With just over a week until I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018 hits television screens, a former jungle king has revealed a few behind-the-scenes secrets.
Christopher Biggins, who won the 2007 series, joined Lorraine earlier today and gave viewers an insight into what this year’s campmates will be getting up to this week.
With still no confirmation from ITV about the full line-up, the chosen celebrities who have signed up will be spending this week preparing themselves for the big launch.
And, during the conversation with Lorraine, Christopher explained how they will all arrive separately and each will be given a minder.
The contestants have no idea who else is going into the jungle, they are all kept apart and have “no idea what is going on” until they enter.
“They should be packing and making their way out,” Christopher began. “I’ve never known a more extraordinary show.
“You will arrive separately, are given a minder and never see anybody, so you have no idea what is going on.
“There are 500 people involved in making the show and 150 cameras so you can’t do anything.
“They see it all – except the dunny!” And Lorraine added: “No one wants to see that frankly.”
The panto star also revealed how the celebrities have absolutely no contact with the outside world, apart from the odd letter, which provides the ultimate shock for when the celebrities are voted off and sent home.
As for the rumoured line-up, the actor discussed who he would like to see take part.
The Chase’s Anne Heggerty has supposedly signed up and Christopher said she would be “marvellous”.
On speculation of Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestant Seann Walsh going in, he commented: “He would be very good as I think they [show bosses] think there would be a relationship going on somewhere.”
Meanwhile there are several other celebrities who could soon be jetting off to Australia.
One of those being Rita Simons, who is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell on EastEnders.
According to The Sun: “Rita was one of the most recognisable faces in soap before her character was tragically axed.
“She is yet to venture into the world of reality TV so it will be a massive coup for ITV to secure her.”
The newspaper also suggested X Factor runner-up Fleur East is in the running for a spot.
“The relationship is already there and they are just negotiating a deal at the moment,” the source explained.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2018 begins Sunday 18 November at 9pm on ITV.