skimpy dresses on. I want people to realise I’m a normal girl.'
Camp role: 'The person who wants to have fun!'
Miss most: 'My family and phone'
Dream camp mate: High Jackman
Date of Birth: 1 October, 1947
Phobias: 'I don’t have any, however, the thing with acting is if something goes wrong, it can be pretty scary!'
Relationship status: Long term partner
Missing out on anything: 'No, but as an actor you are always missing weddings and birthdays, because you’re away so much.'
Want to show people something in particular? 'It would be nice to be me rather than a role I’m playing.'
Camp role: 'Cook!'
Miss most: 'Family, friends and tea.'
Dream camp mate: Barack Obama
And while they'll each have nothing but the best intentions as they try to band together to survive in the jungle, each of this year's stars will be hoping to dethrone last year's Queen of the Jungle, Vicky Pattison.
Fans of the show, which sees a group of celebrities left to fend for themselves in the Australian outback whilst attempting to complete 'Bushtucker Trials' for rations and public favour, will be pleased to see stalwart hosts Ant & Dec back at the helm.
The Geordie duo will be hosting the main offering of the show, whilst a new-look team will add extra depth to the coverage on the spin-off show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here Now!
Dancing her way to victory? Ola has got the moves on the dancefloor, but will her fast footwork and rhythm be of any use in the jungle?
Smooth operator: Actor Larry Lamb is sure to bring a slice of suave southern charm to the camp, plus he thinks he might be a shoo-in for camp cook
No drama here: Adam's used to an inordinate amount of drama being a star of Emmerdale, but will he be able to cope with the plot-twists that the jungle throws at him?
The boys are back in town: Wayne Bridge and Joel Dommett are looking to use their famous talents to help out in the camp
The extra offering, which airs on ITV2, will now go by I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp, and following Laura Whitmore's departure will be headed up by a new team that retains her former co-host, Joe Swash.
Joining the former soap star on the spin-off are his girlfriend and former camp mate, Stacey Solomon, comedian Chris Ramsey and Queen of the the Jungle herself, Vicky.
And if viewers are hoping to see the usual mix of flirty banter and conflict they won't be disappointed on at least one of those fronts, as 30-year-old Joel has admitted he's looking forward to being stuck in the wilderness with singleton Carol.
Date of Birth: 11 August, 1988
Phobias: 'Spiders, cockroaches – anything like that!'
Relationship status: Engaged
Missing out on anything: 'Emmerdale!'
Want to show people something in particular? 'There aren’t any really, I just want to show I can really put myself out there and rise to the challenge.'
Camp role: 'I won’t be the chef, I can only cook beans on toast! I’d say I am easy going'
Miss most: 'My little boy.'
Dream camp mate: Leonardo DiCaprio
Date of Birth: 17 October, 1990
Phobias: 'Small spaces, the dark, walking across bridges, clowns – but hopefully there won’t be too many of those in the Jungle.'
Relationship status: Dating
Missing out on anything: 'A few Gogglebox bits and pieces, my Aunt’s birthday.'
Want to show people something in particular? 'It will be nice to show people that I have legs!'
Camp role: 'The person who will keep spirits up in the camp.'
Miss most: 'My family, friends and a cup of tea.'
Dream Camp mate: Mary Berry
Not your average holiday: Olympian Sam Quek is using her post-Olympic break from her hockey duties to take on a new challenge
Date of Birth: 8 June, 1985
Phobias: 'I am scared of that question in case of what might happen!'
Relationship status: Single
Missing out on anything: 'I have had to cancel a few tour dates.'
Want to show people something in particular? 'There isn’t one really, but It’s a good opportunity for people to get to know who I am…
'Hopefully they’ll be like aww he’s nice I want to marry him.'
Camp role: 'The comforter who will raise spirits.'
Miss most: 'Food and my daily routine'
Dream camp mate: 'Can I bring my best mate Steve? He isn’t famous though.'
Date of Birth: 5 August, 1980
Phobias: 'Absolutely everything! Rats, spiders, cockroaches, snakes, claustrophobia, sleeping in the Jungle – I am bricking myself!'
Relationship status: Married
Missing out on anything: 'The tenth birthday of my son, Jaydon, but hopefully he will think his Dad is cool.'
Want to show people something in particular? 'My fellow footballers will be shocked I am doing this.'
Camp role: 'The person to initiate games, fun and exercises.'
Miss most: 'Aside from my wife and children, my phone, bed, pillow and sugar.'
Dream camp mate: Floyd Mayweather
The comedian was the first star to arrive in Brisbane ahead of the upcoming series of the ITV show and he admitted he was looking forward to seeing the voluptuous presenter.
On arrival, when asked if he fancied Carol, he said: 'I'm single, but I don't know if I'm ready to mingle. I like maths. I like to show my working out. I think she would appreciate that.'
Meanwhile, it looks as if Lisa, 44, will be making a bid for the title of Jungle beauty, as the model - who has dated the likes of George Clooney in the past - has been branded a 'perfect fit' by show insiders.
Smooth mover: Jordan Banjoy may be missing out on the Royal Variety Performance, but he's ready to take on any challenge
Date of Birth: 18 October, 1988
Phobias: 'Cockroaches, spiders and anything small.'
Relationship status: Dating
Missing out on anything: 'No, my coach has given me some time off after the Olympics until February 2017.'
Want to show people something in particular? 'That I am not a hard, emotionless athlete.'
Camp role: The fun games initiator.'
Miss most: 'Contact with the outside world and not being able to speak to my boyfriend and family.'
Dream camp mate: Nicole Scherzinger
Date of Birth: 31 December, 1992
Phobias: 'Snakes and spiders.'
Relationship status: Dating
Missing out on anything: 'Several Diversity commitments including The Royal Variety Performance, a Diversity TV show rehearsal and a few gigs.'
Want to show people something in particular? 'Nothing but I want to prove I am not a wimp.'
Camp role: 'Team player.'
Miss most: 'My dance group members and the routine of life that you take for granted.'
Dream camp mate: Will Smith
I'M A CELEBRITY 2016 CONTESTANTS - THE FACTS
Lisa Snowdon, 44
Best known for her career as a model, which saw her feature regularly in the likes of GQ, FHM and Loaded. She has since branched out into TV, most notably her stint presenting Britain’s Next Top Model, and her stellar run on series six of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. Her love-life has also hit the headlines, with Lisa enjoying a five year on/off relationship with George Clooney.
Scalett Moffatt, 26
She first came to the nation’s attention in the third series of Channel 4’s Gogglebox alongside her mother and father, Mark and Betty, but Scarlett has seen her own star rise in recent years. The plucky Northerner has shared her search for love with the nation on First Dates, and has more recently documented her fight back against her weight, which saw her drop from a size 16 to a 10 in just 14 weeks.
Carol Vorderman, 55
She graduated from Cambridge with a degree in engineering, however, she soon grew tired of that life and a chance application to Channel 4 saw her starring alongside Richard Whiteley on Countdown. She starred on the show from 1982-2008, but has also appeared as a presenter on a number of other shows including Loose Women, How 2 and Better Homes.
Jordan Banjo, 23
Jordan and his older brother Ashley found worldwide fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 as part of dance crew, Diversity. The brothers and their friends won the show and still perform to this day, packing in crowds to theatres and arenas. Jordan has also made headlines outside of the group, with the smooth mother dating Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson from 2012-2013.
Wayne Bridge, 36
He’s played in defence for two of the biggest names in the Premier League, having enjoyed stints at both Chelsea and Manchester City in his 16-year long career as a Senior team player. Similarly he was a fixture in the England team from 2002-2009, racking up 36 caps.Wayne has been married to Saturday’s star Frankie since 2014, and the couple have two sons, Parker and Carter. Wayne’s England career and lovelife suffered a rocky patch when it came to light that his team-mate John Terry had been having an affair with Vanessa Perroncel – the mother of his nine-year-old son, Jordan.
Ola Jordan, 34
The Polish pro dancer wowed the nation when she burst onto the Strictly Ballroom in 2006. Famed for her racy costumes as much as her dance expertise, the blonde beauty bewitched the nation with her skills. In 2009, three years after her debut, the dancer won Strictly series seven with Chris Hollins. Ola is married to fellow pro James Jordan, who also starred on the show. The couple have both left the show behind, with Ola leaving last year and James quitting in 2013.
Larry Lamb, 68
Larry’s TV career stretches back to 1977, and has seen the actor star in everything from EastEnders The Bill. Larry more recent roles as the villainous Archie Mitchell in EastEnders, and loveable patriarch Mick Shipman in Gavin and Stacey have earned him plaudits. The actor has also had a brush with Hollywood, landing parts in the films Buster and Essex Boys.
Adam Thomas, 28
Adam’s first big break was the part of Donte Charles in the BBC’s Waterloo Road, but has since gone on to star in Emmerdale, where he plays farmer Adam Barton. The actor also has another soap connection in his older brother Ryan, who played Jason Grimshaw on Coronation Street for 16 years.
Joel Dommett, 30
Joel Dommett is a comedian and actor who is best known for his role as DC Sweeney on E4’s teen drama Skins, and his stint on the comedy show Impractical Jokers UK. As well as regularly touring with his comedy routine, he has frequently appeared as a guest on the likes of Sweat The Small Stuff and Russell Howard’s Good News. Joel has also made in-roads in Hollywood and landed a small part in The Edge of Love (2008).
Sam Quek, 28
Sam became one of this summer’s biggest sporting successes, when she and her fellow Team GB Hockey players won gold at the Rio Summer Olympics. The defender won her first international cap in 2008 whilst studying at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Take a last look at glamour: The celebs seem ready and raring to go, but there will no doubt be a few surprises lurking inside the jungle for them
One source told The Sun: 'She fits the mould of an I'm A Celeb contestant, she's got a great sense of humour, gets on well with people and is easy on the eye.'
But as usual not is all as it seems, as firm-favourite for the jungle, Danny Baker, ruled himself out of the competition on Tuesday morning - saying he chucked in the chance as he wasn't allowed to bring wine into the camp.
And rumours that Homes Under The Hammer host Martin Roberts was going in seem, so far, to have had no substance to them.
No sign: Rumoured favourite Danny Baker has ruled himself out after bosses refused for him to take wine into the jungle, while reports Homes Under The Hammer host Martin Roberts was joining the camp appear to be unfounded
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